Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Before We Begin

So, this was going to be the post to kick off the memoirs, but I decided I am not quite ready to write up that first post yet (I haven't mentally written enough of it in my head), and I wanted to share a couple of other things in the meantime.

First of all, Fran asked me if I was still going to blog about our progress on TTC #2 on this blog. The answer to that is, absolutely. If I have any news about that, I will definitely let you all know. The way I see it, this blog isn't going to change, it is just going to get better and more expansive. In fact, as I was sitting in a boring training the other day, I created this drawing of how I envision my blog:

As you can see, the roots of the tree are collecting blog content that feeds the tree with mostly day-to-day life, which then branches out into randomness, TTC, and memoirs. Yes, that is a stick figure of me sitting under my tree, blogging. And yes, there are squirrels and birds in my tree too.

I also wanted to share a few other random things with you in this post:
  1. I found my first love on FB the other day. I had had a dream about him a few days prior, which got me to thinking about him and wondering where he was. When I saw his picture, my first thought was, "Boy did I dodge that bullet! You look like you live in a trailer and watch Je.rry Sprin.ger." Okay, the last part may be a bit harsh, but I really do feel like I dodged a bullet when things didn't work out between us and we didn't get married, as we had so often planned. Let me tell you, seeing his face made me even more grateful for the man I am married to now.
  2. I know at least my blog friend Hannah is super excited about the new season of Glee, but I want to know who else is besides us? Hannah is actually the gal who got me to watching the show in the first place, and I have to say I love her for that. Glee rocks! The first episode of this season was no let down either. I am really excited for this season!
  3. I am really, really sad that this season is the last season of Little People, Big World. I have been watching that show since it started 5 years ago. When I heard it was the final season, I got choked up and wanted to cry. I am really going to miss that show and feeling like I am a part of the Roloff family. I learned a lot about dwarfs and just how much they go through in daily life as well as in their lifetime. It has definitely given me a greater appreciation for them.
  4. I watched a TV show a while ago that studied what happens to women during a full monthly cycle. They wanted to see how the woman's body changed over the span of a cycle. They found that a woman's complexion actually clears up around ovulation and that her skin looks its nicest around this time as well. Additionally, the pitch of her voice goes up a bit, and her scent changes. The latter is no surprise, as scent is what tells males in all species when a female is in heat. Ever since I watched that program, I have been watching my complexion to see if I notice a change around ovulation. This month it was my first indication that ovulation was nearing. It cleared up even before I got the lovely EWCM. It's not even just that it clears up, but the pores become more refined and less noticeable and the overall skin looks softer and smoother. Interesting huh?
Well, that's it for me. It's 11:30 and I am exhausted. Signing off for now!


Heather said...

I watched that tv show too (months ago) and was interested about the skin changes.

The best part of that picture? You're smiling!

Anonymous said...

LOVE the picture. You are so darn cute and it makes me jealous that I can't even draw stick people! :) I can't wait for all that is to come, I know it will be great.

The cycle stuff is so interesting. And I can totally relate to the complexion stuff. I noticed that about myself as well and it's very drastic. Mine is really good leading up to ovulation and then the day after it starts on the pre-teen route almost immediately. It's good because it is comforting to have some reassurance that I did ovulate but holy moly what comes after ovulation is like being 13 all over again. Needless to say I am in that "stage" right now and dreading it. :) The body of a woman is SOOOO complex!

Life Happens said...

How awesome was Glee season premiere??!! Loved it!!!

I was sad to see this is the last season of LPBW. I love the Roloff family and farm.

I love your drawing. Very cute. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Kathleen said...

i find it so fascinating what the body does over the course of a month. after almost 4 yrs of ttc, i am hyper aware of my body and yes, i do see a clearing of the skin right before ovulation. i feel better about myself too.

AnxiousMummyto3 said...

Hey Saige,
Yeah I love, love, Glee. We are only up to Season 2 here in Australia. Are you guys watching Season 3 or 2? Looking forward to the new direction of the blog!
Take care