This weekend completely flew by. It was so much fun and, sadly, so painful. This is a perfect example of how PCOS and Endometriosis can get in the way of what would otherwise be a perfect weekend. One of my bridesmaids and best friends came to town Friday night. After a busy and stressful day at work, my pain levels were higher than usual. So instead of my night revolving around laughs and good...
A Bachelorette for the Books
On January 15th, 4 girls with their heart set on a memorable weekend packed their bags and headed north to the mountains in North Carolina. While simply just getting a weekend together should be cause for celebration enough, we were actually celebrating my final days as an unwed woman. Yes, it was my bachelorette party at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC. I hadn’t been to the Biltmore...
49 days ago I bought my first ovulation kit. (And wow are they expensive!) My doctor and I wanted to see 1. if I can even ovulate and 2. if my uterus will get thicker. So far, not so good. I’ve taken 49 ovulation tests and received 49 negative results. As pathetic as it sounds, I took them sometimes twice a day just to make sure I didn’t miss anything. I know it’s early in the...
2011 New Year's Resolutions
I’ve never publicly posted my New Year’s resolutions because usually I don’t want anyone to know when I fall short. So this year, it’s going to be different. I’m not going to set resolutions for the whole year. I’m setting resolutions until February 13th. The day I leave for the Bahamas to get married. Then, I’ll make “married” resolutions when...
I’ve been wanting to make a bucket list for a while now, so here is the beginning of the list (in no particular order). 1. Visit Australia 2. Learn to sew 3. Learn to knit (again) 4. Learn French 5. Finish writing a novel (I started a few in college) 6. Swim with a great white shark (in a tank…no need to rush the “kick the bucket” part) 7. Have/adopt a child 8. Go a...
Difficult questions are hard to answer in public places when you're not the child's parent.
C = my fiance's 4 year old daughter
MB = me
For example, loudly in the bathroom stall at a Chick-fil-a:
C: "If people that aren't family can't see you naked, does that mean Daddy can only see you naked when you get married?"
MB: "Yes, I guess you can put it like that... (thinking wildly on how to change the subject) Want to play on the playground now?!?!"
C: "So right now, Daddy can only see Mommy naked because they're a family?!"
(Lady in stall next to us laughing hysterically.)
MB: (thinking...no they were never married, shit I can't bring that up yet, and GOD I HOPE NOT!!!!) "Ummm....not really. Hey do you want to go wash our hands and play on the playground now? Eat chocolate? Anything but this?!?!"
(Woman in stall hurries out to see us, still laughing. I smile at her hoping she doesn't think I'm a home wrecker...because I'm not.)
Kids say the darndest things....right?!
My "Stay at Home Mom" Staycation
Happy 2011! Usually as the new year approaches, I take time to stop and reflect on the year coming to a close and set goals for the new year ahead. This year, however, I spent the last 8 days of 2010 as a “Stay at home Mom.” (Yes, for those of you who read frequently or know me…I’m using the word Mom!) I sure felt like a Mom that week so I fell that it’s OK to use the...