Sunday, June 28, 2009

Getting Things to Grow

I deeply appreciate the kind comments sent over to Looking4#3...thank you.

It is 108 degrees outside here right now. Bleah. It's hard to even think when it's this hot. Fortunately we typically only get a few days this hot each year. It is supposed to duck back into the lower-mid 90's later in the week. I sure hope so.

My mini garden is growing beautifully. Beautifully. I have 10 gorgeous tomato plants. The cantaloupe vines are climbing. The sweet red peppers have pretty white flowers. No - no fruit yet, but the plants themselves are my little charges over which I fawn and tend and adore.

We are leaving town the day after tomorrow and won't return for 4 or 5 days. Several of my plants are in pots, which I am going to move to the center of the lawn, where the automatic sprinklers will take care of them. The others, however, are out of reach of anything automatic. I have lovingly hand-watered everything. I thought about asking a neighbor to come over on Wednesday and Friday to water, but, you know, I hate to ask favors and it's a bit complicated. So, I'll water deeply before we go and hope for the best. Of course, perspective helps a lot. I'm going for my FET! If my cantaloupe plants don't make it, there will always be another opportunity next year.

This morning my DH said that when we return home after the FET, he wants me to rest as much as possible and to let him take care of everything else that needs to be taken care of so as to reduce my stress and help the embies get used to their new home. What a sweet thing to say.

Of course I'm as anal as they come...and trying to let go and let him do things....oh boy...that could be stressful! I'm going to try though. I mean, who cares if he splatters food inside the refrigerator and doesn't clean it up? Who cares if the puppies go into the pool and come tromping back into the house with sopping mop paws and bellies? Who cares if we eat spaghetti and jarred sauce (just about the only thing he knows how to make) for 7 straight days? Who cares if all of the laundry is washed together in a single, gigantic load (with too much soap)? Who cares?

He specifically said he would go outside and water my (surviving) plants, so I'm happy about that. And the most important thing will be that we are home, together, waiting, hoping and praying for one or two little miracles.


tireegal68 said...

wow -things are moving and it's so good to have something else to nurture while you are waiting to nurture your own very wonderful little embies! Last summer we raised some orphaned kittens and it was soooo good for me - though very expensive. I hope your transfer is wonderful and that your hubby gets to pamper you for at least a while before you have to take back control!!!:)

cindyhoo2 said...

All that pampering sounds wonderful. MY last RE was very nonchalant about what I could do after a transfer while my 1st RE was uber strict. I like the idea of taking it easy better: better safe than sorry. :)

I am soooo excited for you.

C Lo said...


sounds like life is preparing you for *something*.

K said...

Oh what a dear DH. Sweet man. Best of luck to you both...will be anxiously awaiting details. Hugs.

musicmakermomma said...

What a good boy you have! And you are right - it is hard to let go but you HAVE to for the babies. Serenity now!

I am trying to do everything ahead (letting go is the hardest thing for me too!) before ET tomorrow. Hope we both have excellent (and definitive) results!

stillhopeful said...

Awwww... very sweet DH! I think sometimes this journey can bring out the best in our DH's.

I'm so excited for you - good luck!!!

optimisticallyhopeful said...

Oh my gosh! I'm so excited for you, I can't believe that the transfer is here already. I hope that you enjoy your "time off" and let your husband pamper you...I'm sure and your plants will be in great hands!

looking4#3 said...

From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! Words are not enough to express the deep gratitude I have for you and ALL of your bloggie friends for all the kinds words. I don't even want to imagine where I would be without you and all of your support and shout outs!!!
Praying for you!!! I know there are GREAT things in store!!!