It was a lovely gift to see a beautiful dusting of snow in my neighborhood this past Monday. It has snowed two more times since then. Nothing extreme, it always melts away or quickly turns into rain. But it makes me smile. I have been thinking a lot about this year. On paper I can … Continue reading The Christmas Eve Snow
Sometimes being a part time employer and a part time freelancer is great. But there are moments that are hard. For example, money. It's still kind of a check to check kind of life. I am getting much better at managing my time and charging what my work is worth, but some times when you … Continue reading So there seems to be a hurricane
This day has been a whirlwind. It began with W waking me up at 4am. ooof. Then there was the drive to school, followed immediately by a drive to Mom's work, followed by about 45 minutes where I could check my email and do a smidge of work, followed by the long drive to the … Continue reading Oh. Hi there!
There is no way to eloquently explain the state of my person today. I have been a woman ON THE VERGE. Whimpering, sobbing, taking deep breaths, freaking out to friends, swearing to my Mother, unfocused, and just not jiving. Yup. It was a beta day. I had my blood draw at 7:40am and because of … Continue reading The one where I learn I can not control the phone
One of the perks of making sure I am first in line to get a blood draw is that I have been getting earlier call backs with results. I didn't even have a chance to come here and write my SUPER ANGST OMG WHAT THE HELL IS THE NUMBER GOING TO BEEEEEEEEEE? post. All weekend … Continue reading Plaidbryo is in the house!
Well. This blows. My beta was (is?) 111. It did not double. I got the, "it's fine! They double between 48-72 hours!" talk from the nurse. But we all know what this means. I am to continue all meds and come back Monday for repeat blood work. My ONLY request of the Universe: if this … Continue reading Pretty sure I know what is going to happen next
Thankfully I have beautiful trees and an adorable Captain W to distract me from whatever may or may not be happening in my lady town. I have done a good amount of pleading with the universe, WAY TOO MUCH googling on statistics, and made my Mother promise me that this is going to work. All … Continue reading Distractions
I'll try to pretend that I am not in a total panic today. But you know me, I am ON EDGE. This is your regular "beta day" nerves joined in with my having some cramps and a bit of spotting last night. That was a total bitch slap to my optimism. Big time. I got … Continue reading Beta Watch: plaidbryo cycle (with Beta update)
I was at the Aiming Low Non Conference this weekend and it was seriously one of the best blogging experiences I have had in a long time. It was, by definition, a NON conference - but if I was to describe it to someone simply I would call it a blogging retreat. Ensconced in the … Continue reading In the “mountains” of Georgia
Plaid noun ?plad: a pattern of unevenly spaced repeated stripes crossing at right angles There is no crossing, but there does seem to be a repeated pattern of stripes. As in two lines. On a test. So. How about that?! My beta isn't until this Thursday. There are a lot of days between today and thursday. But … Continue reading So. Um. Yeah. This happened.