Archive for November, 2009

appliances, cooking and more…

Posted in Cooking, General, Infertility on 14 November, 2009 by juniper76

I’ve been meaning to write this post for over a week now, but there’s been a lot going on and it just hasn’t happened.  12.45am may not be the best time to start it, but it’s my last chance before Monday and I just need to bite the bullet and get it done…

So, last Friday the oven was installed!!  Woo hoo!!  And after paying to have an electrician come to disconnect the old one and install the new one, it turned out that both ovens plugged into a simple power point in the oven recess, rather than being hardwired in…  Apparently this is quite rare, but we could have done it ourself, we just had no way of knowing.  Oh well…

Here is the finished product in all it’s 65 litre goodness:

There was one hitch with the installation process though:

When we were buying the oven, we were assured that all ovens were a standard depth.  I’m not sure if that was a load of bullshit or if the standard depth has changed?  But either way, now that it sticks out by about 2cm, I’m inclined to approve DH’s plans to redo the kitchen!  ;)

Just as the electrician was finishing installing the oven, the dishwasher arrived, or so we thought:

It wasn’t until they had almost finished installing it that I noticed that it was the wrong model!  So, after a quick call to the store, they were told to remove it and take it away.

The correct dishwasher arrived and was installed this morning.  Sorry the photo isn’t good, but it’s 1am, the kitchen has bad lighting (yet another reason for a renovation) and I couldn’t be bothered cleaning the fingerprints off it because I’d rather go to bed 5 seconds earlier…  Just call me lazy…  Anyway, here it is, in all it’s fingerprinty glory:

We haven’t used the dishwasher yet, but the oven has definitely been tested out!  On Saturday we cooked a couple of lasagne – one for us and one to take to a get-together with friends the next day.  Here’s a slice of the one we made for us (the other was vegetarian):

Mmmm, so yummy!  I’ve got to admit, the best meals we cook in this house are ones that DH makes!  This lasagne follows in his father’s footsteps and the other favourite is his mother’s meatloaf which we made on Monday:

We’d been craving this for months!  We had even discussed borrowing someone’s kitchen to make some or taking DH’s dad into making it for us!

An interesting fact for the caffeine dependant out there is that the meatloaf sauce contains 2 teaspoons of coffee powder.  DH and I don’t drink coffee so this recipe is literally the only reason we have any coffee in the house!

So, appliances – check, cooking – check, that leaves “more”.  This is, after all, an infertility blog.

It has been 6 weeks since our m/c and for most of that time I have been insanely busy with work.  This week I have not been busy.  This week, all of those suppressed and ignored emotions have snuck up behind me, knocked my legs out from underneath me and then kicked me while I was down.  Monday sucked, but I got through it.  Tuesday was worse – I spent half of the day at work crying at my desk and the rest hoping no-one noticed.  Wednesday I just couldn’t do it – when DH said it was time to get up and get ready for work I burst into tears.  DH called in sick for me and stayed home to keep me company.  Thursday was a repeat of Wednesday morning and Friday I didn’t even try…  So, I’ve been off work the last three days…

I sent an email to my manager on Thursday, explaining what was going on.  Fortunately I didn’t get any argument from him, just questions about when I’d be back.  He also confirmed I was entitled to 2 weeks of bereavement leave (which was how I had interpreted the policy), so I don’t have to use any of my annual leave!  I haven’t decided yet when I will go back.  I’d like to take next week off, but I know that this period of “not being insanely busy” will be fleeting and I don’t think I’ll get away with the whole week.  If nothing else, I’ve got a full day training course on Friday (my first training in over 2 years, so I’d be crazy to miss it).

Anyway, it’s 1.25am and I’m going to get very little sleep as it is, so I should go.  Oven, dishwasher, cooking, grief – yep, that pretty much covers the last 2 weeks.  The only other noteworthy item is that I’m hoping I O’d today, which would bring us into the 2 week countdown to IVF#4…