Saturday, December 3, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
- I just finished up my fourth round of Clomid (an infertility medication) for this year and again it did not work.
- All my hens are laying! It's so nice to get 4-5 eggs each day. Soon I'll be able to start giving them to friends. Yesterday I integrated the 3 baby chickens with the 6 big girls. So far so good. All feathers are still intact. haha
- I made a Star Wars birthday cake this past weekend for my favorite little 5 year old. He went bananas and started hugging and kissing me!
- Spring has FINALLY decided to arrive in western WA. I'm hoping to re-fence off the garden this weekend and plant the 18 tomato plants I've had growing in our living room window. I'm also going to be planting several old heirloom varieties of corn, squash, melon and beans.
- I have made a fantastic new friend, Amber, who lives in Kentucky. We met on a Trying To Conceive (TTC) forum and it feels like we were always meant to be friends... we have a crazy amount of stuff in common.
- We traded in our Volkswagen Jetta and Kia Sorento for a Honda Insight. It's taken some getting used to being a 1-car household, but with the distance we commute (we carpool together), we HAD to get something with good gas mileage. 43-47MPG isn't too shabby. ;)
- I want to throw a tea party!
Friday, March 25, 2011
*We are attempting, once again, to add to our family biologically. No success yet, but we will keep trying.
*We have moved on from our former lifestyle for a healthier, more active one.
*If indeed we are at an impasse with our 2nd adoption attempt, we may consider adopting through the state.
*I'm no longer letting people get to me and try to break me down. If I can't handle you or your actions, I don't need to be around it. Save your drama for your mama! I will have none of it.
*And lastly, we are slowly but surely trying to move on from all the overwhelming sadness we have felt when it comes to our attempted adoption(s).
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Depression associated with infertility is not the same as typical depression. Lisa Tuttle, Ph.D., a psychologist who specializes in fertility counseling, says that depression related to infertility is a combination of emotions: not just sadness, but jealousy, anger and grief. "Jealousy is probably the most painful, and more so because it's not really a socially acceptable emotion," says Tuttle. "There's also guilt for depriving spouses and parents of a child, loneliness and often loss of faith." Obsession is also a factor. Tuttle encounters many women who say they can't stop thinking about it, that it haunts them even while they're sleeping.
I am posting this only as a way for me to vent. I don't know if anyone will even read this, but i'm okay with it going into internet oblivion. I'm depesrate to feel better. Have a day when I don't feel a great sadness. Maybe me writing this out and journaling will help. Maybe not. We'll see.
(If you're curious, the full article can be found here.)
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
We have just started our indoor seedlings for 2 varieties of tomatoes as well 3 varieties of onion. All of the seeds we have bought for our garden are non-GMO heirloom seeds... some date back to the 1700's! We purchased them from the Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds and I highly recommend them. From the time I ordered them to the when they arrived took a quick 3 days.
In the spirit of myself having Spring fever, I thought I'd share with you 10 reasons why you should join in the ever-increasing backyard revolution and plant a backyard garden.
1. Gardens are inflation and recession proof.
2. Planting your own seed protects you from the risks of GMO foods.
3. Growing a garden is emotionally rewarding and offers independence.
4. Fresh picked vegetables are 50% higher in vitamins, minerals, and nutrients.
5. In an emergency, grocers only have 72 hours worth of food on the shelves.
6. You will make fewer trips to the grocery store.
7. Saving seed from your garden assures nutrition year after year.
8. Gardening keeps us fit; both in mind and body.
9. Planting and sowing is an excellent family activity.
10. You control what goes in to your garden, including pesticides!