- S and I are trying out a new progressive church tomorrow. Finding a church has been something I've wanted for myself and for us ever since we started dating. More spiritual foundation and community will hopefully be grounding and supportive for us.
- NorCal Transition and Permaculture Conference. I think I blogged about the regional Transition Town conference last year. I'm on the planning committee again this year, we're combining with Permaculture folks, and it's going to be way bigger! Entertainment, dancing, a world market, and tons of great keynote speakers - including Rob Hopkins, Richard Heinberg and Julia Butterfly Hill - and workshops. It's will take place the second weekend in October in the beautiful town of Hopland up North. Dog friendly hotel here we come!
- A book called, "Attached." Not everyone would find this one fun! S and I are getting a lot out of it's description of attachment styles and how to work toward having more "Secure" attachment behaviors with one another. It's so interesting - I also feel some chagrin! - to see myself so accurately described in the "Avoidant" attachment style section. The patterns include "Phantom Lover"s, or idealizing your exes, and focusing on the negative aspects of your partner and forgetting the good.
- Meno.pur has been purchased and have an appointment on Tuesday with my San Francisco RE to talk about the upcoming injectable IUI cycle. Wondering if he could throw any more into the protocol that "won't hurt but could help." If nothing comes of that, then we will do a similar protocol with three vials/day of Meno.pur, since my response was good last time. Currently on 7dpo of a natural cycle. I didn't ovulate until Cycle Day 15, which is several days later than I have been ovulating recently and seems like a good thing. No signs to speak of yet, but the past few days, I've been sick with a throat/congestion-type virus. Didn't I hear that being sick can actually increase your chances? Maybe I'm dreaming that up.
Hope you are all having a great weekend. I had a blast at our barbeque last Sunday - the perfect combination of sun, beer, bbq, and good conversation. Gave me that needed dose of summer fun...