So, my brother emailed me and wants to give my mother a trip to England for Christmas. She loves all thing English. Her “numbers of importance” are all dates for different personally important things. Like 1044- I can’t remember, but someone was born on that day..perhaps dies? I dunno…History nut I am not. She reads about a book every two to three days, and she has read anything that she can get her hands on. 1500 page biographies on William the Conqueror, King Henry(ies), etc. etc.
My brother doesn’t travel well with others. My mom and I love to travel together- we have grand fun. Obviously we are not going to ship her over by herself (although she might like that) My brother asked if my contribution for the trip would be traveling with her. Uh, hum…let me think about it…OKAY!! LOL!! I Have never been to Europe and I am super excited.
I am not so excited about the fact that this will probably mean we are going to push back IVF. I dont’ know who I am kidding anyways b/c it isn’t like it was going to happen in January anyways. My dear anesthesia phobic husband still hasn’t called for the TESA. I must let him do it, or to tell me when to do it- I am not going to push it.(too much)
Perhaps it is a good thing to wait a little while as I am not going to get the H1N1 vaccine- I really don’t think getting pregnant and flying across the pond in a plane full of strangers is a good idea.
I am currently procrastinating unpacking. WTF is my problem. I am watching a movie called “Skins” from 2002 about life on a Native American Reservation in Nebraska. It really makes me sad. I worked as a an ER nurse for almost 2 years on a “Rez”. It is just heartbreaking to me how broken so many of them are. I loved my time out there- I learned so much, and grew as a person and nurse. I have so much respect for them- for keeping their traditions despite people trying to strip them of it. I don’t understand it all- but it is not for me to understand- just to respect and acknowledge. I pray for my friends that I met out there. I pray for the patients that I took care of and became to care deeply for. I pray I never forget.
uh, don’t know where that came from. Sorry.
Question: I have not told my brother personally about our IF struggle. My mother says that she has just said “Things just don’t work like they should internally” when the boys (what we call my two brothers) asked if I was going to have a baby. My mother knows every sordid detail (she is my BFF). My brother asked when would I like to go/need to go/anytime better than another. I was just kinda floored b/c I didn’t know what to tell him. I vaguely said “well, we do have some stuff coming up medically, but nothing written in stone. Playing it by ear” He is a smart guy, so I figure he knows, but not sure. I don’t know when a good time to travel there is. I don’t want to go during peak tourist time, or freeze my arse off. 🙂 OKAY- more than one question.
- Should I tell my brother straight up what may be going down in case he is thinking MAY or JUNE?!?!?
- When is the best time to go to the UK?
- Anyone know any good place for deals to the UK? 🙂