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Infertile, Trying to Conceive, and Forty-One Years Old – Ain't THAT a Bummer!?!

Happy 2009! Mindless entertainment for you January 5, 2009

Filed under: Random chunks of thought — vamplita @ 2:01 pm

Yes, I’m alive.  Lazy as hell, but alive. 

Here’s something fun to do that I stole creatively acquired from Kimbosue’s blog, and thought it’d be a hoot. 

Simply copy the list and cross out the ones you have done.
1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/Disneyworld
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang/played a solo – in band, on tenor saxophone
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris  (airport only though)  :o/
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch (Is needlework an art?)
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty -no, but I did walk down from the top of the Empire State Building
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France.
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch-hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping (daytime and nighttime – ha!)
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise – It was actually a three-hour tour… no, really.
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language –  Does Pig Latin count??  :oÞ
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa (again, airport only – sigh)
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale-watching
63. Gotten flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets, or plasma
65. Gone skydiving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox – twice!!
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous – Does Jackie Mason count?  Do college football coaches count? 
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Made a baby – Lollipop counts, dammit!
95. Seen the Alamo in person – I am a Texan, after all. 
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake – no, but I have been swimming in the Arctic Ocean…I’m a Polar Bear Club member, heh.
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee


8 Responses to “Happy 2009! Mindless entertainment for you”

  1. Jen Says:

    I agree, Lillipop counts!

    Mrs S

  2. Jen Says:

    Der, typo…I mean Lollipop…

  3. Tonya Says:

    Just dropping by.Btw, you website have great content!

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  4. g Says:

    Been a long time, my friend. How are you? Thought I’d give this a bash and see if you’re still haunting the email addy,


  5. Shamim Says:

    hi i have just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to ask why you have stopped writing?

  6. vamplita Says:


    Thanks for dropping by my blog aeons ago. I just logged in after a LONG time – since 2009.

    To answer your question from so long ago, I think that losing my baby and then having to deal with the fact that we were never going to have a child has been a very, very difficult thing for me to deal with mentally, physically, spiritually, and emotionally. In the interests of self-preservation, I tried (without success) to avoid All Things Baby. My thought process told me that eventually I’d be able to be around babies, pregnancies, et al, without feeling like I’m on the outside looking in. My heart still hurts although this pain is a dull, aching sort of pain. At least 99% of the time, it’s not as razor-sharp as it once was, when I was certain that I’d never be able to take another breath again without thinking about our lost little one.

    At the time, it seemed like a great idea to just leave this blog in limbo, which is how my life felt, and so often continues to feel, after our infertility fiasco. I suppose I could’ve just put all of the infertility stuff into a nice, neat chapter and chugged on to the next phase of our lives, whatever that was to be. I didn’t have the heart. Knowing that we wouldn’t have the chance to have children, as I’d always imagined I would, completely took the wind out of my sails. That loss set me adrift, and I’m afraid I’ve allowed it to take away part of my self-identity. It’s as though I’m not always sure just who or what it is that I’m supposed to be.

    I hope this made sense.

  7. vamplita Says:

    Hey! Yes, I’m still at the same email addy. It’s clogged with massive amounts of spam, thanks to Yahell, but it’s still got a weak pulse. 🙂

  8. vamplita Says:

    Thank you. I appreciate it.

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