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(Allie & Harris) Wife, teacher, patient, thinker, friend, worrier, planner, seeker. These are the hats I wear on a daily basis for the roles in my life. Harris and I've been married since 1999 and we have two fur babies of the feline sort. We have a pretty good life, all things considered. But, it's not complete. Seven years ago I received a diagnosis of PCOS, a condition which has taken a toll on both my body and soul. It will not beat me though and we will be parents.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

3 Months to Go...

Three months from today, I will be boarding a Lufthansa flight bound for Germany, and then India.  It's different preparing for the return than it was preparing for the initial trip over.  This time around, I am much more relaxed because I know some of the things that were unknown before.  I am not wondering what do to in the airport, how I will find safe things to eat, or what the shots & retrieval will be like.  Really, I am amazingly calm about all of this most of the time.

The only things that worry me at this point are the length of the trip I have booked (14 days) and the transportation costs if we stay at the Hilton.  I can't give myself shots (I'm a fainter!) so I would have to go to ISIS daily for those, which would add about $250 to our trip.  I know that's not a lot of money overall, but I am trying to cut corners where possible.

We still haven't decided whether Harris or my mom will go with me.  I don't think I'll be going solo though, and that's much more comfortable for me because I am a total coward with needles.  I still haven't booked the hotel room.  It's on my "to do" list for today!  Seriously, it is.  Really, I'll make a decision today.

As for other fronts, our roof is almost finished (after a month long install), the repair work inside is slated to begin this week, and we've chosen a new realtor to list our property at the end of the week.  We're hoping he's going to actually work to sell the house for us.  That would free up a bit of money to be put towards the baby-making efforts!  Fingers crossed!

To my blogging friends, sorry I've been out of touch for the last few weeks!  I'm excited to catch up on everyone's news today!!!


  1. Thinking about you and hoping these next 3 months go quickly for you.

  2. Allie, best of luck with the trip. to save cost of transportation, you could go on the tuk tuk. it costs 120INR for a return which will be less than $50 for 14 days, except you want to tour everyday. Besides, its so much fun on them!!positive thoughts to you.

  3. Happy to read your lines!
    If you have company on your trip, ask if he or she could give you the injections. :)
    Good luck with the preparations!

  4. Hiya Aliie if I am still in Delhi I'll give you the shots!! Looking forward to seeing you again.

  5. The next 3 months will fly by!- I second Temmy, go with the TukTuks- of you decide to stay at the Hilton the staff will help you to hail one and organise the best price. From memory I think we only paid 80INR for a one way trip.
    Will be thinking of you.

  6. Yes, the Tuk Tuks are easy and cheap. In Mumbai we (not by our own choice) took one from the airport to our hotel. It was the ride of our lives! Those things aren't meant to drive on the freeways but this guy wanted the fare BADLY. Good luck with everything!