I am trying harder to keep up with my blog posting and reading lately. I have been reading a lot of the blogs in my reader, but not always commenting due to time constraints and interruptions. But I AM reading. (SIF, every time I go out to your blog, I can't find the comment link. Where did it go?!)
As you all know, I was on a business trip last week in San Jose/San Francisco. I had a great time because I was with one of my coworkers who has become a really good friend since the trip. She went with me when I went last year too, but this time she stayed as long as I did. We get along so well and talked the whole time. There was never a moment with awkward silence. There was rarely a moment with silence at all. I can't tell you how wonderful it was to have such a great travel companion. And, she is an excellent co-pilot/navigator. While I didn't feel like I accomplished as much as I would have liked to on the business side of things, I did nurture some good friendships.
Over the weekend I got so much done around the house. I felt awesome. I mowed the lawn; pulled up the weeds from the lawn (we live next to a field, so weeds and our grass think they are best friends); scooped dog bombs; filled in holes dug by the puppies last summer; bought and planted some veggies, herbs, and flowers; did laundry for BB; cooked breakfast and dinner; organized the last of the unorganized cabinets in our house; mopped the kitchen floor twice; mopped the entire downstairs (hardwood/tile); shampooed the upstairs carpets; did general house cleaning; researched and bought BB a playhouse; ordered a bathroom cabinet; went grocery shopping twice; and took a nap with BB on Saturday and Sunday.
It was one of those weekends that felt awesome because I got so much done. The best part is, I still have the drive to do more. In fact, we went and bought more veggie and herb plants tonight, as well as a blueberry bush, to replace one we lost last year in the hottest summer in U.S. recorded history, a lemon tree, and a lime tree. Oh yeah, I found out you can grow hydrangeas in Texas, so I bought and planted a couple of those too. I can't wait for them to grow and bloom!
This weekend I plan on getting my bathroom cabinet in, and then cleaning the bathroom from top to bottom. I think I will then finally tackle tearing down wallpaper in our master bathroom. A project that has been on the To Do list since we moved in 4 years ago. But before then, I will plant all of the plants we bought tonight.
I love it when I have so much energy and drive to do things, so I am taking advantage of it while it lasts.
In other news, I have scheduled appointments with two new REs. While both of them could get me in this week, I opted to schedule for 2-3 weeks out. I put in a request to Dr D's office on Friday to obtain a copy of all of my records. I didn't tell them why because I didn't feel like it was any of their business. I asked them to release the records to me, as opposed to the new RE's. That way I have a copy and can give them as I see fit.
Something happened to me on the baby front while I was in San Jose, and I am debating over whether or not to talk about it on the blog. No, I'm not pregnant. Part of me wants to keep it to myself, a big part of me, actually. But at the same time, this blog is about my journey. So I am going to sit on it for a while and see how I feel as time goes on. The only reason I'm mentioning it now is so that if I decide to talk about it later, no one thinks it is a split decision.
To end on a cute note, I ordered Baby Bean a personalized Easter basket today. It is so cute, and I can't wait to get it. I am so excited to go buy things to put in it. Knowing me, the basket won't be big enough. My baby may be spoiled, but she is not a brat. :D