Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Breaks are really fantastic

CanI just say that I'm really enjoying this month off?

Last weekend, the husband and I went to the northern California coast for a two-day bike trip, parking our car in a valley about 10 miles from the coast and doing a 73-mile loop with a change of clothes, some water, and our wallets in our backpacks. It was crazy hot (we had a heat wave this weekend), but absolutely amazing to ride along the Pacific Coast Hwy 1, stay in a gorgeous hotel right on the ocean, have a fantabulous 6-course dinner with matching wines, and just spend some time outside away from infertility. Almost makes me not want to have kids!

Seriously, though, I'm enjoying the time off, without the constant obsessing. Being able to think about other things, like my garden and triathlons and time with friends. It feels good and it feels healthy and relaxing.

It's also making me realize that I can't stay in my job forever. I assumed that at some point I'd take maternity leave, and if i came back, I'd try to come back only part time. Having to contemplate staying in this job long-term, with no break in sight - well, it's depressing, horrifying really. So that's good to know and something I'll have to think about a lot in the coming weeks and months. (Also, I just popped a couple of keys off my keyboard to clean it and now it feels weird - I can't put up with that forever, you know).

So anyway - I'll be posting and commenting less for a month while I enjoy my "time off". And my posts may be about things other than infertility, because I'm realizing (even if I don't always remember) that there are other things in life besides infertility.

Like wine.


  1. ooooh, wine and a break. :) enjoy! can't wait to hear what you'll be up to.

  2. Have fun! :) You should post some of your bike trip pics!

  3. I agree I would love to see some pictures of your bike trip!

    Enjoy your break!

  4. So glad you're enjoying the break. I'd love to see bike trip pics, too!

  5. YAY for an enjoyable break! I hope you continue to enjoy it. And the wine too ;o)

  6. Outside of the fact that a 73 mile bicycle ride would possibly kill me it sounds like a nice weekend. Glad you're enjoying the time off and hope you have more fun things to do in the next few weeks.

  7. Enjoy your break! If you want to post about wine, I'll be happy to enjoy it vicariously through you. ;)

  8. Enjoy your wine trip. And the bike ride way awesome. I should try and get my DH to do a big bike ride, hmmm..

    Stopping by for an ICLW visit...
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  9. ooooo That bike trip sounded LOVELY! I am on a break, too, and I'm like you - TOTALLY LOVING IT!



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