Thursday, April 6, 2017

March recap

Thought I'd share what I've been up to the past few weeks.

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At the beginning of the month I took a trip to Dublin. The GerMann wasn't able to make it. It must have been the first time I'd gone back 'home' without him in about three or four years! I mainly caught up with friends and spent time with family. I got to meet up with some old work colleagues I hadn't seen in almost two years as we hadn't been able to get together on my previous visits back, so I'm glad that worked out. We met for lunch near my old company and it was a real trip down memory lane. Crazy thinking I've lived in Germany almost seven years already!


Hubby and I celebrated St. Patrick's day (March 17th) which is always fun. We invited lots of friends, whoever was around basically, to join us at the local Irish pub for drinks and live music. There were about ten of us in the end. It was the perfect evening! We partied a little too hard though and we both felt pretty hungover the following day! Worth it though.


In terms of our journey to try to become parents, we had our appointment at the new clinic at the start of the month. I got a uterine biopsy two weeks later, as suggested by my new doctor and am still waiting for the results before we proceed with a fourth and probably final IVF this Summer at some stage. I'm not sure of the timing yet. Lately I've been feeling like there just aren't enough hours in the day to get everything done. I'm sure everyone has weeks like that though! It's been a busy month between big projects and deadlines at work, trying to get the paperwork sorted for our new clinic, getting organized for the upcoming holiday and keeping up with household stuff. On top of that we had some unforeseen expenses regarding rusty pipes that needed to be replaced and had plumbers come fix things.


Spring has finally sprung and we've been able to sit out and enjoy the sunny weather. The GerMann and I did some gardening! Some flowers he planted several months ago have started to bloom and I planted some herbs and vegetables; basil, spinach, rosemary and pumpkin. I'm excited to see if any of them grow. Gardening reminded me of my previous IVF transfers where the doctor 'plants' the embryo and then it may or may not stick and grow. But then I guess everything reminds me of fertility lately haha!


Last week I went to see the new Beauty and the Beast film with a friend here and we both loved it. It's just feel good and fun! I can imagine that some people might find it too silly and Disneyish but as someone who loved the original film as a kid, I thought it was well done. There were new songs plus Beauty's character was played with more heroically by Emma Watson. The relationship between her and the Beast was more developed and hence believable. We also saw Passengers this month, which couldn't have been more different but also very good, a sort of romance sci-fi set in space.

What did you get up to in March?

20 comments:

  1. I'm hoping to see Beauty and the beast next week and can't wait. Best of luck in your results.

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    1. Thanks! Hope you also enjoy Beauty and the Beast as much as I did :)

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  2. Pretty flowers. I love daffodils :-)

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    1. Me too. Seeing a bunch of daffodils always makes me happy!

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  3. Love the flowers, I have been gardening quite a bit too. I want to see Beauty and the Beast too!

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    1. Gardening is surprisingly fun! I'd definitely recommend Beauty and the Beast :)

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  4. Glad to hear you're doing well. I'm glad spring is finally here. It took it's sweet time. Rooting for you on your final IVF, may this be the one. *fingers crossed*

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    1. yeah I'm so happy winter is finally over! Thanks for your support! Here's hoping..

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  5. Sounds like a great month! Love your flowers. You guys are weeks ahead on that front, we had more snow yesterday (although I have some daffodils heroically trying to spread some sunshine through the mud and the snow). I hope you get good results from the biopsy. I haven't seen Beauty and the Beast yet, but I am dying to. I may or may not be singing the original Disney songs all over the place and driving people crazy. :) I hear you on not feeling like there are enough hours in the day. I don't know how it is that life gets so busy, that days become runaway trains. Thinking of you as you march towards that next cycle and live your life all at once!

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    1. Wow you're still getting snow there? Nice that you have some daffodils trying to get through! Haha to you comment about singing the Beauty and the Beast songs. I've had Gaston's song in my head for days! Yeah life just gets so busy as you get older I guess, always so many different commitments and things to juggle

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  6. Has my earlier comment gone through? I tried to comment on your posts a few days ago, but they would not publish. I hope they work now.

    I'm glad spring is finally here. It took its sweet time. I'm really hoping this next IVF is the one that works. *fingers crossed*

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    1. yea your comment got through! Thanks again :)

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  7. Beautiful pictures. Best wishes for the summer cycle!

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    1. Thanks. I'm crossing my fingers and really hoping that your current cycle will be the one!

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  8. So awesome! St. Patrick's Day sounds like it was so fun!

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  9. I went to see Beauty and the Beast as well. I loved it! It was really well done.
    March was a rather boring month for us. Work was crazy and I ended up working a ton of overtime. Hindering our get to the gym time. Even the hubby's work is getting busy already. Normally his busy season is Summer. All and all work and no play leads to a boring time. To spice it up we went shooting on the weekends which was rather fun. Got a couple of bullseyes. I am getting more comfortable with shooting which is a good thing in case someone breaks in or something. Heres to April being a less boring month!

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    1. That sounded like a stressful month at work for you both! Hopefully you don't have to do so much overtime in April. Life can feel more boring when work is busy so good to hear you are having fun at the weekends. Yeah Beauty and the Beast was really well done! So sweet. I'd watch it again for sure.

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  10. i've been meaning to watch passengers. i loved beauty and the beast as well, i agree about their relationship being more developed and believable. that's awesome you got to go home for a quick visit :) we just bought a new house and yes.. lots of unforeseen expenses and we have owned it for exactly 1 week. haha.. yay. lol.

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    1. Yeah so many things just made more sense in the movie. You got to see their relationship developing and it was clear he respected her much more than Gaston! Sorry about the unforeseen expenses. I guess it's probably pretty common though we are a bit annoyed at our surveyor for not pointing out more things to us beforehand.

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