Friday, July 26, 2013

Doped up

on Benadryl today. That's right folks, the fleas are back. I don't know what it is about the end of July but it's like they explode out of nowhere. We've got Frontline on the cats now and I treated everything so I think we have it under control. *Knocks wood* I'm allergic and broke out in tiny, itchy, maddening welts but am doing damage control with the Benadryl and not getting bit today helps.

I did however manage to run around my yard today and got the house vacuumed but gave up getting any work done on my sites due to my fog. The rest of the day consisted of me in the recliner hanging with my kiddo and watching bad good daytime TV. A Haunting anyone? And you can't go wrong with House Hunters International. Unfortunately there was no Life Below Zero to flip to during commercials.

So, I'm feeling better and my husband is bringing home Chinese takeout and more Benadryl. Some people are high on life, tonight I will be high on Benadryl and playing World of Warcraft if I don't fall asleep on my key board first.. A wild Friday night.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Light at the end of the lady tunnel.

My anxiety was a bit out whack last night so I toyed with taking one of my five leftover airplane Xanax or a Nerve Tonic. Nerve Tonic ended up winning out even though googling Xanax with Aspirin didn't provide any alarming anecdotes. I ended up laying awake until 2:30 am reading some fiction about a couple that meets on the Pacific Crest Trail and many shenanigans ensue. I woke up at 9:30am and went back to bed at 11:30 to continue reading until 2. This caused me to later download samples of thru hiking tales that are sure to keep me entertained in case sleep alludes me again tonight.

The good news is that my flow is starting to slow. Maybe my hormones will also get back to normal.

I'm hoping to get up a a decent time tomorrow to hit a potential garage sale that may or may not  contain a treadmill. The girl is also having a sleepover tomorrow so I also have to run some errands and tidy up the house.

And with any luck, swimming.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Summertime and lady stuff

Loving summer so far. Had a great trip to see family for about 10 days and we are falling into the summer routine of staying up late, sleeping in, doing projects around the house, working, grilling out, swimming and basically just being hermits. 

I have been trying to get back into running and am thinking about trying to run my first 5k in Oct. Unfortunatley I've been having a wicked perimenopausal period and don't necessarily want to go run outside. I have however been jogging around my house at 10 to 12 minutes.

 I also just got paid so I'm considering buying a used treadmill because I'm sure jogging around the house doesn't have the same effect. I did well using the hotel treadmill on vacation and was able to run a bit over a mile without stopping so I'm thinking if I keep at it I should be ready by Oct.

Took a long break from trying to conceive and will be back at it as soon as I finish up my period. 

Girl is going to be 11 in a couple of weeks and my parents will be here to help celebrate. 5th grade starts a couple of weeks after that. I'm already having school dreams. Don't want to think about it. Not ready.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

This looks amazing (edited from amazeballs)

Edited almost a year later to say that it would have been better if it were an hour shorter or maybe I would feel differently if I had read the book first.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Pictureless Wednesday

We ended up going on a last minute trip this week down to Newport Beach. My husband had a business trip and wanted us to tag along so I pulled Miss out of school for the week.  I also forgot the camera.

This week consists of the occasional work study, sleeping in, ordering room service, swimming in heated pool, eating in swanky lounges at night and playing ping pong.
Right now, I'm drinking Chardonnay from a Chinet cup by the pool, watching Miss swim and the planes fly over from John Wayne airport.  It does not suck.

This post is also tagged as typo Wednesday as I'm on my Kindle.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Still here

I got busy with the move and school starting. Let me just tell you, school this year is tough.  4th grade seems to be the new 10th.  They kicked it up a few notches this year, that's for sure.

Here is some of the girl's sidewalk art from the past couple of weeks.

In music news, I have discovered

One of my favorite things is when I discover and new group and I just cannot get enough of them. I have a feeling I have a new obsession coming on.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

It's hard.

I am in the two week wait. For those of you wondering-The two week wait is the time between ovulation and finding out if you are pregnant or not.
We've been at this for three years now with some chemical pregnancies in the midst of it. Our daughter was conceived on the second month but I was much younger then and in much better shape. Now we are eleven years older and I am getting to a point where I am beating myself up less with the fact that we should have started trying much much earlier and just accepting that life got in the way.
So here I sit, in our beautiful, quirky, new/old house waiting. Dh's horoscope said that he would get good news regarding a baby at the end of August. Ironically, I have been eating alot of garlic, quinoa and avocados without even realizing until today when I read an article that all of these foods are excellent for fertility. I feel bloated and crampy, blah, blah, blah.

Despite everything I still always feel hope. Then my period usually comes and I feel anger, rage, and sadness, why me, lather, rinse, repeat.

Also, yesterday I saw I'm guessing around 20? pregnant woman. I also saw a woman who appeared older than me with an older child and a baby who resembled my husband. Maybe I'm starting to go crazy.

Maybe it's finally my time? Maybe I will be here in a couple of days posting with my box of wine, olives and feta cheese?

Time will tell.