Friday, September 21, 2012

My Blog, Elsewhere

Guys, I am going to be blogging for The Bump a few times a week, so please check out that site for updates on the infertility journey.

You can check out my first post here.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Bad Day?

Get a mani/pedi!

My Monday started out kind of blah. I had spent the weekend without my sunglasses (couldn't find them) and without my wedding rings (at the jeweler's for re-dipping and cleaning). I had spent Sunday with a hangover and wasn't quite as productive as I wanted to be. But, Monday didn't stay blah for long.

When I got to work I discovered that my sunglasses were in my desk drawer the whole time. Wonderful! Then, around 10am, I received a text that my rings were ready to be picked up. Double Wonderful! Finally, I remembered that I had a mani/pedi appointment with my sister-in-law that evening to celebrate her recent birthday.

I scooted home from work to pick up my rings and meet Jen for our appointment. We picked up some peanut-butter-cookie-dough milkshakes and headed to the salon. I loved that they had the OPI Germany colors in and I selected "Every Month is Oktoberfest."
Check out OPI's website for the whole collection.

Our toes underwent all the greatness of a typical spa pedicure, plus a mud mask, paraffin dip, and special apple-cinnamon scented lotion. Our nails had the traditional awesome manicure features, plus a paraffin dip and special apple-cinnamon scented lotion. It was 2.25 hours of awesome and I think fondly of our time together.  :)
Not a great picture, but I was so happy about the polished nails and the shiny ring.

I just have to schedule my Groupon massage from Brad and I'll be all pampered and happy. What have you treated yourself to lately?

Monday, September 10, 2012

What I Wore to School

Elizabeth of E Tells Tales has been posting her week of outfits and what she and her kiddos did that week in school and I love the idea.  I don't teach, so I don't think you'll really be interested in what I did this past week, but I'd like to post some of what I wore. Elizabeth talked about how it would force her to get creative and not just stick to her favorites and that struck home with me. I want to be more creative with my outfits and maybe take a few more risks. With that said, here's what I wore to school last week:

Ankle Zip Leggings
Blue Boyfriend Shirt (similar here) (the original came from Gap)
Herringbone Loafers (similar here) (the original came from Gap)
ID badge

Necklace (similar here) (the original came from J. Crew factory)

Skirt (the original came from Gap)
Necklace (handmade by student)

Mid-Rise Skinny Jeans (similar here) (the original came from Gap)
Spirit Shirt
ID badge

There it is. I loved my outfit on Thursday and it's easy to see how exhausted I was by Friday. What did you wear? What would you love to see me wear?

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Fantastic News

My niece after eating an ice cream cone.
She perfectly represents how happy I am today.
You guys, I got the BEST news today. United Health Care has added infertility benefits (finally!) and they cover IVF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I called them to verify what I saw in print online and I have the printed copy and the reference number for my call and they'll cover it. They'll even cover to store (freeze) reproductive materials, such as sperm and embryos. 

I'm so happy I just want to shout it from the rooftops and cry all at the same time. This is such a blessing and a relief.

Thank you for any good thoughts and prayers. We still need them and appreciate all of the support.