Monday, February 28, 2011

Off to Denver...

Leaving for Denver tomorrow morning for a night. Will be interesting to see how this one night only trip goes - trying like hell not to have to bring more than my laptop bog, but that's difficult when you also have to look professional!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Got some more assignments at work.... 2 days in Denver next week, then Manhattan for a week after that. The following week is Florida, then a week at the office, and a tentative last week of March in Brooklyn, NY. Lots of new places I've never been... and I'll be in town for every baby making round to boot. Perhaps it would be to much to think maybe this round could be it, so that I won't have to worry about being in a hotel when I should be getting busy? :)

Monday, February 21, 2011

Moving forward!

Clomid starts tomorrow. Here's hoping I don't turn into a mega-bitch! ;)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Round 4... FIGHT!

Clomid, I'm trusting you with my fertility fate again. Don't fail me now.

Welcome to day 1, Clomid cycle 4.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

My day goes a little like this....

This is going to sound bratty, but I hate being in the office. Granted, my weeks out of the office are usually hell on earth, but at least I am mentally occupied/challenged most of the time, and I'm on my feet about 75% of the time, so I am constantly moving.

Being in the office, however, is completely different. Here's a rundown of a typical office day:

7:30a - Try to arrive by this time. Usually still stuck in traffic.

7:45a - Stumble in the door, briefcase/laptop in one hand, wallet, phone, smokes, and drink in the other. Wonder if I have anything in my desk for lunch. Contemplate calling in. Be seen by my boss, thus rendering any more thoughts of calling in uesless. Toss everything onto desk.

8:00a - Start my status calls. Call all current customers for updates on various things. No one answers. Leave voicemails for all of them.

8:10a - Status calls out of the way, I settle in for a bit of reading internet news.

9:15a - Bridget (coworker) comes over, and invites me to join her for a smoke break. Of course. I needed a break from, anyways.

9:30a - On the way back in, get cornered by Jeremy, the shipping guy. Chit chat with him, then stop by my old manager's desk to BS, a final stop at my roommate's desk to decide what we should have for dinner tonight. Head back towards my desk.

10:20a - Um, how did I just spend 50 minutes BSing with people? Ooops. No customers have called back yet.

10:45a - Complete an email exchange between myself and my mother, debating the merits of online grocery shopping. Realize that I need to do just that, but not sure what's in checking. Check balance. Realize I got paid yesterday. Let's pay some bills.

11:15a - 30 minutes, and $700 later, all the utilities are paid. Here's hoping what's left lasts another 2 weeks.

11:30a - spend 30 minutes checking various local food websites, for nutritional content. Choose Panda Express, and head out.

12:15p - Arrive at Panda, forget the whole, carefully planned, heathier options-meal I chose, get my usual (steamed rice and broccoli beef. It's not horrible, but I could do better).

12:45p - Arrive back at work. Eat lunch while pondering if calling customers back in the afternoon is too pushy (I'm not sales, they've already bought the product and I'm trying to get it installed for them. So it's not like I'm pushing a product.) Decide I will call a few again. Read some more news while eating.

1:30p - Realize that I've wasted 45 minutes reading trash about the Royal wedding. Toss the garbage.

1:45p - carry a machine I finished yesterday to shipping. While there, decide it's the perfect opportunity to step outside with the service guys for a smoke.

2:00p - Make a few MORE calls, and leave a few MORE voicemails. Wonder why, if these people already paid for these $20K pieces of equipment, they can't even return my calls for me to come actually INSTALL it.

2:30p - Meeting to discuss a coworker's customer. Mostly, I'm there because I have to be. Not my customer, not my install, so I do little more than listen and nod. Start to fall asleep, pinch myself a few times.

3:30p - Out of the meeting. Check voicemail. No return calls. No new emails. No new sales, so no new equipment to QC.

4:00p - Gather up things, turn off computer. Run into manager on the way out. Discuss with him, for 25 minutes, the status on all my customers (which is the same as it was a few days ago, sadly). Get in the car. Get home.

5:00p - Fall asleep on the couch.

Now, can someone explain to me why I am so TIRED, after that horribly dull day?

I miss being on the road. :( Hopefully I'll be heading to Denver next week though...

Tentative Travel Plans...

My current tentative plans for work travel for the next 5 weeks include Denver, CO, Brooklyn, NY, and the panhandle of Florida. I'm especially looking forward to the Brooklyn location. I'm hoping to make it to Times Square before I leave there!

It should be a fun, exciting few weeks. No more snowy, miserable trips to the middle of nowhere, Missouri for a while!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Lunchtime! I love when I am in the office, and I order a big group order from Jimmy Johns. Call me crazy, but there's something almost comforting about enjoying the company of the people I am forced to spend a ridiculous amount of time with. If I didn't get along with them, I think life would be a whole lot more unbearable around here. :)

Monday, February 14, 2011

I'm beginning to think....

....that life will never just BE.

Had my review for work today. Got the shaft. Lovely. Long story, but suffice it to say that a glowing review does nothing for employee morale, if you then say, "Well, we gave you more than enough of a raise last time, so nothing for you now."

You DIDN'T give me a raise. You switched me from hourly (with required overtime) to salaried, and bumped up the salary number, comparing it to my base hourly wage. On paper, I got a hell of a raise. In reality... I got about 25 cents an hour.

So, re-thinking your previous statement, 25 cents was too much to give me, in the two years I've worked my ass off for you? THAT makes me feel valuable...


On the plus side, I got a beautiful watch from my hubby for Valentine's Day... but it's not the watch that tickled me, so much as the sentiment behind it...

"You already have nice earrings and a necklace, but they're your nice ones and you don't wear them on the road. I thought a really nice watch would give you something to wear more often, AND help you look more professional."

This same man gave me an e-reader for our anniversary last year, so I would have something to do in the airports. It is so nice to be with someone who really thinks about me, and what would benefit me. He could give me a shiny new ziplock baggie, but if he told me it was for my travel toiletries because my old one is looking ragged, I would be pleased as punch. (Tickled? Pleased as punch? What's come over me today....?)

I just love that he really thinks through it, when he gets me something, no matter how big, or how small. :)

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!

Just a quick note to say Happy VD to everyone. ;) I'll be spending mine on the couch with the hubs, just another boring Monday night for us, LOL, but I'll be HOME, not on the road, so that in itself is a gift.

Hope you are all able to share your VD with the ones you love, too.

Yes, I'm an immature 12 year old. ;)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

In response to a rather rude comment made on one of my posts...

If you're not going to read the entire blog, and know the history, don't make rude fucking comments about things. Holier-than-thou attitudes are even worse for you than the Taco Bell you admonished me for eating, jack-ass.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Stupid sinus infections

So, while on the road this week, I managed to pick up a cold, and a sinus infection. Yuck! My doc was nice enough to call in an antibiotic for me, which I started yesterday, and already I can feel a difference.

Still waiting on Aunt Flo to show up, so we can get this Clomid round on the road. I'm nervous because the longer it waits, the more likely it is that I'll be out of town when I should be at home, doing the baby dance.

I'm much more calm about this go round. Rather than feeling stressed, I just worry a bit about timing, but I also kind of think, "well, I have refills, and there's always next month." Even if we don't conceive right away, at least this will force my body into a more normal cycle! (We hope).

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

So, things turned out better than expected...

I got the results of my tests - and my doctor is hopeful that I don't need to go the specialist route just yet. So, I'm on 10mg of Provera to force Aunt Flo, then back to the Clomid - 100mg doses this time. We'll try this for three months, and see what happens.

As my doctor says, "This is your year. This is your turn."

Let's hope he's right.