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semaphore-drivethru:

So let’s talk about your new favorite website and app, Duolingo.

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I haven’t seen anyone on my dash talking about this and that’s a fucking crying shame because Duolingo is the shit. You can use Duolingo to learn Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese. Even…

20 Days

It is with a very furious punching of the keys that I tell you, dear readers, that I had a 20 day cycle this month. 

20. Fucking. Days.

I checked my numbers since going off BC, and it’s averaging around 23-24, so I’m not sure what happened this month. Stress? Probably.  

I technically now have no clue when I ovulated. I know I had CM indicating ovulation but I didn’t bother to record it. 

My concern at this point is that I was diagnosed with PCOS and Hypothyroidism when I was 16. I’ve lost a significant amount of weight, and my BMI (as inaccurate as it is) is at 21.0 right now.  SO… I don’t think it’s an issue right now. 

But my urge to call my doctor is huge right now and I’m pretty upset. 

I don’t know what to do and I don’t know where else to go. 

What do you guys think?

Work has been rough lately. There’s a lot of attention on my department and it really falls on my shoulders to perform.

Sometimes I’d really like to just be a cog.

D and I went back and forth today about my worries. Sometimes it’s hard to be married to a guy who is so easy going, who never worries about much.

I lamented about my concern about how the stress from my job may prevent us from getting pregnant.

He responded that I read too many Mommy blogs. (He probably isn’t wrong….)

I want to do well. I want to succeed. 

But breaking down into tears because I’m so worried isn’t professional or cool….

Sigh.

scinerds
s-c-i-guy:

Perihelion and Aphelion
The closest point to the Sun in a planet’s orbit is called perihelion. The furthest point is called aphelion. Notice how the planet moves fastest at perihelion and slowest at aphelion.
The time during the year that aphelion and perihelion (when we are closet to the sun) changes over a roughly 100,000 year cycle, known as the Milankovitch Cycle.  Our orbit around the sun is not a circle, it is an ellipse with an eccentricity of about 0.0167.  This orbit both changes shape and rotates around the sun much like a spirogram tracing out a flower-like shape.It is summer in the northern hemisphere, a time when people often say things like, “We are closer to the sun than we are in winter.”  This is not really true.  Summer is a product of the angle at which Earth is tilted, right now Earth is tilted so that the northern regions lean toward the sun.  In terms of orbit we are actually at the furthest point Earth gets from the sun.This has interesting implications in terms of the global climate.  This means that right now winters tend to be warm (the planet is closer to the sun) and summers cool (the planet further from the sun).  In the big picture this places us in the midst of a global cool cycle, the type of situation that tends to lead to ice ages, like the one we are emerging from.
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s-c-i-guy:

Perihelion and Aphelion

The closest point to the Sun in a planet’s orbit is called perihelion. The furthest point is called aphelion. Notice how the planet moves fastest at perihelion and slowest at aphelion.

The time during the year that aphelion and perihelion (when we are closet to the sun) changes over a roughly 100,000 year cycle, known as the Milankovitch Cycle.  Our orbit around the sun is not a circle, it is an ellipse with an eccentricity of about 0.0167.  This orbit both changes shape and rotates around the sun much like a spirogram tracing out a flower-like shape.

It is summer in the northern hemisphere, a time when people often say things like, “We are closer to the sun than we are in winter.”  This is not really true.  Summer is a product of the angle at which Earth is tilted, right now Earth is tilted so that the northern regions lean toward the sun.  In terms of orbit we are actually at the furthest point Earth gets from the sun.

This has interesting implications in terms of the global climate.  This means that right now winters tend to be warm (the planet is closer to the sun) and summers cool (the planet further from the sun).  In the big picture this places us in the midst of a global cool cycle, the type of situation that tends to lead to ice ages, like the one we are emerging from.

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