Wednesday, February 10, 2010

big macs and baptisms

Yes, I’ve really never eaten a hamburger and not even as a child. It’s very strange, I know! And no, I’m not a vegetarian either. I can’t really explain why I’ve never eaten one. As a kid, I always wanted the happy meals with the chicken nuggets. As I got older, the longer I went without eating a hamburger, the less I felt a desire to try one.

Now every once in a while when I’m in a Whole Foods or Fresh Market or some really nice store and I see specialty burgers, it sort of makes me want to see what it’s like. I know I will some day. I know my husband wishes I would try one and LOVE it so he could eat them more often.

It will happen at some point. Maybe I’ll get pregnant and crave one?


It feels like the weekend happened forever ago, and today is only Wednesday. But the weekend did happen and it was the weekend of my nephew’s baptism.

I absolutely love my nephew, but I’m an emotional wreck most days and combine that with a family function that’s 100% about babies? Recipe for disaster. However, I think I can say that I handled myself with dignity. The only awkward point in the weekend was dinner on Saturday, when the waiter at dinner kept mistaking the baby for mine. Sigh. I give most of the credit to Lexapro for keeping my emotions in check. And thank you to Hayley for providing us a place to stay and some good laughs. :)


Monday I felt great going into work and absolutely horrible three hours later. I used to get migraines all the time (a post for another day) but haven’t had one this bad in a long time. I blame AF who has been a horrible, raging bitch since her arrival.

My doctor’s office called today and had to switch the surgery date. I was disappointed at first, but it may work out better this way. I’m now getting “sliced and diced” on Thursday, February 25. It is one week later than the original date BUT the good part is that I had already planned on taking that Monday off (March 1) to close on the house. So let’s keep our fingers crossed that 1) we really do get to close that day and 2) my surgery doesn’t have to be moved again for lack of OR availability.


What else is going on?

Last night was my bi-monthly support group meeting, which was awesome as usual. We had two guest speakers: one was an acupuncturist and one was an IF counselor.

My old college roommate is getting married this weekend in Naples. I’m excited about that and about hanging out with some people I haven’t spent a lot of time with since my own wedding.

My good friend Whitney gave me a copy of Away We Go for Christmas and Joey and I finally watched it on Friday night. It was an excellent movie, but it brought on a lot of emotions. I cried a lot. If you are going to watch it, make sure you are in the right frame of mind and you have a tissue box handy.

I can’t think of what else I wanted to cover in this post. But now that I’ve written about a little bit of everything, I guess that’s enough for one day, right?


Kelly said...

I always enjoy reading your posts. I'm glad you find the time with so much going on. :)

I'm glad that last weekend is over (ugh, I'm sorry it was tough) and that this weekend brings something to look forward to. I'm glad also that you have a date set for surgery so you can get things cleared up and start to move forward!

Bean stalk ballads said...

God that last weekend, my heart goes out to you. Its so hard in situations like that, with familial expectations on you to attend and to be"happy'. You did so well!

Basic Girl said...

I'm so glad you survived a super tough weekend, and I think you definitely deserve a little of that credit!! You could have skipped it completely, but you stayed strong and made it through. Proud of you!!

And I feel like February always flies by, so hopefully the surgery will come quickly. And then you can focus on your new home, YAY!!!

Hayley said...

Shalom! Oh my goodness. I haven't laughed that much since... well, the weekend we went out. haha.

I'm so glad you guys stayed with me. You're welcome back anytime!

Dawn said...

I'm so glad to hear that you survived the baptism. It's tough when the little ones are the focus of the party! My nephew looks like my husband when he was a baby and everyone comments on it. So awkward.

I hope your surgery stays put and your on your feet in time for your closing! Yay!!

AplusB said...

Glad you got through a tough weekend.
Um....will you do me a favor?? One day, try a burger and write a blog post about the experience? I would love that :)

JC said...

I'm glad you survived the weekend and it wasn't too bad. I hate when people think a baby is mine b/c I'm holding it or standing next to it. I'm sure I sound bitchy when I say "NO!"

That's good the lap works out with already having that Monday off! And you're so close to moving into your new house!! YAY!

Noelle said...

That must have been so hard for you. I have purposely avoided my husband's family because all of the babies and fertile mirtles, but I was only able to do that because they live on the East Coast and I am in California.

That must have hurt to have people think that he was your son. I am sorry.

I so badly want you to eat a hamburger! But then again, I eat lots of them and I am a cow, so it may be better that you don't!

I hope that you will get a craving for them when you get pregnant!

Crossed Fingers said...

It sounds like you were able to get through the baptism very well which is awesome! Minus the clueless waiter. haha but he deserved it!

That's great news on closing the house and the surgery - it sounds like you're going to have a great weekend to make up for this harder one.

Kandid Kelli said...

Katie- I don't know if I can say this enough but I love reading your blog. I can have 40 unread posts in my reader and when I skim through and I see yours I click you first. I just thought I would let you know. Have a great day! Glad you have a surgery apt! and that you made it though the weekend in one piece!!


Rebecca said...

Still funny about the hamburger. I'm a vegetarian, but I wasn't always and I still love veggie burgers! Maybe you can build up? :) Veggie burger...turkey burger...hamburger... ;)

Glad the baptism is over. I'm sure that was such a hard weekend.

I'm glad that the surgery is scheduled and hope that it stays that way!

GL with it all!!

Erin said...

Ummm, you've never had a hamburger??? Crazy! I've never had a Big Mac, but I love a god cheeseburger like nothing else!

Jin said...

I'm liking the new background. It actually shows up here at work (since most blogger backgrounds dont).

Sorry about the folks not getting that he's not your child. That sucks something awful.

Mic @ IF Crossroads said...

Can I just say that I love your new header/redesign! It's awesome! The countdown is on! T-minus 7 days until LAP-land!

Carrie said...

WOW! You have a ton of stuff going on :-) It sounds like your nephew's baptism was hard, but you made it through with grace and dignity.

So sorry your RE pushed back your date, but it sounds like it may work in your favor right now.

Tina said...

Those were always the toughest weekends. The fear/anticipation leading up to them and then the actual event was never easy. It sounds like y'all handled it all really well.

Glad your surgery is set! Then hopefully y'all can move forward!

Glenn and Brittany said...

Ok I LOVE hamburgers so if you need any recommendations (or someone to chow down with) let me know lol I will give you a few recommendations, just for starters ;) Five Guys has awesome hamburgers! However, I am also a fan of MacDonald's haha I LOVE their double cheeseburgers and big macs :) there's just something about that sauce (yes, I know I am a huge dork) Wendy's is good too, I am not a fan of BK but I do like their chicken tenders.. And yes, when you get pregnant, you will be craving them! So now that I have made myself out to be the biggest fat ass ever, I will say that you are so awesome Katie! You have more strength than I could ever even imagine having.. Hang in there, I know good things are in store for you <3