Saturday, April 08, 2006

Have to vs Would like to...

One night down, four more to go. As always life at work is interesting. We'll leave it at that...

Onward and upward right my friends? So what are you doing this weekend? Other than working I'm obsessing about beta days and trying to get my husband to understand what 13 dpo means. I may have to take him to the beta base so he can look at numbers and figure out which range he'd like to see. He said I'd like triple digit numbers... yeah uhmm sure - we haven't soon those since last June good luck with that.

He had to leave early on Friday because he had been called to court. Want to know how this generally goes? He gets a subpeona, then he starts driving to the courthouse and then... he gets a call saying "Oh we don't need you" or "they took a plea". Yep, you guessed it this happened on Friday. They didn't need him. The kicker to me is that he called and spoke with the prosecutor and they told him he was needed on Thursday. Yet, less than 14 hours later they didn't. Thanks for f'ing with our lives. I guess it's just a part of the crap we have to deal with.

Enough ranting... now tell me what you know about lawns? We moved into our home about a year ago. So lawn wise - we don't have one (yes, I'll take a picture so you can see my lawn of weeds). Anyways... D wants to put in a lawn. I don't. Want to know why? I don't want to have to mow it. I'm not trying to impress anyone - I hate gardening. I have a black thumb. I'm a pale girl (ghost like even) why would I want to be out in the sun? I have visions of us putting in a lawn and ME having to take care of it. Right now a good majority of household chores fall to me as I'm the one lives in the house the most... by live I mean sleep. I don't want another chore.

Am I being lazy? Yes... Yes I am. Am I bothered by that? No. I have other things I HAVE to do. Lawn care is not on my HAVE to do list. It's on my would be nice to have only if husband is actually living full time with me list. This also includes building a deck, painting, and cleaning the basement. D doesn't understand. His words are that a lawn would only need to be mowed once a week. I somehow see this as me mowing the lawn... I hate mowing lawn. We have no lawn mower.

For once I'm being the penny pincher... I'm waiting for bills to come in from the RE's office that have been rejected by our insurance. I know it's a matter of time. I go to the mailbox with dread every day because I know it's going to happen... eventually. Hopefully not soon though. I'd like to squirrel away a bit more money first. Yes, I'm greedy... I have visions of what if this actually works then how are we going to pay for x, y, z...

Ah the fantasy land of the two week wait... yes, it's driving me nuts and I'm only 4 dpo so lets see how I am come next week... This could be interesting. Wish me luck!

4 comments:

DinosaurD said...

No lawn, no lawn (or as little lawn as possible). Think mowing, weed killer, fertilizing, reseeding, raking after the winter, aerating once a year .... Low maintenance for me translates into using native plants (or something that does well in your climate) and then making paths (landscape fabric covered with mulch or river rock etc.) through all the planting.
You can even make a larger open area inside all of your plantings as a place to retreat to (when you're not sleeping or when you're obsessing about Betas).
How do you not obsess about Betas when you are dealing with them so often? Good luck
DinoD

Marz said...

good luck in the dreaded 2ww. I'm in the 2nd part of 2ww - 8dpo. However this is not my Clomid cy yet...next month.

I, too, have a black thumb. When we moved into this house, there was a nice flower bed in front of our house. I tried to keep it up for 2 years but wasn't very successful. It has now been replaced by grass, lol.

KrisAndRod said...

Sam,
I wish I had advice on the lawn, but sadly, I don't! I'm just popping out of lurker-dom to say I sympathize with the whole court/subpoena thing. DH writes on the calendar for days he's scheduled for court when he gets the subpoenas. Then the fun starts... call to the courthouse after hours to listen to the recordings of who needs to show up and who doesn't. The only good thing about him showing up and them not needing him is he gets paid for a minimum of 3 hours as soon as he walks in the door. So my advice to D? Don't answer the phone if you're already on your way!

Cathy said...

I hope things are going well for you this week.