Author Archives: Ophelie

The Good News

A few weeks back, one Friday, a day before my period was due, I took a lolpregnancy test. It was negative. Nothing new. As my post history (overly?) details, we’d been trying for nearly a year and a half. Other … Continue reading

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Holidays and Conventions

When I graduated school, I was excited to get into the workforce: get paid, not constantly be graded and, most importantly, the ability to come home and shut it off. Turns out it doesn’t really work that way. I’d still … Continue reading

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Another Year Over

I’ve had those John Lennon lyrics stuck in my head for weeks “another year over and a new one just begun”. 2017 was…not the best year. I mean, I suppose it could be much worse. I see people dying of … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye to Baby Cat

Last Friday we had to put down our nearly 18 month old kitty. It was one of the saddest things we’ve ever had to do. His adoption papers designate him as Joker. We renamed him Gaston, given his exuberant personality. … Continue reading

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Learning to Garden: The Results

To celebrate my first summer as a home owner, I decided to try growing some stuff. I…was not very successful, but the fruits of my labor weren’t so disastrous as to chase me away from grassroots forever. My crops just … Continue reading

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On Failing to Get Pregnant: A Reflection

Alright. Last post was a light-hearted take on how trying to conceive isn’t as straightforward as I expected. This is the more… hmm…philosophical follow up post. This is a super touchy subject because everyone who fails to get pregnant has … Continue reading

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On Getting Pregnant: “They” Told Me It Would Be Easy

As long as you’re healthy, getting pregnant is easy, they said. Have sex a few times around ovulation, they said. It’s exciting and it’ll happen faster than you expect, they said. Around cycle 4, I was getting impatient. Around cycle … Continue reading

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