Day: June 9, 2011

Dish :: Spring Fever

I brought this post over from the old blog.  Original post date was March 2010, hence the springtime theme.

I’m not really down with the fungus consumption, but I know plenty of folks who are.  Here in Michigan, late spring is prime time for mushroom hunting.  Although not a fan of eating said fungus, one of my favorite memories of my childhood is that of scouring the forest for the mysterious delicacy known as the morel mushroom with my mom and grandma.

There’s a lot to experience in the woods besides poison ivy… knee-high forests of may apples, the forbidden-to-pick trillium, tiny purple crocuses and violets poking through the carpet of last autumn’s discarded leaves.  You’ll hear the soothing sounds of the cardinals and robins and chickadees, the obnoxious calls of the blue jay, and more than likely, a flock of geese coming home from their winter escape.  If you’re really quiet, you might even get lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a mama whitetail and her cute baby Bambi, or a sweet, fuzzy little bunny. Read More


And Now For Something Completely Different…

For those of you who don’t know, I used to have another blog.  Which is to say that back in the days when infertility hadn’t taken over my every conscious thought, I would sometimes write about things that I enjoyed, like cooking and memories of my childhood and such.

I lost interest in sharing those things once I realized that my body was betraying me left and right, and I abandoned the other blog about a year ago in an attempt to free up a few more minutes a week for Sexy Time.

A good friend recently mentioned to me that he enjoyed that old blog, and that I should resurrect it.  (Apparently he isn’t into rambling posts about the cobwebs in my uterus.)  I gave it some thought, and have come to the conclusion that while I just don’t have enough time/energy/interest to give to both writing attempts, that maybe there’s room here for posts that don’t have a darn thing to do with my girl-parts.


I know.  Crazy, right?

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Prep Work

June 9th, 2011.  CD8.

So, today is all about preparing for the big day with the lady who’s going to knock me up.  My first RE appointment is in a week, and I’m starting to get a little anxious.  I checked in with the office to see which of my doctors have sent over my medical records, and I’ve started to fax records requests to the ones who haven’t.

By the way, is it a job requirement for medical records office employees to be rude?  I mean seriously… I have called four offices today, and every single one of those women pretty much hates their life, or so it sounds over the phone.  I hate calling you to fax over copies of my last three pap smear results just as much as you hate faxing them, mkay?  Get over it, lady.  Jeez.

Anyway, so aside from making sure my medical records are in place, showing up on time for my appointment, and employing some advanced hair-removal techniques, is there anything else I should be doing to prepare for this three-hour tour of my privates?

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