For starters - my period is MIA. Today is cycle day 33. I had been averaging shorter cycles (23-28 days) lately, however the last time I had a break cycle after consecutive medicated cycles I had a 40 day cycle.
I have no idea if I could even be pregnant, because I did not track, or calculate, or temp, or plan anything this cycle. I have not a clue when or if I even ovulated. And if I ovulated I have no idea with we BD'ed anywhere near a time where we could even wind up pregnant. So I guess anything is possible.. but I am convinced my body is just toying with my mind these days.
No I have not tested. I keep saying I am going to, but I'm pretty sure its negative and there is nothing worse then seeing those stark white tests. Since my last break cycle was 40 days I will wait till the 40 day mark before I test unless something leads me to believe otherwise. I have felt crampy since Friday. I am bloated. I
Of course I am waiting for a new cycle day 1 so I can have the Saline Infusion Sonohysterography (SIS) and move forward with our IVF cycle. It would figure that I am waiting for a cycle day 1, but its missing.
Some other things going on that I haven't updated on since I was doing a week of thanks and focusing only on only being thankful and not on cycle days and leaky ceilings..
Our house work is finally completed. That wasn't without complication, because what fun is life without complication? Especially our lives.
When they redid our bathroom they also replaced the faucet in our tub. Let us rewind to last Saturday. I got up at 4am to go to the Rescue Squad for work. Hopped into the shower and noticed that around the faucet was leaking and squirting out at different angles. No biggie right? We'll just have them fix that right up with some caulk or plumbing something or other. Please do note that if you ever notice this in your own tub immediately turn your faucet off and call your plumber or contractor.
Okay so I get out of the shower when I am done and head down stairs to walk the dog. It was still dark so as I stepped into a puddle my first reaction was- "Oh crap! Swish had an accident in the kitchen?". I turned on the light and felt a large drop of water hit my arm. My second thought was "Wow my hair is soaking wet this morning!" Then another drop fell. I looked up - and promptly burst into a hysterical fit of tears.
It was raining from my kitchen ceiling. Since it wasn't raining outside I knew that it had to be coming from the bathroom. And I knew it was all my fault. I should have turned the water off as soon as I saw it coming out sideways. Making matters worse was that the bathroom was cold so I had let the water run for a bit prior to even jumping into the shower...
The tub leaked right into our kitchen. If you are keeping track the kitchen had no leaks this time around and now we had an entire new issue. I had pretty much had it. I am the optimist normally. The "everything is going to be okay" girl. The "God is testing our faith and we will make it through" person in our marriage. So completely out of my ordinary I cursed the ceiling. I cursed the house. I cursed leaks. I cursed contractors (A LOT).
I text my husband who had worked until 2am and was still asleep something to the effect of- "When you get up do NOT take a shower. Do NOT go into the kitchen. Please call the (insert lots of expletives here) contractors and tell them to fix it now!!!!"
He text me back a little while later that not only had the ceiling leaked into the kitchen, but Swish threw up in the bed and while he was cleaning up that disaster Swish had diarrhea on the carpet and Rob stepped into it. I'm pretty sure Rob had a nervous breakdown at that point in time. Please also note that I'm pretty sure my outburst led to Swishy's messes because other then those two incidents he was fine all day. Poor buddy was probably worried that his Mama and Papa were losing their minds.
This house has been one issue followed by another- first it was a leak into our bathroom and spare bedroom which went all the way down into the kitchen and resulted in basically our entire home being pulled apart, dried, and redone. We had that repaired. Then the bathroom leaked again. We had that repaired. Then the bathroom and spare bedroom leaked yet again- which was the issue they were fixing this time- and now I have a kitchen leak? $(&#$*(&@
Wah! Seriously. Wah! I went into work that morning thinking of ways to blow up the entire house without causing any others homes damage and with getting all my valuables and Swishy, Rob and I out in one piece.
So I can finally say that all of the repairs are completed finally and our home is once again our home. The kitchen is fully repaired and we have a nice new bathroom with beautiful tile work plus a new kitchen ceiling.The "nursey to be" is also freshly painted and no longer leaking. I meant to take some pictures for you all, but I forgot this morning.
I did remember to take pictures of my Christmas Tree and some decorating I have managed to get done. I have a little more to go, but I am so happy to have my tree up. We have a fake tree in our home, but I found these awesome ScentSicles. They make your house smell like you have a fresh tree and come in all different scents. I chose "Christmas Wreath" and put four onto my tree. I love them.
|Our tree with my Grandma's Angel at the top.|
|And the stockings were hung by the chimney with care...|
|And I had to put Swishy in his Santa Suit (By the way he loves this thing!)|
So tis' the Season for lighting my candles and sipping my wine by the Christmas Tree with the light lit and my favorite book in hand.
Speaking of books.. anyone reading anything interesting? I need a new book recommendation or two.