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Friday, September 15, 2006

Confession Time

Despite the hormonal storms that overtake me on a regular basis (now up to 4mg estradiol valerate per day), I do still manage the pretence of a normal life.

I have to confess my latest shopping manias.

Xmas wrapping paper and ornaments

Baby clothes

Yes, yes, I know it may seem as if I have lost my mind but I do have a logical reason for these things.

Bear with me whilst I find my brain.

An hour later.

It is only 14 weeks on Monday to Xmas. Time is a passing and I like to have the pick of the wrapping paper. It could be worse. Before I used to spend all my time and energy on ART, I used to start Xmas shopping in the previous new Year sales. There is nothing better than a bargain, eh?

Next, the baby clothes. Have I lost my famous negativity and decided to embrace the positive thinking and adopt the fertile approach of planning your layette and nursery before conception? Errrr, no.

I am doing my bit for karma in the Mother City. Tertia's sister has a charity for new mums and they are always looking for donations. So it is super-easy for me to take a small extra suitcase to SA and leave it there with the gorgeous and divine one.

I normally shop online for baby gifts but I have been enjoying shopping for onesies and blankets and teeny-tiny little socks. It eases the pain when I think of the joy the gifts will bring to those South African women who do not enjoy my wealth and shopping privilege.

There are addresses in the UK and the US where donations of new and second-hand baby clothing can be sent to help Bosom Buddies. It breaks my heart to think of women giving birth and struggling to clothe their newborn baby.


At 8:44 PM, Blogger Summer said...

I'm all for putting good karma out there and if you can enjoy it, too, all the better, eh?

As for the wrapping paper. Well, I've got about two tons of Xmas wrapping paper, decorations, ornaments, etc because of after season sales. So, I can't fault you for that.

Sounds like the shopping was fun!

At 10:34 PM, Blogger Krista said...

What a great idea. I will check that out.

At 1:53 PM, Anonymous T said...

Aw, you little sweetheart. But the wrapping paper?

At 6:03 PM, Blogger Thalia said...

I'm totally obsessive about wrapping presents. It takes me hours and I have a cupboard full of paper, ribbons, pens for cards etc. under our stairs. Everyone always comments on it, and no one ever bothers to lavish as much care on presents for me!

The idea about the clothes is lovely. When I have to drown my misery over this cycle, I may have to resort to that.

At 7:35 PM, Blogger Demeter said...

Wow, you sound like a planner. Hope the wrapping gives you some joy!

At 9:54 PM, Blogger moo said...

Ms. P, you are truly inspiring. I wish I had thought to do that before going to SA. Hope the hormonal storms are at bay.

At 12:59 AM, Blogger chris said...

Were we separated at birth? I also like to get my wrapping paper early. And shopping for baby clothing is good practice.

Best of luck.

At 3:20 PM, Anonymous annmarie said...

I have to confess that I get the Christmas bug a bit early as well. I am an ornament junkie. the tackier the better. I also find myself buying baby items for others. This organization for new moms sounds lovely. I like the idea.

At 5:24 PM, Blogger zhl said...

Well, I think you should already have good karma in spades, but you are amazing to think of others in need during your visit.

Can't join you in the shopping bug though. Hate it.

But I can't wait until those baby clothes are for you.

At 3:59 AM, Blogger sube said...

May that good karma come back to you 10-fold.

At 5:04 AM, Blogger amyesq said...

Yes, you have quite a lovely stash ready for Tertia. Good Karma doesn't even begin to cover it.

And 14 weeks until Christmas? Yikes! I think you just made me break out in hives!

At 3:08 PM, Blogger Millie said...

But do your onesies have snowmen on them? The game is on! Tertia and her sis will determine the world winner of onesies.


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