I totally did not intend to take a 3-week hiatus from blogging, but it happened! I can’t remember the last time I took such a break from writing. It’s not that I haven’t wanted to, it’s just that I’ve been too busy to think about it. July was busy, and so far August has been the same. I do have some posts in the works, so I’m definitely not gone forever! I guess I just needed a break and didn’t know it.
So, what has been going on?
Nothing on the infertility front. I have a post coming up on my experience taking Conceivable herbs, and I’m almost done writing it. I’m trying to be completely honest about my experience – the good and the bad. Stay tuned for that in the near future. I also have a post coming up on a DHA supplement I have started and I can’t wait to share it with you because it is great for those of you who are TTC!
In July, I got the opportunity to go to Panama City Beach with some dear friends, which prompted me to write this post on how infertility is like the ocean. It was a much-needed getaway that we made affordable and so relaxing. We didn’t have specific plans for each day, we just played it by ear. We talked a lot and shared our hearts, cried together and laughed until we about wet ourselves (I mean, we were in the ocean, so peeing yourself is kind of a normal thing, right?).
My vegetable garden really started flourishing in July, but unfortunately it hasn’t stopped storming since then… which means it has been abnormally hot, humid, and wet. My plants are really struggling now, but I at least got to enjoy some harvest. We still have a good bit coming in, but it has slowed down significantly.
Our church has our Vacation Bible School in July as well, which I am a leader of (along with two amazing people who help take so much of the responsibility off of me!), so by the end of the month, I was so. worn. out. So done. But the funny thing is once VBS was over, I felt lost for about a week… I had withdraws and was ready to plan the next one. Funny how that happens!
Glenn and I celebrated 9 years married and 14 years together in July. We got the opportunity to go on two date nights that month, which was so nice! Unfortunately, we’ve gotten bad about only going every few months or so… a bad habit we need to break!
At the end of the month, my little family took a couple of days to have a “staycation” and stay close to home, but do some fun summer activities. We went to a water park in KY, which shall remain nameless because I wasn’t too impressed and probably won’t go back. We also visited the Science Museum in Nashville, which is a lot of fun and Zoey had a blast. I hadn’t done the planetarium since I was a little kid, so it was fun for me to visit. It was really nice to just stay close to home and enjoy each other for a few days. Much needed time off.
This week is the Consignment sale I’ve been talking about forever. I had to work pretty hard to prepare for it – so much to do! I have to admit that when I looked at the sales report halfway through the sale, I cried a little. Seeing the list of items selling made me so happy (especially since I bought clothes for Zoey there – just making up what I spent is nice!), but also so sad to know they are officially gone. Forever. Including my favorite pair of baby shoes. Never to be seen again. That’s hard.
Zoey started 1st grade this month. Just let that sink in a little. FIRST GRADE. She also started playing soccer. She has more homework this year, and is now actively engaged in an extracurricular activity. I can’t believe it! I’m so proud of her and who she is becoming. I just look at her and think “wow, I get to be mom to her.” She still asks me all the time for sibling. The older she gets, the harder it becomes. She’s nearly to the point of being annoyed that it hasn’t happened yet. She doesn’t understand infertility, and she shouldn’t have to at 6 years old. I hate that it’s a part of her life, but I still have hope that maybe someday that will change.
That’s pretty much it. Work has kept me busy, but I also have some news to share on that in the near future. Just waiting on some confirmations… and learning to trust God in all transitions.