Saturday, June 24, 2006

Saturday Night Ramblings

I'm feeling like quite the pill-head these days. At night I take medicine for my thyroid along with a low-dose aspirin and a folic acid supplement. In the mornings I take a prenatal vitamin. After every meal I take an acidophilus supplement. This is the stuff in yogurt that takes care of excess yeast bacteria. Lorem suggested taking it while on progesterone to ward off yeast infections. Since I'm prone to those, I thought it a good idea and I decided to start them early to make sure there's no side effects. I'm also choosing to take extra folic acid. There was a recent study that showed IVF patients on extra folic acid had higher rates of success. So I'm self-medicating!

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I spent the afternoon blanching and freezing green beans and snow peas. A friend of mine has a garden and brings me goodies. I hate to let all those free green beans go to waste so I'm giving freezing a try. Growing up my Dad gardened extensively and my parents would freeze and can a lot of stuff. I still remember the joy of opening a can of home-grown tomatoes or a container of frozen berries in the middle of winter. I don't think I could ever can by myself, but hopefully freezing will work.

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It's a long story as to how, but yesterday I took charge of my SIL's 3 kids. Do you ever find yourself wondering "how come she can have a child and I can't"? You'd ask that about SIL definitely. Anyway, their ages are 15, 13, and 10. You'd think during the summer nothing would be going on but it was my job to shuttle them all to their various activities: 15 to swimming, 13 to umpiring, and 10 to baseball. The baseball games ended up being cancelled due to all the rain lately, so I took them to the airport to watch the aerobatic competition. It was quite and afternoon of running here and there. I guess that's what I have to look forward to in a few years.

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The other night I watched The Wedding Singer. I was a sophomore/junior in high school in 1985 and this movie brought back some great memories! Last night J and I watched Syriana. If you ever have an opportunity to watch this movie, please run, don't walk, in the opposite direction. Not only does it feature the death of a 6 year old child, the whole movie probably requires being on drugs to understand the plot. There are still a few pieces I'm puzzling over.

5 comments:

Tendersoul said...

We watched Syriana the other night. I kept having to get up and take care of the little one and I kept getting lost. E liked it so much, he went to bed half an hour before it was over.

Tendersoul said...

Oh, a good movie to watch is The World's Fastest Indian.

Lorem ipsum said...

I did not know that about the higher success with FA. How much is 'more'?

Lorem ipsum said...

Oh - and this'll make you laugh. A coworker of mine refused to see 'Syriana' because, in her words, 'Who wants to see a fat George Clooney? Not me!' (This same woman has a thing for James Gandolfini, so it makes no sense to me.)

My in-laws saw it and said they 'felt stupid' because it made no sense to them. They felt better when we told them that it's designed NOT to make sense. Thanks for the warning about the kid, too. I've heard 'The Constant Gardner' is also one to avoid.

Tendersoul said...

Yeah, the Constant Gardner was heart-wrenching.