Thursday, February 26, 2009

Here's what's up.

At home: I felt really crappy and crampy after my “procedure” and I slept most of the day.
(Thanks Rachel, for describing it better than I could.)

The good news is that Doc said everything looked normal so that's one thing off my mind. Nick gave a sample… he took the day off with me to drive me home so we figured just get it all done in one day. We are still waiting on the results from that, but I am not too worried.

At work: Things have been pretty crazy. I got moved from the finance department to working the front desk for the whole company. I guess this is technically a promotion but for now it is only temporary. TEMPORARY.

The whole story is: there was a girl here that was pregnant and due May 1st. She ended up having her baby last week (2 months early!). So, this week coming up is the Big Show and now they are short handed and of course the company is not making as much money.

(What company is? Seriously, let me know... I need a new job!)

So they fired one guy that was working in finance and instead of firing me too they moved me here and the girl that was here is now training to do the new mom’s job. IF the new mom decides to come back to work after her maternity leave, I may or may not have a job, depending on how business is doing. BAD NEWS.

We are still going ahead with our kitchen project, I am expecting a check from a life insurance policy that I cancelled and we were going to use that money for the countertops and backsplash rather than using the Home Depot card because those are the really expensive parts and we didn’t want to finance that much. We used the credit card (before I found out about this mess) for the paint and bought a pantry cabinet that Nick and Dan already installed. (It looks great!)

I will post kitchen pics as soon as I bounce back.

I will just save that check for a rainy day (or 2 mortgage payments) but we are probably not going to Chicago because even if I do have a job in April I won’t have any vacation time until May.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Brought to you by the letter "Z".

I've gotten myself into something here. I was doing some blog reading, and one girl was handing out letters for something called a meme. It's like one of those Facebook things where you're supposed to name ten things that you love, but they all have to start with the same randomly chosen letter. I got Z. HA!

Here goes:

1. Zzzzz's. I seriously love sleep. Anyone who knows me knows that I LUUUV sleep.

Not only is sleep usually the best cure for most ailments... sometimes the only reason I get out of bed in the morning is that I promise myself I will go to bed early that night.

I think it might be an inherited skill, because me and my brother have always been sleepers...

10 hours? Been there, done that. 12 hours? Most Sundays! 14? Now we're talkin'.

We've decided that if we were going to be in a band together (Like Hanson! Only not nearly as gimp!) we would name the band Defenders of Sleep.

2. Zuma! An awesomely fun game which requires the player to have only one two skills. The ability to use a mouse and see colors. One of my very favorite ways to waste time while I should be balancing the checkbook.

3. Zach Braff. Oh, J.D., could you be more cute, silly, freakish and heartwarmingly honest?
Also, I wish the "Zach Braff Effect" could have a counterpart called the "NinjaPanza Effect", where I would have a say in what bands/artists* do not get airplay.

*tangent alert - I'm about to go off here...*

See, it would take a LOT of time and effort for me to decide that a band/artist* is SO GOOD that they would deserve some serious promotion. On the other hand, I can decide when something SUCKS within seconds of hearing it. That's my gift to give to the world. Veto power.

To have an influence over what bands got radio play would be really REALLY cool... but I have issues with that kind of responsibility. I barely tell anyone about this here blog because then people might read it, which would mean I'd have to post on a regular basis! Oh, the pressure! But, I digress.

*cuz no one except for silly ol' Alicia Keys plays an instrument anymore

4. Zooey Deschanel. How cute is this girl? And she can sing!! Check out her band here.
If there is anyone in the free world that a) reads this and b) hasn't seen Elf, get thee to the video store!

(I would have posted a pic from Elf, but I like her better rockin' the brunette.)

5. ZZ Top. This is not really a specific love of the band, although those 2 guys DO have some really awesome beards.

(The letter is Z! I'm struggling here!)

Plus, the song La Grange gives me warm fuzzies because:

a) It's fun to play on Rock Band. (I'm the drummer... I got sucked into this game by my giant video game geek husband whom I adore and was only trying to appease. Joke's on me.)

b) My mom told me a story about when she and my dad were young, still dating, and this song was popular on the radio. They would sit around with friends and do this foot-tapping, knee-slapping jig that would be way too hard to describe. Nevertheless, it was a sweet story about happier times and I appreciated it.

6. Zoos. No, really! I really do like going to the zoo!

OK... well, think about it, have you ever gone to the zoo and had a bad time? There you go.

The elephants are my favorite.

7. Zero Puncuation. So silly. I discovered this from hubby watching G4. I mostly paid attention because they were making fun of Halo. So sue me.

8. Zillow. I was way into checking this site back when we were buying our house. Now, I kind of hate it for telling me what I already knew... the value of our home has dropped since we bought it. Shit. No refinancing the mortgage for me.

9. The cursive letter z. Because it's in my last name and I like to write it.

Yeah that was a cop-out. I don't care.

10. The Zodiac. Fortune cookies, Magic 8-ball, Ouija board... they got nothin' on the good old Libra, Virgo and Scorpio. I am a Scorpio, married to a Libra. It's funny how you can make life into what you want, and then turn around and make some random gibberish about Saturn being in your house of Finance into:

"Oh my God! I should be getting some money this month? Hey! And my tax return is due any day now!!"

Scorpio Love & Relationships Daily:
It's not too early to start planning your summer vacation. Talk to your honey about where you'd both like to go. Having something to look forward to will help you get
through the rest of winter.

"Oh wow! Nick and I started planning our summer vacations already... I'm so glad the stars thought this was a good idea! Maybe we should book our hotel now...?"

Name droppin': My letter came from Tia, who got her letter from alexa. These are two of my new favorite things to read. Everyone should check them out!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Surprisingly upbeat.

Got the test results back from my wonderfully long-winded Dr. Man. All hormone levels met his approval... which is a very very good thing!

Although I haven't "started" my next "cycle" yet... I think I can pretty safely assume that this month will be a bust... I got a negative HPT this morning.

For Valentine's Day hubby and I are going to eat at Steak ~n~ Shake (it's our tradition... what?) then stopping by the drugstore to pick up some Ovulation Predictor Kits. Romantic as hell, right?!?

On a brighter note, I am pretty darned pleased with my own attitude. It feels good to be taking matters into my own hands... makes me feel like I may still have a little bit of control a clue what's going on here. I am kinda lovin' life right now. I don't know where this "look on the bright side" attitude is coming from but hell, I'm taking advantage of it! I'm going to go spend the rest of the day with my husband!

Optimism rules!!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 9, 2009


So my doctor's appt was uneventful. They took some blood to check my hormones and make sure they're where they should be. Thankfully, my wonderful doctor did not say any of the things that make me angry. (i.e. "keep trying", "it'll happen when you least expect it")

The things he did say, not only made me feel better, but some even made me laugh... here's an example:
(the only one I can remember right now)

Doc: Are you having sex?
Me: Yes...
Doc: Good! This would have been a very short appointment if your answer had been No!

So now, waiting for test results... (I'm not even that scared!) and once those results are in, deciding if and when we will do the next test, which is an X-ray to make sure my tubes are not blocked. (Now THAT'S scary!)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


My doctor's appt. has been rescheduled to Monday, the 9th.

Apparently, some baby decided that it was time to join the world at the exact time I had my appointment, so Dr. Man had to go deliver him or her.

Did I use italics enough to signify that I was being sarcastic?

Congratulations, who ever you are!