Madwoman Out of the Attic

a feminist trudging forward in a patriarchal world

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


"Learn to live with everything that is unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books in a very foreign language. Don't search for the answers now, which could not be given to you, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now, and perhaps someday, far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answers." - Rainer Maria Rilke"

You and I have spoken all these words, but as for the way we have to go, words are no preparation. There is no getting ready, other than grace." - Rumi

"Out beyond ideas of right-doing and wrong-doing there is a field, I'll meet you there." - Rumi"

Being with the Friend means not being who you've been, but being instead, silence. A place, a room, a view." - Rumi

"We must decide it in our hearts once and for all, and then over and over again, that we will never celebrate a victory banquet that does not have a place prepared for our enemies." - Walter Wink

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Is this a cute kid or what?

We got some pictures taken a month ago. Look at my Beast. He may be a bit difficult, but he sure is adorable. Also some cute pics of the three of us.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Artificial Insemination Fun

Well, this week I entered the world of artificial insemination. It's not pretty. I was envisioning me taking some clomid and then a quick injection of sperm and we'd be done with it. But no. I've had to go in every morning this week so that they can do ultrasounds of my ovaries and monitor the eggs. The ultrasound method is invasive and not pleasant. I'll say no more about that.

And today I was inseminated, but I have to go back and do it again tomorrow. The insemination is more involved as well. It involves a catheter getting inserted to the very top of my uterus Unpleasant, but not as horrifyingly painful as that damn iodine test.

Let's hope this takes. And that it's not twins.