Saturday, November 29, 2014

Bitter sweet

I finished the work early yesterday, I went to the largest book fair in our country. Tons of great books! I didn't buy anything for me, I always borrow them at the library or buy on Book depository if I want to read them in English.

I did buy tons of lovely children's magazines and one picture dictionary. It felt good - having enough magazines for whole year to give as small gifts to my nieces and to children of my cousin. 

But if felt sad - to think of all great stories that I will never be able to read to my children. 

So it was bitter-sweet, when I briefly visited my nieces in the evening. I gave the dictionary to my oldest niece (aged seven, she already knows some basic English words, including elephant / dog / cat :)   and we were learning some new words. And I read some rhymes to the little one, she loved them.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014


Me & my DH had a beautiful project over weekend. We went through all the photos from the last four years (almost 4.000!)  and we chose the 250 most beautiful ones which we would devolop and put in the album.

Seeing those photos reminded me on times when whenever I visited a church, I prayed for a child.

Now, whenever I go to church, I always pray for health, love and happiness. And that my theme sentence, when I am very very old, would be: "This is not the life that I planned, but no other life would I like to have more."

PS: photos were taken in this church:'s_Church,_Kutn%C3%A1_Hora

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Menopause and dealing with teenagers? No, thank you.

I have one coworker at work that I really like. She is also childless, not by choice. She was cleverer as I was, she stopped after third failed IVF. 

We were talking the other day over lunch how much we wished to have children, but how even if we could have them now, it is just too late for kids.  

She asked me if I can imagine being in menopause and dealing with my teenager. I replied that obviously not since I know that menopause is very difficult period in life and I do not need anybody to make it even more complicated. 

We just laughed. It just seemed so funny imagining our own wild hormones and having to deal with wild teenager.

This is a sign, that we are both already out of the darkest days of our infertility. This is good.  

I met my coworker 5 years ago. And I can say that having an infertility buddy in my own office did make many of the hard days easier.

I am off for a long Sunday walk, despite the grey November day.

Friends from the opposite side of the Earth (aka Mali)

It is grey Sunday day and me and my DH are just after lunch. DH is now cooking Italian espresso and then we will go for a walk.

I just responded to Mali's comment on our photos and then remember one cute and funny story from our USA travel. 

The four of us talked about travelling and plans for the future and then Pamela's husband told us that one day they would love to visit New Zealand, especially because Pamela has a friend there who could help with planning.

And my husband said: "Yes, I know. I know Mali and her husband." 

Pamela's husband was completely surprised how on earth would my husband know Mali. 

And my husband joked that when somebody is such a vital person of the infertility blogging community as he is,  he obviously knows everybody :)

So cute and so funny, we laughed so much.
(Pamela's husband didn't know that Mali and her DH actually visited our county and that we had met).

Blogging & meeting bloggie friends does make life more interesting.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Yosemite & Tioga Pass: more photos

We saw so many beautiful sights that we just couldn't stop taking photos. From no other holidays did we bring as many pictures. I took 600,  DH 1,000 and P 400. So we have a total of 2,000 beautiful pictures. 

Here are some made by my DH. Compliments welcome :)

Wishing you a beautiful weekend.