"Worrying about tomorrow means that you are missing some of today" Corey Allan of Simple Marriage

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Basketball Hoop

So really, what does a woman turning 40 in two days time really, really, really want for her birthday?  That would be a basketball hoop, and today it arrived.  TJL has yet to find and fit a pole to it, and it is a bit on the plastic side so it might take some work to get it affixed to a pole, but I am sure TJL can do it as he is super handy.  I can't wait until it is up and I can 'shoot some hoops!'

Today I have spent a bit of time getting the spare room ready for niece GP's visit next week.  It is going to be interesting having her for 5 or so days on our own.  She is nearly 8, so I am sure she will be fine.  And she absolutely loves the farm.  I totally forgot to take a before picture (as per usual).  I will take an after one, once I have the sheets all washed and back on the bed.  It is amazing how musty/dusty they smell after being stored for so long.  Of course that is all about to change now I am a full-time housewife.  I plan to have a roster where everything gets washed at least every 6 months (rather than when needed, like every 3 years ... bah ha ha), we will believe it when we see it!  Hopefully the room will be nicely aired for her.

Next week I will have to get the other spare room ready for my parents visit.  And the bonus of this is, then that is 2 out of 8 rooms clean and tidy!

Not to mention that I have survived 3 days without Coke, and I have managed 4 runs this week, so my healthy lifestyle is also beginning to take shape.  And I feel SO MUCH BETTER!  Much more happy that's for sure!

Well I had better get out and get the washing off the line before starting tea.


Monday, October 03, 2011

IVF first appointment

We had our first IVF appointment today.  I am so glad that I didn't have to travel to Hamilton for it, as it only took about 20 minutes.  Essentially all one has to do it say that you plan to pay for it and 'whamo!' it's all go.  

We should receive a letter in the mail in the next few days outlining what our next steps are to be, then hopefully I will be able to get it all underway with my next cycle (beginning on 16 October) or if not that soon, then next month.

I am not looking forward to the injections.  No-sir-ree-bob.  And there is only around a 30% chance of success.  And I need to lose 5kg's (working on it with the jogging).

But it looks like - here we go.

Arghhhh nervous!

Sunday, October 02, 2011


I had my first acupuncture session today.  I wasn't really all that sure on what to expect.  The jury is still out on the 'benefits'.  I am going back in a fortnight's time for a second session though, so it will be interesting to see how/if I have changed physically over the next two weeks.  I nearly fainted after needle three went in, but a bit of 'stomach breathing' saw me come right.  The ones she put in my legs by my shin bone - yuck, and when she twiddled them SUPER YUCK!  But I survived.

There were a LOT of questions regarding my menstrual cycle, but I guess that is to be expected when you are looking into acupuncture for fertility issues.

Three key things I took from the session - NO MORE SOFT DRINK!  It is bad, bad, bad for you.  I already knew that but I do so enjoy having a glass (or 3) of coke.
                                                                - Stop taking my antihistamine every day.  I shall give this up for the two weeks and see how I go,  in regards to the changes in me that she see's, and to see how I survive without taking them (increased sneezing, coughing, itchy eyes anyone??)
                                                                -  Stop having super cold and super hot drinks.  I only drink hot chocolate, and that is in the middle of winter, and I like them hot, hot, HOT!  But we are coming into summer, so won't be drinking them anyway.  Now, aside from ice-cold coke I do enjoy ice-cold water, thats ICE cold water.  But no, apparently it affects your gut bacteria so room temperature it is supposed to be.  Bah!

But, really, that's not too many changes I need to be making, and my health will be the beneficiary of this, so nothing to lose really (just dumb stuff like 'but I really, really, really want a coke').

The other thing she said was that she is glad I have quit my job, as I am so tired!  My pulse told her this, and I can not remember what my tongue told her ... hahaha.

I think it was good for me though, time will tell ...

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Day 3 as a .....

I actually don't know how to describe what I 'do' now I no longer have paid employment.  I am a house 'wife', farmers 'wife', relief milker, and photographer.  How does one put that under one heading?  Especially when I don't/won't actually be receiving any decent kind of income from any of it.  I'm a bit scared about not having my 'own' money, that's for sure.

It still hasn't sunk in that, in one days time, I will not be going back to work after my 'days off'.   I keep thinking that I have to be getting things done, as soon I will be back at work and won't have time.  But I do have time, and lots of it.  This makes me uber excited!

It also means that I have begun exercising to get rid of my 25+ excess kgs.  I have gone for a short (just over 20 minutes) run over the last two days.  The distance would only be a couple of km's, but one has to start somewhere.  I plan to do as many of the olex fun runs as I can, which have distances of 2.5km, 5km and 10km, as a part of my training plan.  The first one is in 2 weeks time, so I shall try to do the 5km distance, the rest I hope to do the 10km distance.

Bring on the rest of my life!!