Friday, June 12, 2009

Paying Up and Reading Up

Today, just simple things.

I took my final BCP Wednesday morning (2 days ago). I am already spotting (!) and AF should be here by Sunday. Usually 4 days precisely, maybe early this time. On CD 2 or 3, I will go for U/S and b/w. Presuming all looks fine, I'll begin taking the other slew of meds including twice weekly Delestrogen shots.

Delestrogen is considered a stim med. My Clinic requires payment in full before start of stim meds. Ha ha ha, here we go again. My friend M at the Clinic emailed me the contract form to sign and return with payment. I will. The refund posted to my credit card account today.

When I was cleaning out the garage this week, I came across a box of dusty books I intended to donate to G.ood W.ill. Among them I found John S.teinbeck's "East of E.den." I think I purchased it at a used bookstore long ago, but never actually read it. I used to be a voracious reader. Law school and law practice changed that. After spending my days reading, analyzing, drafting and editing legal documents, I could barely manage to read the newspaper. Now, however, my brain is much more relaxed. I pulled the book from the box, dusted it off, and have been sinking myself into the story for the past several days. I realize that I missed pleasure reading.

My DH and I have tossed around the idea of reading some of the classics - sort of our own book club. We'd take turns choosing the next book to read. It could be kind of fun. Maybe we'll head over to the bookstore this weekend and get started (he's the idea man, but I am generally the one nudging things into motion!).

Happy weekend, all.


looking4#3 said...

Love, love, love reading!!! I am a book whore!!! No matter how tired I am, I have to lay in bed every night and read!!!!
So nice to be back to something you love!!!
Good Luck with the upcoming cycle!!! I'm feeling good things for you.

tireegal68 said...

things are on the move again! Yeah! I am so excited for you and will be watching with much interest and hope from the comfort of my laptop!
I had a similar experience with books in school and only started reading semi serious books ( as opposed to mysteries and true crime ) about a year ago. I find I am very picky and hate a lot of stuff I find. Right now I am reading what i think might be termed chic lit ( so not serious as all) a book called the beach house. I eat up books I like though, after being a voracious reader all through childhood and then stopping once I got serious about studies ( around age 14!!!) I hope you have fun with your book club! Have you seen "good reads" - it's like a book list on line where you can share lists and reviews and keep track of what you are reading or want to read. I really like it and if you join we could "friend" each other! I know I really need to get a life!
have a great day:)

Sandra D. said...

I hear you about losing the will to read. When I was a web journalist, I never had the will to read a book for pleasure. And when I left that job, I didn't read the newspaper for a full year! It was too funny - my mum would mention some major disaster, and I had no idea what she was talking about. Not very good of me, and I've since happily returned to the newspaper - and books - and it's great. If you come across any good books in your book club, let me know. I'm always looking for referals :-)