Thursday, March 01, 2007

Another Storm of the Century

We got to leave work early today. Our department left at 1. The department we used to be a part of had to wait until 3 to leave.

I drove to the drug store before going home. Bob had an RX that needed to be picked up. On the way home, I stopped and picked up some sandwiches, bird seed, and suet. The sandwiches were for us. The bird seed and suet for the birds of course. Finding food is hard for the little critters when everything is covered in a cold white frosting.

Today is the perfect day to stay home and read. I've been reading a book called Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler. It's very interesting. Why isn't this information passed on in Health classes and doctor's offices? Weschler teaches the Fertility Awareness Method (FAM) which looks at a woman's vaginal discharge as well as her morning waking temp to gauge her fertility. Her frustration with the medical profession is that the 28 day cycle with ovulation on day 14 is universally accepted and rarely challenged. I'm not very far into the book and already I'm feeling hopeful about what I'm learning. It's a giant thick book and I got it from the library, but I'm thinking I might have to actually break down and actually buy a copy of the book to have on hand.

I realized something this weekend. I know what I want to be when I grow up. I want to be a photographer. I want to record memories for people. I want to stop time in little flashes of light. I don't know when or how but that's what I want to do.


Sandy said...

Awesome! I heart photgraphy! As someone with fertility "issues" (not that I'm, uh, fertilizing, but I do have polycystic ovarian syndrome), I agree that it's shocking how much information isn't passed on as a matter of fact (i.e., when I didn't have insurance and went to Planned Parenthood, I was diagnosed as "fat." [Well, she didn't SAY that, but she said as much.] When I got insurance and went to a real OB-GYN, it took him about 2 minutes to give me a preliminary diagnosis. In fact, I wasn't even through describing my symptoms when he said, "I bet you have PCOS"). I get to hear more about my sister's cervical mucus than I'd like, since she's trying to conceive (after two miscarriages, one 4-year-old light of my life and one terribly painful stillbirth), but hey, now I know about such things for when I decide to have kids.

Yvonne said...

Being a photographer would be perfect for you because you see more than what's in the picture and bring that to the audience.

blackrose said...

Hi Amy,
thats the Rhythm Method your talking about, if you goggle i think you would find a fair bit of information, might save you the cost of the book, best of luck
Terri from australia.

Rachelle said...

I'm SO happy you're reading the was amazing how quickly it helped me & my hubby....


Good luck....take care,