Saturday, December 23, 2006

Another Month Goes By

Well, it's what I expected. Another month has come and gone and nothing has happened. CD1 will be tomorrow. I can't say I feel upset or anything. I guess in my case I feel it's going to be such a long shot that if it does happen naturally we will be ecstatic. But because we're so prepped for it not to work for us, I don't go through the highs and lows that many of you do when you have a failed cycle. Don't get me wrong, I am disappointed. But I guess I'm not feeling it as strongly as some others may. Am I moved to tears, no. Am I sad, yes because it's another month going by and nothing.

I'm busy now prepping for 24 for Christmas Day (yes I know, I'm insane), so if I don't get back to blog before then, V. and I just want to say thank you to all of your support this year and we would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and hope that 2007 brings you all everything you want, wish for and dream about. Health, Happiness and Prosperity to all.


Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Yes, I'm still around

I'm a bad blogger. Bad! I have broken the rule of blogger etiquette. If one wants people to come and visit your blog, one needs to post on a (semi)regular basis. I have been derelict in my duty. I humbly apologize (Pam bows her head).

It's been a hectic, busy, exhausting two weeks since my last post. On the TTC front, there's nothing going on. I'm basically in the 2ww and AF is due to appear on the 24th. So in the meantime, I've been working my butt off both at the office and at home. V. and I are still madly unpacking boxes to get ready for Christmas. However, we had our Open House on the 17th which was a rousing success. Everyone thought we were insane to host a party for upwards of 35-50 people two weeks after we moved. But was great fun and everyone had a blast. There was tons of food and drink. Many of my family thought I had way too much food, but I had to remind them that the other half of my family is West Indian. For anyone who is/knows a West Indian, they're a hungry, thirsty lot. :) At the end of the day, we had some, but not a lot of food left, quite a number of empty alcohol bottles, and satisfied friends and family I consider that a successful night. And to top it off, my brother and his family surprised us by being able to join us. They'd driven in from Chicago the night before so it was a treat to see them, and have them see our new place.

However, because of all the prep involved leading up to the day (ie. baking, cooking, cleaning) I was exhausted Sunday night. Oh, and I also set up the Christmas tree at 2am on Sunday morning to make sure that it was up, decorated and ready for the party. I've not truly recovered from the sleep deprivation as yet, but I'm on vacation from tomorrow, so I intend to catch up and recoup. After all, we're hosting the family for Christmas Day so that means another couple of days of prepping and cooking in anticipation of their arrival. It's always a lot of work, but for those of you who know me, know I thrive on this kind of thing. I love hosting parties. I stress about the menu before hand and if I'll have enough (although I've never run short), but in the end, it all turns out well. And Christmas is going to be fun. For the first time in the 8 years I've known V. this will be the first time we will have everyone here. Hopefully V.'s brother and his family will be able to come into town for a few days, we've got V.'s cousin and his girlfriend in from Trinidad, his parents, his sister and her grown kids, his cousins and their families, my mom and my younger brother (the Chicago contingent will have returned by then), and a friend who would otherwise be spending the holiday alone. At last count, if everyone is able to make it, we're looking at 22 people. This is going to be great! I'm looking forward to it. I'll let you know how it all goes.

If I don't get back to posting until after Christmas, I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Channukah, Happy Kwanzaa, Merry Christmukah, Happy Festivus and whatever other holiday you may celebrate.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

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Monday, December 04, 2006

Never again!

Okay, we've moved. That had to be the worst moving experience I've ever had. The movers were fine, although there was some damage for which we'll need to put in a claim, but the guys were friendly, personable and didn't complain about some of the stuff they had to move (ie. gym-quality treadmill, big screen tv). However, it took all friggin' day! Fourteen hours later and they were done. PLUS IT RAINED. HARD!!!!! I hate moving. :(

Now we've got the joyful job (not!) of unpacking everything. Of course, we haven't made this easy for ourselves. We've got two weeks to get the place in order (or at least the boxes hidden away) as we host our annual Christmas Open House on the 17th. Anyone in the Toronto/GTA area who wants to come, let me know. :) Then a week later it's Christmas and we're hosting the whole family at our place. That about 22 people at last count, with special family coming in from Trinidad this season. It's going to be great! I love entertaining as Patti knows so I'm looking forward to it, but I haven't had time to sit down and plan anything. I know it will all come together but I'll probably drive V. to drink in the process. :) Hmmm, he may not have a problem with that. We'll see.

Anyway, we're back to trying again for December. Today is CD8, so the 2ww will be ending just before Christmas. This time around I've added in the chinese remedy that I'd been given a year or so ago to see if it will help. Who knows. If I can find the time, I'll probably go get the other "remedy" I was advised to use from the west indian side of the family and see if it helps. As they say, every little bit helps.

Anyway, that's it for now. Just wanted to give an update and not let you all think I was awol. :)