The circle of life (for most people) seems to be grow up, meet your partner, get married, have babies. Other people around you (doesn’t matter if it’s a close relative or not) always seem to be asking about the next step immediately after you check one off the list: You’re dating? When are you getting married? You got married? When are you going to have a baby? You had a baby? When’s number two coming along?
When I was dating my husband I didn’t get bugged too much about when I was going to get married but now that we are almost two years, “when are you going to have a baby?” or “are you guys ‘trying’?” comes up quite often. I guess I’m one of the few, but I think that whether we are “trying” or not isn’t anyone else’s business but mine and my husbands. However, it’s hard to avoid the questioning. I think back and can’t imagine anyone asking my grandparents or parents if they were “trying”. It’s just weird to me.
When people do ask, if I don’t respond with, “Yes, we tracking my ovulation and “trying” as often as we can!” they seem to revert to, “Oh it’s ok, you’re young, enjoy being married with just you and your husband”. Kind of contradicting but I think it’s because they don’t know how to react when the answer isn’t “yes”.
Because I’m a Gemini, I of course feel different each day about the “baby talk”. Social media adds to how I view it too. I feel like 90% of the time I sign on to Facebook someone is either announcing they are pregnant or there are pictures of a newborn right there on the front page.
I’m trying to find the positive in this time of my life which can be somewhat confusing. I do feel that although I don’t have a picture of a newborn on my Facebook page, that I am still very blessed. I am young, healthy and have a loving husband and family. It’s nice to see women I know of all ages having children too, which reminds me that there really isn’t a rush even though science says differently.
So for now, I will not pour out any of the thoughts that are for myself and my husband to know. I will just continue to enjoy the time I have with my nephews and niece– being an Auntie is really great practice!
There is always something to be thankful for and not just on this day!
Today and always I try to be thankful for all I have.
-my wonderfully giving, caring, and loving husband
-a roof over my head
I give gratitude for all and pray for those who have less.
I was thinking back to last Thanksgiving and how much more I have in my life since then.
-a new home
-a dream job on Broadway
-two new healthy nephews added to the family
I hope that everyone enjoys the day and gives thanks to everything they have, even if it’s not as much as the person next to you!
Thank you to those that are away from their families especially our servicemen and women; All the civil service workers who are on duty today; All the transportation workers who are bringing people safely to their destination- especially pilots and bus and train operators;
Life is a gift! Celebrate it everyday!
Life over the past two and a half weeks…
–FINALLY got ALL the keys to our new home! I was waiting ever so patiently as we all agreed to let the seller stay a few more days until she closed on her new condo and could arrange the movers. But when I had them in my hand I was so excited… and really what did I need all the keys for… My father, almost immediately helped me change the locks and now we truly have our “own” set of keys to the next adventure!
–I worked a few consecutive days in July and it definitely kept me busy. I enjoyed subbing through the duration of one of the other Stage Manager’s vacations… it was nice to have a routine with my days and get more practice “calling” the show.
–Cleaned & painted and painted & cleaned a little more… My dad and I have been painting a few of the rooms in the new house. Pete and I picked a neutral color that flows well from the dining room to the living room. (and we aren’t finished yet 🙂 )
–Got a night to relax when I went to a Bon Jovi concert! We bought the tickets so long ago and it was awesome as expected! (A little biased being a “Jersey Girl”)
–Emptied our storage unit! With the help of some family and friends we finally brought all the stuff we had in our “Treasure Chest” to our home!
Now the fun part is going through it all.
There’s lots of work to be done on the house, mostly cleaning and organizing. It’s tiring but it will be all worth it when it’s done!
Photos to come soon!