Tuesday, July 23, 2013

I don't know if this is a big deal, or if it's just "meh"...

...but The Bloggess is following me on Twitter.


Guess I should start tweeting more now, eh? I'm up to all of around FIVE tweets thus far, and I've been a Twitter member for a month, I think. Sheesh!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Follow-up on the whole Mirena thing...

So it's been over a year now that I've had my Mirena implant that keeps me from getting pregnant, having babies, generally losing my mind, etc, etc...

I received an unsolicited email today from a law firm in St. Louis that apparently is actively trolling for customers by searching out people who have the implant, and it reminded me that I've never really followed up on how it's going to have the lil' ol' piece of plastic inserted in my lady parts.

I'm here to report: all is well!

::waving at St. Louis lawfirm:: You can go away now! Thanks for your "concern".

I recommend this birth control option 100%. It's better than the pill, it's better than condoms (unless you're single and polyamorous or sewing your oats or currently a sophomore in college, or what have you, because in those cases, even with the Mirena, USE A CONDOM!), and it's better, for me, than getting pregnant! WOO!

I haven't had a period since maybe May or June of 2012. And even then, it wasn't much of a period.

I get a little bloated every now and then, and even had some cramping in the uterus area last week, but some Advil and a little exercise generally clears that sort of stuff up. No idea why.

Other than the occassional bloating and cramping (which, let's be honest, could be due to something completely unrelated to the lady parts! The internal works of the lower abdomen are a vast and complicated mess of tubes and pulleys, as I undrstand it...), I've had no side effects.

I'll likely keep on using Mirena until I hit menopause, whenever that happens.

So, there you have it. Use Mirena if you want to avoid babies in your womb. 1 out of the 1 bloggers from this blog agree.

(Of course, I would recommend that you discuss all of your options with your gyno or family practitioner, so you can decide what would be best for you. I'm just one person, people. Don't go on what I say, alone! That would be downright silly...)

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Nothing else to do, so I guess I’d better write!

It’s a slow day at work. So slow that I’m watching the clock, and I cannot believe it’s only 2 p.m. right now. ::primal scream::

I’m moving on from this job in about 3 weeks, though. We’re hiring a replacement, I will train them as best I can, and then I will be off in the wild blue yonder searching for my soul’s place of happy.

It’s hard leaving a job that I’m so content with. But the boredom has been growing over time, and my astoundingly amazing intelligence level (or something like that…) has reached its wit’s end with this type of activity. I love my coworkers and my bosses so much! They’ve really made what I do a pleasure over the last 6 and a half years, for sure.

But I can only pretend for so long. The discontent has been growing for a while, and it’s contributed to lots of little issues in my life, not the least of which is the weight that I’ve gained over the last 5 years.

So I have plans. “Important plans!”

I’m going to start taking steps toward staging houses, providing furniture rentals for parties, and generally just designing awesome spaces. It’s going to be hard work, I know. But hopefully it will be fun, and fulfilling.

But for now, I watch the clock…2:45 p.m. and counting…

(Don’t think I’m crazy stupid for having started writing this at 2 p.m., and not finishing until 2:45. Ironically, some work stuff popped up, and I had to go take care of that between starting and ending this little post. Yay! 40 minutes were used up with work stuff! :P)

Monday, July 01, 2013

Before & After: The Master Bedroom

We've officially moved back into our master bedroom/bathroom/closet, y'all. So I can officially do the Before & After photos of the bedroom for you. 

This is what the bedroom looked like soon after we moved into the hosue in 2011.

It was a large space with a lot of open floorspace that was basically being wasted. So in the remodel, we donated a bunch of that open space to the bathroom and closet.

The bedroom is smaller now, but is still large enough for the couch at the end of the bed, and our old dresser, and our king sized bed.

The bathroom should get finished up this week (crossing fingers!), so I'll have Before & After photos of all that, too, when it's complete.

So. happy. :)