Sunday, May 1, 2011

Just a few little things

Sorry in advance for the length of this post, I combined multiple thoughts into one post.

1. Thank you to those of you who gave me the "Versatile Blogger" award:

Bridget at The Lost Stork 
Ants at Making Baby Giraffes
Jen at Chronicles of Violetta Margarita

There are rules to accepting this award.
1. Thank the person who gave it to you (see above...thanks again)
2. Tell 10 things about yourself
3. Nominate 15 new blogs you have found.

I'm not always one to color within the lines, so I'm breaking the rules. for 10 things about myself...I listed 3 things about myself back in February during the last round of awards. I bet I can come up with a few more.

-1. I have horrible handwritting, so everything that can be typed gets typed. I even try to avoid using post-its, so I use the stickies program on my mac very often.

-2. When I grow up I want to be a truck driver. I think it would be cool to see new places, listen to books on tape and live in what is essentially a tree house. I'd have to give up my current job to do this so I simply don't think it will happen.

-3. I am a very good handy man. I can install drywall, run electrical wires, re-roof a house and simply have an intuitive sense for how things work. When it comes to fixing things around the house, if falls to my hands unless it involves heavy lifting or things out of my reach.

-4. I'm very good with computers and do some of my own re-programming, therefore, for work my boss and I do all of the computer work for our practice rather than hiring it out.

-5. Given that I know computers and construction, you'd think I have some knowledge about cars, but I don't, and it's very frustrating for my husband who has a strong (to say the least) interest in cars, mostly modern cars. I can't tell you one thing about the engine of a my car, but I wish I knew more.

-6. I'm surprised that I can keep up with other people's blogs, because I am a horrible long distance friend. You move away or I move away and it's "See Ya". I can't seem to keep in touch, even with facebook and text messaging. I have a hard enough time keeping in touch with my parents and siblings let alone long distance friends.

-7. I like to knit and wish I had more time to keep up with that hobby.

As for new blogs I've discovered, please check out my right hand column as those are the blogs I follow and the people who write them are some of the most honest, entertaining, supportive people I know.

Also, if you don't do it on a regular basis, please check out LFCA and read/follow some of the new blogs that are posted each week, those girls need support just like we do. 

2. I know that the above could be a post in and of itself, but I don't know how soon I will be able to post again. So, also, about our trip to Phoenix. I finally got the dreaded "So when are you guys going to start having kids?" question. And it frickin' blind-sided me. H and I were out to brunch with his parents (who came from Colorado), his uncle (who's birthday party it was that brought us to Phonenix) and his aunt and her daugher (H's cousin and aunt came from Florida for this party). After we ate, we were talking about what our favorite subject was in high school (his cousin is 14) and out of nowhere, his aunt turns to us and says it. We hadn't prepared anything and didn't know what to say, so I look to H and he blurts it out to everyone, "We're actively trying but can't get pregnant, Michele has a thyroid issue that we are trying to take care of before we try anything else". We got the predictable response "It'll happen when it happens." But, in general, they were supportive. I think we embarrassed his aunt because H told me later that she apologized for bringing it up and asking in front of everyone.  I'm sure the question will come up again so I will prepare H a little better because I think the word ovulation came up in the original conversation with his aunt and that's just a little TMI for some I know.

3. Finally got to hang out with Mary again, she's back and I'm back, and if you didn't go back and read it, she thanked all of you for thinking of her during a difficult time. Also, Mary and I are trying to plan when we will have a chance to try some new wines we are interested in and she tries to plan around my 2WW. Granted she follows my blog, but also as of late she cycles one week behind me so she knows my schedule. She says to me today, "I ovulate today so maybe we can drink next weekend". Now I know she isn't planning on any more kids and her boyfriend is stationed in England, so I say "How do you know you ovulate today?" (Me thinking "As I haven't posted anything recently" in, "I didn't post anything last week that I ovulated" and also, I'm a week behind due to last cycle being sick). She looks at me and says "I have EWCM". I think she may have been reading some of your blogs too.


  1. Wow I'm impressed with all of your handy-man(handy-woman?)skills!And computer skills!Both things that I'm not so great at myself.
    That was nice that the Aunt apologised afterwards-it's tricky when you're put on the spot like that-sometimes even when you think you're prepared with an answer it's still hard.
    Thank you for your continued support on my blog too! xo

  2. If you're ever in Illinois I could use some handy-girl work done on my house :)

  3. I'm super handy too. :) It's actually been a very good thing in my life, to be able to fix/help out around the house (or just get it done myself when the hubby is procrastinating!).

    Mary cracks me up. :)

    Way to go hubby for just throwing that out there! That can be hard to do.

  4. I had no idea you were so handy, I really admire that!

    I think it's great that your husband stepped up to the plate and was honest with her. This usually falls on the woman while the husband goes silent, so it was refreshing to hear!

    Mary is too cute :)

  5. Hi there, I'm impressed by your handy-man skills. Cool stuff.

    About that question from auntie, I think your husband handled it well. And she was right to apologize as well.

  6. Oh, I gave you an award as well. Ooops, my memory is not the best (as I read this post and commented before) but there you go =)

  7. Can you come over to my place and help us out with some handywork? :) That is awesome!

    Also, I know this probably wasn't supposed to be funny, but when you wrote that you had to prepare your DH better because you were pretty sure the word "ovulation" came up that made me LOL! Oh men, they really do need to be prepared :)

  8. Thanx for the comment and tip! I'm excited (as excited as one can be as a member of the ttc club) about being back in the loop!

    I had my thyroid and a few other things checked about 5 months ago. So far so good. I'm not sure what will better, if they find something or if they don't.

    How was Phoenix? That's my hometown. I'm headed back there next week. Not sure how I always find a reason to visit during the summer!


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