Moving House In Pain

Yesterday, myself and Mr. Claire were talking and on the spur of the moment, without thinking even five minutes into the future, he got me hosting and the like.  I spent the whole day looking at a complete copy of this blog on the wrong another domain name and contemplated if I really should move house.  Just to point out, I had no clue what I was doing and did things the long, hard, wrong way.  Obviously.  This is me.  He kept saying to me, we’ll get somebody to do it for you.  I’m stubborn.  I don’t like that kind of help.   Regardless of this, it just didn’t feel right.  So eventually, I decided to stay here and use the hosting and the like to learn how to do everything myself with a test site.  I’m an idiot.  I know this.  I hate when things aren’t perfect and I hate when I don’t feel at home.  I can’t read my posts over because I know I’ll just edit them constantly.  Isn’t that sad?  And I won’t comment on a blog more than once that doesn’t feel…comfy.  I have a wierd mind sometimes, I admit it.

 So, basically, I wanted to tell you that I made a decision that will make absolutely no difference to your lives 🙂

It is now the 10th of December and my carefully thought out Christmas shopping plan has pretty much fallen apart.  Ah well.  I can avoid everyone over Christmas and shop in January if I have to 🙂  Mr. Claire has been out of work since Thursday because he hurt his back.  He’s pretty useless to have around at the moment.  (Damnit, just remembered he won’t ever read that so I’m going to have to tell him I said it instead.  It just loses some of its effect that way.  I keep telling him I have no sympathy for his pain because he didn’t for me both times I was pregnant.  He will never live down the day he admitted he thought I was faking it during my first pregnancy.  Toerag.  I had morning sickness nearly every single day I was pregnant and a pinched nerve in my back.  It wasn’t exactly fun.

Sometimes we play argue over what hurts more and I always say nothing can beat childbirth.  But who can tell?  I’d love for just one man to get pregnant and give birth just so we can compare pain levels.  Maybe they could handle it better.  I doubt it though.  Women are pretty much preparing for it their whole lives while men tend to get shot down by a cold.  Oh, yes I can generalize.  It’s my blog.

As for the most excellent driving machine that keeps cutting out, our local mechanic was able to guess exactly what car we had just by the description of the problem yet he can’t fix it and told us to go elsewhere.  Wtf?  I was always under the impression that mechanics could solve any car problem but apparently not.  Apparently, some of them must be specialists.  Who knew?  I used to work in a place that taught mechanics.  My boss there had planned on turning me into a computer teacher but I left before I was old enough.  I know some of you are sniggering at the thoughts of me teaching computers but back then I hadn’t donated my brain cells to my children.  🙂  Isn’t it strange though how life can so quickly change?  One event made me leave that job, I wonder what I would be doing if I had stayed there.  Is there anything you’ve done that you wonder what would have happened had you made a different choice?

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    bluesleepy said,

    Tell me WHY having babies sucks the brain cells out of us!!! I’m starting to think my daughter is now smarter than I am! 😀

    Men are babies. I really doubt they could handle giving birth. Of course, I had an epidural when I had Grace, but I was unmedicated for the first few hours of induced labor. Oweeeeeeeeeee. And if a man gets the sniffles, he’s whining and moaning, “Ohhhh I don’t feel good….. wahhhh…. pity me….” Hee hee!!

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    clairec23 said,

    I really don’t know but since having kids I have absolutely no short-term memory to speak of and I’m pretty sure my i.q. has dropped severely. I know my kids are now smarter than I am!! 😉 Seriously, all I have room for in my brain now is baby stuff. I could tell you anything about pregnancy or my kids but actual information? Not a thing…

    Hehe…that’s exactly what he’s like when he has a cold. “I’m siiiiick, pity meeeee.” Lucky he’s not sick often or I would have thrown him out of a window by now. The men I know have a huge capacity for self pity. (Although so do I 😉 )

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    Ooh you mean like a Sliding Doors moment? Oh, I’m sure I’ve had plenty of those. My biggest one was the day I changed my University applications and decided to stay in my home town (well almost, I’ve lived here since I was 12) instead of moving 4 hours away. Wow, my life could have been very different.

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    clairec23 said,

    Yeah! Totally! Sliding Doors theme for today. Imagine, you could have gone in a completely different direction in life. Sometimes I look back and get shivers at how differently things could have gone. Even small simple things lead to bigger things. It’s one thing I’ve always wanted to know, is how life could be. An alternate ending if you like 🙂

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    Aimee said,

    I’m hoping I get my cells back…I am pretty sure pre pregnancy, I used to be a pretty smart person. Now I find myself babbling nonsense and having trouble with simple addition.
    FYI Childbirth wins. Women are blessed with the endurance gene and handle pain genes, men get the muscle tone gene…so we win.

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    clairec23 said,

    Excellent points Aimee, I think we do win. Besides men rarely comment on my blog soooo we will probably win by default anyways 😉

    Do you think it’s possible to get back to your pre-pregnancy intelligence? I freaking well hope so. It’s all fine and good being dopey now but what about when the kids need me to help them with their algebra homework? What happens then?!

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    Tony Lewis said,

    Hi all,
    Being in the minority here (a man) I definitely agree with you about men not being able to handle pregnancy.
    I think women have always been the stronger sex when it comes to things like that, the worse pain i’ve ever had was a toothache, I hate them and i’m pretty sure that doesn’t even come close to child birth.
    I said this once before, that if there ever comes a day when they make it possible for the man to get pregnant you won’t see us for dust, and I don’t think i’m talking minority here, all men will just disappear, they couldn’t handle it.

    I struggle at times babysitting our 4 teenagers (oops one is 20) but I believe I do a pretty good job, but it’s not even close to how my wife manages it, I take my hat off to all mother’s and housewives that put up with our whining, conclusion: women are the grownups while us men just stay kids.

    As for the other point, yes there are times I think about if I had taken a particular direction where I would have ended up, I wouldn’t change anything though or I may not have ended up with the strength and support of my lovely wife, we are very happy together so I must have made the right choices.

    Tony:)

    article stumbled:)

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    clairec23 said,

    Wow Tony, your wife must have you whipped to admit to all of that 😉 Just kidding! My bloke cannot handle toothaches either. I dread him getting a toothache because I NEVER hear the end of it! I think men would be less eager to be fathers if they had to give birth to be honest!

    I agree, I would not change a second of my life because I can’t imagine it being any better than this.


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