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Cat pictures and random stuff

March 18, 2009

I went to kickboxing yesterday after a break of almost 2 months. Even though I tried to take it easy I was still almost fainting just after the warm-up. But it was still so much fun and I was in such a bliss afterwards. I keep forgetting how much I need to exercise and go outside, not just sit in front of my computer every day. Which I’ve been doing a LOT, but not only facebooking and surfing this time. I have an incredible amount of work to do and more keeps rolling in. It feels strange, people calling ME if I could do a project for them 🙂 But I’m really happy for this development!

Last weekend with sis was great, we got a lot of jewelry business done and now there are new really cute earrings on the site, like these foxes and matryoschkas:

Foxes

Foxes

Matryoschkas

Matryoschkas

And some pics of our cats (3 of them) and my sister:

My sister crafting jewelry and the cats taking part

My sister crafting jewelry and the cats taking part

Little ones with grandpa

Little ones with grandpa

Kössi giving a hug to my sister

Kössi giving a hug to my sister

We visited two flea markets and some antique/glass shops.  We both found amazingly beautiful beach dresses from Thailand from different markets 🙂 Mine is red with blue and white flowers, the on sis got was turqoise with pink and white flowers. With a petticoat it’ll be just perfect 50’s style party dress that I’m going to wear to my uncle’s birthday party in a week. All the family is gathering there and though it’ll be so much fun to see all them I’m scared of all the baby-questions. I hope mom has already informed everyone about our struggles.

Speaking of which, still have to wait at least 2 weeks for the blood test results before anything happens. They are making like 20-30 different tests for rare antibody/blood flow problems. No ttc on this cycle, I’m so sick of peeing on any sticks at the moment. And obviously a natural miracle is out of the question for us. We did have progesterone with the ivf cycle and 2 iui cycles before it so that’s not the resolution. RE talked about putting me on cortisone if there would be an issue with the antibodies.

I’m planning to go to summer school and take Russian for beginners, since I would love to travel there more and their culture interestes me a lot.  And because in the back of my mind I keep thinking we might adopt some day and Russia might be an alternative. I’m also eligible for a grant for a summer graphic class since I’ve already studied 2 years at the folk institute. So I guess it’s going to be a busy summer!

Next Saturday DH’s band has their first gig, he’s been so excited about it for like 2 months already 🙂 I can’t wait, especially since my cousin is coming too (her boyfriend plays the bass in the same band) and we get to party together since ages.

Now I’ve spent already too much time here, got to get back to my work!

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Will I get my birthday present?

December 9, 2008

CD13 and no positive OPK this morning, the line was as strong as yesterday. No O-signs otherwise really either, really mild cramps and twinges on both sides but not the same kind of pain I’m used to. Tomorrow it’s my birthday and in a kinky way I wish I would get the positive OPK tomorrow morning so we could do the IUI on my bday!

The cleaning people visited for the first time yesterday. I can’t describe the bliss of arriving home in the evening to a clean house. All the dishes washed, bedding changed, bathtub cleaned, cat hair vacuumed from the sofas. I could get used to this!

I had dinner with a friend yesterday, we hadn’t seen each other since our wedding party last autumn. We met in junior high and though we never were best friends I’ve noticed that even though time goes by we have stayed good friends and the ones I’ve once considered the best friends have left my life. Like when I was living in Maastricht and hadn’t seen her for a few years and she emailed me if she could come to meet me and stayed with me for a week and it was like we just had seen each other the day before even though it had been a long time. She’s so much fun to be with! When we were 16 we traveled through Europe one summer by train and it’s a trip I swear I’ll never forget. I still can’t believe my parents let me go considering what kind of a wild child I was at the time!

The kittens are enjoying themselves and running around our apartment. The big cats don’t like them yet but seem to tolerate them better. I bought a cat tranquilizer to eaze their stress, I hope it’ll work. I wish there was a device for humans too you could plug in and it would spread an odor that would make you feel much better.

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May I introduce you…

December 8, 2008

to our new babies!

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Kirka the girl singer...)

Kirka the girl (actually named after a male Finnish singer...)

Kössi the boy

Kössi the boy

Kirka (girl) and Kössi (boy) arrived yesterday. Our older cats are still in a state of mild shock and don’t let the kittens come near them but luckily no fighting yet. They are both really curious and adventurous, Kirka is a bit more brave than her brother but both seem to enjoy their new home 🙂 I hope our older cats will welcome the newcomers soon too!

Weekend included a lot of eating and drinking, I think I might try to skip all drinking in January (it’s a bit o f a tradition in this alcoholistic country to do a sober January so you can drink the rest of the year like crazy with a clear conscience…)

I had strangely dark OPK this morning (CD12), Let’s see what happens this afternoon but I’m really really surprised if we get to do the failure iui#4 already tomorrow!