This area of my body, umm, demanded a lot of attention today, so I thought I might as well put it front and center. I'm pretty sure there are only women reading this blog, so hopefully no one minds a post about menstruation (it was bound to happen at some point during these 365 days). Aside from the obvious physical discomfort, I don't actually mind it all that much any more, and I've been introduced to another way of looking at this process lately that makes sense to me and just supports my belief in letting natural processes be natural (my husband could not understand why I hated birth control so much, I just kept telling him, "I don't feel human when I'm taking it!" and he would look at me like I'm crazy). So here's me, in all my crampy, bloated, weepy, irrational glory. And now begins the gradual climb back to normal, if such a thing exists for a woman, especially this one.