Friday, February 8, 2013

Friday Quick Takes #4

1. I've been reading an amazing book called "Burst." It's about a lot of things, but one topic is the author's struggle with infertility. It's written by a guy, so that's neat. He and his wife fought about whether to do IVF or not (she wanted to; he didn't) and some pretty miraculous events changed her mind and led them to adoption. The book's a great read.

2. Fun plans this weekend: on Sunday is our 4th annual Valentine's dinner, a tradition with us and a few couple friends. The husbands cook the meal and the wives relax and then enjoy the meal =) The guys always do such an amazing job! They really go over the top - it's a labor of love. This year it will be us and 2 other couples. Par for the course, I'm the only non-mother. But they're getting baby-sitters, so it should be a fun triple date.

3. I'm very proud of myself for going to a baby shower for a coworker today. Granted, I only stayed about 10 minutes, but it was held during work hours, after all, and I don't know the coworker well. I thought of skipping out but then thought that I'd appreciate having people come to my shower if/when that blessed day occurs!

4. Something I'm excited about: getting ready for this year's garden! We have a 15x15 foot plot in a community garden in our town. It's always so fun to choose seeds out of the catalog. We're ordering ones like: Principe Borghese cherry tomato; Atomic Red carrot; Climbing French green bean; and so on. I loved gardening last summer: it took my mind off of things, gave me something to nurture, saved us money, and was delicious! (It was a lot of work, though...)

5. The SA didn't happen after all. I'm not going to go into details. I realized after the fact that sharing about this particular infertility topic is too personal for us as a couple - even on an anonymous blog. So that's that.

6. I'm out of things to say.

7. Have a great weekend!


  1. I, too, made the mistake of posting something too personal, and then I took it down. It was really difficult for me...I had kind of hoped my blog would be a place where I could really spill it, seeing as I have few friends here with which to discuss some of the things I want to get off my chest. But, prudence tells me not to post such things, and I suppose what it means is that I really just need to take those issues to the Lord, and Him alone, as my true spouse.

    Many prayers for you, as you travel that road of tests, procedures, etc. It is so so difficult. I'm thinking of you.

  2. #2 sounds so much fun. I´ll probably just make cupcakes. Have fun!!

  3. #2 - that Valentine's dinner sounds amazing!

    #3 - you have every right to be proud, I've skipped out on all work baby showers since I started. My tears are still too unpredictable.

    #5 - Most awkward thing ever. I hear ya on it being too much to discuss. Sending prayers your way.