17 April 2007

I moved

I've noticed that I've still been getting some hits on this site. I'm over here now. If you've linked to my blog, please update them. Come & see my new digs!

09 April 2007

I think it's time

I'm leaving Bl0gger. I've been messing around over here. Let me know what you think about it. I'm still not 100% satisfied, but there are a lot of perks over there, like the ability to actually sign in whenever I want to.
Update links if you have mine anywhere, thanks for following!

05 April 2007

Jumping Ship?

So I'm thinking about going to another service other than Bl0gger. I've been thinking about since I was forced to switch to signing in with my G00gle account and lost my template. Then, over the past week, I've had problems signing in several times. All I wanted to do was post but G00gle wouldn't let me sign in. I couldn't comment on anyone's blogs either. It wasn't down all day every day, but it was down during the exact times I sat down to post or read blogs. I was really annoyed. So here's the question: if I jump ship, will you follow me?

The Nerve and a List

So yeah, remember how I said that we called our old doctor's office back around March 20th. They just called and left a message to see what we wanted. Can you believe that?! The nerve of them. Why did they even bother? After a few days what's the point of even returning our call. To top it all off, they were calling to see what we actually wanted since the nurse that took down the message just wrote that we called. Not that we were calling to see if they would prescribe any meds for R as they said during our appoitment, not that we were calling because she hadn't had a normal period since December, not that we were calling because AF was, at that point, 4 days late again. This is the office that took nearly two weeks to get us the results of a stat blood test. GRRRR!!!! I growl at them. I hope the staff at the new doctor's office is a bit more competent.

Here's a list (I live for lists) of the things I'm counting down:
  • 47 days since AF arrived to visit R.
  • 1 week and 3 days until the RE appointment.
  • 25 days until my graduate school applications are due.
  • 27 days until my last undergraduate class ever.
  • 1 month and 1 week until I graduate.
  • 2 months, 2 weeks and 1 day until we get to go back to California.
  • 3 months and 5 days until our 9 year anniversary.
Man, it's a good thing I don't have a ticker addiction or they would start to consume my blog.

27 March 2007

Still Late

R is still late, now by 9 days. We don't have an appointment until the 16th of April. Hopefully AF shows her ugly head by then. No idea why she's late. There haven't been any swimmers up there since December. Ever since that try things have been screwy. The first month she was late a few days and the flow was really light. Every month since then she has been late if you take into account that for the 8 years we've been together she's had a 28-29 day cycle and starting in January they have been 37-42 days. Don't know if the cycles are just changing, the screwy hormone levels are causing this, or she's got something else going on. It's worrisome and I want it to stop!

22 March 2007

We're making progress

We finally have an appointment with a new doctor. Our midwives don't prescribe any medications for fertility treatment so we had to change providers. Our new RE is, according to a friend who is a patient, really nice and knowledgeable. Our friend is straight so no word about how he is with same sex partners. Our appointment is April 16th. Hopefully we can start TTC again soon after that!
R is late again. Her cycles were like clockwork until about 4 months ago and then something changed. We're not sure what changed, but now her temps don't always behave and it's hard to tell from temps if she's even ovulating anymore. We were temping for months before we started TTC and every month she was ovulating on day 16 or 17 of a 28 day cycle. Our midwife was concerned about her LP being a bit short so she ordered testing and R's LP progesterone levels were really low. Also, R didn't ovulate at all that month.
Any suggestions about what we can do to try and get R's cycles back on track? We will be asking the RE the same question, but wanted to know if there was anything we could do in the meantime.

20 March 2007

Holding Pattern

In TTC world: We haven't heard from the old doctor and we don't yet have an appointment with the new doctor.
In school world: I am really too late to apply to any graduate schools for the fall semester. Most of the programs I'm interested in don't accept students for the spring semester so it looks like graduate school in Fall 2008 for me. The question now is what do I do until then? Should I get my teaching certification (1 semester of classes and 1 semester of student teaching)? I took the first semester of classes 2 years ago and stopped. The only reason I stopped is because I wanted to graduate earlier. Now that it looks like I'll have another year to wait what should I do? Where should I live? R is applying for jobs. She's looking all over. She's looking where we live now, where we used to live in the south, and in California. If she gets a job in California then we're hoping they'll help with relocation costs.
Everything feels so up in the air right now. My happy world of plans and lists isn't working. I don't like not knowing where I'll be living in a few months. This is scary. To add TTC on top of this is crazy, but I guess we're crazy. We want a baby before we are 30. We have another 18 months to make that happen.

16 March 2007

We're back!

We had a wonderful time in California! We didn't want to come back, especially when we found out that it was going to snow today. R's dad hinted more than a few times that he'd like us to live closer. We loved the area so much that I'm going to start looking into graduate schools out there. I know it's too late to start in the fall but we'll need the extra time to save money to move anyway. That is if I even get in to any of the schools that I'm interested in. There are a lot more schools with Environmental Chemistry PhD programs on the west coast. I knew that before but thought that it was too far to move. Now that I've actually seen the area, it doesn't matter how far it is. We loved it!

More later, I have to go shovel...damn snow!

Meme it up

This was stolen from Sophia over at Journey to an Ewok. Put an X next to any activity you're ever done. My notes are in red.

(X) Smoked a cigarette.
( ) Drank so much you threw up.
(X) Crashed in a friend’s car. I have somehow managed to damage every car of R's that I have ever driven.
(X) Stolen a car. On a technicality, it was my car but registered to my mother.
(X) Been in love.
(X) Been dumped.
(X) Been Laid off/fired. I am currently in my third week of unemployment and I don't know how I ever had time to get anything done and work 40 hours a week.
(X) Quit your job.
( ) Been in a fist fight.
(X) Sneaked out of your parent’s house.
(X) Had feelings for someone who didn’t have them back.
( ) Gone on a blind date.
(X) Lied to a friend.
(X) Skipped school.
( ) Seen someone die. I haven't ever seen someone die but I was the person that found my Memaw after she died.
( ) Been to Canada.
( ) Been to Mexico.
(X) Been on a plane. I was just on a plane yesterday.
(X) Been lost.
(X) Been on the opposite side of the country. We just got back from San Francisco.
(X) Gone to Washington, DC.
(X) Swam in the ocean. I put my feet in the Pacific this week, it was really cold!
(X) Felt like dying.
(X) Cried yourself to sleep.
( ) Played cops and robbers.
( ) Recently colored with crayons.
(X ) Sang karaoke. Only once & never again.
(X) Paid for a meal with only coins.
(X) Done something you told yourself you wouldn’t.
(X) Made prank phone calls.
(X) Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose.
(X) Caught a snowflake on your tongue.
(X) Made a snow angel.
(X) Danced in the rain.
(X) Written a letter to Santa Claus.
(X) Been kissed under the mistletoe.
( ) Watched the sunrise with someone you care about. I'm not a morning person so no sunrises, plenty of sunsets though.
Here's one from our trip. This was taken off of R's dad's deck.

(X) Blown Bubbles.
( ) Made a bonfire on the beach.
( ) Crashed a party.
(X) Gone roller skating.
(X) Gone ice skating.