July 9, 2006

Housekeeping details

Posted in The musings of Erin at 12:25 pm by Erin

I realized that I’d never actually said that my period started so, lest you thought that maybe it was just random early pregnancy spotting and I hadn’t told you, I’ll just burst those bubbles by saying I’m on cd5.  But it wasn’t so terrible, since I only had a few hours of bad cramps.  Of course, I happened to be out shopping with P when they started, at B*bies R Us, no less.  It was just adding insult to injury.

I’m feeling better now, though.  Taking this cycle off is a good idea.  I had sushi for lunch yesterday–tuna and salmon rolls, my two favorites.  I even decided to take a week off my Metformin (yes, I know I’m not supposed to do that) and J and I have had margaritas a couple of times in the past few days.  The Met makes me feel nauseated when I have alcohol, and it’s been lovely to actually enjoy a beverage.  I’m hardly a lush but I do miss a glass of wine or mixed drink now and again.

I’ve spent today feeling very domestic.  My kitchen is more spotless than ever.  My laundry is almost entirely done.  The waterbed is cleaned and ready for its new mattress tomorrow.  I baked oatmeal raisin cookies.  I’ve got the chicken cooked for making chicken enchiladas for dinner.  I even baked the potatoes to make baked potato soup for dinner tomorrow evening.

I had to get P re-signed up at his daycare the other day, since we had to give them at least 2 weeks notice.  He’s starting again on the 24th.  I know I’ve had an incredible treat in getting 5 months home with him, and that I didn’t particularly want to be a SAHM before that, but now I don’t want to have to go back to work.  I enjoy staying home with him.  I’ve loved getting to know him better, to watch him develop–and he’s changed so much in the last 5 months!  I’m glad that I’ll get summers with him since I’ll be teaching, but it’s going to be hard to go back to work.

But on a related note, I’m getting very concerned about my complete inability to find a job yet, given that the school year starts in a few weeks.  I’ve only had one interview and, while I thought it went well, I never heard from the people that the principal said would call me for follow-up interviews–clearly, I didn’t get the job.  So now I’m resorting to blindly sending my resume to each and every private high school in the area.  We’ll be OK in terms of normal living expenses if I don’t get a job, but we’ll have no health insurance.  None.  And we wouldn’t have the money to continue IF treatments, or to pursue adoption.

I’m trying not to think about it too much.  It just stresses me out and since I know I’m doing all I can to get a job, getting stressed won’t help.  But it’s a concern.



  1. elecriclady said,

    Mmm, sushi and margaritas…and the hell with Met. You deserve a break. Sometimes it’s nice to just let go of everything TTC and pretend to be normal for a while.
    Good luck with the job search! Worst-case scenario, is it an option to sign up for insurance through J’s job at the end of the year?

  2. Erin said,

    I wish we could, but J’s self-employed (owns his law firm) and we can’t afford to get health insurance individually because of all my stupid pre-existing conditions (PCOS, asthma, and migraines–none of which ever require me to go to the dr except for when I need a Rx refilled.)

  3. Gravida Zero said,

    I really hope you are able to find a job. Jed and I didn’t have insurance for a year and a half once, and I hated every minute of it.
    Any chance of looking for something outside of teaching?

  4. Spanglish said,

    Oh I hate the job search. It’s so taxing. Good luck with that. I hope something comes your way.
    I take small breaks from metformin, too.

  5. Jennie said,

    Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog, for the compliment and for the nice welcome!
    Sorry about your job search, I hope something comes up soon. I know how the no insur. thing can be scary. Dh has insur. but it sucks cause it hardly covers anything, so it’s pretty useless.

  6. Heather said,

    I’m crossing my fingers for you that you find employment soon!!

  7. Meg said,

    Hey Erin.. Thanks for coming and saying hello, and no, I was NOT offended by any bad jokes made. 🙂
    Hmm… we are jinx on work issues today.. here you are trying to get a teaching job, and there I am, whining about mine. Good luck with it.. These things always come up at the last minute as teachers have to face the prospect of another year, haha (gulp, my own bad joke)
    PS – Re: a couple of posts back.. Our federal treasurer said we should have “one child for the mother, one for the father and one for the nation” and yet… (grr)

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