Another week, another plan. I at least survived this week, with only one major meltdown, which not surprisingly was after my Very Long Day (I'm an academic, bear with me on this one) which started with leaving the house at 8.15 (yes, I know, and Mr. Spouse catches the 7.14 every morning, I don't know I'm born) in order to find a parking space to give a 9.00 lecture (to about 300 students - you try being animated at that time in the morning - and if I'm boring they all snore) followed by a regular day's work and a 2 hour class of 10-ish (depending on how many turn up) from 3-5 (you actually have to be MORE animated in those but you can at least give them things to do while you drink your tea) followed by, some weeks, a couple more hours work, but this week by going home, stupidly doing another test (negative of course - tiredness is now officially not hormone-induced) and then heading back for choir practice till 9.30-ish, then getting home after having to give a friend a lift and therefore hold it together in the car, followed, as I say, by meltdown.
So, we say thankyou for Mr. Spouse, who says he feels guilty that he isn't as sad as me. I told him if he was pleased or relieved I'd thump him, but he is allowed not to feel as sad as me.
Tonight, to take our minds off the fact that we should be at our preparation course, we're having a night away at a "restaurant with rooms". We like that kind of thing.
This week, we are trying to work full time, do a bit more exercise (gentle running, cycling to work) and be more assiduous on the food diary, as well as read up on (and, harder, persuade Mr. Spouse to read up on) PGD. This from the couple that said "no IVF, thanks".
We heard this week from some friends who confessed they were seeking assistance to conceive, and I'm wondering (counting on my fingers) whether another couple we know should be going to the doctor's now, or whether to gently nudge them to do so (and if so, how - last time I talked to her, she was very complacent, and it's been a year since she told me they'd started trying - we're seeing them in a few weeks so perhaps there will be a Happy Announcement).
Gotta dash - should have packed half an hour ago!