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no updates...

Not having quite the same issue as I was on Monday.

Still no answer as to whether or not things are going in my favor...

Nearing the end of the month... waiting in my 2ww.

If you reference my journey on the right column you could get a better idea of what's going on... still currently in the 2ww, though.

Thanks for the comments! Hopefully we'll know something soon!






Side Note: I'm against testing though! Over it! Too much money down the drain for nothing(, yet).

Humming on Hump Day...

Nine Crimes

Artist: Damien Rice



Leave me out with the waste
This is not what I do
It's the wrong kind of place
To be thinking of you
It's the wrong time
For somebody new
It's a small crime
And I've got no exuse

Is that alright? Yeah
To give my gun away when it's loaded
Is that alright? Yeah
If you don't shoot it how am I supposed to hold it
Is that alright? Yeah
To give my gun away when it's loaded
Is that alright
Is that alright with you?

Leave me out with the waste
This is not what I do
It's the wrong kind of place
To be cheating on you
It's the wrong time
But she's pulling me through
It's a small crime
And I've got no exuse

Is that alright? Yeah
Give my gun away when it's loaded
Is that alright? Yeah
If u dont shoot it how am i supposed to hold it
Is that alright? Yeah
Give my gun away when it's loaded
Is that alright
Is that alright with you?

Is that alright?
Is that alright?
Is that alright with you?
Is that alright?
Is that alright?
Is that alright with you?

N…

seriously...

I either need to stop drinking or I'm pregnant.

I've been to the bathroom 5 times this morning and it's only 1:30pm!?!?!

WTF?

This is one of those days that I wish Depends were in, dammit.

ha!

Anyway, wish me luck as I head to the bathroom... again!!!

the 5 F's (food from friends for friday): Beer-Smothered Chicken

Beer-Smothered Chicken (Serves 4 - 6; Prep time 15 min,; Cook time 1 hour and 20 minutes).

Uses about 2 pounds chicken pieces (dark or white meat or a combo)

Other Ingredients:

1/2 cup flour
2 tsp minced garlic
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 small onion diced (1/2 a bag of frozen pre-chopped)
1/2 med. size green bell pepper diced (1/2 bag of frozen pre-chopped)
2 12 oz bottles of beer (alchoholic or non; doesn't matter; alcohol content cooks off)
1 six oz. jar of sliced mushrooms, drained or 1/2 cup of fresh sliced
1/3 cup lite soy sauce (regular is fine too)
1 10.75 oz can of cream of celery soup, undiluteded
1 cup whipping cream or fat-free 1/2 and 1/2

Heat cooked rice.

Place chicken in a bag with flour and shake.

Saute garlic in a large skillet and when soft add chicken and cook until golden brown on both sides.

Remove chicken and keep drippings in the skillet. Add the onion and green pepper and saute about 5 minutes.

Put chicken back in skillet and add the beer, mushrooms and soy sauce.

Cook over me…

sitting here in tears....

I saw her comment on another nesties blog. Clicked on quinn's story and after reading her story, I'm just a mess.

If you have experienced pregnancy loss or know of someone who has... you will be amazed at this story. Her writing is real. It's powerful, clever, moving and very sad.

Please do not feel like you must read.

food for my friends on friday: Skillet Chicken Cacciatore

Skillet Chicken Cacciatore (Serves 6 Prep Time 5 minutes. Cook Time 25 minutes)

1 Tbps. Olive Oil
2 lbs chicken (breasts of thighs)
1 medium onion sliced (or chopped; about 1/2 a bag if using frozen)
1 jar (4.5 oz) or 1/2 to 1 cup fresh mushrooms
1 jar (1 lb 10 oz) Spaghetti Sauce (use your favorite kind)

Directions:

1. In 12" skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat & cook chicken,onion, and mushrooms 10 minutes or until onion is tender and chicken is lightly browned.
1. Stir in Past Sauce and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer covered 15 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cook.
3. Serve over hot cooked pasta.



*From Sharon B.

16 days...

Until kick-off!!!!!!!!!

Go Bucks!!!

And the perfect shoes for the occassion...




For OSU fans...

I just bought these thanks to dave, matt, liz, madeline and "their community". What an awesome gig!!!! I love that Dave wanted to pay it forward! Great guy Dave! (these shoes weren't free, just discounted)

Thanks again for the code Matt!!!

priceless moments...

While at Culver's tonight (I know, really healthy, right?) I heard this conversation between a little boy, a little girl and their parents.

Mom, dad and little girl come to the table, sit down.

Little boy gets his straw in his drink at the drink counter, starts walking over to the table, spots a newspaper on another table. Stops, picks it up and looks at his mom.

Little boy: "I'm going to read the newspaper like a gentleman."

Mom: "No, put it down and come sit down."

Little boy walks toward the family table and at the same time, the little girl gets down from her chair and heads toward her brother (attack like).

Little boy to his sister: "DOWN!"

Mom in response to her son's command: "She is not a dog! You do not talk to her that way!"

Mom in response to her daughter jumping on her son: "You do not need to attack him like that. Are you kidding me?? Stay in your seat!"

Mom back to her son for what he said: "You said you …

Humming on Hump Day...

This Is The Day Lyrics

Artist(Band):The The




Well... you didn't wake up this morning,
'cause you didn't go to bed.
You were watching the whites of your eyes turn red.
The calendar on your wall is ticking the days off.

You've been reading some old letters.
You smile and think how much you've changed.
All the money in the world couldn't buy back those days.

You pull back the curtains, and the sun burns into your eyes.
You watch a plane flying across a clear blue sky.
This is the day your life will surely change.
This is the day when things fall into place.

You could've done anything, if you'd wanted.
And all your friends and family think that you're lucky.
But the side of you they'll never see
Is when you're left alone with the memories
That hold your life together like -- GLUE

You pull back the curtains, and the sun burns into your eyes,
You watch a plane flying across a clear blue sky.
This is the day your life will surely change.
This is the day when things fal…

the low down...

I was back to work yesterday. I told my husband that I think I walked more yesterday (before 10am) than I had in the last 5 days. That was pretty painful. A lot of pulling on my incision, but I'm okay.

The surgery went well.

I was at Riverside at 7:05am, checked in and waiting in the surgery waiting area for an hour and 15 minutes. The worse part about waiting was hearing the people talk around me. There was a man there that looked like a nervous wreck. He was alone, had a purse and a bag with women's clothing in it. I just kept thinking that it looked like what my husband was going to look like while he was waiting on me. After about a 1/2 hour, the doctor comes down to talk to him and pulls him into a private room. About 10 minutes later, he comes out. He sits down and gets on his cell phone. He calls a few people to say that she (his wife) is okay. He then calls his dad and I hear the worse part. The doctor told him that she's okay, she lost a lot of blood but she had l…

summer...

There are a few things that I've left off through the last couple of months that I felt I needed to fill you in on...

1. My new sink. For my birthday, my loving husband purchased me my sink that I've been wanting for some time now. I know, most women have the rule about no appliances/kitchen related items for gifts, I however don't care. I wanted it. He didn't. Therefore it's a gift for me and I love it! Here's a picture of it...



2. Hot Air Balloons in my back yard. I'm not kidding look.



I'm not sure exactly where they came from or why they choose to land in a field two streets over from my house, but they did. Kind of strange. What even worse is all of our neighbors rushed over to see if they should get a ride or just see the balloon. Car fulls of people rode over and when balloon landed, it deflated, packed up and out of there. Suckers... always wanting something for free!

3. My Mom's Birthday!

Playing in the mud...

7 teams, lots of mud, alcohol, g…

i'm okay

Thanks for all the comments!

I'm home. I'm doing fine. Just some shoulder pain from the gas that they put inside of me to blow my stomach up to see around. The gas is lodged in my shoulder and is probably the most painful part of my recovery. My incision hurts too but I can't really do anything about that either. It's just part of the healing process.

My dr. didn't find any endometriosis. I'm a little upset and relieved at the same time. Again, I was hoping that they would find something so that I would have a answer for my unexplained infertility but I don't. No luck. So we are onto the next step. Maybe an IUI with an RE. Haven't really talked about it much. I'm sure it's on her list of things to discuss, we'll see...

Toby is doing well. He had some swelling but it's gone down now. My dh is being a trooper and trying to wait on my hand and foot without getting to worn out! He's tired, I'm tired and Toby's tired. We are a pre…

yummy food for friday: Corn Salad

Corn Salad Recipe

Ingredients:

5 ears of corn

Red onion – diced

Two tablespoons apple cider vinegar

Two tablespoons olive oil

Fresh Basil leaves

Salt

Pepper


Directions:

Boil corn – short period of time, you want the corn to be kind of crunchy. Remove from cob.

Add diced onion, vinegar, olive oil

Add Salt and pepper to taste.

Chill to serve cold

Chop basil leaves and add right before serving to keep them green.

(These are kind of vague directions, but I just make it by heart now. Also all the ingredients just add until it tastes good. I like a lot of salt. This probably serves about four people.)



*From Lauren O. LOVE this stuff!!!

surgery day...

I am going in at 7:30am for registration for my laparoscopy, 9:30am my surgery starts and by 12:30pm I should be headed out the door on the way home.

Wish my luck!

I have to keep telling myself that in the end, this will only help things along! It will be a little painful, but nothing that I can't handle!

**crossing my fingers **

freaking...

I'm sitting at my desk right now, writing note after note, checking email after email, tying up the loose ends, making the right phone calls, reminding dh of everything that needs to happen, and starting to freak out about my surgery for tomorrow.

Tomorrow I'm having my lap at 9:30am (getting there for registration at 7:30am) AND Toby (our dog) is getting neutered. It's a big day! Lots going on and I'm not going to be in control!

I've come to the conclusion, that I'm a control freak. It's been a little bug in the back of my ear for years but now, here lately, it's become VERY apparent. It's just annoying to me lately that I am that way and I can't have the control.

Like we can't get pregnant, it's something in our chemistry that just isn't clicking. "Unexplained Infertility" if you will... In my head, I think it's so basic, people who don't want to become pregnant, do and those who are trying their darnedest, can…

Humming on Hump Day...

Playground Bellyflop
Night of the Porch People, 1998


the recipe music



Let go of that flag of pretention
For a little kick and scream suspension
I think all these freaks down here
Are having their own little convention

From the bottom of a mason jar
Found a highway to the nearest star

(Chorus:)

Oh...turn off, tune out, don't make a world of doubt
You're on, I'm in, let's burn a little sin
Get high, don't lie, you can look me in the eye
Bellyflop won't stop you dancin'
In the playground
In the playground

Swing me high, swing me low
Let's make angels out in the snow

Send me love, I'll save you right
Send me your last kiss goodnight

(Chorus)

Let go of that flag of pretention
For a little kick and scream suspension
I think that all these freaks down here
Are having their own little convention

From the bottom of a mason jar
Found a highway to the nearest star

(Chorus)

Who-hoo (six times)

bitch.

Af is here. She's a bitch. I hate her.

I very much look forward to the day when I can announce that she isn't here and she won't be for 9 months.

Maybe after Thursday and my recovery I'll have better news. For now, I'm crampy, I have back pain, I'm bitchy and I still hate af.

Oh, happy monday!

Bitch.

food for friday: One Dish Baked Chicken

One Dish Baked Chicken

1 box (6 oz) Stove Top Stuffing Mix for Chicken
1/2 Stick (1/4 cup) butter or margarine, cut up
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (5 oz each)
1 can (10 3/4 oz) condensed cream of mushroom soup
1/3 cup sour cream or milk

1. Heat over to 375 degrees. Have a 13x9" baking dish ready.
2. Mix stuffing mix, butter and 1 1/2 cups of hot water in a large bowl; set aside.
3. Arrange chicken in baking dish. Mix soup and sour cream until blended. Spread evenly over chicken, then top with stuffing mixture.
4. Bake 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.



*From my mom.

pretty typical

So yesterday was a huge let down. Not only did the nurse on the phone miscommunicate with me but also took a pee pregnancy test and it was negative.

They didn't do the blood test because they said that insurance wouldn't pay for it. They said that I can take a pee test at home before my surgery and they will test me again via pee test before my surgery at the hospital but aside from that they aren't going to do anything else.

Just another disappointing day on the list of disappointing days...

Go figure.

I'm still hopeful that next week I get a bfp on my pee test at home before my surgery so I don't have to go!

Ugh, happy friday!