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Friday, June 17, 2005


T left last night to spend the weekend with his buddies at the Michigan NASCAR race.  He will get back late Sunday night and take Monday off to rest from his "vacation".  These are the only 3 days a year he goes off to do something on his own.  I wish he had more opportunities.  The rest of his time is spent working, at home doing some sort of home improvement project or with me.  He needs time to blow off his concerns about the rest of it and just relax.
While he is gone I will continue the Extreme Home Makeover.  This weekend my project is to paint the living room.  I bought the paint last night and worked on getting the stubborn wallpaper glue off of one wall.  I'll finish prepping tonight and might start painting, we'll see how it goes.  To keep me entertained while I work I am hosting my own little film festival this weekend.  It is called Blue's Favorite Movies.  (Catchy title, no?)  I started last night with Raiders of the Lost Arc, the rest of the Indiana Jones series will follow tonight.  Then there is the Star Wars series (except of course for Episode III but I have the rest of them).  I have The Green Mile (Tom Hanks in a Stephen King story, you just can't get any better than that!), the Back to the Future series, Gone With the Wind and Mary Poppins.  We'll see if I have time for any more.  Those should last me though I think.
Thank you all for your support.  It has been a rough week but I am feeling better and of course I love being an aunt.  I can't wait to get some more pictures of my nephew (I think they are home from the hospital now) and my niece is SO cute!  She has these HUGE ROUND eyes and just looks around trying to figure out who all these crazy Americans are who are all smiling and saying "Hi" and wanting to hold her.  She's 6 months old but light as a feather.  I think she will be petite like her mother. I went to the airport with the rest of the family to welcome her home.  T knew (from my total breakdown Tuesday night) that this would be hard for me. He had not planned on going to the airport since he was packing for this weekend and running errands.  I was standing there talking to my mom waiting for the plane to come in when I saw T walking toward us.  He was there for me and me alone.  Just when I think I can't possibly love him any more he goes and does something like that.   C, older brother to the new niece, also from Guatemala, was so excited to see his parents again.  He hugged my BIL as if his life would end if he let go.  Poor little guy.  They make a beautiful family of 4. 
Yesterday was officially CD1 so I called to schedule our CD13 post-coital and u/s.  Fingers crossed.  T is actually hoping my CM is killing his little swimmers because then we can do an IUI and that might solve our problems.  Fingers crossed again.
I do actually have some good news.  We got the results of his last S/A and it came back great.  61.2 mil/ml, 75% motility and she said 8% morphology.  I'm assuming that 8% means there were only 8% wonky and the rest were good?  She said the numbers were just what they were looking for so I will scratch that off my list of concerns.  At least for another couple of months.  This heatwave we have gone through and the fact that T works in a hot plant all day (113F and humid the other day...all day) has me worried about trying to TTC between August and December.  Once again, fingers crossed.


Caroline said...

Hope you enjoy the movie-fest. I knew I liked you by reading your blog - but now that I know you also enjoy a good viewing of Gone with the Wind, Indiana Jones, and Mary Poppins - we have more in common then I thought. Reading about T showing up at the airport made me tear up - its amazing how difficult times sometimes bring out the best in a relationship. Enjoy painting!

PJ said...

Glad to hear the S/A results were good.

Have fun with Extreme Makeover Home Edition/Movie Marathon this weekend.

ThreeBees said...

Glad to hear the results came back good and you have one less thing to worry about.

So glad T was there for you. . . That is the best feeling -- when they just know you needed them and you don't even have to ask. :)

Hope you have a nice relaxing weekend and enjoy the movie-palooza. Sometimes there is just something about painting that is soothing -- not to mention looking at a brand new room -- that's kind of healing too. :)

I'll be thinking of you this weekend. Much Love.

B said...

That's a great man you got there. But, you already knew that.

Enjoys those movies! Quite the eclectic group.

B said...

And never mind the typos. Frank did it!

Internal Spring said...

Oh I miss that kind of homework, such an exciting time. I hope you enjoy your film fest when you're done.

Tiff said...

Wow, I hope you are enjoying all those movies. (Can you believe I have never seen any of the Indiana Jones series?)
So, what color are you painting the living room??
And OMG...that part about T almost made me cry...that is the sweetest thing I have heard in a long time!

VHMPrincess said...

I'd LOVE to come to that movie fest! You'll have to post some pics of your hard work!