Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! Halloween is probably one of my favorite holidays - a sentiment shared by my BFF, Chicken. Once I decided to stop Trick or Treating (the last time was when I was a Senior in college), Wiki and I would do elaborate set ups at my parents house complete with scarecrows, fog machines and scary sounds/music. It was great fun. I was looking forward to continuing the tradition once I got to my own house.

However while the neighborhood we live in can get quite festive (you should see #36's house), we don't seem to get that many trick or treaters. The first year I think we had four or five groups of 2-3 kids each. Last year we had more, but still nothing like at my parent's house. This year we only had about 25-30 kids come. Kev and I always do a tally of the costumes and although Darth Vader has always been a strong contender, this year we had only one. We did have 3 Boba Fetts though. I think the winner this year was the 6 witches we had.

All in all, a good night plus a lot of yummy candy left over!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Repeat Performance

So I finally got the test results this morning and it seems that 100mg of Clomid didn't work either. I thought this scenario would mean that I would be going up to 150mg of Clomid for the next cycle, but then Dr. P went ahead and referred me to a Reproductive Endocrinologist. It was kind of a surprise when she suggested it because I thought we would go 6 rounds of Clomid before they would send me to an RE. I'm kind of glad that things are moving along quickly, but at the same time, I didn't think it would be that hard to have an kiddo.

Monday, October 27, 2008

A nice needlestick

Today I had to get my bloodwork done for this round of Clomid. I'm totally expecting a bad number because according to FF I haven't ovulated yet and physically I've not felt anything that tells me that I have (although as I write this, I can suddenly feel the twinges and cramps). The lady that took my blood did an awesome job though, for sure the best ever! See I've had to give a lot of blood for tests and labs in the past. My eighth grade year when I couldn't shake a cold, I think I was getting blood drawn once every other week. So anyways, I always bleed a lot afterward and usually I have to put on a second band-aid. Also last time I went, I ended up having a big skin irritation where the tape was put on my arm. So this time I told the nice lady about it so she would use a band-aid instead. The awesome part was that I was able to take the band-aid off after a couple of hours, it looked hardly used and I didn't have a big bruise where they stabbed me. If I've got to have bloodwork done next time, I'm going back to her!

Just so you know

I do write a post almost everyday, I'm just really bad about publishing them. I've got like 10-12 posts in draft mode. I'll finish them up soon and get them out, especially this past week, cause lots of exciting stuff has happened.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Arg that FF!

So the girls on a Clomid Board I visit have gone on and on about, but I'm not such a fan. First it said that I O'ed on CD12, then it took it away, then it gave it back. Then it decided that I O'ed on CD 19 and now it's taken it away again. WTF?!?

But anyways, today is CD21 and of course it fell on a Saturday (for real this time!), so I'm going in Monday morning for b/w. Hope the people at work aren't getting upset about all this time I'm taking off. Oh well.

Friday, October 24, 2008

The Deladubrees Visit

One of Kev's friends that he's known since about the age of 11 and his wife came to visit us yesterday. They decided to come to the US for vacation. They visited Boston, Martha's Vineyard, New York City, Philadephia and Washington, DC over the course of two weeks. They came down Wednesday night and stayed till this morning.

We took them shopping (to Kohl's and Target) first and then after a slight detour to take care of the dogs, ate lunch at Cheeburger Cheeburger. We went to visit the state capital next and walk along the river. Then a nice drive down Riverside Drive with a stop at Pony Pasture. Another shopping trip to Stony Pointe and we finished off the day with dinner at a really nice Italian Restaurant.

I'm really glad they got to visit and that we got to spend time with them. While I've known them for about 8-9 years, because they've never lived near Kev since I've known them, we've only usually hung out while they were in town for a Christmas or New Year's. We're going back to Kev's parent's for Christmas this year so hopefully we'll see them then.

Monday, October 20, 2008

There's nothing like a little last minute painting...

When we moved into our house back in 2006, we discovered in the master bedroom that the previous owner had removed the wall sconces from the wall. Not really a big deal since we weren't going to put the bed where she had it and so there being sconces randomly on a wall would have looked weird. A big deal was that fact that when they painted the room they didn't bother to take the wall sconces down and so I had two perfect squares of white in an other wise bluish-grey room. It looked odd. And there were four big holes in each square where they took the screws and the drywall anchors out and didn't bother to patch it back up. I mean, who does that?!? Leave the anchors in cause you're just going to cause a huge whole in my wall! Tonight, I decided that I had enough. Friends of Kevin's from the UK are coming on Wednesday and I can't deal with one more person walking into my house and seeing those ugly white squares with their huge holes in them. I know, I know, it's just two people and I should have been way more concerned when I had a bus load of people in my house during the wedding, but for some reason it bugged me for this visit.  So this past weekend while Kevin was away caving I went to Lowe's.

Now Kevin and I had already agreed to paint the bedroom.  In fact, we agreed to paint the room a while ago.  Back in March when we got our new bedroom furniture. However through procrastination (which both of us are notorious for) we ended up not getting the bedroom painted before the furniture got delivered in May, or over the summer, or during our various long weekends.  So here it is October and nothing has changed.  The closest we got was going to Lowe's and picking up several samples of blue.  Now I like blue, but I don't like baby blues or soft blues.  I want the color to be rich and vibrant.  Kevin however doesn't like dark blues because he thinks it makes the room look darker and darker = bad in Kevin's book. So I knew after painting the samples that it wasn't going to blue.  Well, I decided on yellow.  Not bright yellow! More like a camel - buttercream yellow.  It's very nice and I've decided to do a feature wall behind the headboard.  Tonight when I got home, instead of helping Kevin get the house ready by cleaning, I locked myself in our bedroom and cleaned, patched up and painted the "sconce" wall.  And then I couldn't just leave the "samples" wall with patches of blue so I painted that wall as well. It was already getting pretty late when I finished with those two walls so I decided it would do.  I know I'm not going to be able to paint tomorrow night because Kevin would kill me if I don't help with any of the cleaning.  Hopefully this weekend (once our guests leave) I'll be able to finish up.

How Mayo became Mayo

As you can tell, I like calling people I know by nicknames. Sometimes they're cute, sometimes they're funny, other times you just gotta roll your eyes. And here's the thing, I don't even give these people their nicknames. I'm such a follower, cause while I'm usually there when they get their nicknames, it takes me weeks (only once it's caught on) to start using them.

Like my cousin Mayo. So I've got two cousins close to me in age. One (Mayo) was born before me in September; one was born after me, in July. Somehow we were all in the same grade when we went into first grade, and because we lived next door to each other, we went to the same school. Anyways, Mayo's real name rhymes with mayonesa, so she quickly became "Mayonesa." And then cause I have a "K" name, I became Ketchup (though no one calls me that anymore). Mayonesa eventually became Mayo and it stuck.

On a side note, that younger cousin ended up picking up Mustard for a short while, although I'm not sure why cause his name in no way sounds like mustard. But whatever, maybe it was cause the three of us were always together.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Tag I'm it!

I've been "tagged" by Trolley. She sent it to me by email, so I'm pretty sure she doesn't know I have a blog (not many people do). But anyways, here I go.

10 Random Facts That You May or May Not Have Known About Me

1. Kevin and I have known each other since we were 18(him)/17(me). We met our first year of university and became interested in each other shortly after.

2. I met my husband on the internet before there was,,, etc. We traded emails, letters and phone calls for a year and a half before finally meeting each other face to face.

3. I was a Hillary Clinton supporter. Still am really...Go Hillary 2012!

4. I don't believe in the death penalty.

5. Kev and I share our last name with a major hotel chain. If I'm traveling I always find these hotels and steal their pens, stationary, napkins, etc. Anything with my last name on it. I figure it's owed to me for being asked every single time I say/spell my last name "Ooh, as in the hotel?" Yes, people, as in the hotel.

6. I believe the opposite of love is not hate, but indifference.

7. I wanted to get married on 7/7/7 because 7 is my lucky number. I swear! That number always comes up in my life. Then I wanted to get married on 7/14/7 because it would be exactly 10 years and 10 days since Kev and I first laid eyes on each other. We ended up getting married on 9/22/07 because of circumstances out of our control and it was the most beautiful day ever!

8. I love playing school sports. As an adult, I've belonged to a softball team, kickball team, dodgeball team, and soccer team. I might go for volleyball next.

9. I LOVE coaching youth soccer.

10. I think I'm one of the reasons that my SIL and my husband don't talk anymore and it makes me really, really sad.

Okay that's it! Most of the blogs I read have done this already, but I might "tag" you if I find one I like to read that hasn't.

Tomorrow is our NYC trip! I'm so excited. I'll try to take lots of pics to post!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Round 2: KO? KU?

So last night I took my first pill of Clomid. This is the second round (amped up to 100mg) and hopefully it will work. Lots of thoughts going through my head. I went and got myself a basal thermometer. I'm going to start charting this month. There's a website——that is suppose to make it easy for you and help you predict when you're going to ovulate. Well not predict as much as tells you it's happened three days after the fact (when you can do nothing about it). Hopefully lots of baby dust going around here.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Experiment Over

I've decided to end the experiment. It last about two weeks and could have lasted longer but Kev decided that I wasn't really cleaning the mess, I was just spreading it out. So here's the last shot from a couple of days ago. Maybe I'll try the actual kitchen sink next.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Crap I Missed a Day

So last night I was up late watching the vice presidential debate. We had to DVR it because of Les' Agility Class. So anyways, I finally got bored and decided to go to bed. A little later Kev came up. This morning when I went downstairs, I looked at the coffee table and it suddenly dawned on me that I didn't clear it off last night! Crap! It had already started collecting the days items on it so I was really annoyed that 1. I forgot and 2. I didn't have a picture of it. Kevin then told me that he had taken the liberty of taking a picture before he went to bed— after he cleaned off his stuff, of course.

So unfortunately, here it is:

Not as bad as that before picture I have to admit, but I'm kind of annoyed with myself.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Came in...

The results are in and it seems it didn't work this cycle. So for the next cycle, I'll get bumped up to 100mg. Hopefully next round will work.