What did you all think about Mary’s post on Wednesday? I loved it! She did a great job explaining the terms and giving ideas for small steps to infuse social justice into something as basic as our food choices. Thanks again, Mary! Look for more guest posts in the future about other issues connected to food and justice.
Maggie woke up on Tuesday and decided she loves preschool. That morning she did not shed one tear while we were getting ready, driving to school, or going into the classroom.
On Wednesday she was walking around in the morning asking, “School? School?” There’s no school on Wednesday.
This morning she also did not cry and walked right into her classroom and started to play. It was so stinkin’ cute.
I think her nerdy, school loving gene must have kicked in. With a mother and father like Atticus and I, I’d be shocked if she doesn’t try to live at the school sometime in her life.
Thanks for your prayers on the special intention! I really appreciate it, as does the person on whose behalf they’re being offered. You guys are the best!
Yesterday was the appointment with the NaPro doc. Oy vey. I’ve been debating on talking about the fertility stuff on here since I have many (probably most) followers who don’t have struggles in that department. But I am in the business of keeping it real, and it doesn’t get much more real than this. Also, I think infertility is an ignored and forgotten subject in Catholic blogging circles. I can name ten well-known bloggers (or more) off the top of my head who have 4 or more children and exactly 1 who has a smaller family and who has written openly about her struggles. I get it. People want to read cute stories about a bunch of little ones getting into shenanigans and mothers writing about how being open to life and having 6 kids is the greatest thing they have ever done.
I really like reading about that too. For some reason, no one seems to want to read about how much it sucks when you are open to life and the life doesn’t come. There is an awesome community of Catholic bloggers who struggle with IF, but I don’t know how many people outside of that community ever read their stories. I’m going to share because sometimes infertility is part of being open to life, and I think everyone needs to know that.
So the appointment. I have low progesterone. We’re doing a hormone panel to find out how low. If it’s below the magic number, then I get to take progesterone injections several times per cycle. Lucky me.
It’s only been 5 cycles, so we have a few more cycles of trying before the big C gets added to the mix. Clomid.
Y’all, please, please pray that I don’t get to the point of needing clomid. It stresses me out. I know one woman who had triplets on clomid, and two who had twins. I love babies, but I know for a fact I will come unglued if more than one comes at the same time.
We had a great Michaelmas feast last weekend. Pastured chicken from our favorite local farm. Butternut squash, carrots and onions from our garden. Roasted in the oven with lots of butter and garlic.
Mixed greens, apples, dried cherries, toasted walnuts, and goat cheese.
It was so darn good.
Have you had any delicious fall feasts?
This weekend I am working an extra two WW meetings and then we’re going to plant lots of lovely tulip and daffodil bulbs for the spring. I’m excited to dig in the dirt with my little family.
What are you up to this weekend?
Here’s a picture of Maggie at the Zoo a few weeks ago, hanging with the tiger.
She’s pointing to his foot and saying “Paw! Paw!” She’s a smart cookie.
Happy weekend and go see Jen for more quick takes!