Wednesday, December 31, 2008

And So It Begins...

as 2008 ends.

I am officially in my IVF cycle. I started shooting up (ha!) Sunday. So far okay. Some headaches, a little burning. I'm doing better with the needles then I thought.

I am in the middle of my first vacation over the holidays in ages.

I have been a slug and enjoyed it.

I have been knitting and finishing stuff.

I might even post pictures of the finished stuff next year.

2008 has been a year of ups and downs.

We got our Foster Parent license, but cannot get a child placed in our home to save our life.

Hubby's mom came to visit for her longest visit ever, but then we lost her unexpectedly in September.

We want to adopt but cannot even start the paperwork till we finish with the medical procedures.

Work has been crazy, stressful, busy, but I wouldn't trade most of the people I work with for a ten foot pole.

My son turned 18 but I'm afraid to contact him.

We are happy, healthy, have a lovely home, healthy neurotic playful animals, toys to play with, friends to share them with and jobs that don't appear to be going anywhere any time soon.

We had some health scares with me and some friends, but we all came through them.

I've met a ton of people online this year that I am happy to have as friends. In 2009 I hope to meet actually meet a few more of them in person. Cookie, Nancy, Karin W, CV, Kate J - I'm looking at you.

I am not making resolutions this year. We are focused on the IVF. We should know if it worked by the end of the first week of February. Keep your fingers crossed for us. If it does work I expect hand knits galore from all my friends that knit. :-) I might even let you make something for the baby. ;-)

I do know that if it does not work it will not be the end of the world, just maybe the end of a dream. There is only so much you can do before you have to let go. Adoption will always be an option.

May whatever dreams you are holding dear for the New Year come true.


AlisonH said...

Sending up my prayer for you... It's what I can do. And I'm glad I got to meet you in person this year. Stitches West '09 for an encore?...

Tiny Tyrant said...

you bet I'm going to try to be there Alison.

Cookie said...

I almost choked on my glass of milk when I saw my name. o.0

Fingers are crossed for you, honey.

Happy New Year! xo

Fear and Parenting in Las Vegas said...

I had the same reaction as Cookie. I am honored by your friendship. Here's to hoping for a fabulous 2009 for everyone!

Alyson said...

Positive thoughts from me to you........and if it works.....
Bay-Bee stuff! I hardly need an excuse to knit baby stuff anyway, but a long wished for baby would be a special treat.

DK said...

Back atcha, sister. ;-)

If it works, my needles will be flying! Actually, if either the IVF or the adoption thing work....

Here's to 2009!

cari said...

Fingers crossed tight!

myboringblog said...

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you.

Tiny Tyrant said...

Thanks everybody.