Thursday, September 15, 2011

Should I or Shouldn't I?

So, I've been doing a lot of thinking about this last cycle we have planned. It probably is on my mind off and on during every day, probably because I just don't know when we're going to be able to do it. And I suspect with my birthday two weeks away, that's weighing on my mind as well, wondering when we can do it. I hate the waiting, and more I hate the delay because each month goes by could mean that our chances of success drop as the embryos are frozen, I'm getting older etc.

I've been trying to figure out how I can resolve this because really the delay is financial. With the unexpected expense of my FIL funeral, and some other unavoidable financial obstacles, it just doesn't seem feasible any time soon. I know DH is trying to make the numbers work, but I can't let my hopes up. So, I was thinking if having a raffle here, on my blog. I'm still not sure of the logistics and would have to emails some other bloggers who have done something like this, but I know it's do-able.

In my day job, I'm an IT professional. But in my off time, you all know I bake cakes, cookies and brownies. But what you may not remember is that I also knit. There are some pictures I think on this blog from a couple of years ago of items I knitted for some fellow bloggers new arrivals. So I'm thinking of holding a raffle for some blankets. I say some, because depending on the response, I'd probably knit up 5 baby blankets. I'd do sweaters, but they take way too long. ;) And I hate doing socks. I'd have to coerce my friend, Red, into doing them for me as she can whip them off super fast. I'd also consider putting in a couple of prizes of my "world famous" (in my world anyway - just ask The Smart One and MyReality) brownies. They may only be available for local winners as the cost for shipping them may be prohibitive but I'll have to look further into that. I'm thinking $5 would get you an entry into the raffle and multiples of $5 get you multiple entries.

So what do you think?


Gil said...

Well my dear friend, I'd be up for either the blanket raffle (I'd love one for my nephew) or the brownies (you could bring them to me!!!). Sure. Count me in. Not for a lot, as money is tight, but do count me in.

And yes, if you and V are heading this way to babysit nephews, let us know please! Maybe we could get together and do something with all the kids! Love to you both!

Lut C. said...

There ought to be special loans for situations like these, a bit like student loans.
Well, actually, the price of treatment shouldn't be so high, but that's another discussion.

Across continents, shipping costs would be prohibitive.

Do you think you would have enough visitors/participants to make it worth your while? Perhaps selling on Etsy would be more efficient?

It's so unfair to have money stand in your way.

Pam said...

Lut - It's hard to say if it would be worth it. I think if I get Mel to mention it on LFCA it could help a bit. Even if only 100 entries were made, it would be helpful. But I do have to think this through. I know I have readers that just lurk, but I don't know if I have enough. :) And I agree, treatment shouldn't be this high, but I'm lucky in that we "only" need about $2200.

And Gil, if I don't go through with it, I'll be happy to make you a blanket if you want to cover the wool. We'll figure it out. And I'd bring you brownies to boot. :D

JW Moxie said...

You even have to ask? I might get on a plane for your brownies.

(Maybe not - chicken)

Pam said...

Kym - OMG, if you got on a plane for the brownies...well, I'm speechless..however, you'd be rewarded for your bravery with brownies, cake, cookies, name it! :)