Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Disc 27!!

Warning: This post is going to be all over the place.

Coming down the home stretch for the end of this two week wait. My beta is scheduled for Monday morning. I've been feeling increasingly dizzy over the past three days and the amount of nausea that I have has also increased. There's also intermittent breast tenderness in there too (though definitely not as much before I miscarried).

I went to acupuncture and yoga yesterday. I think the acupuncture helped the dizziness. We were doing guided imagery in yoga though, and at one point, my teacher started talking about the ocean and a lotus blossom floating in the waves. Nausea City, people. Of course, then, for absolutely no reason, I started thinking about fried chicken and the nausea subsided. Darn, now I want fried chicken!
This post's title refers to the fact that after a long, hard slog, I have finally made it to the last disc in my audiobook on the Korean War, The Coldest Winter by David Halberstam. DISC 27, baby!

I am a history buff, but generally concentrate on much earlier periods in Europe -- pretty much anywhere from the Middle Ages through the late 19th century. In my high school history class, we never got past the early stages of World War II, so I've always felt lacking in knowledge of the 1950s - 1970s.

David Halberstam's The Coldest Winter came highly recommended as a good study of the reasons for and actions during The Korean War. I genuinely enjoyed the book, but don't think it translates very well as an audiobook. Halberstam makes frequent digressions to talk about the personal histories of the main figures and this makes the reader lose place and confuse context.

I would like to give huge marks to the narrator, Scott Brick, who has a great, clear voice and speaks with just the right amount of feeling.
So far, so good. John Dear is doing good at his new job. He's been getting up and out the door early to get to work on time, and he's determined to pull his fair share of the household responsibilities.

There are a few kinks that we need to work out, but I think that everything is going well (knock on wood).
Today marks the start of IComLeaveWe for October. This comes at the perfect time to distract myself from the 2ww.

Here's where I've commented today:

One Day Two Day (it was her birthday! three weeks ago. whoops.)
Kitchen Stewardship (in response to an anti-abortion post)
Ship Full of Pirates (on her lemon curd recipe)
Not the Jet Set (on her baking mix recipe)
Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free (on her pumpkin dog biscuits recipe)

I returned a comment from:
Who Shot My Stork? (on the one day I happened to be productive)


Searching for Serenity said...

You're in the home stretch. I hope the nausea means only things good.

Yaay for acupuncture and Yaay for Yoga!

Bravo on your respomse to Kitchen Stewardship. I browsed through the post and ended up skipping to the end just so I could read your comment. Well said.

Melissa G said...

Sounds like you've been a busy girl!

Your symptoms sound promising. Hoping to here great news from you Monday!

sonja said...

Oh I hope so, so much that your symptoms are all pregnancy related! How exciting that you're getting so close to your beta!

I might have to check that audio book out. I have a 2 hour (one-way!) commute and could use some new books to listen to.

Glad JD's job is going well!

annacyclopedia said...

Hoping for great news Monday - lots of good signs! And glad things are going well with JD and his new job, too.

Mrs. Gamgee said...

Lotus blossoms floating on the ocean? I'd be nauseated too. Keeping my fingers crossed for a great beta on Monday!


Hillary said...

Whew, you're almost there! Lots of great symptoms :)

Noelle said...

Your symptoms sound like they are going to turn into good news! That is very exciting. I hope to hear some good news in the next few days.


seussgirl said...

Actually, it was yesterday (the 21st), I just forgot that when you start a post, and then wait a month (!!) to finish it, it keeps the original date when you finally hit publish!
Glad things are looking up for you guys! Thinking good thoughts for you. :)