Tuesday, December 30, 2008

2008 Summary

1. What did you do in 2008 that you had never done before?
~ Tim and I bought a house.

2. Did you keep your New Year's resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
~ I don't make resolutions anymore

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
~ Yes, my SIL gave birth as well as a few of my friends.

4. Did anyone close to you die?
~ No, fortunately

5. What countries did you visit?
~ None this year

6. What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
~ a baby

7. What dates from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
~ None that really stand out.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
~ Major pay raise

9. What was your biggest failure?
~ Fighting with Tim more often

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
~ none this year

11. What was the best thing you bought?
~ Our house because I know that when it is done, it will be great

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
~ Dr. Mattingly, who has been able to make some progress with me.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
~ Mine, sometimes.

14. Where did most of your money go?
~ Debt, the house, and everything else in between

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
~ getting to decorate my own place

16. What song will always remind you of 2008?
~ Life in a Northern Town - Sugarland

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder? ~ Happier
b) thinner or fatter? ~ About the same
c) richer or poorer? ~ About the same

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
~ Get things done around the house

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
~ I wish I had been less emotional these past few months.

20. How did you spend Christmas?
~ alone for the most part...Tim had to work both nights.

22. Did you fall in love in 2008?
~ I fall in love every day :-)

23. What concerts did you attend this year?
~ None

24. What was your favorite TV program?
~ Eli Stone

25. Do you dislike anyone now that you didn't dislike this time last year?
~ Yes

26. What was the best book you read?
~ 19 Minutes by Jodi Picoult

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
~ Nothing I can think of, been listening to country for several years now.

28. What did you want and get?
~ Will be getting some new bakeware...I am in desperate need of some new ones.

29. What did you want and not get?
~ a baby

30. What was your favorite film of this year?
~ The Dark Knight

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
~ I turned 27 and went to dinner and a movie

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
~ If I had become a mother.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?
~ The same as 2007

34. What kept you sane?
~ my husband

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
~ fancy?!? none

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
~ none for the most part

37. Who did you miss?
~ Our friends in Murfreesboro and everything we did together.

38. Who was the best new person you met?
~ Didn't really meet anyone this year.

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008.
~ Patience is a virtue.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
~ "I just wanna fix my mistakes..." Blake Shelton

Monday, December 22, 2008

I've been Tagged...

My friend just tagged me...here are the rules:
You must go to your documents folder (or wherever you store your photos) and go to your 6th picture folder, then go to the 6th picture in that folder and post it on your blog. Tell us a story about that picture.

In this case, this is a picture of my cat, Ciaran (the black cat) and my IL's cat, Miss Kitty, snuggling together. They looked so sweet together; the few times they weren't chasing each other around the house. It was Christmas 2006.

Now......I am gonna tag ALL of the people who read my blog! Have fun!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

So alone...

I really don't know who to reach out to right now. I feel so alone. It is 4 days before Christmas and I have finally come to the realization that I am going to be by myself Christmas Eve (Tim goes into work at 1pm and doesn't get off until midnight) and again on Christmas Day (he will have to work again from 4pm to midnight). He doesn't have the holiday off like most people, but he only works customer service at Cincinnati Bell. There should be no reason that the call center should be open over the holiday (any holiday; I also spent Thanksgiving by myself, he worked 12 hours that day as well). I will also get to spend New Year's Eve by myself (he doesn't get home until after 12:30pm so it just isn't the same). I suppose it is better than last year when he worked 2nd shift and we ended up celebrating 5 hours earlier, but at least we were able to travel and make it back in time for him to work. Now we don't even have that option.

I think I am also sad because we don't have any extra money to get each other gifts, at least not ones that we don't already know about. Normally I enjoy shopping and wrapping presents, but when I have neither, what else am I suppose to do. He got WoW for his bday/christmas gift and we are only budgetted for $25 a person, including ourselves (which I hate). All I really want are some new baking pans (cookie sheets or cake pan) since ours are fairly nasty.

Unfortuantly, I have been taking my frustrations out on Tim and it isn't helping that I have the Clomid crazies right now. I can't wait to get back on the Femera, but that isn't until next cycle. I was hoping to relax and enjoy this break cycle, but that hasn't happened yet. I get to start HCG shots next cycle, which could be interesting since I have to administer my own shots (luckily there will only be 5). Dr. Mattingly promised me that they are small needles, so who knows.

I feel better (still have a headache) getting this onto paper, and I can only pray things get better. I can't wait for 2009 to get here.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Life goes on...

I can't believe that it has been over two months since I have posted. No I haven't fallen off the face of the year; I have just been dealing with life.

First, today's is Tim's 32nd birthday, so I want to say Happy Birthday! to him.

It's kinda sad that another year has passed and we still haven't been able to get pregnant. At least Dr. Mattingly has been able to make some progress with my blood work after doing blood work for 3 weeks, going every other day (my arms are finally starting to heal from the bruises). We are going to move onto HCG injectables along with the Femera next cycle. We are moving forward, but I just wish this was about two years ago (or even this time last year).

We have been keeping busy moving into the house; lots of unpacking, cleaning, and still more painting. We have the two other bedrooms and the bathroom to finish. The bathroom is going to be an ongoing project since it is our only one.

Life continues to move forward, so must I.