Happy turkey (cake) day!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING Y’ALL! As your resident (blogspace) Americophile, I’m wishing you a very happy thanksgiving (“friendsgiving”!) wherever you happen to be. T asked me to make a cake for his work’s thanksgiving pot luck so last night after finishing the work stuff, I started at around 22:30 (having already made the cake) and came up…

Sometimes the world seems a terrible place

(or: All is not lost) I’ve been feeling a bit grouchy/depressed lately about the state of the world so I thought I’d do a brief update and reconnect with my blogfriends to try and cheer myself up. Because you guys are cool! Anyway, I’m not properly depressed or anything; I just feel a bit of…

Reblog: An Ode to TTC Forums

Dani speaks the truth… Have you heard Alessia Cara’s song ‘Here’?  If you haven’t heard it yet, you probably haven’t switched on the radio in a while.  You can check out her video below. As Alessia’s song has been on the radio a lot recently, for some reason, every time I hear it I sing…

Lightning strikes twice

(Or: A problem shared is a problem… doubled.) Yesterday I found out that my sister is going to have a miscarriage. She texted me at work, where I was concentrating on a report, her nickname (a funny family name she’s had since we were little) flashing up on my phone and pinging on my watch….

On being a fairy godmother

(Or: You’re not a mother, but you are magic.) Everyone knows that the supposed consolation of childlessness is to be the “cool aunt/uncle”. And if you’re trusted by the parents, you might even get to be a child’s godparent.  Things have changed over time. Back in the day, a godparent was supposed to be a…

Reblog: The Hummingbird, Part Two.

This and part one are definitely worth a read. I’ve been trying to put into words how I feel about the attacks, their proximity, and the horror of interrupting everyday activities with violence and murder and hate. I’ve held my tongue (mostly) about my friends’ Facebook profile pictures turning red, white and blue as if…

(In)fertility update

It’s been a while since I had an update on our fertility treatments what with the holidaying and back to working, so I thought a status update was somewhat overdue.  The first consultation for our next IVF cycle was meant to be this afternoon. Instead it has been put back a month or so as…