1. Started your own blog - well duh.
2. Slept under the stars - yes twice at summer camp
3. Played in a band - Maybe I will if someone teaches me the "triangle"
4. Visited Hawaii - not yet.
5. Watched a meteor shower - Yup, every August if the skies are clear I try to sneak a peak at the meteor shower.
6. Given more than you can afford to charity - I guess technically I could afford it since I'm still here and I'm not bankrupt.
7. Been to DisneyWorld - I've been to DisneyLand and I've been near DisneyWorld
8. Climbed a mountain - Not with ropes and crimpers, but on easy hiking trails. It still counts.
9. Held a praying mantis - I don't think I've ever even seen a praying mantis.
10. Sang a solo - Nope.
11. Bungee jumped - Nope
12. Visited Paris - Yes, twice actually.
13. Watched a lightning storm - Of course! I grew up on the prairies!
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch - If crocheting counts then yes
15. Adopted a child - We've adopted cats.
16. Had food poisoning - unfortunately.
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty - I've never been to New York
18. Grown your own vegetables - I grow a tomato plant every year and I try to grow herbs too.
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France - I've only seen the outside of the Louvre. It was closed that day.
20. Slept on an overnight train - I vaguely recall doing this as a child
21. Had a pillow fight - Who hasn't?
22. Hitch hiked - never! This really shouldn't be on the list.
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill - Okay I'll admit it. I did this once. Shame on me!
24. Built a snow fort - Of course. I grew up on the prairies remember?
25. Held a lamb - I know I've held a goat so I'm counting this.
26. Gone skinny dipping - Not that I can recall
27. Run a Marathon - Ha! Ha! Ha! That's a good one! Stop it, you're killing me!
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice - I saw the gondolas at the Venetian in Las Vegas
29. Seen a total eclipse - I remember one when I was really, really young.
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset - who hasn't?
31. Hit a home run - I think that's highly unlikely - unless we're counting video games.
32. Been on a cruise - 2. One was not so good, the other was awesome.
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person -Nope
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors - I've been to France & England, but not Sweden, Germany, Ireland, etc.
35. Seen an Amish community - No, but I've seen several Hutterite communities.
36. Taught yourself a new language - I already speak French and I've been dabbling in learning Spanish for a while. It sure helps a lot when traveling.
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied - It's nice to be comfortable, however that doesn't stop me from buying the occasional lottery ticket.
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person - I haven't been to Italy yet.
39. Gone rock climbing - Nope
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David - In photos yes.
41. Sung karaoke - Once, I had drunk a lot that night.
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt - I think I may have when I was really young when we were on a road trip to Colorado
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant - I don't think that I've ever even bought a stranger a drink.
44. Visited Africa - not yet.
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight - for sure
46. Been transported in an ambulance - thankfully no
47. Had your portrait painted - yes, by my art teacher
48. Gone deep sea fishing - Nope, not really interested
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person - nope, I've never been to Italy or Vatican City.
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris - Yes, both the real one and the one in Vegas
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling - I had a scuba lesson in Cuba, but we were never able to go out.
52. Kissed in the rain - probably
53. Played in the mud - Absolutely
54. Gone to a drive-in theater - Plenty of times.
55. Been in a movie - No, but I was in a beer commercial once
56. Visited the Great Wall of China - Not yet
57. Started a business - No
58. Taken a martial arts class - I was going to say no when I remembered that I took Tai Chi
59. Visited Russia - Not yet.
60. Served at a soup kitchen - not yet
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies - Way too many times. And when I was a girl we did it door to door. There was no setting up a table in the mall.
62. Gone whale watching - no
63. Got flowers for no reason - I think that once before we were married I got some
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma - several times
65. Gone sky diving - Nope
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp - No
67. Bounced a cheque - Never
68. Flown in a helicopter - Not yet
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy - I have a few
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial - I've never been to DC
71. Eaten Caviar - Yes, it was very salty
72. Pieced a quilt - nope, I don't sew often
73. Stood in Times Square - Remember, I haven't been to NYC
74. Toured the Everglades - I flew over them does that count?
75. Been fired from a job - Unfortunately yes. Apparently I didn't have "enough spunk". They suck
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London - I never even saw the guards when we were there
77. Broken a bone - Just a finger thankfully
78. Been a passenger on a motorcycle - Nope
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person - Not yet
80. Published a book - nope
81. Visited the Vatican - I haven't been to Italy or Vatican City remember
82. Bought a brand new car - Yes. I love it!
83. Walked in Jerusalem - Nope
84. Had your picture in the newspaper - I had my photo in a magazine when I was in University.
85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve - Mom! Stop reading! Just once. It's highly overrated.
86. Visited the White House - No - remember I haven't been to DC
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating - Nope
88. Had chickenpox - Yes, I still have a rash phobia
89. Saved someone’s life - yes, 'cause I used to give blood. I'm also a registered bone marrow donor.
90. Sat on a jury - Nope, and I don't know why. I'm very impartial
91. Met someone famous - I've met several NHL players.
92. Joined a book club - I was going to but they don't always read books that I want to read.
93. Got a tattoo - We all know that I have! In fact I have 3.
94. Had a baby - Nope
95. Seen the Alamo in person - Nope
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake - Nope - I flew over it.
97. Been involved in a law suit - Sort of. Uhaul tried to sue us for not returning a truck, thankfully I had all the paperwork that proved that we did.
98. Owned a cell phone - Duh - yes.
99. Been stung by a bee - When I was a kid. Not for a long time.
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Yesterday I went to the Fertility Clinic to pick up my meds and to pay for our IVF cycle. This is as real as it gets. And I'm starting to freak out! There's so much to remember.
PS - I've been asking Hubby to do a guest post but he's really hard to convince.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
I've been blog surfing. I kind of like it. It's like taking a walk at nighttime and peering in the windows of the houses that have the lights on and the shades open as you go by. You get a glimpse into someone else's life.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Recently at work I won a sales contest. Yes, it's true, I'm that good at what I do for a living. My prize was a $50 gift card to Chapters. This thrilled me. I love to read. I can easily go through a book a week. 2 if they're really exciting. So I could hardly wait to be able to go and spend my prize.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
In an effort to fit in, I'm making my SUV look just like the other SUV's on the street:
I am wearing a crown because I am a princess. I felt it only right to have the cats flanking the family, since they are are always keeping an eye on what we are doing. And that's our Angel in the middle. Of course now that I look at it, it looks like Hubby is wearing a skirt and that we're both workaholics. Too bad there wasn't a couch potato design.
I have to send a shout out to Mo for the idea. I always wondered where the fertile got these things.
If you want to create one of these click here.
P.S. - I'm sorry that it got cut off. Maybe when I reach 100 followers I'll pay for a new blog design that will give me a wider column!
Saturday, February 20, 2010
I apologize for the photo quality. It's really hard to take a photo of yourself while trying to 1 - hold up your shirt and 2 - prevent a nip slip!
Friday, February 19, 2010
Thursday was a blur for me. It started out like any normal day. I went to work, I did some work, I snuck on Twitter once or twice; you know, same old, same old. But that all changed after lunch.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
- I think part of a best friend’s job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.
- Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you’re wrong.
- I totally take back all those times I didn’t want to nap when I was younger.
- There is great need for a sarcasm font.
- How the heck are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?
- Was learning cursive really necessary?
- Map Quest really needs to start their directions on #5. I’m pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.
- Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.
- I can’t remember the last time I wasn’t at least kind of tired.
- Bad decisions make good stories.
- You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren’t going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.
- Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don’t want to have to restart my collection…again.
- I’m always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to.
- “Do not machine wash or tumble dry” means I will never wash this — ever.
- I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello? Damn it!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voicemail. What’d you do after I didn’t answer? Drop the phone and run away?
- I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.
- I keep some people’s phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call…
- My 4-year old son asked me in the car the other day “Dad/Mom what would happen if you ran over a ninja?” How the do I respond to that?
- I think the freezer deserves a light as well.
- I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lites than Kay.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
If you remember in a couple of my previous posts (here and here) I've been trying to think of something to give up for Lent. Well today is Mardi Gras and while I'm sitting here waiting for Hubby to come home so we can make pancakes, I've made a decision.
Monday, February 15, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
I've heard that parents hate it when us non-parents say things like "when I have kids I will never let them have a temper tantrum in the mall" or "when I'm a mom I will not let my kids walk around with dirt on his face" or even "when I'm a mom my main focus will always be my kids".
Friday, February 12, 2010
If you haven't already noticed on my chart at the top of my blog, my first IUI cycle was a bust. And so we begin cycle # 23 of TTC.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
- Lying. For the record I am an inherently honest person. However the other day at the office my co-worker asked me if her wearing blue tights made her look like a smurf. I smiled and said "no". *Technically* I didn't lie because I didn't think she looked "like smurf" (she would have needed a floppy white hat too), but it didn't look great. And when someone asked me the other day why I was in a grumpy mood I *technically* didn't lie when I said "stuff going on at home" - however the actual honest answer would have been "because my temperature dropped again today so that means that I'm probably not pregnant AGAIN, and I'm not getting any younger and the longer this takes the more money it's going to cost and I'M JUST SICK OF IT". So you see, I'm fairly honest, but not entirely.
- Video Games - specifically Bejewelled Blitz on Facebook. You could never call me a gamer, but I am competitive. If I see that my uncle or cousin, or mother has a higher score than me, I will play endlessly until I beat their score. I've gone to bed with the screen image burned into my mind and that's all that I can see when I close my eyes. Plus my wrist tends to get sore the more I play. There are definitely some benefits to giving this one up.
So there you have it - 2 more options. I'm still torn. What should I choose to live without for the next 6 weeks?
- TTC - Yes - you read that right - I could give up trying to conceive. Of course I don't think that it would truly be a "sacrifice" to stop taking my temperature at 5:30 am each day, buying expensive OPKs, getting Hubby to perform "on demand", or to stop paying large sums of money to the Fertility Clinic. - Okay, that one's out.
- Wine - I hardly drink anymore that it wouldn't be much of a sacrifice - another out.
- Dr. Pepper - this could be interesting. I am a Pepper. I love the stuff. But, I don't drink a lot of it, only when the craving really hits me then nothing else will do. I could give it up, but for 6 weeks that would only be about 12 cans of pop. - Let's keep this one in mind in case nothing else comes up.
- Blogging - It's something that I do everyday. Giving it up would be a form of a sacrifice - however each of you would be the ones who truly suffer. - I guess this one's out too.
- Watching T.V. - Ooh, this one has merit. I really enjoy watching t.v. Maybe too much. I don't think that I could do it though I really don't. I would try and then I would find loopholes (if I watch it online it's technically not "on t.v.") and eventually (like within a week) I would be back at it. - I guess I could not "give it up" but "limit" my viewing. Does this count??
- Hard drugs - oh wait, I don't do that, never mind.
- Shopping - Since we are already pinching pennies to pay for IVF I'm already sacrificing on this one! Do you think that would count?
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
I'm sure that it is standard practice for most fertility clinics to hold an IVF (in-vitro fertilization) information session for potential patients. For the past 2 years I have been very active online following various message boards and blogs - so I figured that by now I know a lot about the procedure. Hubby wasn't very interested in attending either. But, this is the first step of the process so we had to go!
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Wow! Thanks so much to Dana from Except for Mondays for this award. I really appreciate it.
- I am fluent in French. Oui, c'est vrai! Je parle Francais!
- Although I do have a full time job with a recruiting company, I also work part time as a Promotional Assistant with Elizabeth Arden cosmetics. Don't tell my boss - but I really do it more for the freebie products than for the paycheque! - Shhh.
- The only sport that I was ever good at was Equestrian Show Jumping. I spend a lot of years grooming horses and mucking out stalls as a teenager. The only reason I gave it up is because I couldn't afford to continue and to pay for university tuition.
- I can be very judgmental sometimes. If you're going to do something really stupid - I'll probably tell you to your face what a dumb idea it is. Some people like this, most don't.
- I do not work out. As previously mentioned I'm not very athletic and I've never enjoyed going to the gym.
- I do all of our household finances including bill paying and our income taxes. Not that Hubby isn't capable, I'm just a Type A person who likes the control!
- The thought of being a parent sometimes scares the crap out of me!
- Brandi from Baby Steps
- Roxanne from The Quest for Baby Hang
- Kenny from Infertility & Me
- Mo from Life & Love in the Petri Dish
- PCOS Chick from His & Hers Infertility
- Fertility Guy
- Kari from Taking Things One Step at a Time
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
- No fertility costs (unless you count spaying and/or neutering of the cats)
- They don't need a sitter if you want to go to the movies
- They don't need to go to college
- They (probably) won't trash your house when they are teenagers
- They'll never borrow your car (in fact, they hate the car)
- You'll still be able to shower love and affection on them - even when they're all grown up!
Hmm, maybe Hubby & I need to think about this whole plan to be parents...