Where do I start? Ummm, lets see.
So, I’ve been on a break. No, really, I have. I tried the OPK’s, and none of them were conclusive. I got varying degrees of blue lines, none of which seemed viable. So, after much ado, and another chat with the Hoff (many tears, and gnashing of teeth), I decided to have a real break. Bugger the OPK’s, bugger the timing, bugger all the vitamins and minerals. Who cares. I’m doing IVF in two months, so I’ll let my hair down a bit. So far, it’s worked out quite well.
Over the long weekend I went with Debs and her DH to a concert in the botanical gardens. I tried to break out of the IF mould and had…. wait for it… a cup of REAL coffee! Ciro Filter, no less! But wait! It gets better! Then I tried… are you sitting down??? …a half a glass of wine! (Skandaal!) Instant headache.
What has this experience taught me?
1)I can’t hold my liquor anymore. Big deal.
2)I can’t drink a REAL cup of coffee without breaking into a sweat and wanting to climb the walls. So what.
3) I really needed a break, for my own sanity. And for the Hoff’s sanity too.
Besides that, the Hothouse Flowers played. Debs and I stood right next to the stage and acted like teenagers. After that we bought t-shirts and got them signed by ALL the band members, which was really cool. The weird thing is that not many people seem to know who the Hothouse Flowers are. I mean, they are legends in their own right. They made such classics as “Movies”, “So Sorry”, and “I Can See Clearly Now”. For a musical education, please visit this website. I grew up with this music, and if I ever made a movie about my life, they would definitely be on the soundtrack.
Also, my bestest bud in the whole wide world has just started her very first IVF cycle, she is on day 2 of Lucrin. I got the pleasure just now to watch her shoot up. She acted all blah about it, but I know that she secretly enjoyed it. (heeheehee!) She has her big blue bag full of needles and vials and so on. It is quite nice to get a sneak preview into the whole thing.
Please pop over to her blog and give her some support. She is a secondary infertile, so there are a whole other bag of issues she is dealing with, and could use some encouragement.
Tam, my newest bud, is entering her 2ww after IUI #3 – she could use some company to keep her busy, and the sweet, funny, lovely Bumble has just had one little embie transferred, and needs lots of encouragement.
On a sadder note, Bea from Infertile Fantasies has suffered a loss. Please go over there and give her some kind words and support.
I am still trying to get the photo of my fluffy giraffe slippers off my phone, so stay tuned…