Life Lately

It’s been a while since I’ve discussed what’s been going on with us outside of fertility stuff, so today that’s what I’m gonna do πŸ™‚ We actually had quite a busy summer, and it’s been nice that things have calmed down for now.

Despite the craziness, I was actually able to meet my best friend and her family in Colorado for a five days, as I’ve briefly mentioned before. Her and her family have been going to Estes Park for her whole life, and I remember her talking about how much fun it was as a kid, then how beautiful it was as she got older. She didn’t lie, and I could kick myself for not taking more pictures 😦11892220_10153555527352485_2146485962969157048_n

My last day at the company I was employed with was on Saturday (I worked in retail management- NOT what I went to school for, but my after 5 months of job searching early last year, I realized that I couldn’t be that picky here in West Texas). Yes, it was a paycheck (you actually have to have a Bachelor’s degree to have a management position within the company) and experience to put on my resume. However, going through IVF and working full-time at a job where you literally do not sit down unless you’re on conference call just didn’t seem very wise. Plus, holiday season will be approaching us in a matter of weeks, huge updates will be taking place meaning overnight shifts, and everything is blacked out until January so no PTO could be taken. Not to mention the stress from asshole customers on top of being overly hormonal…It seems like I’m justifying my decision and perhaps I am in a way. I don’t want to be frowned upon and thought of as being lazy or criticized for being a stay-at-home wife for a while. I feelΒ bad having my husband be the sole financial provider for the time being. But we both want to grow our family more than anything, and we want to look back knowing we did everything possible to reduce stress and not ever wonder “what if”.


Saying hi to hubby…Yes, this is work attire πŸ˜‰

Moving on…Tyler comes home from the field today! He has only been for 3 weeks but this one dragged complete ass, although I quickly became Wrigley’s favorite again so he better continue knowing who’s boss when his daddy gets home. Tyler has a four day weekend so we’re hoping to see a few movies that are out and a I have a little list of errands we need to run together, haha. Hopefully he’s home for the rest of the year!

Tyler will be having surgery on his shoulder on October 29. He has a labrum tear that happened like two years ago (yeah I know…), but he didn’t know how bad it was. When he unexpected deployed, he obviously didn’t have it looked at and once he did when he got home they had him do a few months of physical therapy which was a joke. Hopefully everything goes well! I’ll be playing Nurse Kim for a while which should be interesting πŸ˜‰

That’s about it! I started acupuncture yesterday so that’s exciting. I dozed off while listening to rainfall meditation music which was quite relaxing until something in the room made a noise and I seriously think I jumped three feet in the air. I plan on really deep cleaning the house and organizing/getting rid of old shit over the next several weeks, trying and creating new recipes to add to our rotation, taking Wrigley on daily walks, and investing time into learning about and using the camera we for Christmas. I know I’ll have no trouble filling up my days, but I like having a routine, so it may take a couple of weeks to get into the swing of things πŸ™‚

Hope everyone has a great week!




10 thoughts on “Life Lately

  1. We lived about close to Estes for almost 3 years- its a pretty place πŸ˜‰ I am sure it was a great place to get your head right for everything coming up!! Yay for getting rid of the job that will probably be too much stress.

  2. I think you made a smart choice. If we could afford it, I’d be a stay at home wife/fur mama in a heart beat. I mean, I guess I technically am because I work out of my house, but I don’t have the freedom to be able to run errands and that kind of thing while J is at work.

  3. We made the decision for me to be a stay at home wife while we were going through fertility treatments and I have to say I think it was the best decision ever! It made the many appointments, meds etc much less stressful and I was really able to focus on myself during that time. I have to say that it resulted in a much happier and relaxed Mama when we finally brought met our little one! Wishing you all the best as you continue your journey!!

    • That makes me feel SO much better knowing that you guys chose for you to stay at home during that time. It was sometimes a struggle to get doctor appointments or scrambling to get blood work done before or during my lunch hours and that was just for testing! Thank you for kind comment and I’m happy to hear that everything worked out well for you! πŸ™‚

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