Saturday, October 9, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
The Vatican today made the "attempted ordination" of women one of the gravest crimes under church law, putting it in the same category as clerical sex abuse of minors, heresy and schism.
You got your virulent misogyny in my diminishment of sexual assault!
All I can do is laugh bitterly at this point."
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 large clove of garlic, minced
1 tbsp curry paste (can substitute 1 tbsp curry + 1 tbsp tomato paste)
15 oz can chick peas, drained, reserving 3 tablespoon liquid
1/2 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp salt
fresh black pepper
crushed red pepper, optional to taste
1 tbsp vegan margarine
Heat oil on medium high heat. Fry onions until slightly browned. Reduce heat to medium. Add garlic and curry paste. Stir and simmer about 2 minutes. Add chick peas, liquid, lemon juice, salt, and black pepper. Simmer 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add red pepper to taste. Add margarine, stirring through to melt it. Stir and simmer for 5 minutes more or until peas are softened and dish is hot. Serve over rice.
This was so delicious! Not to mention simple to make. I recommend some delicious organic jasmine rice.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
By 5:30pm I was having regular strong contractions every 5 minutes. They kept getting stronger, longer, closer together--you know the drill. Bouncing on the birth ball was awesome at this point. I was still feeling really upbeat and coping well. I called the midwife and asked her to come around 9 or 10. At that point, I was at 6cm and had a bulging bag of water! So...no water before? Well, contractions continued about 2 mins apart all night. I took a bath to relax at 4am and slept between contractions.
By 7:30 I was pushing and it felt great. On all fours, the toilet, etc. The birth stool that I thought I wanted felt terrible and I still can't understand why I didn't like it. After 1 or so hours of pushing, I was getting so exhausted, they suggested I lie back on the bed and pull my legs back as I push--finally, some progress! I could see the top of his head peek out with a mirror and it was unbelievable. But, his head was having a terrible time getting out. My midwife was trying to help him along by doing some technique stretching around his head with his fingers and I really thought she was going to kill me. It hurt terribly, but I just kept pushing. They pulled my bottom off the bed after almost 3 hours, and that allowed just enough extra room to help things along better.
Suddenly, during a hard push I felt relief and they said "his head is out!". I immediately pushed again as hard as possible and his little body shot right out. His cord was short, but they put him on my belly so it wouldn't stretch too far. He had other plans. He started crawling up to my chest immediately, and raised is head up and looked over at Will. I cannot describe the feeling of seeing his face for the first time. He was really here-and he was beautiful!