Saturday, May 13, 2006

Upcoming events

Well, when it rains it pours, I guess. I've been in limbo waiting for my next cycle to start and was told to call the coodinator with the start of my May period. This is to schedule bloodwork for me and C., and also schedule a sonohystogram ultrasound to verify that my uterus is healthy enough to accept a transfer. It's been several years since the RE has had a look. It sounds worse than it is.. it's just an ultrasound done after the uterus is filled with saline. It will help the RE visualize any polyps, septums, etc. better.

Wednesday I called with the start of my period and the coordinator told me that my donor called and her summer plans have changed. Wants to know if we can do this cycle NOW. WOOHOO! I love not having to agonize an extra month! So I started birth control pills Wednesday and will go in for the bloodwork/ultrasound on the 25th. I'll get the calendar/schedule then, but I do know that lupron starts 29th. I'm so ready.

It makes me realize that I still have so much to do. I wish I could get out of the denial and get started. It's going to suck this fall and winter when I'm scrambling around trying to get stuff done and I realize that I could have had 3 more months and blew it off. I'll probably start painting the "nursery" room this weekend or maybe next. I've already purged everything from it that could be evacuated. I reorged the rest. What do you think of whispy green?

Monday, May 08, 2006

Did you know rabbits can make you homesick?

Stella, our 4 year old Rottweiler has taken to spending all of her waking time (when she's not eating) sitting at the living room window staring out onto the lawn and garden. Last week, she saw a rabbit out there 2 days in a row and she's been back every day in case it shows up again. We suspect it's a mating pair because there's a little baby one that's usually under some bushes or ground cover in the garden. Of course, stella's too much of a spaz to look under the bushes for something so she continues to stare at the lawn waiting for something to hop by.

As I watched this on Friday, I realized how much I miss being home. I guess I just feel like when I moved into such a suburban neighborhood, I didn't understand how far from nature I really was. In case you don't know yet, let me be the first one to tell you that having grass and trees doesn't mean you're in nature. At all.

I miss watching foxes or deer out the kitchen window while I'm doing dishes. I miss having to pay close attention when I'm driving because I never know what size the animal's going to be that jumps out in front of my car on the mountain road between home and work. I mostly miss quietness. Literally and figuratively. I'm sick of hearing traffic 100% of the time. If I want to spend some time without hearing traffic here, I have to go herding with my dogs. The down side to herding is that the farm is right next to Fort Lewis. So while there's no traffic noise, we get to listen to the small arms fire training. Niiiiiice.

I guess what I'm saying is that I want to go home.