Sorry this is a long post, but I hope this is Better Late than Never!
A few days/weeks ago my blog was nominated for a few awards. Because I am in many ways a slacker, I've put of actually acknowledging and thanking those who nominated me.
Thank you Josie at My Cheap Version of Therapy
Thank you Bridget at The Lost Stork
Thank you Amanda at Our Fertility Journey
For the these awards
I appreciate that you read my blog and comment let alone thought of me to give an award to. There are rules to accepting this award....but I'm not one to follow the rules!
I am to list 7 things about myself. I don't know that I'm really all that interesting, but since you don't know that much about my daily life I'm sure I can come up with a few things. So, beside what you know about me and my infertility...lets see...in no particular order:
I HATE the gym and sometimes lie to H about going because he is a personal trainer and believes that exercising should be an integral part of a person's daily activities. Blah! I'll go when I want to or when he makes me but if I can get out of it, I will.
I am a Doctor of Audiology. I went to school FOREVER to earn this degree (and went to the #1 ranked school for it), but I LOVE what I do. I sell and fit hearing aids on people from birth to age 100+. It feels fantastic when you can solve major problems for adults or be an integral part of how infants and children develop spoken language and social interactions. I also love to teach and have 3 interns I supervise (I secretly consider going back to school to get my PhD too, but can't stand the thought of having to return to school for another 3 or 4 years and prefer patient interaction to doing research)
We have 5 dogs...yes you read correctly, 5 dogs. They are my babies. We might be over compensating for not having children, but it's not our fault. He had 2 when we met and I had 2 when we met. So we decided, what's one more when you already have 4. And then when my favorite dog died unexpectedly we got another so we were back up to 5.
This is Kush.
He belonged to H before we met and was purchased from a local breeder as a puppy. He is about 3 years old now.
He is also known as: Dush, Dushinstein, and Cushion
He is a Shih Tzu and although he should weigh about 12 pounds, he's oversized but not fat and weighs close to 20 pounds
This is Mattie.
She is a rescue we've had for almost a year, we got her Valentine's day 2010 and drove all the way to Tucson, AZ to get her. She is also known as Meatball or Meats because she was so round and fat when we got her.
She is a beagle, but has blue ticking so people always think she is a mix.
She was at the rescue for more than a year before we got her because she was considered "special needs" all because she had to take a daily pill for her Thyroid.
This is Blue.
Also known as Doodle-Doo or just The Doo. He was H's also gotten from a local breeder purchased before H and I met but picked up after we'd been dating for a month or so (cause we needed a forth at the time, right?!?!).
He's the baby and is treated as such because he's the smallest at just 9 pounds. He too will be 3 this summer and is just a few months younger than Kush.
He's also a Shih Tzu but anther rare color: Chocolate.
This is Finnley.
AKA Finn or Finnerson. He's mine and I've had him for almost 5 years. He's almost 6 now, but is also a rescue (got him while in Iowa for grad school) and it's hard to know his age for sure.
He too is a blue tick beagle which confuses people. He looks like a long-legged Dachshund.
Although I pretend it's not so, he's my favorite for many reasons, but he and H don't get along because Finn favors me.
This is Iris.
She has also been known as the Iverson or McIverson. She is about 3 but is a local rescue and her true age is unknown (A lady never reveals her true age)
We think she is a Golden Retriever/Yellow Lab mix. You couldn't get much sweeter than that!!
She is super duper scared of loud sounds and goes bananas when there are sonic booms which happen daily as we are 20 miles from an airforce base that houses tons of jets.
Our kids are going to get screwed into some horrible nicknames (we're either not creative or too creative I'm not sure which)
As for the second rule: I'm supposed to nominate some new blogs that I love. Instead, I'm going to recommend that anyone who reads my blog subscribe to LFCA and check in on those who start new blogs each week. We all need support and those who are new typically need it most.
Thanks to all of you who read this whole post!
Side note: I hate winter, that's why I live in NM. However, we've had freezing temperatures below 0 degrees Fahrenheit the last week and were part of the State of New Mexico that was considered a State of Emergency due to a natural gas shortage. We had no heat for 3 days!!!!