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TWW fun stuff: 5 and 6dp5dt

I’m still sick (shocker) and don’t really have the energy to come up with anything witty or engaging so … Bullet points it is! 

  • LOL the “fun stuff” title is a joke
  • I hate being sick
  • I took a sick day yesterday (quite possibly my first one at this job? Maybe second), which was an excellent idea but didn’t make me be not sick so ugh.
  • Went back to work today and spent the whole time playing catch up from yesterday/the weekend so I is t get to feel any actual productivity. I mean, I saw 2 patients (I’m a speech language pathologist at a Children’s hospital – have we talked about that?) but didn’t check anything off my massive to do list. 
  • I voted! So that felt good but also good lord I’m terrified at the results of the republican primaries … This feels like a joke that has gone on too long and someone forgot the punchline. 
  • I started a new book last night – Winter’s Harbor by Aurora Rey. I’m really liking the writing and story so far but I’m on chapter 6 so no real opinions yet. Perhaps tomorrow or Thursday I can give y’all a recommendation. I will say that I am a total sucker for any story set in Provincetown (Radclyffe’s Provincetown Tales anyone? Swoon)

  

  • My sinus-y sickness has moved south. On Sunday and Monday I had maybe a total of 2 hours of time when one nostril was open for business. Mouth breathing is not pretty and also not comfortable. I woke up every hour on Saturday and Sunday nights. Today I’ve had at least 1 open all day! And I slept all night last night! But now I have a painful cough (and that mucous that vacated my sinuses seems to have headed for my lungs). Pretty picture right? I bet you are all bummed you’re not my wife right now. And I can hear the tiny violin songs from here. 
  • I’m dying to test (I mean, it’s 6dp5dt, totally reasonable) but I’m also terrified it’ll be negative and want to keep the hope alive. I am certain that I will test by Friday/Saturday at the latest. I’ve never felt so conflicted. Gah. 
  • I am officially laughing at myself from like a week ago when I said that the progesterone didn’t hurt. I constantly feel like I did a serious ass workout yesterday and am majorly sore. But of course I haven’t worked out, just let my wife stab me in the ass muscle every evening. 

Fin

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TWW fun stuff: 4dp5dt

You guys, I am sick. I think “fun stuff” is going to take on a sarcastic tone today. 

Yesterday my throat started to feel a little raw. I was kind of hoping it was the dry air or ridiculous fluctuating temperature in Boston or something. Nope! Not so. Today I feel like death warmed over. I’m thinking perhaps it’s a sinus infection with a focus on the post nasal drip? 

Aaaaarrrrggghh I’m so uncomfortable! I tossed and turned all night last night. Also … I can’t really take anything can I? I usually trust my life to TheraFlu but I am pretty sure I’m only allowed to take Tylenol and suck on lozenges. So that’s what I’m doing. I also NetiPotted. It didn’t help. Y’all. I need some pity. Or, preferably, magic juju that makes me feel better in the morning. Can I take a decongestant? What am I allowed to do to make me feel better that will not mess up my potential pregnancy?? 

 

On a less self-pitying note, I finished Rulebreaker. I actually quite enjoyed it! And it was only $1.74 or something ridiculous like that!  Alright I’m off to “watch the Oscars” slash grumble about the lack of diversity and the Carol snub slash probably fall asleep real soon. 

TWW fun stuff: day 0

By request, I’m going to post about fun stuff – namely whatever lesbian fiction novel I’m reading and maybe also crafty things if I get stir crazy enough to start crafting again – during this TWW. So hang on to your hats, folks.

Today’s BOTD (book of the day?) is Rulebreaker by Cathy Pegau.

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Don’t judge a book by it’s cover?

This is not a book that I would typically pick up (okay, lez be honest, download), but I read a review and that review told me that the book was only $1.74 for Kindle. It seemed interesting enough to give the old college try for less than the cost of a soda, so I went for it. It’s a sci fi romance and I don’t know why I’m writing about it because I’m only 2 chapters in. So far the writing is not terrible (you’d be surprised how many terribly written/edited lesbian romances are out there for the buying), and I’m getting pretty interested in the alternate universe that the author has created. It’s written from the perspective of a woman (Liv) who is a thief. Her ex-husband is also a thief and comes back into her life to rope her into a very big (much-bigger-than-anything-they’ve-done-before) job that Liv decides to do because then she can retire and get away from the ex husband and not have to continue to live the boring menial life she has now.

That’s about all I know so far but the blurb says that she is going to go undercover as the assistant to a woman who is the VP at a big company. Liv is supposed to steal secrets I think, but instead she falls in love with the VP I’m assuming. Honestly I’m much more invested than I expected to be given that it’s not typically a story I’d jump at reading, so hopefully that continues as I get further into the book. But also I’ve barely started it so this is most certainly not a review.

I do most of my reading on a Kindle. I was one of those people who, up until a year ago, was anti-Kindle because real books smell so good and technology is bad and what is this world coming to?! But then I started reading lesbian fiction which is hard to come by in actual hard copy at a bookstore, and there are no more gay bookstores anymore anyway, and oh, hey, look, Kindle books are also a lot cheaper than real books … so I gave in. And I’m a total 100% convert because it’s so light and it can hold hundreds of books and (honestly, this is the big one) instant gratification you guys.

So for about 6-9 months or so I’ve been reading on a Kindle. I’ve read upwards of 140 books, mostly lesbian fiction, in that time (yeesh, I know), and they all fit on my Kindle so I can re-read them whenever the hell I want and also there’s still TONS of room left for more. But the point of all of this rambling is that I recently organized my Kindle books into neat little folders and it makes me so so happy. It also makes me a little tiny bit embarrassed at how many queer romance novels (okay, they’re not all straight up romance novels but if we’re being honest they all have at least a little romance in them) I’ve read. But obviously not embarrassed enough to share this fact with the internet. So LOOK at all of my neat little folders! There are 3 pages of them! I put all of my unread books in one place! And I can find my favorite authors and series so easily! GUSH

kindle 1

OMG so pretty

kindle 2

Can you even?

kindle 3

I can’t even

What are y’all reading? (it doesn’t have to be lesfic for me to care)

Oh! If you are into lesfic though, you should definitely check out this website – I get the weekly e-mail and follow them on Twitter as well. When I run out of books that I know I want to read (favorite authors, etc), The Lesbian Review is my first stop to find something new to read. I also look at top sellers on Amazon and lists on Goodreads, but that can be too much info to sort through sometimes! And I think that the Amazon best sellers lists get kind of skewed by books that are eligible for Kindle Unlimited (you can pay monthly for free access to certain books) – there are some great lesfic books eligible for Kindle Unlimited but there are also a lot of under edited books on there that get “best seller” status because when lots of people download them because they’re free but not because they’re good. I have nothing to do with The Lesbian Review by the way, just passing along a resource that I like 🙂

So that’s my fun stuff for today. Let’s see if I can get my adult together enough to post something tomorrow too? A girl can dream!

Quick fertility update: I got my progesterone results back. The nurse said it was at 16, which is probably fine but they like to see it at 20 so I get to up my PIO dose to 2mL per day. She gave me the option of adding a second shot in the morning or just doubling the dose in my evening shot. Uhhhhh, why would I choose to get poked twice as much?! So tonight we will see how Em does when it takes twice as long. Oh joy.

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