Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Busy Standing Still

Once again I left you lovely blog people assuming I had abandoned you and my blog. That's not the case, though. I've just been in a real funk lately. Even now, I don't really have a desire to blog, but I suddenly realised it's been nearly 4 weeks since I blogged and I felt I owed you an explanation.

I've been in real turmoil in my mind lately. Nothing of any great importance has happened (or at least nothing I feel comfortable talking about), but I just feel completely out of sorts. I know I'll work through it in time, but it's left me feeling very lackadaisical about blogging, sadly.

I'll try to be better and, in that frame, I'll be participating (or at least attempting to participate in) the Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2011. It seems like it'll be a lot of fun and very challenging, so if you're interested in participating you've still got a couple of days to get signed up!

So, you're probably interested in how our Vegas trip went, right? Well, it was AWESOME!!! We had a fantastic time! The highlights? We did some shopping on the Miracle Mile at Planet Hollywood. The Hubs bought me a beautiful charm bracelet from the Swarovski Crystal store. It is beautiful and I will (at some point) take a photo and post for you. The Hubs' boss took us out for an $800 meal (which he paid for) and paid for a limosine everywhere we travelled when we were with him. The Hubs' and I saw two Cirque du Soleil shows (one with our friend/Hub's co-worker, J) - KA and O, both excellent shows and definitely recommended if you get an opportunity to see them! We did a little drinking (since we're not allowed to do any fertility treatment right now, I figured what the heck!) and a little gambling but didn't get too crazy. All in all, it was a wonderful trip.

The Group in Vegas
The group in Vegas: J, me, The Hubs, S, T, M and Doc


I'll try to post some more photos for you later.

The only other news I really have to share is about our latest visit with the RE. After having seen him for nearly a year with no treatment, our lastest news is that exercise and diet alone are not going to work with helping me to lose weight and that my only options are Adapex (Phenteremine) or gastric bypass surgery. He's pushing for gastric bypass; I'm trying Adapex. So far, so good - I've lost about 11 pounds in 2 weeks, so I think that's pretty decent. For the foreseeable future, we won't be doing any treatment. I think we're probably going to try another RE, but I am going to spend a little time working on weight loss and also living life a little. I've been feeling very old lately - much older than I actually am (that's part of the headf**k I have going on right now) and there are some other things I need to try to regain for myself. I figured I would use this time of trying to get my weight down to work on some of those things as well. We just aren't currently in a position to pursue adoption and our RE isn't going to budge on treatment, so for now we'll sit back and wait. It crushes me, but I don't know what else to do.

Anyway, I'll not whine anymore right now. Instead, I'll leave you with a cheery good evening and I'll be back soon with more interesting pursuits!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

April 2011 Secret Pals

Sorry it's a bit late, but it's time to open sign-up for the April 2011 Secret Pals. For all of you participating in the March Secret Pals, I hope you're enjoying your month so far!

Here are the instructions:

1. You sign up by filling out this form. Sign up will be open until March 29, 2010.

2. By March 31st, I'll send out your Secret Pal name!

3. On April 1st, the fun commences! You'll visit your secret pals blog (if you already visit - great! If not - you find a new blog! It's a win/win situation) frequently throughout the month, send them an email if they have good news, bad news or just need some support and sometime during month, you'll send them a gift to their home. The gift doesn't need to be anything huge, just a little something to say you're thinking of them.

4. On April 30th, we'll reveal our secret pals!

5. Sign-up for May will open between April 15th and 17th.

I know I've been slack lately, but I'll try to get an update up soon!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Wistfulgirl, Reporting Live From Sin CIty!

Well, folks! We are now in Las Vegas and checked into our hotel, which is AMAZING! Our flight was pretty good. Nothing too terrible. And then, The Hubs' boss paid for a stretch limo to deliver us to our hotel! I'm having a great time so far! We're meeting the rest of the group at 9pm (PST) for dinner, so we're now going to get a shower and get ready. I'm hoping to go out dancing afterwards =D It's gonna be a late night, lol!

Will try to post some pics and another update later =D

Vegas Bound!

Well, this will be my last post pre-Vegas! This time tomorrow we will be in Sin City!!! I'll try to do a couple of updates while we're out there, but I make no promises. I'll have to see what we get up to. I will blog all about our trip when we get back. I'm up late syncing some of my favorite songs from CD's to my MP3 player in preparation for our plane journey tomorrow, so I thought I would say a short goodbye to all my favourite blog buds! Talk to you soon =D