Monday, January 28, 2013
Friday, January 25, 2013
|view from our balcony at the Shore Cliffs Lodge|
|my morning visitor on our balcony|
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Horseback riding is so therapeutic for me.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
HAPPY AND WELCOME: Happy Monday! Happy Martin Luther King Day! And a warm welcome to ICLW visitors. When I signed on for ICLW in January, I expected to be writing a post telling you that I'm having a beautiful healthy embryo transferred today and I'm entering into my 2WW. Unfortunately, I can't share that good news because my cycle was cancelled which you can read more about here.
Instead our only news on the baby making front is that AF showed up on Friday, I'll be starting BCP this week and getting my AMH blood test completed. I've been thinking a lot about what it means if the test comes back and says that I have DOR. I'm really unsure about the implications of this diagnosis. If anyone has DOR and would like to share their thoughts, I'd love to hear them.
SHARING: I did get some good news this week. A publicist informed me that my blog was selected by her company to be included in their Top Infertility Blogs of 2012. For some reason, I can't access their website on my mac but it comes up fine on every other device - iPhone, ipad and PC. It is a great list of IF blogs and I'm honored to be included.
MORE SHARING: Every once in while, I'm struck by something I read and feel compelled to share. A few days ago, a fellow blogger Julia at Finding a Way Out of IF, wrote this post called Dear Newly Diagnosed Self. The post was inspired by a piece written by a childless pregnant person about what she would tell her pregnant self in hindsight after the baby was born. Julia's post is a beautifully written and filled with advice that her 5 year IF veteran self would give her newly diagnosed self. It's a must read if you are in the early stages of infertility. If you've been at this for a while, there are some good reminders.
AND LOTS MORE SHARING: The lovely Emily at Its History In The Making nominated me for a Liebster award. Thanks girl! While appreciate the love, I've already accepted this honor last March in this post. But I'd love to answer Em's questions so that y'all can get to know me better and I'd love to have you answer some of these through comments so that I can get to know you.
1. What is your favorite quote?
“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning,
but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”
2. Where would you love to live and why?
Besides owning my own tropical island somewhere so I can bask in the sun on the regular,
3. What is your must have accessory right now?
My Michael Kors rose gold watch.
4. What is your favorite book?
The Great Gatsby. I can't wait for the movie to come out in May.
5. What are you addicted to right now?
Pomegranates. It that time of year. Healthy and delicious snack.
6. Favorite moment of 2012
Ice Skating with my hubby in Central Park.
7. Favorite recipe
I love food so much. This is really hard. Right now, I'm hooked on spicy...like this Chicken Taco Chili.
8. What would be your perfect day?
Lounging on the beach with a good book, an icy cocktail and my man.
9. What talent do you wish to learn?
I'd like to be able to sing without glass shattering.
10. What is one of your New Year's resolutions?
I don't believe in New Year's resolutions. You must resolve to be the best that you can be everyday of the year. Not just on December 31st.
11. What are two of the most important things in your life?
Hope y'all have a great week!
Saturday, January 19, 2013
In this post, I told you all about my love of animals and my dream of becoming a farmer. It was written with a lot of humor but in many ways...I was dead serious. And I never realize how serious I am until I find myself in wide open spaces with lots of furry creatures.
|mom and grandmother on the rockers|
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
So, the first 5 people to comment with their email and blog address will receive from a book from me in the mail. However, I would ask one thing of you. To pay it forward. For you five lucky people to make the same offer on your blog. To post the button and pass along a beloved book (new or used) to five of your readers. It could be a favorite book or a book you think could really help the receiver based on what's going on in their life (i.e. fertility or pregnancy book, photography, cooking, diet, etc.) Blog stalking would be required. If you send the book media mail, the cost is under $3. It is a very inexpensive way to give something meaningful to someone else without expecting anything in return.
Even if you are not one of the first 5 commenters, you can still participate in Pay It Forward 2013 on your blog. Just write a post, add the button (grab code from side bar), make the offer and send the books. Simple.
Here's to another year of blogging and to paying it forward!
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Friday, January 11, 2013
I was not expecting that. At all.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
|my daily drug stuff|
|right: last night's damage | left: almost two week old bruise|