Well, it’s been an eventful, and yet uneventful, week. Monday was IUI day. It hurt a lot more than expected, so I’m really hoping to only do it this one time. Our donor sperm count was over 32 million for that little .5cc of sperm, so I figure there’s got to be one in there that can do the job. lol Now we wait until the 18th for the official pregnancy test. So far I’m having good signs that it’s working, but I don’t want to say for sure yet. I just try to do the right things and not take anything that could screw up the process. I figure, this is the most critical time anyway, when the cells are dividing so rapidly to build up the whole body.
Weather has moved in, like much of the country, so it’s very cold in Denver. I forgot what these temperatures felt like! I’m still trying to figure out my cold weather gear, as my shoes are not good for the cold. Today I’m wearing my winter combat boots which are a significant improvement for the cold, but they’re a little small and real warm when inside. I realized when I ordered my minimalist boots last month I got the wrong size. I ordered another pair two sizes larger. Hopefully they’ll fit and I’ll have a healthier boot for the winter. And it’ll be a better hiking option than my shoes as well.
I’ve been playing more of Rocksmith. It’s really great, especially the riff repeater which allows you to keep repeating a section, with them still increasing the difficulty, without having to play the whole song. I haven’t tried it slowed down yet, but that’s also an option. It’s very easy to get sucked into playing for an hour or two even. With each practice session more rust is removed. At this rate I could actually play in a band in the future. I doubt I will, but it’s becoming an option. They need this for drums now! lol I look forward to my kids learning to play with this software. It’s a lot cheaper than lessons, and if they actually stick with it I’ll know lessons are worth the money.
Speaking of kids, Tuesday was the foster/adoption information session for the county we live in (and 2 others). Apparently, out of all the people there, we were the only ones there for older kids. Two were there for kinship care (they are taking custody of relative’s kids). The rest were hoping to get a youngster. But they don’t have young kids for adoption. Many perked up when they talked about mutual care, where you take care of a teen mother and her baby. Most of the people were thinking they could get that baby. They just wouldn’t listen to the person telling them that these babies are often born drug addicted. They aren’t going to be perfect little babies and kids. If they were, they wouldn’t be in foster care. So many people look to the system as a way to get kids, but don’t understand what the kids have gone through. Overall, I feel good about us becoming foster parents, but we’re worried. They don’t allow medicinal marijuana in the program. That means that we have to say Carrie has her card, but that she won’t be taking any. Hopefully that will be sufficient since we are wanting to take kids that no one else seems to want. We’ll be awesome parents, so to discount us simply because the federal government is too broken to do anything and legalize medicinal marijuana throughout the country is ridiculous. We’ll find out once we fill out the forms and talk to the coordinator. They say overall it can take 6-9 months to get certified. The girl we’ve inquired about is already 16, she’ll be 17 by the time we certify for adoption/foster care. We don’t want to see her age out. At this point everything depends on them being satisfied with Carrie saying she won’t take the marijuana. The stuff she takes doesn’t make her or anyone high. There’s nothing that a person gets from it except health benefits, and we turn it into oil as soon as we get it. It’s not like it’s sitting around to be abused. So we’re doing MBOs and trusting that it will work out.
Work is slowly picking up. The files for our project are almost all corrupted, so I only have one dataset to work on at the moment, and we’ve been working out other issues with it first too. It’s interesting. But I don’t mind the little bits of down time because I’m low on sleep. I’m hoping next week is better, for sleep and my focus.