it's been another good couple of days of getting lots of stuff done....even tho JUGM's auntie visited this past week.
i hope that this next bit of info doesn't offend any of my male readers, or any other readers. but i use this blog as "our" personal log/diary. and sometimes i feel the need to share because i know that some of my readers will relate and understand. so i am going to share. some of you already know from previous entries that we have been trying to have a baby for about 8yrs now. we use no protection and we are regularly "active". so far - zilch. nada. nothing. zero. jambaloney has been tracking my monthly happenings for years now to see if we could find some pattern. and know when to be really "active". he's really good with that kind of stuff. he's a data specialist/analyst as you know - teehee.
anyway, 2 months ago i was 10 days late for JUGM's auntie to visit. when you are 2 or 3 days late, you think, "oh i am just a few days late. nothing to get excited about". but when you are 10 days late, that's when the hopeful thinking happens. you think "maybe". you try not to get too hopeful, but you can't help yourself. we don't spend too much time talking about it...we just say to each other, "ok. we're 8 days late" and leave it at that. we truly believe that if it is meant to be, it will be. we also believe in driving into the city and stealing a child if we become that desperate - bahahahahahahah!
well, this month, JUGM's auntie visited 16 days late. i mean, come on, after 10, 11, and 12 days late - you can't help but be hopeful. but no, JUGM's auntie visited 16 days late and that means that my cycle is changing and i am probably entering early on-set menopause. so maybe it isn't supposed to be and we have always been ok with that. one of us is wonky, we both know that it is me, but we have never gone the route of going to doctor's or any of that. we truly believe that if it is meant to be, then it will. it just kind of sucked going 16 days if you know what i mean.
ok - on to happier things. like daffodils.
tadpoles in the pond.
more tadpoles. all of whom will be named frog.
yesterday, jam had to take the truck back in to finish some work that needed to be done, like getting a new hose for the power steering. all i can say, kids, is warranties ROCK!
he was in town all day, i was on the couch all day hanging out with JUGM's auntie, feeling like crap and didn't eat anything. i fed jam some breakfast before he left, but he didn't eat for the entire day either. he got home from town late and we just had enough time to get ready to go to chase the ace. we called our friend b and he made sure to have some hotdogs ready for us when we got to the fourchu community centre - he's good like that! we wolfed them down in seconds. prior to getting to the hall, we met up with my besty c and my other besty s, who were heading off to unload a crab boat in fourchu harbour. they have been working 10 and 12 hour days non-stop since april. their beautiful little faces are burned to a crisp and wind-burned. we made little bags for them of sunscreen, zinc oxide, lip balm and aloe vera gel and we pray they will use them! we also made up bags for my besty c's 2 kids. who we love. to death.
anyway - we did chase the ace and were planning to bring some hotdogs to c and b down at the harbour, but they had finished unloading the boat, stopped into the hall, wolfed down their hotdogs and then had to head out to a different harbour to unload 2 more boats. these 2 women are my size and they haul and weigh 100lb crab crates for hours. i worry about them a lot. but they have been doing it for years....and they put the young men to shame. they make me proud.
anyway, when we got home, we were starving. all i could think of was to grab a cucumber and share it between the two of us. or just each of us eat a hunk of bread. that's when my besty e called and said that her husband d, who works on a lobster boat, had 2 lobster for us. already cooked. by his mother. jam was in the truck, over there and back in seconds flat. we scarfed down the biggest lobster and left little behind - it was delicious!
sorry. we ate the 2 giant claws of the biggest lobster before i took the pic! we scarfed back that lobster, had full bellies, climbed on the couch to watch a movie and passed out in minutes. with bellies full of lobster! this morning, for breakfast, we ate the smaller lobster. oh thank you d and b. i called d's mom b a little while earlier and thanked her. she was very graceful and said that she was happy that we enjoyed them so much. can you believe the people that live here? they blow our minds!!!
some more happy stuff - how about my first strawberry blossom?
in MAY?!??!?!??!?!?!?!? oh bring it on baby!
and just so you don't think that i didn't feed the man all week - i did. it's just hard when JUGM's auntie visits. here's another version of shrimp caesar salad. this one is boston lettuce and some additional lettuces from our garden. shrimp, homemade caesar dressing and homemade croutons. yummeh!
and some yummeh chicken and veg stirfry. with rice, oranges and kimchi.
tomorrow looks like it's a planting day - woohoo! we have beds ready to go, i am moving over-wintered peppers into the greenhouse, re-potting our new peppers, starting cucumbers, zucchini, squashes and melons in the greenhouse in the house, and starting a whole pile of herbs. tomorrow is supposed to be a stunning day....and JUGM's auntie has finally left.
i love JUGM, but don't really care too much for her auntie - bahahahahahah! i hope that you all have had a wonderful weekend and that you all have a wonderful week. off now to catch up on blogs. jam is working on restoring old fishing reels sitting right next to me....he'll have a post up about it in a day or two.