Monday, September 18, 2006

2dp3dt - hope & celebration

"Women are like tea bags. They don't know how strong they are until they get into hot water."
Eleanor Roosevelt

This is by far my favorite quote of all time...and I've discovered it under the caps of the two Honest Teas that I had over this past week weekend. I also included this quote on the invitation to a ladies tea that I hosted prior to our wedding. It was a little non-traditional - I hosted it at a Chinese tea house (Ching Ching Cha in Georgetown for anyone in the area). Anyway, that quote (and jasmine oolong tea) will always remind me of that special time with all of the woman in my family & close female friends.

Well so far I'm really enjoying the 2WW - strange I know. But I'm just loving the possibilities right now. 99% of the year I feel like it can't/won't happen...but now I can think that it might! I'm going to ignore that I have next week's beta hanging over my head and I just want to enjoy these days where I really really might be PG and still have HOPE. And keeping that hope is the main reason why I won't POAS too too early. I've done that on earlier cycles and felt prematurely robbed of my happiness.

So I'm going to keep the hope and enjoy some of the upcoming celebrations this week:

1. Today my husband is accepting an incredible job offer. It's with a highly respected company in his industry, it's about a mile from our house (along with minimal travel - which is great for consulting), and it's nice pay increase. So yay, yay, yay! He's been with his current employer for over 10 years so this is a big step for him. And I love seeing him excited about this opportunity.

2. Wednesday is our 3rd anniversary. On this very day (9/18) three years ago Hurricane Isabel was hitting the DC area and I was very nervous about what was going to happen with our wedding. We were fortunate that our wedding location -- and tea house and RD location -- all didn't lose power!! DH had to get ready via candlelight because our TH (we were living there at that time) still didn't have power, but he didn't cut himself shaving or anything so it was fine. And all of our friends who were flying in were able to make it -- some had to be rerouted but everyone showed up in the end! So we feel very fortunate that we had such a wonderful day despite the hurricane.

Thanks to squarepeg for noting down that leather is the traditional gift for 3rd anniversaries! Now I just need to think of a good gift!!

3. Friday we are closing on the townhouse. It has been on the market for a looong time and we're happy to be done with that. We'll take the money and run! Not carrying a second mortgage will feel oh so nice to our saving account...which has been feeling mightly neglected lately.

4. Saturday is my 34th birthday! I'm wondering if I'll get pregnant after I reach "advanced maternal age" (35). I also wonder if we would have babies already if we met & got married much younger. And then I think of how immature I was and I probably would have been a jerk to DH back then. He is a sweetheart and back then I was attracted to the asshole type.

So I guess we better make some dinner plans to celebrate soon!!


Motel Manager said...

You have a lot of great stuff going on this week! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you that you have an additional thing to celebrate next week. :)

serenity said...

Wow - a LOT going on this week! I am in awe at how wonderful you sound, girl - hang on to that feeling as much as possible.

And I'm sorry, but I think your embies are CUTE. Let's hope all the positive energy you are exuding now helps at least ONE of them snuggle into that lining and stick around... for oh, about 9 months or so!

I am SO hoping for you, you have NO idea. :)

Southern Comfortable said...

So, you get a Happy Birthday and a Happy Anniversary! I hope both are wonderful, and I hope you get a very nice birthday/anniversary gift at your beta!!!

The new job sounds great for your husband-- what a great opportunity. His commute is to die for!

SmarshyBoy said...

Looks like a good week for you!

Regarding your post on my blog, it sounds like your husband is about to start working with smart people, so you can live vicariously. And yes, I'm like a VC.

I had to wait a while to get married because I had to let all the good girls get over their attractions to the a-holes...I'm glad you got over yours and that you and your husband are celebrating 3 years. Congrats!

One Mother's Journey said...

Wow. That's a busy week...

1. Congrats on the new job.
2. Happy Anniversary.
3. Congrats on the new house.
4. Happy Birthday.