Friday, October 31, 2008


I am back from Arizona. It was wonderful, and I will try to post pictures this weekend. Really.

I have a scary day today. I have a 12 hour shift in the OR, and I am on call until 11 PM. Things could get scary. (What with alcohol likely to be involved.) On the bright side, I do not have to deal with children, unless they end up in our OR. (I hate it when children end up in my OR room.) I am going in expecting it to be crazy, so that if it is not, it is a nice surprise. I am leaving Hubby with some candy, just in case he wants to deal with trick or treaters. I made sure he is not caught unprepared. I am a little disappointed we did not get to really decorate this year. I usually love to carve pumpkins but I did not get the chance this year, between being out of town and my crazy work schedule.

Oh, I also left a message for my RE's nurse yesterday. I told her we were back from vacation, and the she could order meds so that we could finally do a medicated cycle next cycle. I left the message at the end of the day, so I have not heard back from her yet. Ah well, I may not get the chance to call her until next week. Stoopid work.

I hope everyone has a happy and safe Halloween!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I think my body is trying to tell me something....

This is just so typical. I seem to get sick right as I am going on a break of some sort. I started feeling sick last night, and today I really feel like I have a cold. I am taking vitamin C and sucking on zinc drops and making an effort to take it easy. Hubby says I do not sound too bad, but I do not feel great. I seem to tire easily, and just do not want to move fast.

The problem is that we are leaving for vacation tomorrow! I still have to pack and make the house presentable for our house sitter. I ran my errands this morning, so the only stuff to do is drop off the dogs, pack, and clean the house up a little. I think we will both miss the dogs this evening, but tonight was the best time to drop them off. Our flight leaves early in the morning.

At least I can take it easy while on vacation. My appointment at the spa is for Thursday. Hopefully I will feel better by then. At least Tombstone is a sleepy town, so there is not much to do. And Arizona is dry and warm, so the weather should be nice. I do not know how much updating I can do over vacation. The house only has dial up internet. If we get somewhere with free wireless, I may try to get an entry in. We will see.

I hope everyone has a good week!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Unveiling

I cannot believe I actually did it. Just to prepare you, I am not a small female, so I am not cute, so what you are seeing is me, warts and all. My tattoo is placed right above my mongolian spot, so there is some discoloration below my tattoo, and that is just me and my body.

So here it is....

It hurt to get it, and it still hurts today, and will likely hurt tomorrow. But I love him. I love having a dragon watching my back and protecting me.

I did it!

I now have a tattoo! Went yesterday afternoon and got it.

Pictures to follow. It looks great. He looks almost exactly like the picture. I now have a dragon watching my back and protecting my chi!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Breathing Room

I have the gift of a two days off in the middle of the week. So I am taking it slow this morning. It is really nice. Especially since I have my period right now. I do have some errands to run, but I can do those in my own time. I only have one more 12 hour shift to go before my time off for vacation starts. It is on Friday, but I can deal with that.

I finally made a date with my friend to get our tattoos! We are going this Saturday. I took in my picture of a dragon for the artist to work with, and I think he is not going to do a lot to change it. The dragon itself is too wonderful. When I saw this picture, I knew that this was going to be my dragon. And then when I printed it out, it was the exact size I wanted, I think it was kismet. The picture is below, but I will show you the finished tat once it is done. Yes, he is going to be a red dragon. I am planning on having him a really dark red. I think that will go better with my skin tone.

I also decided what I am going to do for Christmas gifts for my family this year. For the past year or so, I have decorated bags and given them to my family. This year I am going a step further. I think I am going to make bags for Christmas gifts this year. I tried one out the other day, and it wa really pretty easy. I think I know what I need to do to get them to come out the way I want them. And I have a sewing room this year, so I can leave all the stuff set up. I love it. I have never had a creative space of my own before, and I am discovering that it is a real gift to have it.

Oscar went his first obedience class last night. He was really nervous and stressed. I hope it gets better. The instructor suggested we take our dogs out to places more often to get them bette socialized. I think that is a good idea. I may try to plan a dog outing for the weekend. I also do not think that Oscar and I have really bonded. I think in order for the class to work for us, I need to spend time with him. So Hubby and I are going to switch dogs on our walks. I will start walking Oscar, and he will walk Gertrude. I may start doing some training with Gertrude after I train Oscar so that she know I still love her. We will see how this all works out.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Happy October!

I have not been a good blogger lately. Really bad with the posting, and not doing a lot of commenting. I think I am just marking time until we start our first IUI with trigger cycle, so there is not a lot to say.

Thanks for your kind words about my co-worker. I have been trying to be better with her, and she seems to be trying, too. So it seems to be working out. Thank goodness!

I signed Oscar up for beginning obedience. The class starts this Tuesday, though no dogs on the first night of class. I think this should be good for him. He is a big dog, and we have not done any formal obedience training, so he can get out of control. Usually Hubby handles him when we are out, so there is not usually a problem, but it would be nice for him to have some manners. I am not sure what Gertrude will think when Oscar and I go off and leave her. I think she may get a little jealous. I will have to figure out something to do with her.

Our vacation is coming up in a couple of weeks. I think we both really need it. I know we are both looking forward to it. We are vacationing in Tombstone, Arizona. I should be able to do a whole lot of nothing while I am there. I may take a trip to Bisbee for a spa day, unless I can find a spa in Tombstone. We will see.

Hopefully everyone will have a good week!