So, I love Fridays. I always have! They just end up being good days. First off, on my post yesterday, I forgot to mention that I had a WONDERFUL lunch with friends Lindsey & Emily. We ate at Olive Garden. I’ve now met with them a few times and I am enjoying becoming friends. They are such sweet girls 🙂 We are so excited for Emily to have Cate!
Yesterday I spent about 2o minutes on the phone with my fertility nurse. She is SO nice and helpful. She always seems to make me feel better. The thing is, she and my fertility doctor have not yet seen this skin issue (by the way, I like the term “skin issue” a lot better than rash). I feel like my dermatologist just does not know what else to do. He has referred me off to a few other doctors and no luck. So, I told my nurse, I want to meet with my fertility doctor, Dr.B. They have my dermo records and she went over everything with me from the beginning. Starting with Shingles when I was 11 years old. We do now have a plan. It may consist of me going to a doctor out of town that Dr.B knows. I may also go to a skin and cancer treatment center. I’m switching birth controls. I’m going to do the Nuva Ring. Nurse MK believes it could have some properties in it irritating my skin..such as dye. They still firmly believe I need to do another round of birth control and possibly one after that. I guess depending how the hysterosonogram goes.
I was tempted to post a picture of my feet yesterday. They hurt and itch..and yeah, they don’t look good. I just can’t imagine anyone wanting to see. My only thought is, what if someone else is or has gone through this. I’ve now gotten two emails from girls wanting to help and telling me about things they have gone through. I appreciate it SO much. I really think there are some similar aspects and things I’m going to try. Thank you girls!! They simply explained that they understand my misery and were willing to type long emails out to me about their conditions. I’ve told them I hope that some day I can help others!
My hysterosonogram is scheduled for next Wednesday. I’m a bit nervous for it. I didn’t realized it entailed a few steps. A two-pill antibiotic. I take one before I have the procedure and one later that night. I have to take some meds for pain before I go in. So yeah, I do not know how this procedure works. Megan has me curious as she has warned me her experience was not pleasant, lovely! haha
Last night I made a YUMMIE recipe!
Thai Lettuce Cups – by Racheal Ray, found here
Ingredients (serves 4)
* 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
* 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
* Salt and freshly ground black pepper
* 1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
* 1/4 cup sweet chili sauce
* 1/4 cup honey
* 2 iceberg lettuce heads, cut into quarters and leaves gently removed to make the lettuce cups
* 1/2 cup honey-roasted peanuts, chopped
* Juice of 1 lime
* 1 handful basil, chopped
Place a large skillet over medium-high heat with one turn of the pan of EVOO, about 1 tablespoon. Season the chicken with salt and pepper and cook in the pan until golden brown on all sides.
Add in the red pepper and cook until soft, about 3 minutes. Add in the chili sauce and honey and simmer to reduce it and coat the chicken.
To serve, lay the lettuce leaves on a platter, then scoop some of the chicken mixture onto each leaf.
Sprinkle with the chopped peanuts, lime juice and basil.
*The chili sauce I got was not called “sweet chili sauce”…though it was a tad sweet. I think it was “garlic chili sauce”..seen as red in jar with green lid in above picture. It was VERY spicy for me! I am not a spicy person. I figured it would be a bit much for hubby even… and it was. I called my mom because she knows everything when it comes to cooking. Yes, I call her almost every time I cook. She said since honey was mixed with the sauce, that sugar should help some. She also told me to put ketchup in it. That helped as well! It didn’t change the flavor at all. – Thank you, mom 🙂
After dinner, hubby and I watched this..
It was rather interesting. Good for the most part. We thought some of their lines were extremely corny. Mostly the ones Beyonce’ had in the ending female cat fight scene. Hubby also watched The Happening. I didn’t pay much attention. It seemed strange!
Have you all been watching the crazy Atlanta Housewives? No matter how ridiculous it is, I just can’t stop watching. I think they are hysterically funny! If you haven’t watched, you really should if you want some laughs.
I found out today that hubby has 7 days still left to take off for the year. I really didn’t think he had that many. Very nice surprise. I’m hoping we can take a vacation some place. Maybe Cabo or NYC. Our friends, Jen & Tallee, are going to Cabo for EIGHT weeks! Lucky girls. We have really been itching to go to NYC as well. It will have been a year in December since we have been. We shall see! His days don’t roll over to next year so I suppose if we don’t go anywhere, we can use the days around the holidays! You like how I say “we can use”? 🙂 That is because I’ll be taking off the same days as he does..duh 🙂
Remember how I gave you a preview of us watching the girls on Monday night? Well here are a few more pics I snapped. They are SO fun!
a text message I received from my husband this morning (word for word)…
“Rachel McAdams is single again honey. I’m going on my lunch break to make my move.”
haha, he cracks me up!
Hope you all have a super duper fabulous Friday!!!
xoxo ~ Megan