Saturday, July 7, 2007

I just have to share a post I just finished reading over at Stirrup Queens and Sperm Palace Jesters, called The Stirrup Queen's Sliding Scale of Happiness (Thanks to Zee for linking it in her Bloggiversary post today!). It's from last August, so if you're like me and have only been part of the IF blogging world for a few months, or if you just haven't read that particular post, definitely get your tush over there and have a read!

Make sure you read the comments too. My favorite, by C from This Sorta Fairytale reads:
The best way I've discovered to explain the sliding scale and my reaction to many pregnancy announcements is that while I *am* happy for the parents-to-be, grief about my own infertility is a much stronger emotion.
Very well said!

On a slightly funnier note, I actually burst into tears one night when my Tamagotchi met the Match Maker and had a baby (If you haven't heard of them, they're little handheld virtual 'pets' from Japan). I think R thought I had officially lost it at that point, when I walked into the kitchen with the toy in hand and tears streaming down my face and said "See! Even my Tamagotchi can get pregnant! How come I can't?". I'm amazed and thankful that he didn't burst out laughing, as I did a couple of days later thinking back on it.

Oh, and as I mentioned above, it's Zee's Bloggiversary today, so make sure you head on over there and give her some Bloggiversary lovin'!


  1. Wow--thanks! I came to read you tonight and then saw me :-)

  2. Hey Chili! Thanks for the bloggiversary wishes--and for linking to me in this entry. Wow! As soon as I get my butt in gear to update my links, I'd like to link to you, if that's okay?

  3. Chili - I had some Virtual Villagers and it was sort of the same thing. You could get them to be more "proficient" at "baby making" and it was just as easy as that - put two of them together and there you have it! A baby! Grrrrr.

  4. All I can say is HA HA HA. I think I would've cried too!! Glad you can see the humour in it now. Think of you daily :)

  5. Isn't it amazing what our husbands learn what NOT to laugh at when we're TTC? :) Thanks for the note on my blog; you're on my blog roll call now. ;)