UPDATE: just got the all clear on my blood tests but have to go back in on thursday to discuss my ultrasound results. i'm freaking out a little bit.
well, i've had an interesting day... based on a suggestion from my creative director and the fact that i had a doctor's appointment at 10am, i took the day off (i mean, when does management ever suggest you take a day off? had to snap that up. i just finished an EXTREMELY exhausting design project for our south africa office this week - like 217 emails exhausting - and i think he felt sorry for me.) my doctor's appointment was to assess if there are any physical reasons as to why we are finding it so hard to conceive. shane went for his test last week and got the glowing results ("they said they were practically jumping out of the cup!!" *beam*) on tuesday so now it's my turn. i'm finding it all quite scary as i've long had the completely unbased fear that i can't have kids - for no real reason other than i've never been pregnant yet. so i went for blood tests and both an external and internal ultrasound and will get the results early next week. fingers crossed everywhere, please. on the other hand, if there is some hormonal reason that i'm not ovulating properly, at least i can take something to help things along a bit... the plus side of these tests, (aside from meeting a super nice nurse who took my blood and told me how she had had her son 17 months ago, naturally, at age 45, which i thought was just amazing) was that i got to treat myself* to a trip to savers (value village) to calm my nerves a bit.
and there i found:
handknit wool cardy with wooden buttons for $6.99. so smitten.
new dog bowls for baxter. vintage mikasa, 3 at 99¢ each.
crown glass measuring cup, shot glass size, with ml, teaspoon and table spoon measures. $1.99
plus a whole stack of embroidered, vintage hankies and a great pyrex mug that was in the sink to be washed before photographing. so i was pretty happy with that. i also stopped at an independent paint store in footscray and FINALLY found the perfect blue for the outside of our house, after looking at what feels like a million other blue/greys and buying FIVE different sample pots:
picture that with vanilla white trim, a picket fence and cream, white and pink roses growing in front. cuuuuuute.
* i say treat myself but really, i go there once a week anyway. i'm hooked, i tell ya - hooked.