Mind if I wax philosophical for a moment?
There is much great wisdom found in what I would call "Hippie" music. I grew up on the music my parents loved, which included John Denver, Carole King, the Mamas and the Papas, the Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Elton John, Gordon Lightfoot, the Beach Boys and on and on. I know they aren't all hippies.
Most life lessons and deep sentiments could be summed up in wisdom from these songs:
Let it Be.
You fill up my senses like a night in the forest.
I should have stayed on the farm- should have listened to my old man.
With lovers and friends I still can recall/ In my life, I've loved them all.
Take me home, country roads.
That's what you get for lovin' me.
And today's wisdom:
Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone. Thank you, Joni.
That might seem like a bad thing in some situations. Today we are looking on the bright side.
The thing I didn't realize I had until it was gone was the pressure of the AFLAC maternity waiting period. I know, I'm a deep thinker.
Tim told me last night that we don't have a waiting period because when we reinstated our policy, they backdated our policy so there is no waiting period to satisfy! Ahhh.... I have been worried about having the baby a few days early and missing out on the big bucks. Lame thing to worry about, all things considered.
So this morning, Tim called AFLAC- in my presence- and confirmed that we have no waiting period. And a great rejoicing went up among the people! Had I known this all along, I might have asked to have this baby on the 26th!
I didn't know I was that stressed about the waiting period until the waiting period was gone!
Today has been a great day. Surprisingly, just knowing that it doesn't matter when I have this baby (as far as AFLAC is concerned) has been a huge relief! I don't feel so much pressure not to contract- not that I will contract on my own. I immediately set to work cleaning & making the final preparations to put the baby in my room. I moved the bed & a heavy nightstand, vacuumed base boards and dust bunnies galore. Bring on the labor!
Anyone out there with the secret to starting labor, feel free to pass it along.
They paved paradise, put up a parking lot. That parking lot is next to a hospital and I hope to be there sooner than later.