Tuesday, February 22, 2011

ICLW and falling behind

Sorry to be an absentee on the 1st day of ICLW, but work has been kicking my butt this week. If this is your 1st time dropping by- Thanks so much for stopping in and checking me out! I could do a new post that sums up our TTC journey or I can just link you back to these 1st 2 posts I did that gives you the whole run down up to last month: The last 10 months, part 1 & part 2. One of these days, I'll figure out how the heck to make a sub-page on this here blog that will have all this info nicely outlined. Until then, you have to read through my posts!

On to the 2nd part of this post title! I'm falling behind! Not really, just not as far ahead at work and home as I'd like to be. I'm sure it doesn't help when things are added onto my plate and I have to deal with them immediately, putting of the things I had initially planned on doing. Hello, Type A! Major problem there. I don't like my plans being disrupted! Things should get better by the week after next as a co-worker returns from maternity leave  so I won't have to be covering for her share of the work any more.

As for home, if anyone has a spare couple of hours they'd like to come and help me clean, paint, and do one of the other kajillion things on my to-do list for the house, come on over! I've been pretty good about letting these things slide the last several months, but I think with my parents impending visit this weekend, I'm feeling more pressure to whip the house into presentable shape. If only I could direct the small amount of motivation I have towards that and work, rather than baby stuff...

I wrote a comment on Mel's post. Yeah. Don't tell my boss, but since we can access gmail at work for calendar purposes, I've been using that and the google reader to keep up-to-date on peoples posts and such. We aren't allowed to check many "outside" sites or do things non-work related. I can't help it though. I'm desperate to know if so and so got their test results or if there was 2 lines on whose-it's preg test, and how protocol A is treating XYZ and who is having what symptoms in their 2ww.

I will admit something else while I'm being so open. I've been filling my time with all these other peoples' lives to distract me from the omnipresent and overbearing shadow of TTC that I'm sure the rest of ya'll know fairly well. Getting wrapped up in those goings-ons keeps me from having to focus on my own. I do genuinely care about all your stories/lives, and I feel a bit selfish to be using them as distractions, but I can't seem to help it. I hope that ya'll can forgive that!

ps- Still waiting for confirmation of O, but I'm pretty sure I'm in my own 2ww now and will be needing ya'lls bright and shiny posts to keep my attention from myself.


  1. I dont think it is selfish at all! Use them all you can bc the farther you get into this journey (which for your sake i hope not any farther!!!) the more you will need distractions of any sort :)

    What are you painting? I don't really like painting but I LOVE picking out colors :)

  2. Thanks! I want to repaint our bedroom. The color I choose 2.5yrs ago isn't doing it for my any more. I've got a plan all for it, but just need to find the right color! Eventually, I want to repaint 90% of the rooms here b/c we went a bit color happy after so many years renting white walls.

  3. You are definitely not the only one getting wrapped up in the stories of others as a distraction. I'm afraid I'm getting a bit addicted, and I'm definitely sneaking it in at work...sometimes even on my iphone when I go to the bathroom. Good luck waiting, and have fun painting. I'm working on getting my house painted too. Living room is done, on the the kitchen and dining rom next!

  4. I am in my 2WW wait also and find reading others blogs comforting and distracting. Every month the 2WW seems unbearable.

  5. Visiting from ICLW. This is my first time participating as well. Hope your 2ww flies and it ends with a BFP!

  6. I have spent the last year trying to distract myself from this nightmare of TTC. I felt like I was too obsessed with my own journey that I started finding things to distract myself from it. Sometimes that's a good thing cause it's so easy for life to pass us by. Good luck to you!
    ~ A