Thursday, January 20, 2011

Happy ICLW!

Happy ICLW!  For those of you who don't know what ICLW is, you can read all about it here on the Stirrup Queens website.

Just to give you a little information about myself, I am 31 years old (at least for a few more months) and I have been married for 7 years and TTC for 3 years.  I have had 4 IUIs and 1 IVF, all failures.  I've been to two REs, 2 acupuncturists, and a nutritionist.  Currently, I am on hold on all other treatments and seeing a therapist.  According to my current RE, I'm too stressed out for treatment to work.  Great. 

Let's see what else I can tell you about me that is fun and non-infertility related - maybe even something new for my blog readers altogether.  I have 3 super cute, super sweet cats.  The Controller at my company was showing me pictures of her cats the other day and she was just so excited about them.  She said, "I'm addicted to my cats!"  That's how I feel.  I love them and they are like my kids for now.  My husband and I both spoil them rotten.  I enjoy scrapbooking but haven't done much lately.  I did make all of our Christmas cards for 2 years in a row (2009 and 2010).  That is an undertaking!  I've already purchased next years in "after Christmas" sales.  I can actually put my creative energies into scrapbooking in 2011.  I have decided to pick up crocheting because I have always wanted to.  My mom was an avid crocheter and she taught me the basics, and I am surprised that I am picking it up pretty quickly.  My church has a new ministry where we sew, crochet, and knit little blankets, hats, and booties for preemies and still borns at the hospitals in our area.  I want to be able to participate in that.  I enjoy reading and I am currently reading 3 books:  Persuasion by Jane Austen, Feminine Appeal by Carolyn Mahaney, and The Infertility Cure by Randine Lewis.  I am an accountant by trade and I do work in a pretty stressful position in my job. 

So, there.  That's me in a nutshell.  Please feel free to comment!  I'd love to hear from you and be able to link back over to your blog and read all about what's going on with you!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Snow in Atlanta!

It snowed Sunday night and most of Monday morning.  We got about 7 inches.  That is a lot for the Atlanta area, for those of you who don't live here.  We are NOT equipped to deal with weather like that.  Before church, half the schools in area had already announced closing and obviously it had not even started snowing yet!  I had to work from home today.  I hate WFH!  I just want to curl up with a good book with a cat or two laying on my legs and feet.  But instead, I was tied to my laptop (but I still had Maxwell on my legs some of the time).  I was not the most productive person today, but I did get more done than I thought I would.  I guess when it snows, the only way birds can keep warm enough to stay alive is to fluff up their feathers and eat.  So, they did.  My husband filled up all the bird feeders yesterday when we got home from church, and I am glad he did.  The cats were so excited, they did not get their usual "day of cat naps" which means they sleep all day until we get home.  So, they are all three asleep right now. 

The top picture is a picture of our backyard at 7am today.  The second one is Mathilda trying not to fall asleep this afternoon after a long hard day of bird-watching (and chattering and tail swishing and running from the front window to the back window to get the best looks at the best birds).  (And, yes, there are crumbs in the chair.  I am a little annoyed they are in the picture, but I didn't realize they had been left there until after I'd gotten the super cute pic).  The third one is of Sampson bird-watching later in the day (note the empty bird feeder, which was full in the morning).  Then, last but definitely not least, is Maxwell, watching birds.  The funny thing about that picture is that you can really see all the nose prints I desperately need to wash off the window.  None of my pictures have been great quality lately.  I need to work on getting the setting right on my camera for various picture taking opportunities.