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Thursday, September 13, 2007

I'm it!

I almost forgot with all that's been going on that my ultracreative friend Mary www.scribblenation.typepad.com, has tagged me for this meme.

Link to your tagger and post these rules.
2. Share 7 facts with you: some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).
4. Let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs.

Facts about me:
The Random and Weird!

1. I hate bright lights. Our house needs lots more lighting fixtures so for now we have light bulbs with no covers in their place. It's always a thing with Steve and I because I hate it when he puts them all on so I'm constantly turning them off!

2. I learned to knit when I was 10 then never did it again until 3 years ago. My grandma taught me and I never caught the bug like I have now.

3. I never wanted to be a teacher. As a kid I used to fly to see my Dad every summer and I always thought I wanted to be a flight attendant. They were always so nice to me, one time I was stuck overnight at an airport and I got to stay the night with some that spoiled me rotten.

4.I met my husband country line dancing. I went with some girlfriends to the Cadillac Ranch in Southington and spotted Mr.Steve towards the end of the evening. I went straight up to him and asked him to dance with me, I am usually never that gutsy. Then one of my friends ran out to the parking lot to get his phone number!

5.I fell off a skateboard when I was 10 and cracked my 2 front teeth. My mum and step dad were dating at the time and my step sis was babysitting me. I decided to take off on her skateboard down the driveway and landed on my teeth. I looked like Dracula for the weekend until they could be fixed and hurt like heck!

6. I hated snakes as a kid. My grandma and mum were always terrified of them so then I was too. A few years ago I went to a nature center and they wrapped a big long snake around my shoulders and that beat my fear.

7. I dressed up for my first day of bootcamp. When I left for my Navy bootcamp in Orlando,Fl my mother suggested I not wear a skirt and I insisted on it. The next morning standing at attention at 4 am, the company commander asked me where I was from. I replied,"Canada, sir." He said "No wonder you're dressed for a goddam tea party!"

7 other people I'm tagging. This is the hard part I don't think I can make the 7 sorry Mary.
1. My friend Kerry at www.kerrysknits.blogspot.com
2. The lovely Christine at http://www.iknit2.typepad.com/
3. Tammy at www.deputyknittersblog.blogspot.com
4. Sarah consider yourself double tagged at www.scissorina.com

The second time is a charm!

Can you tell I had a difficult time trying to scan their picture and upload it? At least you can get the idea of what they look like.

Our second go at IVF was a freaking success!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I still can't hardly believe it. September 1st we had 2-8 cell embies transferred back to mommy. We had the official blood test yesterday and it's positive with an hcg level of 86. A normal range at 4 weeks is anywhere between 9-120. We are all very excited. Ryan wanted to tell it to everyone in his world. We won't know for a few weeks if it'll be twins. The doc said if the number is low you can pretty much rule out twins but if it is high it's not a guarantee. I go back tomorrow for another hcg level.
I developed something called ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome so I'm pretty uncomfortable and in pain. But the pain has been getting better and I'm going back to see the naturopathic doc so she can do more accupuncture with me. I basically have an abdomen full of fluid and I look like I'm 7 months pregnant. The symptoms tend to get worse if you are preggo. They checked me yesterday and there is a whole lotta fluid but not to the point where I have to have it drained in the hospital.
My big bosses at work are not too happy because they have no sub for my co teacher and now I'm not there either. I tried to work Monday and Tuesday but it was just too much. I had no patience for the kids and had them by myself because of having no sub. So the doc said to stay home at least until Monday. They'll just have to deal with it!