Tuesday, February 19, 2008


Yay! Something to keep me busy during my 2WW!

Thanks Forever Hopeful for tagging me.

The Rules:

1) Link to the person who tagged you. (Thought i'd mastered this but clearly haven't. I'll see if Mr G can sort out how I link to other blogs. I know....i'm pathetically technically challenged!)
2) Post the rules.
3) Share six non-important things / habits / quirks about yourself.
4) Tag at least three people.
5) Make sure the people you tagged KNOW you tagged them by commenting what you did.

1. I wear contact lenses. I've worn them for about 15 years. Weird thing is that my eyes have got less short sighted over the years so they've about half as bad as they were when I first got tested. I ALWAYS put my right contact lense in first.

2. I'm less tidy than Mr G would like. He likes a really uncluttered home. I like to see my paperwork or else I forget to do stuff. I am, however neurotically tidy when it comes to drawers. My underwear is all sorted into matching bras and pants (*) and the drawers in my office and kitchen are super neat and tidy. (* I always wear matching bras and pants - not necessarily a set but always the same colour, mostly black)

3. I'm immensely greedy. No surprises there! I'm a bit like our family's pet cocker spaniel (who sadly is long gone) in that I don't seem to have an "I'm full" mechanism. I could eat and eat and eat. Particularly carbs and I have no idea how people can't make it through a dessert because it's "too rich"!

4. I hate going to the dentist to the point that as a child they used to send my mother valium to give me before an appointment to do any treatment. Luckily I had no fillings until 14 but now seem to be in and out of the dentist's chair all the time. Mainly because I grind my teeth massively every night. Mr G has to wake me to stop it. I used to wear a (very sexy and attractive) guard to protect my teeth, but I left it in a hotel this Xmas and was too embarrassed to call to ask for it back!

5. I'm really crap at my own maintenance. I never have manicures or pedicures and wear most of my clothes until they fall apart. I like to look good and would love to be one of those women who has perfect hair, nails AND accessorises but perhaps not enough to drag myself round the shops and to the beauty parlour.

6. I have to load the dishwasher a certain way. Everything in a particular place If Mr G has done it then i spend too long rearranging everything so that it's all packed in neatly and we've as much in there as possible. It's all about space efficiency....Yes, I know I sound a loon! Mr G thinks I am too!

I think most of my buddies have already been tagged or are a bit quiet at the moment. I'll pop over to Becks at One Miracle Needed to play once she's back from honeymoon, to Andi at Minimenow to see if I can tempt her out of post cycle silence and Pamela Jeanne at Comingtoterms as she doesn't seem to have played this game yet.

On my cycle - having longed for some sign of implantation, i started cramping yesterday and am now convinced i'm on my way to BFN 4. It's so hard to tell as everything has been different this time. I'm still crampy and back achey - same as my other times - so no reason to think this is a good cycle. There's also lots of snail trail mucus (sorry TMI) which is the progesterone. I'm pretty calm about it all though and not at all into the psycho Knickerwatch, the sequel Pt IV behaviour just yet....Really, there's nothing I can do and if it doesn't work i'll just try again!

Of course, as you all are well aware, the above bravado may crumble by the weekend, esp if the bitch cow AF pitches up.....


sarah23 said...

Before you panic, please be aware that implantation is supposed to cause cramping! I hope that's what you were feeling earlier. :)

Carrie said...

I used to wear a bite splint too but I would take it out (in my sleep) and throw it all round the room. One night my spaniel chewed it up. I never got another one :-)

I know how hard it is to hang on to hope, it is just too difficult to keep it going. I'm hoping for you instead xx

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CAM said...

Everytime I had a positive beta I had cramping...so maybe this is a positive thing!!
Love the story about not calling the hotel for your mouth guard - HA!!

Malky B. said...

I also always put my right lens in first! Wishing you the best of luck in the 2WW.

Frenchie said...

I am right there with you on #5.

Keeping my fingers crossed for you that AF does NOT show up!

Pamela Jeanne said...

Thanks for the tag! I'm just catching up on my blog reading after being away for a few days -- a lowlight is contained in my latest post.

As for your six -- veddy interesting. You are a Da Vinci when it comes to dishwasher loading. MayTag the appliance company apparently did a study and found two types of loaders: Da Vincis and those who opt for the chaos theory. I'm in the latter group, dh is in the former.

Hoping all is well on the 2ww. Will be checking regularly for updates.