Kicking Tasks and Taking Names

Today, I’m killing it.

Pill box filling. Office Depot shopping. Medical bill filing.

This girl, like the late afternoon July sun, is on fire.

Thank God. I needed some productivity in my life.

Last Sunday, I was a sleepy sloth. I clung to the couch, always just one Say Yes to the Dress episode away from turning off the TV and doing something with my life. An apathetic wave of dense fog washed over my mood. Last Sunday, I started this blog in the morning, and I watched TV the rest of the day. No groceries added to my fridge. No papers on my dining room table organized. No corner of my house cleaned. It was total Slothsville.

You know what? I probably shouldn’t be so hard on myself for last Sunday’s unproductivity. This ex-Catholic (current believer in the Divine Mystery) knows a thing or two about the seasons of life from the good book of Ecclesiastes:

"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up." - The Bible

It would do me some good to apply this to my life:

To every version of Kristen there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the mysterious universe: A time to be hopeful, and a time to cry; a time to check items off your to-do list, and a time to lie on the couch; A time to kill that mold in your shower, and a time to heal with a glass of wine; a time to have a tantrum in Home Depot, and a time to apologize for said tantrum. -Kristen's brain inspired by The Bible

Thanks to Ecclesiastes, I just paused writing, filled up a glass of wine, and took this picture:

Unicorn wine.jpg

"A time to kill that mold in your shower, and a time to heal with a glass of wine"

(Mmm, that wine tastes good.)

So now that I've officially given myself some grace for being unproductive last Sunday, let's get back to today! This morning, I officially started taking approximately 19 billion grams of supplements to prepare my studio-apartment-sized unicorn uterus for a future IVF baby. It has been a project to get these supplements ordered this past week. For those of you fellow fertility friends out there, here is what my RE recommended:

  • DHEA - 37.5 mg

  • CoQ10 - 600 mg

  • Acai berry - 2000 mg

  • Pycnogenol - 60 mg

  • Resveratrol - 500 mg

  • L-Arginine - 2000 mg

  • Myo-Inositol - 2000 mg

  • DHA - 1000 mg

  • Vitamin E - 400 iu

  • Vitamin C - 500 mg

  • Vitamin D - 2000 iu

  • Melatonin - 3 mg

It took me five minutes and three glasses of water to choke these pills down this morning. But you know what?

I did it.

I ordered them, organized them, and administered them. And I rock. 

So I'm going to raise my glass to today's productivity. I'm going to take a sip for last weekend's apathy. And I'm going to pour one for my homies and you out there, sharing my journey. Thank you for the best first week of this blog ever. Cheers!