Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Merry ICLW!

And the title is about as joyful as I'm going to get in this post. Don't say I didn't warn you!

Welcome to anyone stumbling upon my blog via ICLW. In brief summary about me, I am a 29-year-old graphic designer (wannabe chef and entrepreneur) who is happily married to my best friend, Buster. We have been trying to conceive since 2007. We have never been even semi-successful. I have been diagnosed with the dreaded "unexplained infertility". Buster's boys are in great shape, so it is likely that the "problem" lies within me. Oh, joy! (There's some joy for ya!)

2010 has not been our year. Really, it was just ok. Another year of failed cycles and BFN's for me, while Buster got his Electrician's license and was on the hunt for a job. Apparently a good job is hard to find! But then, in the first week of November, our luck changed. Buster got a call from a great local employer. He had been applying at this place for 10 years. He was hired, and things were really looking up.

Fast-forward to last week. Buster gets called in to HR and questioned regarding my father, his father-in-law. Apparently "immediate family" includes in-laws, which we did not realize. Because my father works at the company, Buster was terminated. A week and a half before Christmas.

So now, we are ready for this shitfuck of a year to be over. In January I will be taking Femara (for the first time) and doing an IUI (for the second time). That is about all I am looking forward to at this point.

And just because the universe wasn't done shitting on us, Buster's car didn't start yesterday. He thinks it is because the battery is too cold, but who knows. We will find out more today.

On Sunday we drove an hour and forty minutes each way to pick up a Golden Retriever pup that we are giving to MIL for Christmas. The puppy, Lulu, is adorable. However, her and Kelsey together are little nightmares! I don't know how people have more than one puppy! I didn't think I would feel this way, but I am so ready for Christmas to get here so we can give the puppy to MIL and regain a little peace and quiet around my house!


  1. Lulu is adorable,but your right pups are a handful. One dog is enough for me. Im sorry about your luck lately. Im so ready for 2011,but even that hasnt started the way Id hoped. Thanks for the help with my blog name. I changed it. You can only see it by going to my page though. Let me know what u think. I couldnt fit in all in the header area so I split it up. I think the title is much more fitting now:)

  2. That pup is just so darn cute!! Im really sorry about buster losing his job :( Money is just so darn stressful!! I too am ready for 2010 to be OVER, praying 2011 is so much better than this year!!

  3. Happy ICLW :) It's always nice to see blogs that I started following last ICLW on this list. As always, you and your husband are in my thoughts and prayers and I hope the new years brings you the child you want. Thanks for posting pup pictures, they always make my day :)

  4. The new year is going to kick ass for you guys, I just know it!! FX!!

  5. Very cute pictures! I really hope 2011 is much better for you than 2010!!!

  6. Friend, my heart's been breaking for your luck and this cosmic dump the universe is taking on you and Bust. I'm sorry for it all, but know that 2011 is going to be a great year for you guys as well as me and Josh. I am here for you if you need to vent and am honored to be on this journey with you. <3 you so much!!

  7. I hope your year goes much better!

  8. Cuteness overload, even if they are a PIA!

    It's been tough, but here's to a great 2011 :)

  9. 2011 is going to be a better year for us both! And those little pups are so stinking cute!

  10. so cute!! love the puppies!!
    I hope that things start looking up for you and wish for only good things in 2011. Happy Holidays to you.
    P.s. love that grinch ornament

  11. How cute are both those pups? Gorgeous! We have two dogs [a Staffy and a Pitbull] and overall they're well behaved.

    I can't believe that your hubs got let go because your Dad works there, that's just ridiculous!

    I hope 2011 is a MUCH better year for you!!

    ~Happy ICLW~
    #14 http://themissruby.blogspot.com/

    ~May your Christmas be filled with Peace~
    ~And your New Year with Hope~

  12. I've got to admit - I am so ridiculously ready for 2010 to be over too!

  13. I'm over 2010 as well.. Bring on 2011.. I hope the new year brings nothing but good news for you guys..

  14. I love the doggies! But so sorry to hear about your husband's work.....what kind of rule is that? Sounds bizarre...what happened to companies with family values etc....oh my, with that place out of the way, he is sure to find work at a nice place that will appreciate him! Things will get better!

    LS x

  15. happy ICLW :)
    Oh cuteness overload with the pups!
    Yup 2010 has been a fizzler that's for sure, Wishing you the very best of luck with your IUI in 2011!
    Ants xx
    #97 :)

  16. Stalking your blog? Yep. I didn't mention anything about the puppy before. Too stinkin' cute. Maybe that'll keep MIL too busy for insensitive comments, eh? :)

  17. What a cutie pie! I am sorry that 2010 has been a rough one for you and the hubs, I hope that 2011 will bring you all that you wish for!
    Happy holidays and ICLW

  18. I am sorry this has been a crappy year for you,

    I hope that 2011 is much better and brings you everything that you hope and dream of!!

    BTW that puppy is so cute!!!

    Happy Holidays and Happy ICLW

  19. Here from ICLW!

    Love the Grinch ornament as I'm feeling very grinchy this year!

    The pup is so precious -- I'm a sucker for goldens...my parents have a golden pup and I love to photograph the heck out of him.

    Sorry about your craptastic year, mine has been extraordinarily so with 2 miscarriages and 1 BFN.

    Good luck for 2011!

  20. Awwwwwwwwwwwww the puppies are cute!! Sorry that the lil one is causing so much trouble in your house, good thing Christmas is only a few days away. Really sorry about your craptastic year :( I hope that 2011 holds MUCH MUCH better things for you. I hope that your holidays make you smile.

    Happy ICLW from #37 and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

  21. ohh, that puppy is so cute! love it! here's to a better 2011!

  22. That puppy is just too cute! I hope your MIL loved her gift. We have a border collie puppy who reeked havoc on our day today! Good luck with the femera next cycle and here's to 2011 being a million times better than 2010!! Lots of love from ICLW #110

  23. Dropping by for Dec. ICLW Week.
    On the same page waiting for 2011 to get here! May yours be filled with better luck on the job front for hubs, and much health & happiness! Sending lots of sticky baby dust your way too!
    The Cs
    #78 ICLW


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