Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A Little Bit of This and A Little Bit of That

I know I've been lax in blogging the last week. I'd love to say there was some awesome reason keeping me from it, but, honestly, I just haven't had a lot to say. There isn't really anything newsworthy in the Wistful household. So, with that in mind, I'll give you a few bits of randomness - just to give you that needed shot of Wistful Wit =D


1/11/11 was special in several ways. Not only did it simply look cool to write it, but it signified a restart for The Hubs and I. It was the 5 year anniversary of us moving (back for me) to the USA! We have officially been a married couple living in America for 5 years now. The last five years have not been easy, but we're prepared to put our faith in the next five being better. There are so many hopes I have for the next 5 years; it will be interesting to see how they pan out.


I am officially declaring my book target for 2011 now. I think I can manage to read 70 books this year. Certainly much lower than my challenge of 100 last year, but better than my achievement of 57. I'm going to push for the 70. So far I've read 2 and am currently reading the 3rd.

My current reading pleasure is Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper. It is the first of a series of five books and the entire set was a Christmas gift from The Hubs. I'm really enjoying the book, however, I find myself being slow on reading it. It's not that the book isn't interesting, it's that I'm finding myself not interested in much at the moment. Hopefully, I'll move out of this funk soon.


My disinterest is even carrying over into my crocheting. I've been working on a baby blanket (yup, this one is for us. I figure, what the hell? Might as well work on something for us, even if we never get to use it or get to use it but it's years down the road.) but over the last week, I've really slacked on it. I just can't seem to shake whatever is tiring me out/zapping my interest.


AF is still hanging around (might be the cause of me being so disinterested and tired). She's been in town for a little over 2 weeks now. This seems like an awful long time, but I know it's a combination of coming off Meg.ace and taking Pro.vera (which I took even though AF was here because the RE wanted me to take it the first 7 days of each month). If she's still visiting by the time we go to see the RE next Thursday, I'll talk to him about it and see what we can do. Otherwise, I'm going to try not to worry about it.


Work is getting the best of me these days. I'm not really enjoying it at the moment and I'm hoping things will get better soon. It's not that the work is so bad, it's just that I'm finding myself wanting something different. Not sure what to do about that, but for now will just stick it out.


I've been thinking about ways The Hubs and I could raise some extra money for our fertility treatment/adoption fund (whichever way we decide to go after our consultation with RE next week - or failure of treatment). I'm thinking of maybe doing some auction type things (maybe some handbags or something) but I'd like to get feedback from anyone who may have done something like this. Did you find it useful? Or would you say it was more a waste of time? I'd love to hear your advice!


I guess that's really all I can think of right now. Hopefully, I'll be back in a day or so with more interesting topics for you, but for now, have a lovely evening, my bloggy loves!



Rochelle said...

I'm curious about what you find out about fundraising. We've been thinking about doing something similar. Sorry that AF is still in town, that seems ridiculous and I hope you find answers at your upcoming RE appointment. I hope you find your motivation again soon!

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Alana said...

Catching up...

Your "Infertility Tree" post made me cry. SO true that we never know what will trigger our emotions/memories regarding IF or where the emotions/memories will strike.

I LOVE the "Over Sea, Under Stone" series. I first read them in 6th grade, but re-read them 2 years ago. Hope you get into them, I think they're enjoyable. :)

Congrats to you and the Hubs on your 5 year anniversary of wedded bliss and living in the U.S.


Kakunaa said...

I understand the funk. My blanket for Cricket has been gathering dust, I'm a week behind on blogs...I don't know why, but there you go. Hang in there. What about you two getting out, doing something out of the ordinary to wake you up? HUGS

Anonymous said...

Happy 5 years in the USA. I think that's cool to make handbags or something. I wish I was creative so I could make something. I would love to sell something on etsy or something similar.

Lauren said...

70 books! I'm impressed. I wish I had that much time to read. My goal this year is 25. I was looking at your "About Me" page and you and I have very similar taste in books :) Personally, I think reading about vampires and hunger games and magic and stuff is helping me escape away from all the infertility commotion. :)

Congratulations on your 5 year return to the US! :)

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