Thursday, May 21, 2009

Oh My Goodness... ICLW Again Already!

Where does the time go?

For those of you who are stopping by for the first time here's my top ten:

10 - the number of books "to read" that are currently on my bedside table
9 - the month of my birthday, also the month of our long awaited trip to NYC (Can you still call it a honeymoon if you have been married for more than two years?)
8 - how old my nephew will be turning in a week
7 - the number of boxes that we haven't yet unpacked (and we moved in here almost a year ago)
6 - the number of parents I have had in my life (yes, my life is the stuff of Jerry Spr.inger's dreams)
5 - the number of new recipes I have to try soon so that I can pass them on to you lovely people
4 - the number of times a day I stare at my FF chart to see if I can will it to say I'm pregnant
3 - the number of countries I have lived in, the number of provinces I have lived in, and the number states I have lived in (did I mention Jerry Spr.inger?)
2 - the number of angels I have in heaven (Emily Hope & Olivia Noelle)
1 - the number of people who can shorten my first name to one syllable and not get a black eye

I am also at the tail end of what has turned out to be a very trying tww. Yesterday morning I was very hopeful, but now I'm just not so sure. The hives have faded a bit, my temp dropped a little this morning, and I'm now getting my usual pre-AF backache.

I'm feeling a bit foolish for being so hopeful, because really... if it did happen this month it could practically count as immaculate conception. I was so sick during my O week that... well, let's just say I'm putting the 'it only takes once' axiom to the test. I will know soon enough, I guess.

Anyway, welcome to my little hobbit-world. I'm glad you've stopped by!


  1. Have I mentioned how much I love reading your blog??

    Seriously...I love your candidness and your optimistic outlook.

    Still hoping for you! :)

    Cool intro, btw.

  2. I've loved reading your blog since I came across it...I believe from a comment you left from a previous ICLW. :)
    I have my fingers crossed for you this cycle.

    ICLW :)

  3. number 6 made me laugh.
    but for sure, 6 is always better than 2!

    I'm sorry your TWW didnt turn out the way you wanted.

    I am sending lots of good thoughts your way though.

  4. I am so with you on number 4....and I don't even temp LOL. and on number 6....well, I have you beat :) I have 8 and don't get me started on the stepparents previous marriages. between my mom and her current husband I think it is 10 weddings. hahahahha! can you say try try again?
    I read your previous post and was so excited for you, now I am going to stay hopeful :) finges crossed.

  5. The Je.rry references are cracking me up.

    Hopefully that axiom will prove true in your case. Good luck with the end of your 2ww.


  6. My family is very Jerry Spr!nger-ish as well! We should swap stories. Whoever wins has to send the other some chocolate ;o)
    I'm crossing things for your 2ww *crosses fingers*

  7. Oh I'm sorry the 2ww is messing so much with you. I can stand that little twinge of hope that pops up right at the end. It's a dagger in my heart. I hope that there is no dagger for you, only tentative joy.

  8. Every holiday can be a honeymoon (even if you've already had one).

    I'm sorry the 2ww is being messy and you shouldn't feel foolish at all, I really hope it turns out well for you.

  9. keeping fingers and toes crossed on the 2ww for you.

    and i'm right there with you on #1!


  10. I can relate to a lot of these. Staring at my FF chart. Or more specifically, clicking away and then clicking back, to see if I gain any more clarity looking at it with 'fresh eyes.' Also, it's almost six months after my wedding with no honeymoon in sight. And I too have an angel. And too many parents. Good luck with the conclusion of this cycle's 2ww. I hope it turns into a 40ww for a little one!

  11. Nice to meet you! I love how honest and clear your thoughts and words are!


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  14. What books do you have in your "to read" pile?

    I am currently reading Mrs. Dr. Phil's book on aging...unsure if I like the book so much. Taking it slowly as so much is mentioned.

    ICLW :-)


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