Tuesday, January 9, 2007

storm's in the forecast

I was so delusional that I actually thought that I could leave work early enough yesterday to get home in time to call the dentist, go to the post office, and maybe even the bank! The reality: I was at work until after 7:30.

Today I absolutely had to leave work by 4:00, but it was because I had to go to the party rental shop to get the red carpet, then to the party supply store to get balloons and a helium tank. If I hadn't had to leave to get to these places before they closed then I would have been there pretty late again. There is just so much to do.

We had a final walk-through today and I took all of the kids down to the Gathering Hall and PAC to practice. They did pretty well, and all of the films are done, so I am not freaking out. Some kids were still finishing their display boards, though.

And everyone is buzzing about the weather forcast: snow...strong wind...freezing temps.

Huh...we'll see.

Nothing would shock me, considering the way things have already gone during the last couple of months. But I can't get worked up about it.

I am really looking forward to the Film Festival--and am going to try to enjoy it and not get too anxious that everything is running OK. And it will be nice to have it over with and to be moving on.

Tomorrow is a half-day, classes go until 11:00 and then we have professional development for the rest of the day.

I found out that the planning day for the 9th Grade Advisory Team is set for the 25th. This is great, since I had been expecting that it might not happen until February. So now I am able to get things prepared for that day so that I can help those teachers to be able to do their own planning. I am so far beyond done doing it myself.

During the times when I am not busy working my mind has been preoccupied with thinking about having another baby. I actually bought a box of OPKs today. I didn't use them before--didn't need them. I decided to buy them more out of curiosity than anything else. Hopefully I won't really need them this time either. I showed them to Mr. C and I'm not really sure what he thought. He may not really understand what they are, I don't think I've ever talked to him about them--never had a reason to. He would prefer it if we could just relax, go off of birth control, and have a lot of sex--even if, or maybe especially if, it takes a few months. He has no clue what that would do to me emotionally and I know that he wouldn't understand even if I tried to explain it to him. So, despite the way he might want things to go, I am determined to do what I can to get pregnant as soon as we can once we start trying. I've come to the conclusion that February really would be ideal, since it would mean that I would be getting all of the way through the second trimester over the summer. In fact, if my calculations are correct and I ovulate when I think I will, then I will be hitting the 24 week milestone around my birthday. That would be quite a great birthday present!

So there is a part of me that wants to give it a try this month! Or at least, not try not to. Today is the first day of my AF, so the big "O" is only a couple of weeks or so away.

I don't know...I'll see what the Peri says.

I absolutely need to go to the dentist before getting pregnant. Thursday, I swear, I will get home in time to make that call.

OK, peace out.