Wednesday, January 27, 2010

In need of tips on brain wrangling, plz.

19 comments:

Matthew Delman said...

Brain Wrangling Tip #1:

Don't try to wrangle your brain.

By this I mean go Buddhist and let the thoughts flow away from you like water past the beach.

It's really the only useful advice I know.

Stephanie Thornton said...

Whew! You've got a lot going on! I'm horrible at waiting. Horrible.

I always try to remember the Buddhist mantra- It's not the destination that matters most, but the journey. (Sorry to Buddha for butchering that, but you get the idea.)

Stephanie Thornton said...

Whoa. I always thought Matt was a genius, but now he's thinking like me. Now I KNOW he's a genius! :)

K. Marie Criddle said...

Ha! I love it, love you people. I guess need to pull out some sutras and let my thoughts go a-washing. But what if they get swept out to sea and never come back? Le sigh.

Still, it's good advice. Thanks. :)

McEuens said...

It will (all) happen, and all this waiting will be forgotten. And it will be wonderful. And you will be wonderful! All I can suggest is to try not to focus on the When? When?! WHEN?!!! because it just makes the waiting that much more painful. You're welcome to come over and visit any time the waiting is getting to be too much for you. I'd bet being around my kids will make it easier for you to wait for what you're waiting for now! ;)

Natalie Whipple said...

Oh, Waiting. He's like my unwelcome house guest as of late. And he's EATING ALL MY CHOCOLATE.

If it makes you feel any better, the baby WILL come. I can't speak for the rest.

C.M. Cowen said...

Oh, this speaks to my own brain. I know the pain of a wandering mind. I wish I was better at the whole Zen frame of mind but I'm sadly not.

Checked out Chester yet?

Mamie said...

Just remember that baby responds to your level of stress (just ask my little Lucy). Try listening to some Hypnobirthing stuff- Birthing Affirmations are my personal fave. She says things like, "My baby is the perfect size for my body" in an ultra mellow and soothing voice.
Seriously. It worked. When I can't relax, I still listen to her.

K. Marie Criddle said...

Maren, I hear you! Must be patient. But it doesn't stop me from eating a LOT of spicy Shanti, you know...mmm. Murg. And speaking of eating, it's nice to know what happened to all my chocolate as well. Here I was thinking I ate it all myself! :)
Christine: not yet! Everyone stole the Chester bags and books before I got to them at ALA. But did you get the posters?
And Mamie! Hi jiemei! I've never of the hypnobirthing stuff, I'll have to check it out...sure beats Preston yelling "HI BABY" at my belly button. :) Ai ni.

Kiersten White said...

Was directed here by Natalie Whipple because apparently we have some things in common (starts with a Jo and ends with a seph Smith). Was charmed by your cartoon posts. Was INTRIGUED by your use of an Arabic phrase.

Oh, and good luck with the whole baby thing : ) I hear they (babies) are kind of cool.

Bill Thompson said...

All good things come to he (or she) who waits! And waits and waits! Trust me!

D. Antone said...

I hear you! I am a very paranoid person. My mind wanders into those dark places at the drop of a hat. I have to struggle to focus on the positive. I keep a few poorly written novels on hand to cheer me up.

K. Marie Criddle said...

Hee hee, amen...nothing beats a poorly written novel for a good distraction, Antone. I have a few on my nightstand for just a purpose (NO WILL NOT CONFESS WHICH ONES).

And Kiersten, hi! If you caught my العربية I suppose we might have more in common than just a few good Books... :D

Kiersten White said...

Sadly I only know a handful of words--my husband is fluent, though! And I hear rumors you are moving to my neck of the woods (really, really not stalking you...promise), so that's very promising and full of adventure, right?

Free Ice Cream said...

I saw a project book at Barnes and Noble on patters and yarn to make 6 different crochet animals, or I could send you back your "how to knit" cd. Go eat and eggplant pizza. Loves

Miss Lou said...

I love you sooo much.

And don't forget the biggest What If of all...

What if you're NOT pregnant?!

ju said...

Brain Cave. I want to go to there.

AchingHope said...

I found you through Natalie Whipple, and this is just the cutest blog ever. I love your pictures. :) So adorable.

K. Marie Criddle said...

Ah, welcome AchingHope! Enjoy and I'll try to keep (most of) the crazy under control. Cannot promise such from the rest.