Tuesday, December 30, 2008

It's sure been a while

Hi there. I’m still alive and kicking, just not writing much these days. I got very bored with myself somewhere in there, and just couldn’t conjure enough excitement word wise to hit “publish.” Then I just got too far away from this place and felt silly going back. You know how that is, it’s like when you’re gone from the gym for many weeks and you want to go back, but feel dumb because you don’t want people to ask why you stopped going or notice that you’ve gotten grossly out of shape, etc. Maybe that experience is mine alone.

Anywho, all is well here in Flib land. I still have a job, a home, a husband, and two stinky dogs. The house has undergone some serious changes and thanks to my husband, all have been performed without charge. I’m just around for moral support and clean up crew. It works out just fine. We are currently in the middle of a complete bathroom remodel, including putting in a shower. For some reason, the main bathroom in our house, the one in between all the bedrooms, did not come with a shower. Annoying. So Brett is having a crash course in plumbing. Very exciting.

However, lesson learned in that undertaking a massive construction project days before Christmas is a very very VERY bad idea. (reasonable people, like you, surely know this already)

So, the house, it is a mess, and it will stay that way for another two-weeks because we are off to the Bahamas. We are taking a cruise and I could not be more excited. It will be our first real vacation. Every time we go somewhere (including our “honeymoon,” yes our honeymoon) we have some sort of family along for the ride. We have never done anything alone that lasted more than two nights. It is only appropriate for this is the kick-off for baby making season.

Yup, you read that right. The cruise will be our last hurrah before I get all crazy for the baby. You may be thinking that it’s weird to “schedule” your hopeful conception, except that in may case it’s not, because I’ve been on this hormone that stops ovulation, so it’s actually impossible (mostly) for me to get pregnant before that’s out of my system, and it won’t be out of my system until January 15th (ish), so this cruise is timed perfectly.

This may be my only outlet for discussions of getting pregnant. I don’t really want to discuss it with people I know in the “real world” because, well, I don’t know, I just don’t. Also, Brett may get tired of hearing about my cervical mucous and my basal temperature, so this may be the perfect outlet for me (and cue the loss of all readers). Hopefully, we will have good news, but maybe we won’t and maybe this will be a good place to write about our difficulties. So, I guess that’s the plan here . . . to chronicle this adventure and maybe get some advice and support.


Jess said...

I am SO GLAD that you are back. You and Tessie in one week! It's like a bloggy miracle! And I have been stupendously jealous that you're over commenting at her place and not giving any love to the rest of us. So, yay, you're here! And yay for babymaking and cruises where you finally get to be alone with your husband, and also for husbands who do amazing things around the house for free! And also, I think it makes perfect sense to schedule your hopeful conception. I mean, you only have a brief window every month, and it's called family PLANNING anyway. So excited to follow along with all this!


Flibberty said...

Jess, I know, I suck with the commenting. I apologize for that.

Tess said...

Cue the loss of WHAT NOW? OMG, so excited for the babymaking. Um. You know, from a safe distance, or whatevs.

Also, I would like Brett to start blogging again too kthx.

LoriD said...

Oh yeah! Enjoy your cruise, but I am very excited for the baby talk!

Also, I'm very jealous of your handy husband. Mine took down the chandelier in the dining room (now den)on November 16th and we're still waiting for the replacement fixture.

Flibberty said...

I would like Brett to blog again too, but he's got approximately 20,000 irons in the fire, so to speak. However, he is getting on the Facebook train, so maybe, just maybe we'll get lucky with the blogging too.

Banana said...

Baby train! I love baby trains! Have fun in the Bahamas. A two week vacation sounds like heaven.

claire said...

I hear you about being away for too long and not knowing what to do. Same for the gym. Bah, i suck.

You didn't get to take your honeymoon by yourselves? You are WAY overdue for a nice vacation for just the two of you, then! Have fun!

And hooray for cervical mucous... ?

Fiona Picklebottom said...

You and Tess (um, I still want the IE, this is going to take some getting used to) in ONE DAY (for me, I haven't checked my reader in DAYS) is just too much! I'm feeling all verklempt. I might have to go lie down.

And a maybe-baby?!? Woo-hoo! Dude, I have to get back into the swing of things with the blogging.

artemisia said...

Wooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! On all counts.

nancypearlwannabe said...

Yay, you're back!