Saturday, November 21, 2009

I'm Back! I've Missed You!

Oh it is sooo good to be back among friends!  Thanks for all the messages while I've been predisposed.  I'm emerging from  the weirdness of anesthesiology and its aftermath now.  All is well and everyday I feel even better.  A little time like this is a good reason to kick back and nurture oneself.  Whether I wanted to or not, I didn't have much choice so I decided to just make the best of it.

Five days later and I am officially out of my pajamas.  You know how comfy they are anyway and when you're a little under the weather, there's just no better comfort.  I've slept a lot, let people wait on me, eaten whatever I've wanted, and finally this morning I got dressed, put up my hair, put on makeup, and took a drive with my husband, stopping for a bite of lunch.  Normal days are so delicious. 

While I've been resting I read the book, My Favorite Wife by Susan Ray Schmidt.  It's subtitled Trapped In Polygamy and is a true story that took place in the early 1970s.  I won't tell you too much in case you want to read it but Susan married two weeks after she turned 15 and had 5 children by age 25.  Her experiences as the sixth wife of one man, and as a  young mother living in abject poverty away from her family, leave your mouth hanging open and your eyes wide.

I've seen a lot of documentary type programs on polygamy where large families live together in a huge, well appointed home in a compound setting.  With jobs evenly distributed among the sister wives and everyone being cared for, it has always seemed an unusual way of life but one that has worked for some people.  This true story gave me another view of fanatical polygamy....and made me once again extremely thankful for life as I know it. 

13 comments:

  1. welcome back! so glad all is well with you. have been thinking about you all this time.

    all i can say about polygamy is using religion as an excuse to rape underaged girls. dispicable people.

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  2. Thanks for your lovely and precious comment on my blog :)

    Have a beautiful weekend !!!

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  3. Thanks Sarah! Missed it all. Glad to be back!

    Thanks back to ya Claudia! Come again.

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  4. Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest

    This book seems like an interesting one. I just recorded secret lives of women: Polygamy but have not go to watch it yet. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. So glad you are getting back to 'normal.' That book sounds fascinating-- I liked in Alta, UT at a ski resort when I went to learn to ski, and those hard-core Mormons are -- weird -- I like Big Love...

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    No, I have a brownish one too, which can look good

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  8. I'm glad you're back! That sounds like a fascinating read. I read a good book (fiction) about polygamy a while ago - The 19th Wife. I highly recommend it.

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  9. Glad you're feeling better and that you took the time to take care of yourself.
    That sounds like an interesting book - I agree, I'm thankful for life as I know it. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

    pk @ ROOM REMIX

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  10. Welcome back, and it looks like another congrats is in order too.
    Sandra,
    don't know much about polygamy, but alimony, oh yeah, seen wives and akid to support, hmmm.....maybe I should write a book.
    BIG HUGS
    ps. just kidding, I would never do that.

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  11. Ahhh... polygamy. What would they call it if the central figure in a polygamist relationship/marriage were a woman? Never mind. I don't want to start a fire storm of controversy : )

    Still, this does sound like an interesting read.

    (Congrats again Sandra; and thanks for the kind words earlier, re: my contemplating quiting the blog game.)

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  12. AJAB, Thanks for the note. I think it's great having a blog to help people find jobs. My son has been looking since April (yikes!). Finally had an interview last week. Hoping for the best. It would make Thanksgiving even better.

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  13. Sounds like a great read! I'll definitely have to check it out!

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