Thursday, March 05, 2009

Thank you!

Thank you Bohdi and I believe in Miracles for the Honest Scrap Award Nomination! I love both of your blogs and am honored that you like mine too!

Okay, Here are the rules:
1) Choose a minimum of 7 blogs that you find brilliant in content or design.
2) Show the 7 winners names and links on your blog, and leave a comment informing them that they were prized with "Honest Scrap." Well, there's no prize, but they can keep the nifty icon.
3) List at least 10 honest things about yourself.

First of all, I am going to break the rules because I am a rebel and I can. I think almost everyone has been nominated, so if you are reading this blog and you have not previously been nominated - consider yourself nominated!

1. I sleep with two stuffed animals. They are two teddy bears. One of them I got at probably the lowest point in my life from my parents. I received that teddy bear 9 years ago and still sleep with it every night. The second teddy bear was actually a gift to our baby who is now an angel. I also sleep with this teddy bear every night.

2. I am the youngest of 6 children, my mom is the youngest of 6 children and my father is also the youngest of 6 children. Obviously there is no infertility in my immediate family. Except for me.

3. My husband calls me "Rabbit" It started out with him calling me "Honey"...then that turned into "Honey Bunny" then that turned into "Bunny Rabbit" and he has settled on "Rabbit" I love it when he calls me that. It makes my heart skip a beat.

4. I have slept with a cow. No...I'm not talking about an overweight man, I am talking about a literal cow. Actually it was a calf. I grew up on a farm in KS, it was a cold winter night and one of my dad's cows had her calf but then abandoned it. It got stuck in a snow drift so my dad brought it inside to warm it up and feed it some milk. I curled up next to it to share my body warmth and to try to gently warm him up. I spent the entire night with him caring for him and trying to gently warm him up. He didn't make it, but it was one of my fondest memories.

5. 2 years ago when Pace and I were talking about IF treatments, and what our plan for the future was, we both agreed that after the 4 year mark, we would look at either IVF or adoption. we are at the 4 year mark, and both of those are out of the question financially. It is crazy how perspective changes over the years isn't it?

6. I love cats. My mother-in-law has the coolest cat. She is so mellow, she lets you hold her like a little baby, she doesn't fuss, just lays there. She is all black with one white sock. I love going over there. I always hold her like a baby and pretend that she will cure my baby fixation for a while. It works...for like 5 minutes, but it is a nice break. However - I will never own my own cat because my husband is TERRIBLY allergic. I am kind of ok with that cause I like to enjoy cats, but I HATE cleaning out the litter boxes!

7. I hate going shopping. In fact, I hate going out into public period. I am so tired of being bombarded with pregnancy stuff. Every time I go to the grocery store I am reminded of my infertility. Every time I go to the mall, I am reminded. Every time I go to church, out to dinner, to the post office, to the pharmacy, to the dr. EVERYWHERE I go! I just prefer to stay home and block out all of the people out there that think about sex and get pregnant.

8. I am a very frugal person. I price shop everything, I NEVER buy name brand clothes unless I find them at R.OSS or some other discount store. I HATE spending money on clothes or shoes that I will only wear a few times. I have never spent more than $15 on a pair of sunglasses or a handbag. EB.AY and Craigs.list are my friends!

9. I don't make (and keep) girl friends well. I am not sure why, but I have never been able to establish that "Sex and the City" style of friendship with girls. I am really trying to obtain that with one of my current friends because I love her, and I really want to have that closeness with someone. I crave that kind of relationship, however it is proving to be very hard to obtain.

10. My biggest fear is that my parents will never know our children. My parents are in their mid 60's and they aren't getting any younger. I am terrified that when we eventually do have kids, my parents will be too old or my children will be too young to remember them. I literally have nightmares about this and being around my family during the holidays makes me very sad as I watch all of my nieces and nephews playing with my parents and creating memories with them.

Wow - that was actually easier than I thought! LOL

No real update on me - just starting the pee-on-a-stick marathon looking for the big "O" and praying that it happens when my husband is in town. My sister should be going into labor any day now. She is officially 37 weeks today. She was on medication to prevent labor up until Tuesday of this week, now she is off of that medication and just waiting for go-time. I am anxious for all of the new baby stuff in my family to be over.


Lauren said...

Hugs, Nichole!
I can identify with #10, though I have those fears about my grandparents. They're in their late 80s and I just pray and pray they get to see the next generation.
Prayers for you guys coming your way!

I Believe in Miracles said...

Very cute! I can totally relate the frugal part - I hardly buy anything that's not on sale - and have fallen in love with crai.gslist.

Love the cow story. Pretty cool.