Wednesday, December 16, 2009

I really did it!


Sorry, had to get that out seeing as I'm super excited! After about 2 hours of work, I just finished a Christmas necklace and earring set for myself! It turned out even better than I was imagining it!

I wanted to make something to wear to our work Christmas luncheon on Friday, but since I finished tonight, I do believe I'll wear it to bunco tomorrow too!

This is the first thing I've ever made using chain like this. (one of the reasons it took so long) What do y'all think of my first attempt??

Sorry, those are the best pics I could take with my phone...but decent, right??

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Alright, so I've been away for a while. I guess I might as well tell you all what I've been up to the past month since I've been gone.

Let's see. Obviously there are the major things such as Thanksgiving. Well, this year, Ward's grandparents came into town so we spent quite a few nights down at my mother-in-law's house visiting while they were here. We also spent an entire day working on centerpieces and other wedding stuff for my sister-in-law's wedding next May.

We had to take my car into the shop because it had been leaking transmission fluid. Apparently some gasket or something was leaking. Supposedly a pretty simple fix. Well, not one week later, I was driving home from work and the transmission started acting all funny. It was running at really high RPMs. It was shifting all funky. Ward drove it to my parents Thanksgiving day to see if he could figure out what was wrong. He couldn't. I had to drive it home. As soon as I pulled in the driveway, it dumped transmission fluid all over the driveway. The dealership who "fixed" the leak the weak prior came and picked it up the next day. They had the thing for over a week! Ended up needing a brand new transmission! Have I mentioned that my car is a 2006? With less than 47,000 miles? Yeah. Suck.

Ward and I spent a week or so debating whether or not to buy a new house. We found one that had (almost) everything we want in a long term house. Nice house (though old), on 2.3 acres, big workshop. The house, being old, would have needed some updating, and the master bath needed to be completely finished out. We didn't think it was worth what they were asking, but we were quite interested. We went back and forth for sometime trying to figure out what to do. We would have had to not only sell our house first, but it's not even on the market! So, yeah, that would have been a big deal. We ended up deciding not to pursue the house. As much as we liked it and were quite interested, we decided that we just weren't ready for a big move like that. Especially being an older house that would need lots of maintenance and upkeep. So for now, we will finish up all our projects on our current house and enjoy it for a while longer before we decide to make a move.

Work has been unbelievable crazy. I have enough work for AT LEAST three of me to do, and about half the amount of time I need to do it all. It beyond sucks. I tell you what. I'm pretty darn close to missing ALL of my deadlines for all my work. Which means no bonus for me if I'm late. Not that I very much care at this point. I just can't handle the stress lately.

To top it off, at work, at least, I'm missing all kinds of time this week especially. I was out Monday for my girly doctor visit. I took a half day today to go to the dentist because I've been having a toothache since last week. I see the dentist today and they determine that it looks like I've got a cyst forming where one of my wisdom teeth had been removed from. GREAT. So now, I will be out of the office yet again on Friday afternoon so I can go see my oral surgeon to have it checked out by them. And that'll only be the evaluation visit. More work will be missed if I actually have to go back and have some kind of procedure done for it. Don't get me wrong, it's nice to have an afternoon out of the office, but I have WAY too much work to do to be missing all this time. Boo!

I have no idea how close to being done with my Christmas shopping I am. We haven't decorated AT ALL at the house. I won't get around to sending out Christmas cards this year. I don't even know if we'll get the tree up! Believe me when I say I can't wait for this year to be over!! I just hope next year is better.

Surely it will be though. Think of everything good that will happen next year!
-New guy at work will finish training and can help lighten our workload
-I might finally be able to get pregnant
-Our house projects will get finished
-My best friend will have a baby
-My sister-in-law will get married

2010 will be a grand year, won't it?? I can't wait! I guess I decided to write as much as I would have in all of November in this one post. Sorry guys. Your eyes are probably falling out of your heads by now. If you've even made it this far. Don't worry, I won't blame you, if you didn't. :o) Love to all and to all a goodnight!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Much better!

Wow. Has it really been over a month since my last post? Gosh…I haven’t written a thing since my birthday. My oh my. And here, even my best friend has started blogging again! I better get on it! :o)

No, I actually had some pretty good news that I wanted to share. You may remember way back when I mentioned all my “hormonal challenges” and how I was going to go back to my old OB/GYN since I was not so happy with my current one. Well, yesterday I finally had my appointment. And boy am I glad I was able to go back to her!! The appointment went great. I brought in all my medications/vitamins I’ve been taking, my past bloodwork results, printouts of my temperature charts, and a ton of questions. The nurse got all my information of what’s been going on the past three years since I’ve been in there. She asked questions, wrote everything down, and even knew before I mentioned it again that I wanted to talk to the doctor about getting pregnant. None of which, I will tell you, the nurse at my old doc’s office did. Then the doc came in and we had another long discussion. She looked at my bloodwork, and my charts. She asked if my old doc had ever done any tests to determine why I wasn’t ovulating or having periods. Umm, no, she sure didn’t. So she talked about all my different options. Asked what I wanted to do. And only after I told her which option I liked better, did she tell me that is what she would have recommended in my situation. (Side note: old doc NEVER asked my opinion, only told me what she wanted to do…nor really gave me any options for that matter.)

Overall, I was soooooooo pleased with the appointment, even though I did end up being at the doctor’s office for like two and a half hours. I am very happy that I am back with this doctor and feel very confident with our next course of action. So, speaking of, here’s what actually went down:

As you all know, hubby and I decided to start “trying” in July. I decided to start charting my temps to determine if I was ever actually ovulating. Needless to say, my charts have verified that I, in fact, have NOT been ovulating. Um, yeah, that makes one entire year with not ONE chance of becoming pregnant. A little discouraging for someone who is now ready for it! So, while at the doctor, they sent me to the lab to have blood drawn to check some hormone levels and what not to try to determine WHY this has been the case. Once those results come back, she said she’d have me start the progesterone pills to induce a visit from Aunt Flo. And once she’s here, I will go back in for another appointment to check on some things that are most easily checked while Aunt Flo’s in town. As long as all that checks out okay (meaning that if I do start to ovulate, there’s nothing else that could hinder a pregnancy), then I will start on the Clomid. At this point, she agrees that the easiest and most cost effective approach. If that ends up not working in causing me to ovulate, only then would she refer me to a reproductive specialist to see what else can be done. Honestly, though, I don’t think it will get that far. I think as long as I can get my selfish ovaries to quit hoarding my eggs, it should be smooth sailing! :o)

While it still may be a little while before we’ll actually be able to have some “productive trying” (seems this whole year has just been “practice trying”…hehehe), it’s both exciting and nerve-wracking to know that it will actually happen soon! Here’s to hoping my hormone levels don’t come back to terribly out of whack! :o)