This week has been a real mixed bag for me. Some great highlights and some really crappy ones.
Good: HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO ME. 6 years of happiness, ok interspersed with some truly horrendous moments but on the whole. We Rock.
Bad: We have a thief at my work. It is so violating to think that someone could steal from you or worse steal from our owners who are two truly lovely and honourable people and would honestly give the thief money if they were in a bad situation. Very sad.
Good: Molly is amazing at the moment and really developing. Verbally she is really coming on and starting to string two words together and I can understand a lot of what she is trying to say. She has also had a super growth spurt and definitely has those daddy legs I was after.
Bad: See above. Molly is growing up way too fast. She is being moved from the nursery to the toddler room and has gone up a level in swimming. I know, I know great milestones but given there is a fair chance she will be it. I don’t like it :(
Good: The house really is coming along now. The walls have been plastered now they need to be trowelled. We started putting the floor boards down. The tiler is coming in two weeks. The renderer finishes today. it is going really well. We do need to install sky lights in the second hallway which is a bit of a bummer.
Bad: I was asked to take part in a clinical trial for IVF which I had the impression was free! I got super excited. But then it turned out only the trial drug was free and it was a 50/50 chance I would only get the placebo. Um, not cool. Why would I pay for a normal cycle when it doesn’t give me a good result and then not get the growth hormone designed to grow more eggs. Sure, let me just waste another $5,000. So. No free cycle. Was really depressing.
Good: My parents are home after 5 weeks away!
Bad: People that were our friends that got Chippie to build their house for him haven’t paid a final bill. For over 2 months we let it slide and then we chased them three weeks later they produce this list of issues. Some are relevant, some aren’t but what is annoying is they never said anything. After any job there is usually a defect list and the builder will go through it with the client. If you don’t say anything how are we supposed to know? Holding money back is childish and now a friendship is probably ruined. Communicate. Not that hard.
Good: The weather is going to be nice this week.
I think I will finish on that high note.
All up I am feeling a little strained. I am tired and burning the candle at both ends. Work is suffering as I am feeling under pressure that I can’t get everything done that people expect and little mistakes are made that usually wouldn’t bother anyone but are now being highlighted and I feel a bit stupid. Chippie is working ridiculous hours and he is tired as well. With him not around much at home because he is working so hard I feel like a single mum. I also hate where I am living and can’t say anything because Chippie is working very hard to change that. We desperately need some time off as a family to recharge but that is some time away. I also have another IVF cycle starting in May now that isn’t that far away. More financial strain. All little first world problems but it makes the bad seem bigger than it needs to be or really is.
On a brighter note to remind me to keep the faith I found out a close work friend who recently left is finally pregnant WITH TWINS on IVF #7. It can happen. For some of us it just takes time.