But, you know what, the CM was just that bad. And it's never been so bad. I'm tempted to call my RE and ask whether I should skip the next cycle just to see whether things would be back to normal off the tamoxifen. But even if the tamoxifen were the cause, surely the amoxicillin and Mucinex would have taken care of it? Would I decrease the likelihood of the tamoxifen working at all, if I didn't allow it to build up in my system (not that it's doing any good now)? Would it stay built up enough in my system that just one month wouldn't teach me anything anyway? Who knows.
More importantly, I met Mrs. A of rememberalltheway for lunch today! Even though I typically got lost and was late (sorry!), it was awesome to meet another blogger (my first!) and of course as everyone will expect, she was super-sweet. Here's a picture of us - to preserve our anonymity, I can't tell you which of us is which.
Maybe more bloggers will be able to get together before the summer is over! I've decided the Richmond girls totally don't count, by the way.
Also, because it just wouldn't be a day without me rambling needlessly about some sort of historic-minded home decoration, here are my latest finds.
On sale for just $150 (no idea whether it works):
And this is $200:
So you agree with me, right? The second one is prettier - has more sort of scupltural elements and would work better aesthetically as a freestanding piece, right? (I have the layout for the kitchen totally redone in my head, BTW - inevitably, I was going to spend enough time to figure out how to redo it, before I ever saw it in person. And in my layout, the oven stands slightly on its own, rather than sitting flush with the lower cabinets.)
But the first stove is maybe cuter (is that a crazy distinction?). It's definitely bigger - I think the right upper door is to the oven, and the larger left door is to the broiler (the relative sizes make no sense, but that's what the interior photos seem to show). I know, the first stove looks like the Rachael Ray stove - I watched her show the other day in the middle of my HGTV marathon just to see the stove. Stove #1 seems like a more practical option, and less fragile. But, it's a midcentury thing, right? Somewhere between 1940 and 1960? Which is a little late for the house, and decorating "period" is fine, but decorating in "random old things" would mean I'm soft in the head, right? So I have to use the second one? I mean, or one like it? When this happens?
Oh, on that subject, here's the upshot of my negotiation with my landlord: we re-rent for a year, $25 increase in monthly rent (I know, increasing in this market is stupid, but I suspected they'd be most resistant to debate on this point, and it's so little additional money I really don't care), and with 45 days' notice, we can vacate on March 31 or thereafter; we also have the right to sublet with their approval. This makes it unlikely we could take advantage of the new homebuyers' tax credit, which (as I understand it) requires that you close on a property by November 30, 2009. But, it only gives $1000 in credit per $100,000 in home price, so we'd be eligible for nowhere near the whole $8000 of the credit anyway. (Also, I ask you, who will have less than $150,000 in taxable income for two people, and be buying their first home, and be buying something that costs $800,000? I think the tax credit is substantially fictional. But tax attorneys, feel free to correct me.)
However, I note that despite us agreeing on the terms, my landlord hasn't yet responded to my email asking them to email me the papers to sign. And the other day my DH got a call from a job he'd forgotten he applied for - they liked his resume and want him to interview on Tuesday. It involves a lot of travel, which I don't necessarily like, but it's a 12-18 month assignment, and the travel would be good to have on his resume for the long-term career path he really wants (and, that might be a good amount of time in which to work on snagging that job). He's unclear on the details so far, but the job might actually be pretty close to my house. I told him that if he traveled a lot, he should expect to come home at some point and discover that I had bought a house. He said that was fair. I am breaking him in...
So (I will blame this episode of madness on the menstruation hormone crash, 'k? Good.) what if they don't get back to us with the lease terms until after the 31st, so we have to pay August rent as month-to-month? And then he lands this job right away - like next week? And (this isn't an if, if the other things happen), I immediately call every mortgage lender in the United States in a frenzied rush to find someone who wants to give me a mortgage for under 5%? (Since the DH is an army vet, this is not as impossible as it sounds, even though we don't have a 20% down payment.) And then I immediately schedule a showing of the house (I would do this immediately too), and of course I would love it even more in person (and bring a tape measure to check on all my home decoration ideas!), and then write a crazy lowball offer, and get it accepted, and the home inspection would go really well, and I wouldn't have to renew my lease at all and in five weeks we would have two incomes again and I would own a home and I would get a few thousand dollars in tax credit?
That could happen, right?