Yes, I know 2011 isn't officially over for another 3 days but this will likely be my last blog post of this year as we are flying out in the wee hours of New Year's Day on a much needed vacation that has been postponed for one reason or another since the early summer. The weather looks to actually be cooperating for our departure which is good since I have been convinced we'd get a blizzard this week which would screw up my plans because the universe appears to hate me like that.
Instead, I've had what's either the flu or a very, very bad cold since Christmas Eve night. I went to the doctor & got prescription strength cough medicine with codeine yesterday so I've actually been able to sleep (cat nap, really) for most of last night & today instead of hacking up every shade of green in the Sherwin-Williams paint catalogue. I am really hoping to go back to work tomorrow as I had planned on using this week as a catch up week so I won't want to kill myself when I get back from a week off & jump into stims & monitoring for IVF. I had banked a good amount of sick time in anticipation of using it for ER & ET, plus some insurance days if I had any IVF-related issues, but this illness means I now have 3 less days to work with. Hopefully I won't need tons of time off & all will go smoothly, but given my track record, I find that hard to believe.
Christmas itself was rather painless. I used my being sick as a "get out of jail free" card for my great aunt's annual holiday open house on Monday night. I was not in the mood to deal with my cousin's pregnant special needs girlfriend (click here to refresh your memory) or his sister who is also pregnant (of course). The only thing that really stung on Christmas Day itself was my aunt who gave my sister an ornament of a clay couple with the woman holding a pregnant belly with a "?" on it. Baby's 1st Christmas: something else I may never get to experience. Maybe I'll just slap a bow on an empty vial of Lupron to hang from the tree for next year. If there is a Christmas next year @ all, what with the Mayans predicting the end of the world. ;P