Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Plethora of Updates

Internetz, my last few weeks have been a blur!

On top of a really busy time at work, we have had the worst run of luck.

A couple of weeks ago our senior dog was scheduled for dental surgery at the vet. Poor guy - his teeth were just awful. He's 13 years old and I've had him since he was a pup. So yes, he's my baby. I was a wreck to say the least. Let me just preface the rest of this story with the good news that the surgery went just fine, he was home that night and recovered like the trooper that he is. In fact, I swear he's feeling so much better that he's once again got a spring in his step. Don't get me started on the fact that I'm going to have to learn to brush his teeth.

At least now I have a good excuse for why I always "forget" to floss. You know, because I'm now the poster child for dog dental health.

But let me get back to my tale of woe. After dropping the dog to the vet, Irish Boy was heading home, when another driver came barreling out of a lane way and ran right into our car! What a mess.

Thus began the LONGEST day of my life.

Fortunately Irish Boy - and the other driver who was at fault - were both fine. At the end of all days, this is the most important thing EVER.

Sadly our car was not fine. Thus began the two week headache of dealing with our insurance - who are now on the top of my "I shake my fist at you" list.

Long story short - our old - but otherwise in awesome (prior to the accident) shape car - is a write-off.

So we've been car hunting. And grumbling about car hunting. And panicking about how we're going to afford another car when we just replaced my beloved VW Bug back in the fall.

So what are we going to get? Well that's another post. Stay tuned - I promise not to make you wait as long as our DAMN INSURANCE COMPANY has made us!

All is quiet on the adoption front too. I don't know why, but lately the waiting is driving me insane. The zen-like peace which had washed over me as we went through all of the classes and paperwork is long gone. I'd like to blame fertility drugs for my batshit crazy impatience but alas, not this time.

How do you make it through the waiting? Whether it's for that exciting adoption call or a two-week wait, what helps you get through?

I need me some Cheez-its.


JJ said...

So, so sorry about the car--but so glad he is OK--we were all so worried on twitter that day!
Will you be mad at me if I told you I had Cheez-its with my dinner?

Carlia said...

sorry to hear about the car, but what a relief to hear that irish boy is ok! good luck car hunting. hope to hear some good adoption news soon!

PCOSChick said...

Sorry about the car, but so glad everyone is ok!!

As far as the wait...I found working on the nursery slowly helped, I found a couple new hobbies, blogging, blab on twitter...whatever I can do to not think about waiting. I know it's all easier said than done, but so far these little things have kept me sane!

Mrs. Gamgee said...

So glad that Irish Boy is ok... sorry about the car!

Praying that the wait becomes easier to bear... and that it comes to a very happy end soon!

kkasun said...

Sorry about the car, what an awful situation.

I am horrible at waiting, so I just suffered through, I don't think there is a great way to get over it.

Though on the adoption front, I think just reading other people's blogs is a huge help.

It seems like everyone gets "the call" out of the blue. That might give you some hope!

Geochick said...

Sorry about your car!

Since our agency has a list due to the high number of families they work with, it was slightly easier to deal with. We knew in the beginning that we were unlikely to be matched in less than a year. Trying to live like we weren't waiting helped. We went on vacation, worked on the house, skiied and slowly acquired nursery furniture. Helps to spread out the costs of furnishing the nursery!

Future Mama said...

What a time you have been having! Ugh. As for the wait, what my hubby and I plan to do is a Baby Bucket, a list of fun tasks to do before the adopted baby comes that might be harder to do when we have a little bundle of joy :-)

Much love,
Future Mama

Alana said...

Hi, I'm a new follower... found you as we have many mutual blog buddies. :)

SO sorry to hear of your Hubby's car accident...but glad that he wasn't hurt!

You've inspired me to *gulp* brush my dog's teeth...I admit I have never done this. (And he is 8 years old. Yikes!)

Sorry I have no words of wisdom on "waiting." :)

Joey said...

Thanks so much for sharing your life on this blog. I have PCOS and my husband has male factor infertility. We begin our first IVF cycle next month.

Please keep posting!

Jill said...

Sorry! I'm glad there are other infertility blogs out there.

I just started mine

~ Jill

Krissi said...

I'm so glad you're all OK including your poor pup. I just featured you for Blog Love tonight. And I posted a link to a "waiting game" post. I also love Cheeze-its by the way!

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