Friday, April 11, 2014

What's Up, Doc?

Damn, it's like a fucking ghost town here. I've made stops here every now and then but haven't paid it too much special attention.

Life. The bastard gets in the way.

In the last few months I've been super busy with, you guessed it, work...prepping for baseball season is the worst, learning to deal/cope with a severely depressed mother, an attention whore of an adorable little dog and trying to get knocked up.

That's right, this belly needs a baby in it! Hear that universe? I said it. Actually I've been saying it for the last few months and still nothing has happened. Fuck you universe.

There have been tears, I have told myself "it'll happen when it happens" and still...nothing happens. Stupid body.

I finally went to see a Reproductive Endocrinologist last month, she ran tons of tests to find out what's going on...did I really have PCOS? Turns out, I do and I don't. *eye roll*

All of my tests were on the border so she didn't feel comfortable labeling me PCOS...instead she went with "your ovaries are dumb". Ok, not literally. But basically one of my ovaries is a healthy 31 years old and always on schedule, the other not so much. The other one is on the verge of 45 and headed for retirement so it's slow as shit.

Hello lack of ovulation, I'm Lin.

Good news is, she didn't want to waste any of my possibly limited birthing days (a no bullshit kinda doc, I instantly dug her), so she ordered me to start with a combo of Clomid (pills) and Menopur (injectable). All of which I started a few days ago. I'm a little nervous about the shot I have to give myself on Sunday but fuck it, if it gets me a kid, I'm game.

To be completely honest, when I first visited the doctor I had super high hopes, now, I've let that hope dwindle a little bit. Not that it's been easy. But the way I figure it, if I have low expectations then I won't be completely crushed if it doesn't happen this cycle. I'm realistic, nothing in life can be completely easy.

It's like they say, you have to really work for the things you want.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Random Thursday: Worst Thing I've Ever Eaten...

I'd apologize for my absence but I won't because shit happens. What matters is that I'm back...for however long.

There few things that I won't try at least once. I mean, I love food! 
Granted there are those rare instances where I'll say "fuck no, get that outta my face!" if you try to get me to eat bull testicles or insects. *barf*

These are three things I will never ever attempt to ingest again because it tastes like ass.

No, these are not mini french fries. They're disgusting sauteed garlic cloves. The MIL loves these things & pressured me into tasting one. As soon as it hit my taste-buds I regretted putting it in my mouth; I quickly spit it out and rinsed for like 10 minutes straight. 

Damn, that actually looks good. But, it's not. This is liver & onions - one of my mom's favorite dishes. The smell is fabulous, the taste is alright but that that shit's disgusting.

Who in the fuck likes cinnamon candy? It's so nasty and gives you cotton mouth like a mother.

Link up with us and tell us all about the stuff you'll never be eating again. Maybe you'll inspire us to never eat it too.

Next week's topic: Fantasy Shopping Spree...

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Random Thursday: What I Love/Hate About Valentines Day

When I was teenager I would dream of the school's hottest dude giving me any sign of interest; a smile, flowers, a card telling me he can't live without know, whatever.  Truth is it never happened. Doubt the dude had the brain capacity to think of anyone other than himself so it was all for the best. Gawd, I hated high school.

Moving on. The hubs and I don't celebrate Valentine's day. We acknowledge it but don't buy into all the buying of crap neither of us need. We're too broke for shit. 

Things that really annoy me about V-day are...

Stuffed animals. Ick. They're cute but if you're not 12 or under, you have zero use for them. 

Roses are red and beautiful but on V-day they're way too damn expensive. Instead of shelling out $80 for flowers that are going to die in less than a week how about you just hand me the cash. Yay, cash!

Crowded-ass-restaurants. I need my elbow room so even attempting to eat out on V-day is a huge no-no. Take out is the way to go, and not just because it'll be half the price.

Things I love...

Seeing and feeling the love in the air. I'm sure it's just in my head but it seems like people are a little more affectionate towards one another on this day.  I'm all for it, as long as the clothes stays on and I don't witness tongues flying. *barf*

Next week's topic: Movies I Hate To Admit I Loved...

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Random Thursday: My Favorite Snack Food...

I'm totally taking credit for still posting this on Thursday since it technically still is...even if it is almost 11pm. 

Stupid day, why are you so goddamn short. I need more hours! 

On to the food tho. Mmmm, food.

I don't care that it's not officially a "food". It still fucking counts.

12 food items is totally a snack, right?

Get in mah belly! Believe it or not, I didn't even like these delicious bars until last year.

Like spicy but not burn-your-tonsils-for-a-week?  These are amazing.

Yes, that's a 3 lb bag. I want it. Bad.

I just realized I eat a lot of crap. Delicious crap.

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Join in & share your fave snacks, healthy and not so healthy...we love them all.

Next week's topic: Worst Travel Experience...

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Random Thursday: 5 Things You Didn't Know About Me...

So I've pretty much failed at this "trying to post at least 2x a week".

Meh. MaƱana es un otro dia.

Truth is, I'm not so sure there's anything you guys don't already know about me. I've had this blog for a little over 5 years, I think, and I've said a lot of crap on here. Probably more than I should have. Anyway, I'll spout a few things out and if you've heard them before then just pretend you haven't.

1.  I'd never watched Bones before yesterday. And, now I'm hooked.

2. I treat my dog, Gigi like a baby. For real, I'm that annoying ass dog owner. Yeah the one even I sometimes roll my eyes at.

3. I hate the sound of snow crunching under shoes. Hence why I live in SoCal - did you know it was 86 degrees today? Fucking insane for mid January.

4. French toast topped with strawberries is my absolute favorite breakfast. I tried making it once - probably the worst thing I've ever made though. Thank goodness for Farmer Boys breakfast all day menu. 

5. I'm a super loyal friend but my only fault is I'm a pretty lazy one when it comes to sticking with plans.

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Join the fun & share some things about yourself. Really, we want to know.

Next week's topic: My Favorite Snack Food...

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Random Thursday: This Year I'm Looking Forward To...

You guys probably know me well enough already to know that I suck at remembering to post on time but I feel like I have to say something about it. So yeah, I'm sorry. I suck lately.

Moving on. 

Oh man, there's a ton I'm looking forward to this year. There's something about the New Year that makes everything seem possible, even if it's really not. Whatever, a girl can totally dream. 

1. Hopefully getting my financial shit in order.
I've seriously slacked on this the last year. Our savings are nonexistent, credit cards are maxed beyond max and we're pretty much living paycheck to paycheck. This is not fun & needs to stop ASAP.

2. Going on a road trip that isn't to see family,
Rusty & I have already talked about this and the fact we only take a road trip to visit his family is bullshit. So we've (I've) decided we're taking a trip to either Arizona, Nevada or Northern CA to see weird shit that doesn't cost a lot of money. You know, cause of #1 up there.

3. Possibly seeing my best pal, Em.
With any luck her hubs will have some sort of work thing in SoCal or nearby and I'll be able to spend some very needed time with her. Last year we met up in Vegas around my Bday and were supposed to meet up in San Fran but didn't cause some emergency stuff came up on my end. Wuah wuah wuah. I cried. Luckily, she's beyond awesome & made sure I somehow made the trip anyway. 

The girl actually drew my twitter Avi & snapped photos of "me" at various locations w/her, haha. I tell ya, she's the fucking best!

4. Getting my ass to the gym at least 2x a week
Don't laugh, 2x a week is way fucking better than the NO days a week I'm doing now. At 30 I've started to realize that nothing on this body is getting better, just more saggy. Oh 24 year old boobies and butt how I miss you.

5. Hopefully having offspring
Enough said. Now if you don't mind, go light a candle or pray or wish or send good preggo vibes my way. For real though cause my lady bits aren't really working with me on this as of late.

6. Spending more quality time with these two scruffy's

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I know it's only hours from being Friday (or already is for you east-coast peeps) but go against the grain this year and play along with us even if it's not Thursday anymore. Come on, you know you want to.

Next week's topic: Books I Want To Read In 2014...

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Random Thursday: What The Holidays Mean To Me...

*deep breath* Can you freakin' believe Christmas is merely days away? Crazy. Good news is it only comes once a year. Which is really good because I couldn't afford to be this damn broke more than 1x a year. 

Not that gifts are everything...but come one, we all know we'd never turn them away.

Spending time with family.
Just a little bit of time, though. After a few hours, lots of food and booze, they all tend to get really damn annoying. 

I'm not going to lie to you guys, I fucking love getting gifts. Big or small, there's nothing better than tearing through gift wrapping just waiting to see what's underneath. Of course, I also enjoy giving gifts. Mostly though, I like getting them :)

Watching this...
There's NO way I could ever go one Christmas without watching this movie all day long. Thank you TBS! It's on in the background while I do other stuff but it's always on. And a major bonus...Rusty got me this movie on DVD last year so now I can even watch it on Christmas Eve. Fucking win!
(I can already hear Rusty kicking his own ass for making this purchase.)

Join in the on the fun & tell us what the Holiday's mean to you. Link up below.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Random Thursday: Walk Into My House & You'll See...

The week just seems to zip right past me. I can't believe it's Thursday already...wowza. Another thing that creeped up on me, Christmas. Where the fuck did it come from?! Tomorrow's my last payday before the big C-day (no, not that C-word) and I'm about to become the greatest fucking magician by making my measly $50 budget pay for the 7+ gifts I need to buy. Fuck. Me.

For now though, let stick to a sure messy ass apartment. 

Please take into consideration when viewing these photos that I have a lame ass 1.5 - 2 hour commute to and from work (4 hrs total on the freeway) and I work 10 hours a day. So yeah, my apartment's a complete wreck until the weekend. Whatever.

Alright little miss judgy, it's your turn - show us your place, without sprucing it up a bit first. I dare ya.

Next week's topic: What The Holidays Mean To Me...

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Random Thursday: Books Everyone Should Read...

Holy hell guys, it's December...whoa. Time really does fly when you're having fun, or in my case, being bombarded with a zillion things to do at work so you have zero time to blog.

Lucky for you guys my MIL has taken over my living room (aka: her current living space) so I have no choice but to sit in my bedroom & write this post. Seriously, it's not that I don't want to blog right now but Sons of Anarchy is on my DVR! *whining*

Moving on...

I'm probably going to get shunned by my hommies Em & Kat for admitting this, but I haven't read a book in a little over 8 months. *ducks for cover*

I know, it's a total shame. Between my long work hours, my attention whore of a dog and TV, there's just NO time for the wonderful land of books. Maybe once things die down a bit at work - bahaha, as if!

Regardless of my recent lack of book love there are books I hope people should at least read once.

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You're up. Share some of your favorite books with us...who knows, your book recommendation may be the first one I pick up to start my reading up again.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Random Thursday: Fave Things To Do When Home Alone...

If you're in the states: Happy Thanksgiving! Have fun putting yourself in a food coma tonight. 
Everyone else: At least it's almost Friday...

Being home alone is a thing of the past since Gigi came into our lives. That little dog is suffering from some major velro syndrome when it comes to me. I can't even pee without her company (inside or outside the bathroom) anymore. Goodbye privacy. On the plus side, I never get lonely.

Ok, back to the subject...whenever I'm home without any other humans around I like to do a few {boring} things ->

Watch mind-numbing TV. Don't judge, this is a hilarious show. Although I wish they would've killed of fat ass there, instead of Brian. Oops...spoiler alert.
Crochet. I never in my life thought this would be something I'd be so into but I am and it's so damn relaxing. I currently have a box full of crocheted scarves that I have not intention of using but will most likely end up donating to the local thrift store.

Cleaning. It's a bitch and I hate it but I somehow manage to always end up doing it when I'm bored or home alone. Damn you, mom! *shakes fist*
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Your turn to tell us what you do when your home alone. Link up below.

Next week's topic: Books Everyone Should Read...