Wednesday, November 26, 2008

And we are off

Today is the day! Yippee. I am off in about 20 min and then I am headed home to pick up Batman and Kino and head out of town.

We had two snafus this morning. Upon waking this morning I realized that our house felt much too cold. MUCH. TOO. COLD. Not thinking much of it other than I wanted to get back in the warmth of my bed and snuggle with Batman, I jumped into a scalding hot shower, hoping it would scare away some of the chill. To no avail. I woke up Batman who sat up, teeth chattering and asked why it was so f*cking cold! Jeeze I felt like a popsicle! Batman gets up, checks the thermostat and lo and behold our house is a whopping 50 degrees! 50 degrees! Um... I don't know about you but that is FREEZING in my book. And much, much too cold for inside a house. So Batman throws on some clothes and heads out to the furnace (it's in the garage) only to find that our furnace is acting up again. I realize it's probably time to replace it (it's about 12 yrs old). This is the second time it has done this in a month! Thankfully he was able to get it working again and our house was soon back up to a normal temperature. We'll see how long it lasts though.

Second snafu- Kino WREAKS! Like POO! It's sick. I walked out to our family room (where he sleeps) this morning to wake him up to go potty and oh my heavens, I was blown away by the stench! I know he didn't do his business in the house because I looked all over. I have a hard time believing he farted so much last night that the house permanently smells. My theory is that he stepped in his own... ahem... business yesterday sometime and dragged it into the house. Which means I need to shampoo my carpets (febreeze and air fresheners do nothing. I tried already). Unfortunately, again, we leave today. And if it's on him still, I do NOT want my car wreaking the whole trip! That would be 8 hours of stink!! Batman thankfully (again) has come to the rescue and is giving him a bath as we speak (or more appropriately as I type?) to de-stenchify him. Hopefully he can get him mostly dry by the time I get home. Wet dog isn't really a pleasant smell either. (but it beats poo hands down so I will take what I can get)

Hopefully those will be the ONLY 2 issues we have on this trip!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

T-money- over and out!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Tomorrow, tomorrow...

Okay, I know all of you are singing the Annie song in your head! LOL

Yes, tomorrow Batman and I are headed to the fam's in Sea-town. I can't wait!! While I am completely packed Batman hasn't even started, which means he is stressed out, which means I am stressed out, which means there have been more than one little argument in our house! I told him last night to get started, but did he listen? Oh no! He's a man and thinks he knows better than his wife. Silly, silly man!

I'm pretty sure Kino thinks we are leaving him. He was very mopey last night while I was packing and didn't want to go outside at ALL this morning when we left for work. Little does he know that he gets to come this time :) He LOVES to go on car rides and he LOVES my family and their house and their dog! I know he will have just as good a time as we will!

Monday, November 24, 2008

I saw it! I saw it!!

And Twilight was oh so good!! It followed the book really well and I think I have officially fallen for Robert Pattinson. He still isn't my first choice for Edward, but I think he did a fantastic job! It was no Academy Award winner, and the author's cameo was kind of cheesy, but over all I thoroughly enjoyed it!

And I will SO be buying it when it comes out on DVD/ Blu Ray!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Tick tock... 5 days

When in Sea-town we will probably also be going here. Um... black tie pasta... HERE I COME!! (and why does it seem all my posts about Seattle are about food? Guess I must be hungry) I think I need to stop now.

Batman left for San Diego yesterday. A friend of his from college is turning 30 tomorrow so he went down to celebrate. This is the first of their "group" to turn 30 so I have a feeling there will be a bunch more trips like this. So far he is having a good time :)

I am left to my own devices this weekend. I will be doing a few VERY important things. A) TWILIGHT- seeing it Sunday at 1:45 with Megs and her mom B) DILLARDS- My MIL and I are going to some "special invitation" cosmetic and fragrance event tonight C)HOME- sitting on my butt all day Saturday (until the bball game) and watching the Harry Potter movies. Oh the ecstasy of having no obligations, no expectations. It will be lovely!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

6 days left

In our travels to the PNW we will also be going here. This is one of my all time FAVORITE restaurants! Their lemon chicken is to DIE for (off the vegan diet)and their pizza with pepperoni and kalamata olives is miles above anyone else's!

Veganism is just going to have to take a back seat over this holiday! I fully intend to engorge myself on my mom's fantastic roast turkey with all the trimmings, have latte's with MILK, indulge on cheese, eat my fill of all the delicious offerings I can in the Seattle area! Oh yes, I will come home 10 lbs heavier, but my tummy will be ecstatically happy!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Countdown to Sea-town... 7 days and counting

I can't wait to go to Ikea! I don't really need anything from there, but it is one of my FAVORITE stores to visit while we are in town! Have you ever been there?

My bedding is from Ikea along with the lighting and a few other accessories. I found some really cute vases the last time I went that currently reside in my kitchen.

Take a tour of some of their dream kitchen ideas. I think my favorite is the last one, but I do rather like the 2nd to last one too!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Ahem...I'm back to my normal self

The weekend gave me time to calm down after my blowup on Friday. I was emotional, AF wasn't being very nice, and they didn't tell me what I wanted to hear- D*mn them!
I have gotten to the point now that I really am excited about this cycle. I just KNOW the clomid will work (BTW you were all right! LOL all I had to do was read the bottle to see that I was supposed to take 2 pills instead of just one- Batman had a good laugh about that). I am optimistic for a BFP too. I mean, how can you beat a story where you were conceived in your uncle's bed, right?

The weekend really was great! We had Batman's work Holiday Party on Saturday night which was a BLAST!! I don't think I have ever said that about a company party, but Batman really outdid himself (he planned the event). He hired these people to do the entertainment and had the hospital cater it (fantastic little snack BTW). The prizes were raffled off at the end (you got raffle tickets based on how much "money" you won) and I ended up winning a $100 gift card to BODO which is our downtown shopping district (Yes, even tiny little Boise has some decent shopping) I was so excited!!! It will probably all go to pay for Christmas present, but at least it won't come out of my pocket.
Sunday we went and saw the new Bond and all I can say is- Daniel Craig- OH YUM!! I could seriously rip his clothes off! And that accent- whoooeee mamma! I'm a sucker for the accent! I think he just became my new obsession.

Batman seems to be taking all this TTC stuff in stride. No more of the "relax" comments which is much appreciated and he has really been a saint (again) with all my mood swings- God bless that man! Now, if we don't get our BFP this month I just have to get him to make the SA appt at the VA. (He has already agreed to it, but reminding him he did so could take some convincing)

Friday, November 14, 2008

Part II

And apparently he doesn't expect the first round at 100 mg to work because the Rx was for 10 pills instead of the normal 5... oh woe is me

Here we go again...

Apparently my doc is a quack!

So I JUST got off the phone with one of the nicest nurses known to man (C my docs f/t nurse). I'm not completely happy with his response to my questions/ concerns.
He does think that upping the Clomid is worth trying this round so C is calling the pharmacy as we speak. HOWEVER (and this is a big one) he apparently doesn't believe in doing u/s until I am on a higher dose than 100 mg (aka needs to be 150mg) because he believes that the otc/ grocery store OPKs are reliable enough to tell me I am Oing. Part of me is saying in my head "Hooray! the Clomid is increasing so there is a higher chance that I might actually O" On the other hand, part of me is saying "WTF? Shouldn't we be making sure the Clomid is actually doing SOMETHING towards making me O, as in making the follies grow at least a little?" I mean if Clomid isn't even doing anything to those little buggers, WTF am I even taking for at all? Argh! I realize that some of my emotionality (okay not even a word, but it works) comes from my PMSing but I seriously want to cry, scream, punch a wall, AAAHHHHH!!!
I got so excited yesterday when the nice COMPETENT nurse from the clinic thought it would be the best idea to have me monitored at least a little, and now I am hearing that he doesn't even want to do that until I get a f*cking + on a d*mn OPK... which only tells me that there is a LH surge, not specifically that my follies are growing enough to release a viable egg!!! It seriously pisses me off! Maybe I am just being a brat about the whole thing, but I am kind of tired of feeling like I am never going to get a BFP! I wish Dr W could just be a little more proactive. I mean if I do get a BFP, it just means more $$ in his pocket.

Okay end of rant. I guess I am headed to the pharmacy to pick my Rx.
Oh and PS- don't you think it's cutting it a little close, calling in the script on CD 3 at 3:30pm, when I need to take it today, and SOON!? Gaaahhh! Oh the irritation!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

I got a call

It didn't really net me anything...yet.
Dr W and his two normal nurses were out today (lucky me). The nurse that called me back was super nice (unlike the receptionist when I made my first call about the Rx refill) and was concerned about upping the dosage but not having my cycle monitored... by U/S! Yay for competent nurses! She wants to talk to Dr W before just increasing the dose and sending me on my way and she is going to recommend both u/s AND b/w!
Can I hear the round of applause? I wanted to hug her through the phone!
Now I just have to wait and see what Dr W has to say tomorrow (or rather one of his nurses... both of whom I adore!) She said I WILL be getting a call regardless of what the answer is to the u/s and b/w question, to let me know what they are doing with the Clomid at least.
I'm so happy I could pee my pants... or pee on a stick... or... okay nevermind. You get what I mean.

She showed up

and a little earlier than I was expecting (AF that is) ! Woo hoo! I am really happy about that because I was dreading having her show up over the weekend and possilby missing getting my Clomid Rx in time. I guess if nothing else I could have taken it CD5-9, but why confuse me?
I am waiting to hear back from the nurse on whether or not they are going to up the dosage (50mg didn't make me O) and if this can be a monitored cycle (hopefully at the very LEAST b/w) so I will update as soon as I hear.
She is being kind this time around, which is always nice :) I hope she stays that way!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I am loved!!

I almost forgot! There are 2 people out there in blog land that love my blog! :)

Here is a shout out to Jayme and Jen who both love my blog! Thank you! Thank you! Oh thank you ladies :)

Here are the Rules:

1. The winner can put the logo on his/her blog.
2. Link the person from whom you received your award.
3. Nominate at least seven other blogs
4. Put links of those blogs on yours, and
5. Leave a message on the blogs that you've nominated!

I'm awarding the I Love Your Blog award to...

1. Batman (of course, even though he only has been blogging a short time... it's a spouse thing, I guess... trumps just about everything LOL)
2. Candi (Please be supportive. She is going through a super tough time right now)
3. Nancy (even though I know she has already been given this award like, a MILLION times.)
4. Andrea (this girl ROCKS!)
5. Leatrice (she is having a baby. in like a day and a half)
6. Melissa (she is having a baby. maybe the same day as BFF? they are due the same day. She is awesome!)
7. Morgan (she is having a baby {notice a trend here} and is HILARIOUS)

Weekend Schmeekend

Not too much to blog about lately.

Okay I guess that's a lie. I forget I had a VERY busy weekend.

Friday night found me at the school with my cheerleaders for the first of several homecoming games/ activities. Even though I left work 15 min early, I was STILL late, which is why I hate how far the drive is between my two jobs! Grrr!! Chalk it all up to two things: a) amazing Idaho drivers and b) the fact that construction companies feel the need to do the MOST road construction during peak rush hour times, instead of doing it when there is little to no traffic (aka the middle of the night) It was fun to see them cheer, and even though there were a few snafus, they did really well for their first game of the season. You could tell there were a lot of nerves (especially the 2 freshmen I have) but they did just fine.
Saturday started early in our house since Batman decided to work with his dad for a little extra money. He was up and out of the house by 7, which meant I was up and around by 7. In an effort to make him happy, I cleaned our house as a surprise, did as much laundry as I could, and started a pot of white chili (sans chicken since the whole vegan thing). The chili is a whole other story, but I will get to it. Then I was off and running to more Homecoming events/ games.
Batman went to a chili feed with our softball team from over the summer, but did the most amazing thing when he got home :) He bought me Tetris for the Wii. For those of you who don't know me IRL, I LIVE FOR TETRIS. For some reason, I am an addict. I love it. I could play Tetris until my fingers bleed, almost have on occasion. And now that I have it on the wii, I think I may have fallen in love with Batman all over again (how sad/ shallow is my love? LOL) It made my whole entire weekend!! I've already logged quite a few hours on it (instead of working out/ making meals/ spending quality time with Batman)
Sunday Batman and I and the IL went out to breakfast and then spent most of the rest of the day shopping and relaxing.
So ya, that's the weekend for you. Sorry no pics of the games. I am a spaz and forgot my camera. Maybe I will get some tonight?

Friday, November 7, 2008

Last day

of Provera and guess what? I was no where near the emotional basketcase this time! YAY!!! :) Go me! Go me!

Now I get to wait for AF to show up sometime next week... oh joy! That puts my O likely at the tail end of Thanksgiving weekend. No problem there :D I just hope my brother doesn't mind that we will be DTD in his bed (again).

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

You have WHAT?

So it was announced today that one of the doctors that I work for has... WHOOPING COUGH!
Okay I realize that the likelihood of my contracting are slim to none as I was vaccinated as a child, but hello? Why would you wait 3 weeks after finding out you have it to let you staff know? And what about your patients? You are a VASCULAR SURGEON for crying out loud. Don't you think that's a little risky in the OR? Really?
On top of him having it, we think 2 other coworkers may have gotten it from him. Both have been hacking for the last 2+ weeks.
I see this as a HUGE liability for our patients! Apparently he doesn't care that whooping cough is EXTREMELY contagious for those not vaccinated, but also for those who are 50 and over and their vaccine from childhood is no longer as potent against the disease.
Gaaaahhh!! Someone talk some sense into this man!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Make sure...

you get out and VOTE today!! :) I don't care who you are voting for, just get out there and do it!!

I have to admit one disappointing factor about sending in your absentee ballot... You don't get the rush that comes when they say "Tiffany ***** has voted!" Dang I'm going to miss that this time around!

Monday, November 3, 2008


Not really... BFN this morning after the faintest of faint, faint, faint lines on Saturday. I think it was really just an evap line. Batman couldn't even see it until I pointed it out to him and even then he was skeptical that it really was a line.

Not even the hint of line on the test this morning, so I started another round of Provera. Oh joy! I let Batman know I started taking the crazy pills this morning. It's going to be a long week at our house. I just hope I don't have the same issues I did last time.

AF should show up in about, oh, 15 days or so, which will probably put O, assuming the increased Clomid actually works this time, around the time we are in Seattle over Thanksgiving. There's nothing like BDing in your parents house... or your brother's bed... kind of takes the fun out of it. Oh well... the things we do for TTC.