Sunday, January 17, 2010


I have finally emerged from beyond my huge stack of virtual papers. My well of red ink is now dry, students are weeping across the country, and I sit here with a healthy dislike of commas and students who do not use the textbook as a resource. "There's a textbook for this class?" Sigh. Are you sure you want to be a teacher?

After I emerged from my grading stupor, I looked at my calendar to see what I have on my plate for this week. Blah, blah, blah. Then it dawns on me that tomorrow is my injection/medication walk through with the nurse and my first injection is Wednesday. Holy Moley Batman, the Bat-Mobile is about to leave the cave!

With FairyEggs doing her thing across the country, it just doesn't seem quite real. The poor thing posted on FB yesterday that she felt a little crazy. Eek. It's one thing to put yourself through huge amounts of crazy female hormones, but it's another to put one of your dearest friends through it!

She called me to tell me happy happy news this weekend that her insurance had paid for the majority of her pre-tests with an original bill of about $1500 knocked down to about $150. I love it when insurance actually works! It helped to soften the blow when I opened up a bill from the RE's office listing our payment due of $3900. While we have a huge discount from the RE offering his services pro bono, there are of course other costs to cover such as the anesthesiologist and the embryologist, etc. The goal is to hopefully come in under 10k for the whole cycle. When you compare this to the cost of a regular anonymous donor cycle, whew, we are so incredibly blessed to have all the help we have with this cycle.

Besides the endless grading, the great part of this weekend was Saturday. For one of my Christmas presents, hubby had bought me a Calphalon pot that we needed for our collection. It's the perfect size for our meals which is something the set we got when we got married was sorely lacking. Chili for fifty anyone? So, he's been jonesing for another one ever since. He's such a kitchen-dork! :) So Saturday morning, we headed up to do a little shopping. With our future in Alaska, I used the winter sales as an opportunity to add to closet. Shocking the crap out of me, he bought me this:

Wowzers! Go hubby! He's never bought me something completely unnecessary but wanted, so I was a little flabbergasted and giddy all at the same time. I had this huge fat grin on my face as we stood in line to purchase it. I don't even think the photo does it justice as you can't see the construction and feel of it. Love it!

After we bought the purse he took me over to an ice-cream shop, which if you remember, I've been lusting after since December! I enjoyed every bite of the strawberry ice cream mixed with fresh strawberries. Lovely.

Then when we got home, we colored.

It was such a very nice day.

So this weekend? It was such a mesh of all these random things that have left me on this Sunday night, tired but satisfied.



  1. Is sounds like you hada great weekend, the purse is super chic!

    Good luck with starting your meds. I am rooting for you!

    Hoping for the positive!

  2. Glad you are caught up on grading! Love the new bag! Keep us posted on the DE cycle, sounds like it's all falling into place.

  3. Good luck with your meds! I'm so excited for this cycle to end and see FE with a BFP!

    Sounds like a lovely weekend! Ice cream and a new purse, sounds heavenly!

  4. so there with you on putting others through hormone hell, it is a bad feeling (even worse when you are not having any of it.)

    love the purse!!!

    congrats on getting the grading done.

    happy poking!!!

  5. Yay Jenici!!
    All that news is so exciting and couldnt be happening for a nicer person. Go go fairy eggs!!

  6. Yay for being done with papers, yay for a super-reduced cost cycle, yay for shopping and getting fun kitchen stuff(my fav!), double yay for spontaneous gifts from hubby, and way double yay for coloring!!!

    Hope you have a good week!

  7. Congratulations on surviving your grading extravaganza! May I just say that I am absolutely in love with your new purse?! Gorgeous! :)

  8. Commenting friends! When I spoke to her she was sooo giddy that it was like she was on a super caffeine High!
    her older sister

  9. I love the purse. Aren't frivolous purchases the BEST! It sounds like you had a great weekend and you finally got all those papers graded.

  10. Hi there, just came across your blog today and love reading your posts! I'm so glad I've actually found someone who is going through the DE process ... because that might be my future as well. I'd love to join you on this journey!

    P.S. - If you're interested, I'd love for you be added to my blog. It's private though, so let me know so I can add you.

  11. Auntie K...I'd love to read your blog! :)

  12. Jen, Sounds like a very productive weekend. What a good fairy friend. I'm thinking of you ! Shell

  13. Sounds like a great weekend! And I love the bag!!

  14. Sounds like a perfect weekend...and nice bag!

  15. Yay! Do you have an e-mail address I can send the invite to? If you don't feel comfortable posting it here then feel free to e-mail me wherehopegrows at gmail dot com :)

  16. Lovely bag! Absolutely gorgeous. Go hubby!!

  17. Nice! Congrats on the purse and the insurance coverage :)

  18. I have been checking often to see how you are doing and am wishing that you would post. I am Kerry's mom. I hope, hope, hope that all is well.