Off to the Races

Well, we are off to the races folks… Another month of TTC at home has yielded nothing but a BFN (no surprise there).  So, I am officially on CD1, which means our FET calendar is in now in full effect.  This was our last month of TTC on our own.

  
Starting on CD3, I will be on the pill for 1 month in order to do my upcoming hysteroscopy safely on the day I wanted to (so I do not miss work). And in about a week, I will get my pre-op blood work done to make sure we are cleared for the H/S.  I skipped out on my therapy session this past week as things have just been so incredibly busy.  That being said, fertility speaking wise, that is really all there is to report for now!

For the most part, I have been working away in my classroom the past 2 weeks.  It has seemed never-ending, especially since I moved rooms and changed grade levels. Nevertheless, it is finally all ready to go! The kiddos come back tomorrow (I can’t believe it!) and I am hoping and praying for a great first day of school, and year to follow suit.  Here are a few pictures from my room & open house as promised last week:

   
    
 
In other news…our house is done being painted and we LOVE it! We are so happy with the colors we chose; very rich, warm tones. The body is a taupe, the trim is cream, and our front door is a deep mahogany.  The front door might just be my favorite! Makes it all pop.  I know you are thinking, where are the pictures??? My hubby made me promise not to post until the gutters are up later this week.  Don’t ask me why… If you ask me, all they do is help with the rain! He begs to disagree, stating they, “bring everything together.”  Okie dokie, then!

We ordered some new patio furniture from Pier 1. Who doesn’t love Pier 1, please tell me? The place is a dream.  Now, I just need to be rich so I can get everything there!  Anyways, we ordered a Papasan chair and stool. I am going for a beach theme like our master, so the cushions that go with the chair and stool are a Cobalt Blue.  We also got an outdoor rug from Home Depot, along with a cutesy bistro dining set.  I had the hubby hang a few pieces of wall art, one says, “beach” & another “splash.”  My mom gave us a pretty decent sized fountain for the patio, which is oh-so-peaceful.  I cannot wait for the winter months to get here so I can spend some time curled up in my Papasan reading a book with my dog.  I will post some pictures of the finished patio next week!

A Little Bit of This & Little Bit of That

Usually, the majority of my posts revolve around our battles with IF, IVF, and RPL.  However, today I felt like veering away from the norm and updating on a few other things happening in our lives.  A few other good things might I add!

Home Improvements

Paint. I am thrilled to say we are FINALLY getting the exterior of our house painted.  Whoot! Whoot! As you can see, I am pretty excited about this.  We have wanted to paint it since 2008 (we hate painting and will not do it ourselves like we did the interior of our home).  A long time coming right? Well, the time is finally here and the company starts the job in about 2 weeks!  It should take about a week start to finish to get the job done.  We are going with a company that has painted 2 other people’s houses we know.  They are a little bit more pricey than some others, but we know the work is top-notch.  After waiting this long, we expect nothing less. There will be 3 colors in total-the body of the house will be 1 color, the columns, fascia, and trim a 2nd color, and lastly, the 3rd color will include the garage door and the front door.  We are finalizing our color choices as we speak!

Gutters. Seamless gutters are set to be installed a week following paint completion.  We found a company that is able to match the gutters to the paint color.  This was not really a huge deal to me, but my significant other on the other hand, different story. Apparently, this is very important to him, so I went with it.  Anyways, we are thrilled about the gutter installation because we have lived 8 years without them and Florida can be awfully rainy at times.  Plus, not having gutters will eventually ruin the new paint job so it only makes sense to get them now.

Molding. My husband and a friend of his have a pretty good deal going where they exchange work with one another free of charge. For those of you who do not know, my spouse is a HVAC technician.  The guy he trades with is a carpenter.  This being said, we are getting crown molding installed into our master bedroom.  I am over the moon about this!!! The molding has already been purchased, it just needs to be painted before installed.  This is something my hubs and I need to do.

Trips

Epcot. My mom and I went to Epcot yesterday and had a fantastic time.  I hadn’t been in many, many years.  We spent most of our time going on rides like The Seas, The Gran Fiesta Tour, Soarin’ (waited in line 2 hours for this one!), Spaceship Earth, and Living with the Land.  I really loved Living with the Land, where you sail through greenhouses. We ended our day eating in “Italy” with delicious pizza, salad, and spaghetti.  I hope to plan another trip back soon with my hubs as he has never been.  Here are a few pictures from our day.

Inside the Greenhouse

Fresh Kale !

Varieties of lettuce, all of which are used in Epcot’s restaurants, making the food there all the more delicious.

My FAVORITE, tomatoes

Florida manatee eating some of that yummy lettuce!

The infamous sphere, formally known as “Spaceship Earth”
   
    
    
    

The Wedding. My 1st cousin is getting married in early October up in Ohio (my husband’s home state, also where my father resides).  We were supposed to go to Ohio this past June, but after our 3rd loss, we decided against it for various reasons.  My baby shower was planned to be then, several of my good friends were pregnant or giving birth, etc.  Anyways, we decided to take the plunge and go to this wedding in a few months. I wasn’t ready in June, but I will be ready in October.  We are both really looking forward to seeing our family and friends.  I am positive this wedding will be such a blast!

Health 

A few weeks ago I posted how incredibly tired I have been lately. Thankfully, the past week or so I am feeling a renewed sense of energy. I am not doing anything different, but hey I will take this positive change.  I can only hope it continues and is a sign of all good things to come!

Stay tuned for a career update this week!