Friday, April 26, 2002
10 acres and a mule ** Neat Earth Day Footprint Quiz found from Gretchen. I "use" 19 acres vs. the 24 average for our country, and we would need 4.3 planets if everyone lived like me. That's pretty sobering, isn't it?
We are family ** My dear Aunt Flo, it is unbelievably wonderful to see you again. After 4 very long months, you have come to visit me and I'm so happy you're here. Please, make yourself comfortable during your stay. (And can I just say, OW! I am one gigantic cramp from knees to shoulders!)
Thursday, April 25, 2002
Sins of the father ** "One hundred percent of sexual abuse by priests is committed by men. So is nearly all sexual abuse of children. While it’s hard to tell who’s gay, it’s easy to tell who’s male. The ideal solution would be to ban men from the priesthood."
Wednesday, April 24, 2002
Mmmmmmm, coconut ** We had lunch at P.F. Chang's today. Soooo good. Makes me want to pull a George Costanza and curl up under my desk. Good food is just what I needed today. I even have leftovers for dinner tonight!
Poor me ** Whew! Sorry about the poor me post. I was just re-reading it. I guess after reading through all that insurance stuff and medical stuff I kind of freaked myself out. No, it still sucks, don't get me wrong. But I'm young, and we're at the beginning of this process. We have lots of time to learn, and maybe that's a good thing. Besides, now I'm getting sick and I need to go back to thinking positively, not panicking, so I can prevent it. Positive thinking and Odwalla Strawberry C-Monster ought to do the trick!
Tuesday, April 23, 2002
These are the days we'll remember ** It's interesting the turns my life has taken these last few months. I spent a good part of my lunch break today reviewing my insurance coverage for infertility treatments and medication. This is not what I thought we were going to have to deal with. Don't get me wrong, I'm not crying a river, I'm not even stressed out about it. It's just another set of (complicated?) steps for the most coveted pot of gold at the end. I was pleased to find that my insurance is very generous (100% of infertility meds up to lifetime max of $6K, 100% of infertility treatments up to $20,000 lifetime max), but equally puzzled that I would have to be researching this at all. Yeah, part of me figured it would "just happen," but part of me thinks it just figures. Who knows what will happen? I know we want children, and I know now that it's not as easy as a romp in the sheets. Suddenly I have a lot more to learn about, and a lot more to pray about. It's been easy staying calm so far, so I hope it stays that way. Just don't ask me if there's "any news yet" or I might just go off. ;-)
Busy-ness ** Sorry I haven't written in a couple of days. Word on the street is that my employers, who are flexible with personal internet use during non-work time (before/after shifts, lunch break, etc.), are spying on our use during work time. I can't say I blame them, exactly. But I'm busy in spurts, and when I'm not busy, I have nothing to do but look at the internet.
Anyway, quick update on the weekend... Friday night was another D-Backs game, only they lost this time. :-( Still had fun with Melissa and her season tickets. Saturday was a day trip to Jerome with Joe, Chris and Mason. We had such a fabulous time! I love Jerome. Joe now knows if he ever really wants to give me a romantic gift, it will be a night in the Jerome Grand Hotel. Trust me on this; it's friggin' awesome. Sunday we played our new board game with Chris and Mason at my mom's and bbq'd some buffalo burgers. :-)
Last night, I took my last Provera. It's still not doing what it's supposed to be doing, but the doctor said Aunt Flo might take up to 10 more days to come. Boy, I hope she's right. I don't think I can start the Clomid until she gets here. So that's the big hold-up still!