Thursday, December 07, 2006

Rhymes with home

On the good days being away from home is a nice distraction.
On the bad days, there seem to be too many women stroking swollen bellies, too many strollers being pushed, too many dark haired, brown eyed tots who look just the way I'd pictured my babies would look.

But I should be grateful, right? To be here in the land of gellato and pizza. To be enjoying sunshine and 18 degree weather instead of shivering in freezing rain and freezing temperatures like my family back home.

And ironically, I have been tagged by Aurelia.

Do you really need to know 5 things about me? Probably not, but here goes.

1. Thanks to my brother, since age 3 I have been missing a piece of one of my appendages. I won't say which one.

2. For the first few years of my life I went to very strict convent schools run and taught by nuns. I am not catholic (not even close) but somehow my parents thought this was a good idea.

3. I can't swim. Well, I can dog paddle very well and I can do a reasonable backstroke. But open water terrifies me. If I was on a boat that capsized 200m from an island I would probably drown.

4. Luckily, my husband is a qualified lifeguard.

5. Without my glasses/contact lenses I probably couldn't find my way from one side of a room to another. I fantasize about having perfect eyesight but I am way too chicken to do something like laser surgery. For sure I would be that 1 in 100,000 person they tell you about who suffered permanent pain/damage as a result of the surgery. I think we're pretty clear on the fact that the probability gods are not on my side (see failed cycles 1 through 8).

caio for now.


At 8:52 AM, Blogger Krista said...

Enjoy your trip home Nina! I am glad you are taking some time for yourself. I am too chickened to do the lazer eye surgery too. Funny what we can do as infertility treatment doesn't transfer to other areaa of our body.

At 1:48 PM, Blogger Lut C. said...

I didn't know you were visiting this side of the Atlantic. Business or pleasure? You've certainly chosen a nice region. :-)

At 5:13 PM, Blogger Millie said...

Yum, gelato. That is some good stuff. I hope you are getting your daily dose.

At 5:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh that trip sounds wonderful!

I am so with you on the laser surgery. With my luck, we'd have an earthquake at the exact moment of the procedure. Or it wouldn't work and I'd have yet another doctor labeling me a "poor responder."

Safe journey home, sweetie. xx

At 7:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, you've just cheered me up! I thought you maybe had forgotten. Mel over at Stirrup Queens took a long time to post hers too, so this is good, hehe. Have a lovely trip!

At 7:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh Nina..

I used to have really crap vision too (something like +/-7.5 & 8.0. Nearly blind. I went for the surgery after my 3rd IVF attempt because I figured it is nice to be able to see what's going on in the operation theatre for a change. It hurt a little - just a little and only for a very short while, but well worth it in the end!!!! :)


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