Monday, December 15, 2008

Tags, awards, and the future

Kymberli had recently nominated me for the Brillante Weblog award! Kym - thank you so much! Coming from you, it's like receiving an Oscar! Ahem ahem - I'd like to thank....... ok never mind. 

My blog is like free therapy for me. Most of the time I feel so much lighter and relieved after I've spilled my guts out here! The relief and light feeling gets enhanced with each comment I receive on my blog. 

Some of the blogs I would like to nominate for this award are: Linda, Lisa, April, and Shelby.
I look forward to their posts with total OCD type intensity (LOL)

Now, on to my tag: 

April tagged me to list 7 random facts about myself. 

Here are the rules:
1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Share 7 random and/or weird facts about you.
3. Tag 7 random people at the end, and include links to their blogs.

I remember doing a similar tag game a few months ago, so I'm going to cheat.

1) My first random fact is my whole old list. It's here. OK it's not a fact, but whatever. :-)

2) I can't walk barefoot at all. My feet are so sensitive that I can feel even Simba's hair on the carpet. I HAVE to have socks or house slippers on all the time! Needless to say - I can never walk barefoot outdoors - the stones (or rocks as I call them) are too much for me.

3) I don't know how to put on make up. Never learnt, never put any on. My extent of getting made up is putting on lipstick and eye kohl. That's all I own and know how to use. 

4) I have a very addictive personality. It doesn't take me time to get hooked onto a certain activity (or website - in more recently relevant terms). I can be obsessively addicted to the extent that the particular activity can become an inherent part of my daily (or even hourly) routine!

5) I am the eldest of 3 children. I have a younger brother and sister. Both live in India. We are all very close and friendly with each other, and always end up poking fun at each other and sharing big laughs when we're together.

6) I have an MBA, but I'm convinced I'm in the wrong field. I should have done something in Biology - genetics or something. Reading on Biology is my passion and I just love it!

7) I love dogs - specially the huge breeds. I'm not a fan of small breeds because I have an image in my head of stepping on a little breed dog and hurting it. Ya, I'm not very graceful :-)

Phew - that's my list!! April - you made me really really think hard for that one! I wonder if I know 7 bloggers that have not been tagged before! But I'll try - I'm tagging Sharon, Lisa, Shelby, Lorraine, Margelina, Nity, Misty

Now - back to the future:

I am all set to begin my Lupron and Dexamethasone tomorrow. I'm excited to get started, but at the same time, can't help but feel a little nervous. So much has gone wrong before. Will it all be ok this time? So much is at stake. So much has been invested. May I please request some prayers / positive energy / good thoughts as DH and I begin this journey again? 

I will not mind any Lupron induced headaches, any Dexamethasone induced nausea, any stims induced discomfort and bloating, any progesterone induced pregnancy mimicking symptoms - I will not complain at all. I will gladly take all the pain, please God, please, please make this work. 

Can you tell I'm nervous? 


margelina said...

Thanks for the tag!
I hope and pray that everything goes smoothly and works. Hope your s/e aren't too terrible!!
My DH is the same way about bare feet...he just absolutely can't do it, you can't even touch his feet at all. He thinks the rest of us barefoot walkers are nuts!

April said...

ha ha ha....i took #1 too literally. i thought, "hmmm, i wonder what an old list is? maybe things that were from her childhood? or things that are related to her history or culture?" ha ha.

yea, new cycle! it's fun nervous at the beginning for me. it's another shot! :)

Chhandita said...

Your blog is wonderful and u definitely deserve the Blog Oscar ;)....
I dont know why but i remembered a poem I read as a child..

"Through all kinds of weather, What if the sky should fall..
As long as we are together,
It doesnt matter at all"...

Till we have people like this around, the journey is a happy one...

Lorraine said...

I'm weird about being barefoot, too - although I like to be barefoot on a perfect-sand beach, but those are hard to find...

And yay for starting tomorrow! I suspect dexamethasone turned me into an angry insomniac for a while - or maybe the lupron was responsible for the raving? Warn your poor husband that he must be kind and understanding no matter what happens!

Chhandita said...

Whoa, just read your comment...Mallik is frm Hyderabad and I am from Delhi!!! wow man!! it's a small world after all. :)

Heavy heart said...

Oi.. I am a make-up ignoramus too..and guess which are the only 2 I use?? YUP! Eye kohl and lipstick :)..Also..thanks for introducing me to Chandhita..and I feel as optimistic for you as you sound! May this be the cycle!

Linda said...

Thanks for the nomination! :)

It's normal to be nervous. After all, so much is at stake. I will be stalking you as you cycle. lol I wish you only the best!! :)