August 29, 2008

Things I Learned This Week

1) Work can be good if I'm busy. Which I was. All week. A very nice change of pace.

2) Life is better when Myra is around. But she needs to be off doing her own thing, and I respect and understand that.

3) I have great friends. The best, really.

4) It does not feel good to have your vagina propped open for an extended period of time while a radiologist injects dye into your uterus to make sure your fallopian tubes are open. But it is totally worth the uncomfortableness when you see the dye spill out around your ovaries, thereby letting you know that your tubes are indeed open for business.

5) It's hard to live without a computer. But if you have a husband who recognizes that you have a strong Internet dependency and lets you use his computer, that helps lessen the pain of separation.

6) Sometimes the only thing you can do is make it through a moment. Some days are a-moment-at-a-time days.

7) It's important to keep your eyes open and notice the world around you. I found this little thing on the sidewalk outside my office building and loved photographing it. It's been hanging out on my office windowsill ever since I rescued it.

Happy weekends to all!


Lydia said...

I love the ghostly quality of your photos lately. They're lovely!

You and I seemed to have learned the same thing this week: you can stand up to your fears, put yourself in a situation that could be scary, and come out of it feeling stronger.

Have a great, long weekend!

dapotato said...

one step/moment at a time is right.

Tiff said...

(I wrote that wrong, and had to re-type...sorry)

AMEN to #4 and #6!!! I promise, at least for me, there was not much worst than #4 in that whole journey. Thank you for reminding me of #6.

Angie Eats Peace said...

So glad to hear your tubes are open for business, and glad you have learned some new things this week :)

ssinca said...

yay for open tubes! you slay me sometimes. in a good way, of course. ;)

Diabolina Da Fashionista said...

currently living life moment to moment. it's great feeling present but it's also kind exhausting to be so present.

yay to ovaries. i think i gotta do something like that soon.

and I heard this story on npr Friday and thought of you and your photography

Diabolina Da Fashionista said...

sorry the story id got cut off. add these numbers at the end of the URL above



amber said...

yay for open tubes (but yeah, i've that is just a sucky sucky procedure)

hope you had a good weekend.

Claire said...

I'm stoked for your open tubes. :) And ditto on the recent pics. Love!

Lesli said...

Aww, thanks, Leslie, for leaving me a comment on my doctor visit. You were the first to leave a comment--I am sitting here feeling so lonely tonight since I got into an argument with my brother over the phone & then my husband is at Fantasy Football so I am alone. So thanks for writing!!

Hugs back, Les

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alyssa said...

I often have to step back and take things moment by moment, rather than day by day. Otherwise, I feel super overwhelmed. Having great friends is the best, isn't it? :)