Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Back to the drawing board

I'm off to the fertility clinic again tomorrow morning. I'll probably start the hormones in the next couple of days. I will be so glad to stop thinking about getting pregnant again, which I will do one way or another. If I'm not pregnant by this summer, we've decided to stop... if I have another miscarriage, that's the last. So here's crossing my fingers (and toes and eyes and anything else that will cross) that this time will happen soon--and will take.

Monday, February 19, 2007

PBS Kids: Sesame Street

I want Sesame Street! Emma loves the Sesame Street "Do the Alphabet" DVD. She asks for it everyday, "Alphabet! TC (how she says TV)!" And she loves when I start singing the songs. But I really want her to see the TV show! I've got to see if any of my American friends (hint, hint) will tape for me--well, not tape it, I don't have a VCR. I need someone to record it on DVD for me... This is some of what makes me homesick for the states.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Solitaire Isn't Bad

This is an interesting tidbit from Techdirt on how Companies Starting To Realize That Playing Solitaire Isn't Always Bad For Productivity.

I am definitely starting to believe that breaks through the day can be very helpful, especially after a pretty miserably stressful December followed by a three week illness in January. Was I more susceptible to bronchitis because of my heightened stress level and lack of breaks? It's a possibly.

After my three weeks of trips to the doctor, antibiotics and coughing up a lung, I've realized that I have to find a way to handle stress much better. And not just work stress, but the stress that's inherent in raising a child. How does one find that work/home balance without constantly feeling guilty?

It's funny. I finally feel like an adult. It only took overwhelming stress, guilt and 41 years to get here.