Monday, October 25, 2010

Stepping Back

I am trying to take the opportunity of cycle #3 coming to an end to take a deep breath and stop obsessing over getting pregnant. In all reality this may only last about a week, but I welcome the breaks I take from temping every morning and feeling the need to obsessively check my chart first thing every day. I wake up every morning and try to remember to thank God for the blessings I have in my life and remind myself that things could be a lot worse.

On my Trying to Get Pregnant message board we usual have a Thankful Thursday, but I need a good reminder sometimes, so I'm having a Thankful Monday:
  • I am thankful for my best friend. She lives 3 hours away and we don't see each other nearly enough, but I love her for her support and understanding. Nothing is TMI, and we always "get" each other.
  • I am thankful for my husband. Between our new house and TTC, we have been arguing more than usual, but I try to bite my tongue and apologize when I know I should. He made an awesome beef stew for dinner last night - so I am also always thankful for his cooking!
  • I am thankful for my cat :o) She is a total spaz and her fur is everywhere, and usually I won't let her sleep with us because she can't stay still. But last night she cozied up with us in bed and I didn't have the heart to kick her out. I only woke up to her tail in my face once!
  • I am thankful for my family. My parents are always there for me, and I don't know what I would do without them.
So there's my warm and fuzzy post to take the edge off the last one. Not much else to report in my life - still working on the house. Immediate projects in the queue:
  • paint the back of the bathroom door
  • get my husband to finish our downstairs bathroom
  • clean the gutters yet again so our basement doesn't flood (someday we will need to get gutter guards)
  • get an estimate on windows tomorrow
  • buy a water softener because the one in the basement doesn't work and our water is terrible
  • find a dining room table (found one, just not sure if it's big enough)
  • paint the front room and dining room (what color? not sure)
  • start hanging pictures and things on the walls!
We want to have a housewarming party and I was aiming for Nov. 13, but we'll see how that goes. Hopefully this week goes quickly because I am already tired!

1 comment:

  1. Just getting caught up on my blog reading and read this one and the last one. Can't believe you didn't get your BFP! But I'm glad you are able to take a step back and see how much you have to be thankful for. It's hard to do sometimes when we are constantly looking forward to the next thing!

    Good luck with all the house projects...I love having things to work on in our house!