I promised to write about the fun parts of our vacation, so here they are, along with a couple of other good bits:
◊ We got to spend some more time with the nephews at their house. They are crazy and fun, and even when I didn’t know exactly what they were saying, I was able to get the gist. Especially when they started wrestling and shouting “Go, go, Power Rangers!” I guess Power Rangers are universal. Also, Hubby was adorable reading to them, one on each side, all snuggled together on the couch.
♦ We did have my fancy, romantic birthday dinner, two days late. Hubby picked a charming restaurant, and afterward, we took a walk down by the beach. The breeze coming off the water was refreshing, as was spending an evening just the two of us, after sitting in my father-in-law’s hospital room for hours.
◊ We got the money for IVF #2. I am beyond grateful to Hubby’s family for this generous gift. We also scored three different medications for about what we would have spent on just one of them here.
♦ One day, driving to the hospital, Hubby said, “I know you haven’t been able to do much, but just having you here has really helped me a lot.” I needed to hear that.
◊ We spent an afternoon driving around, looking at some towns between where his family lives and where the potential job would be. He has not had an offer, but we talked a lot about possibly living there–especially with his dad’s health issues–and taking that drive, looking at the houses and parks and playgrounds (so many playgrounds!) made all of those little what-ifs seem a bit more real and easier to take if/when a change that huge actually does happen.
♦ Hubby finally corrected his (84-year-old) uncle, who’s been calling me the equivalent of “Darren” for years. His response? Eh, Darren’s easier for me. (To say? To remember? What? It’s still not my name!) At least Hubby tried.
◊ When I got home, I had a package from Eighteenyears: some of her leftover meds. It was like Christmas!
♦ The cats have been super happy to see me since I got home. Especially since it was 95° inside my house when I arrived. Fortunately, we also have a brand new swamp cooler, which was installed while I was away.
◊ I called our IVF coordinator yesterday to update her on this cycle and our meds, and after I hung up, I realized my baseline ultrasound is in two weeks!
♦ I have a girl-date with Sincerity tomorrow, which will be a great way to pass the time until Hubby comes home on Saturday.