Sunday, May 31, 2009


Nope, not this month. Oh well, on to the pool and now I get to use the OV watch!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Few changes & happy day!

I haven't written for a while, sorry, just nothing new. This week has been a little crazy in that it was just an odd week, and I joined Weight Watchers. Yes, I admit it, I did. I've always struggled with my weight and at various times asked for help from trainers, nutritionists, websites, friends, etc. But it always goes back to workouts and I can do those until I am blue in the face. No one is every there to help me eat, because it is my hand putting food in my mouth. All the docs say, "drop 10 lbs and that may do it." So I joined. The meeting is on Tuesday afternoons at 4:30 pm, so I have to start work a little earlier so I can be done at 4 pm. But I have the opportunity to go in the morning and weigh and back to the meeting at night. The first weigh in was unacceptable, something I haven't been since high school - I was overweight in HS, not like my skinny mini friends. Anyway, I feel good about this decision. This week has been a little rough because I have eaten out nearly every day, which never happens. I loaded up on veggies and fruit and Lean Cuisines at the grocery store on Thursday, and I am ready to face the week. Tonight we are having fish tacos, which looked really yummy while I was prepping them. I've gone over on points every day, so I am thankful for the "bonus" points, but today I haven't so far! I know I can do this, I just need to stick to it. (I asked at WW if I got pregnant, would they let me stop without charges and the answer was yes. It would be my luck to get down 10-15-20 lbs, and then get pregnant! Wouldn't mind it, but obviously not the best scenario! Why lose it, only to gain it back ON PURPOSE?)

Haven't been able to work out the last week due to having back issues. So tomorrow, swimming again, then Monday back to the gym! I feel good about this!

I did have something happy happen on Friday. We (Mom and I) were helping one of our elderly client couples move into assisted living all day. We moved the little stuff and packed up while the band (4 guys - 3 younger, 1 older) moved the heavy furniture. Anyway, after we are all done and the movers are on their way out. One of them (younger guy, maybe 25) went to shake my hand, made an obvious look at my wedding ring finger and said, "I know you are married, but you are the most beautiful woman in the world. Your husband is a lucky man and you should tell him so!" How sweet and random is that. Then he just walked away. Mind you, I am sweaty, tired and wearing shorts (I hate my legs). It made my day and gave me some saunter back in my step. Now just to keep that going! Jason got a little jealous, but that isn't always a bad thing. Nice to be appreciated, especially when you aren't expecting it! That should happen more often!!

Then today, we (some of my best girls) and I threw a surprise baby shower for another best girl. She was surprised and it was very nice to just sit and catch up over snacks, without a lot else going on. Always fun to see them and successfully pull off a surprise party!

More news as it comes!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Back from vacation, no more MIA!

So I know I have been MIA for almost a week and a half now, but we were on vacation in DC! It was a lot of fun, but very tiring. Every day we saw at least 4 monuments or museums, if not 5 or 6. We found a hop-on-hop-off bus and that was very helpful with getting around and giving our feet-sies a rest. We walked everywhere or took the metro (subway)! I had planned to wear my pedometer on Sun (we got there Sat, May 9) and Mon, but forgot. I think these were our 2 biggest walking days because we were fresh. I did wear it Tuesday and Wednesday and both days we walked 17,500 some odd steps! So imagine Sun and Mon when we walked more, I would guess around 20,000+! No worries about working out at least.

I will try to remember what we saw...Eastern Market (Farmers Market outside), Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Castle, Washington Monument, WWII Veterans Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Lincoln's Memorial, Smithsonian American History Museum(they had the original Star-Spangled Banner on display - so moving!), Bureau of Printing and Engraving (money making!), Ford Theater (where Pres Lincoln was shot) and Petersen House (where Lincoln died), National Archives (Constitution, Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence on display), toured the Capitol and saw Senator McCain's office, White House (we had a tour - very hard to come by, but McCain's office came through), Smithsonian Natural History Museum, Arlington National Cemetery (JFK's grave and eternal flame, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and changing of the guard, Arlington House and my "adopted grandfather's" grave), Supreme Court House and room where they hold sessions (did you know there is a basketball court above the Supreme Court House?!), Newseum (museum about journalism and events associated with including 9/11 attacks and Pulizer Prize winning photos), International Spy Museum, Mount Vernon (where Pres. Washington lived) and visited with my Uncle Leo and Aunt Shawna. I know that sounds like a lot, but I think I forgot a couple things! Now you see why our feet hurt!

Tried to BD while we were gone, but for a lot of it we were so very tired. We did, but we also drank so I don't know that getting pregnant this month would be good anyway. I won't be upset if we do(!), but also might be relieved if we aren't. Plus, just spent a chunk on the OV watch and want to actually get to use it! Have to wait for Day 1 to do that though!

Now we are home and even though we are back on Tucson time, around 8 pm we look at each other and want to go to bed! Been so tired all this week. Going back to work is hard to do!

As for Jason and Chrysler, thus far his job and dealership are safe. They seem to be the most lucrative in the city, so he should be safe. But keep those fingers crossed that they stay busy!


Friday, May 8, 2009

And we're off...almost...

We haven't left yet, but we are officially on vacation time now. We are both done with work, the house sitter (Will) has picked up the keys and instructions. My suitcase is packed, Jason's remains empty, until tonight when he gets to it. We are set. Need to eat some dinner and get to bed early as we need to get up at 3:30 am! YES, that early for a 6 am flight! But then we get to DC and we get to go everywhere and relax! I love it! Alright, need to shut down and vacuum and finish packing! Talk when we get back!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Welcome to Day 8...

OV watch showed up yesterday and it is just as it said it would be. But need to start on cycle day 1, 2 or 3, and since obviously this is day 8, it will have to wait until June. Now that isn't a bad thing. We are leaving on vacation on Sat, so being super conscious of ovulation on vacation probably wouldn't have been that fun. But glad it is here and when we get back and if AF shows up, then will start it then. This month seems to be going so fast!

Things are a bit crazy at Jason's work. Chrysler has now gone bankrupt and while he doesn't work directly for Chrysler, he works for the brand of Chrysler via Jim Click. Added some stress to his life and that is never good. So this vacation comes at a very opportune time. And I found out Tuesday, that I got tickets to the White House! Very exciting!

Mom and Dad left on Tuesday to go to North Carolina and will meet us in DC on the 14th. We will have plenty of time to ourselves and will get to see plenty of sights. I started an itinerary for us mainly for hotel and flight info, and now with all the tours McCain's office booked and friends and family we are seeing, we will be super busy! But it will be fun stuff and things we can duck out of if we don't feel like it! I am so excited to go, just not very excited to pack. I hate packing. I always pack well and then the morning I leave I throw in about 12 things I don't need and all of the sudden I have a bunch of crap I don't want to lug everywhere!

I need to go finish my book for class so I can start studying. Probably won't post until we get back. Have fun!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Vacation is only 3 days away

The living room has been painted and put back together - that was done Sunday and it looks awesome! We should have done it so long ago.

We are on Day 6 and no sign of the OV watch, it is coming from an Air Force Base in Germany! So probably won't even see it until we get back from vacation. We leave Sat morning at the earliest crack of dawn to fly to Dallas then on to DC. So excited. Jason is worried about the flight because he isn't a good flier, but I am thinking about getting there and not having to work for 9 days! Rock on!

Going for a walk with Anna today. She is a friend I met on and also trying to get pregnant. Will be nice to have someone here to go through this with. I have a couple long-distance infertility buddies, but having someone here will be awesome!

Now to find some lunch and go study for the afternoon!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Swimming - again

So finally the new season is here and I am allowed to go swimming again. I got up at 6:30 (yes, 6:30 on a Sunday) and went to swim. Got there a little early but got to chat with my coach a bit. Did pretty well for being out of the pool for about 5 months. I even kept up with Michele in some of our sprints - which has never happened. But they were short and that went away. It was tiring but well worth the effort. Did 3000 meters in 90 minutes and that is a little shy of what I used to do, but not much! YAY me!

Now off to paint the living room and pay bills and write instructions for our house and pack for vacation that starts SATURDAY!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Successes and Worries....

Can I say that I slept INSANELY well last night? Could have been the acupuncture, could have been the long-lost alcoholic beverages, or could have been the heating pad and castor oil soothing the pain away. Nevertheless, I slept wonderfully last night.

So AF showed up yesterday and there was some pain, but nothing like last month! YAY! That means the acupuncture and herbs are working - and probably the positive thinking too that they will work. I had acupuncture last night after work and told Debi about my revelation of thinking that the baby's soul is already within me, we are just waiting for her heart and body to join us. She liked that a lot. She also told me that if you make a castor oil pack (pour castor oil on some soft fabric, put it on your belly, and cover with saran wrap) your cramps will go away, your body will cleanse more and endo may go away quicker. I took the advice and minus the randomness of the little mess, it worked wonders! So the plan is to do that everytime!

On a sad note, Chrysler declared bankruptcy yesterday. Jason doesn't work directly for Chrysler but his employer is part of Chrysler, so this is kind of a big deal. My plan is to watch our expenses and keep an eye out for jobs for him, just in case. His is to worry when parts are hard to come by....which could be a little late. I know he is a hard worker and he will find whatever he can to get by, but this is a little scary. Maybe now isn't the time to try and get pregnant....why is this so hard in more ways than one? I have also heard there is never a good time to get pregnant!

So pray for us and remember to count your blessings!