A Bad Case of the Mondays... on a Thursday

Yesterday and today I’ve been all…Bored. Down. Listless. Impatient. Annoyed.Basically, I’m all just…MER.Like I have a majorly bad case of the Mondays.Even my coffee cup full of gas station hot cocoa is telling me to “Get Happy” but I’m just not feeling it.Maybe it’s the rain....more

What's a Little Turbulence

I quickly realized I'd fastened my seat belt a little too tightly. I pushed up my sleeves and wrestled to loosen the strap. Man, it was hot in there....more

Are You Still Waiting for Spring?

Are You Still Waiting for Spring?All the children collected their eggs, everyone wore their Sunday best and proclaimed “He is Risen” and dinner was scrumptious. However did the joys of Easter vanish as Sunday turned to Monday? Are you still waiting for your Spring?It is Spring but I know there are a few heart aches because some are waiting. Here at the Silicon Valley Lodge we are exploring the topic #waiting....more

Waiting...

None of us enjoy being kept waiting. My mother use to say, "good things come to those who wait."  That may be true sometimes. For me, waiting is not so easy. Whether something good comes from it or not. While waiting in traffic, yet again, I was thinking about how much time is wasted in my day having to sit here just to get to my destination. Of course, when the wheels began to turn in my head, I realized there are many things I do not like to wait for. Let me share with you what went through my mind. I bet you don't like to wait for a few of these things either:...more

As Long As It Takes

 Photo Left: © Michael Moore Sicko...more

The year of no weddings

When I was in my mid-20s, there was a three-year period where every other weekend I had a wedding (or wedding-related party) to go to. I bought items off registries, made appropriate wishes for the bride and groom and tried to not make any wardrobe blunders caught forever in someone else's wedding album....more

Waiting

Are you waiting?  Do you feel like you are in limbo?  Do you feel like something awesome is yet to come?I have often felt like I was waiting for something really awesome to happen.  Like Publishers Clearing House to show up at my door with a multi bazillion dollar check, and my life would be infinitely changed.  Or possibly waiting to be "discovered" (discovered, for what I have no idea)....more

Allow and accept...

"C-C-C-Cottey, beautiful Cottey, it's a school of which I'm sure you've heard before,If you get good grades, they send you to Paris!Oh, it's got everything, oh, everything, but ... men."...more

Hang in There: A Blog about Waiting to Adopt

I never thought of myself as an incredibly impatient person, but I am becoming one.  Everyone keeps telling me “hang in there…it will happen.”  When…when will it happen?...more

Waiting to Get Pregnant and the Reality of Infertility

The infertility community is watching the push-back over Jean Twenge's article in the Atlantic unfold with a whiff of amusement.  There's Margaret Wheeler Johnson from Huffington Post questioning whether the whole article was just a matter of giving women what they wanted to hear vs. the truth.  Or Amy Klein in the New York Times pointing out that getting pregnant isn't the same thing as giving birth.  And then there's us, the women who landed on the wrong side of that 82%, who are infertile and find these articles about how long you can wait pointless: you simply don't know if you will be in the 82% or the 18% until you start trying to conceive.  And what are you going to do if you find yourself with that infertility diagnosis where your age really does matter when it comes to success rates? ...more
Percentages and infertility are heat wrenching. I never thought that I would be infertile since ...more