Thursday, May 15, 2008

Booking Through Thursday and other stuff

First and foremost, my baby boy, Patrick turned 1 today.
This time last year, what had been a boringly boring pregnancy took a sudden turn. I was nine days overdue, and had been admitted to hospital to be induced. I assumed things would carry on the way they always had over the past nine months and nine days, but it wasn't to be.
I was being monitored, as was Patrick's heartbeat. And that's where things went south. His heartbeat started dropping, and it wouldn't steady. The specialist came in, took one look at the readings, looked at me, and said "I'm not happy." So I was whisked off to surgery for an emergency caesaerian (I still can't spell that word!)
So, sitting here tonight with my now-1-year-old tucked up in bed, I'm still profoundly grateful to that doctor. And wow, what a year it's been! Mostly fun, and exciting and good things; and being a Mum ... I can't even put that into words.
I DO know Patrick stops my heart. That's the only way I can describe it.

Right. On to BTT:
Following up last week’s question about reading writing/grammar guides, this week, we’re expanding the question….
Scenario: You’ve just bought some complicated gadget home . . . do you read the accompanying documentation? Or not?
Do you ever read manuals?
How-to books?
Self-help guides?
Anything at all?
Um - no, I don't. Not unless I need to do something like change the timer on the DVD player. I'm terrible. I have a husband who is very handy with gadgets and manuals and things, so I usually just let him go for it.
I'm not big on how-to books either. I do read the odd self-help book, but that's about it, really.
Very exciting stuff, I'm sure!


trish said...

Shucks, there's no point in reading manuals if your husband is handy with all that stuff! :D

gautami tripathy said...

As I don't have a husband, I have to read instruction manuals!


My BTT post!

Maree said...

When I was single for a while, after my first marriage broke up, my biggest achievement was putting my new TV cabinet together myself. Once I knew what the allen key was for ...

CJ said...

Patrick is adorable, btw.

I'm not so big on manuals but directions on putting things together, like bookcases, I do follow.

Mine's up:


John (@bookdreamer) said...

Now when John Wayne rode in to town to tackle the cattle barons in their fancy Eastern Style ranches you never see anyone struggling with a flat pack manual. Yet mail order catalogues took off in the 19th century so did the fancy furniture arrive all made up? We need an answer!!