Mrs Negative

Mrs Negative embraces her tardy Positive. Life after IVF and loving the son I never thought I'd have.

Friday, June 03, 2005

The Art of Distraction

Doesn't time drag by when you're waiting for something?
I am a patient person by nature. Even so, my skills at patience have been stretched to the limits these past few years. It's always nice to have a distraction when you're infertile. Something else to focus on besides cycle days & Dr appointments. I always try to have something else to keep my mind busy & sane.
The past 12 months has provided me with an excellent challenge. We demolished our 55 year-old cottage & rebulit a new 4 bedroom home. Planning this has been a godsend, an outlet for my Piscean mind. Choosing tiles, bricks, window coverings & home decor has allowed me to run straight past the Baby Section at shopping centres and marvel at lamps, cushions & lounge suites. Fun!
3 months into our brand new dwelling, settled & colour co-ordinated, I find myself thinking about babies to stash in those 3 empty bedrooms more & more.
I needed a new distraction..something to help bring August and IVF here in a flash.
Well, I got me a distraction....but I don't want this kind.
Having no prior experience with Ghosts, it has taken a while to accept that our warm, welcoming new home has apparently attracted a visitor. An uninvited visitor.
I'm not easily frightened, or superstitious or even a believer in Ghosts....but a few unexplained incidents certainly has us spooked.
We came home one evening to find my hairdryer on. The sound greeted us as soon as we walked in. Yes, plugged in & laying on the floor of my bathroom, just blasting away. Weird. Not to mention, tres dangerous. I certainly did not leave it on that morning.
Last week, it was the hot water tap in the Ensuite. Water. Not dripping, or dribbling. Pumping out, furiously. Spraying hot water everywhere & requiring several turns of the tap to stop the flow. Thuds on the wall, loud enough to send me running to a room to investigate what the hell fell Over??? Nothing had fallen. Creepy huh? Drops of Blood (I wasn't even Menstruating for a change!) in a trail from my bathroom to the dining room wall. My dog, going CRAZY, jumping at walls & clawing at doors, whimpering...very out of character.
And the doozy......a woman's voice, loud and clear who declared "MINE!" when I was telling a friend about the tap in MY ensuite.
Eek. Strange distractions indeed.


Anonymous Orodemniades said...

Hello! Glad to see that you've visited the Blog Store on Infertile Island. May your visit be short.

As for your visitor, I'd tell them they're welcome to stay, but that they have to be more quiet. Might help!

Blogger Bugsy said...

Welcome to blogland. I actually hope you stay around for a very long time but I hope it isn't long before you have a baby or 4 to write about!

Sounds like your visitor really wants to make her presence known. I hope she finds her place and somewhere in your new home where she feels comfortable. Perhaps when your babies come along she will be happy being a nanny and watching over them. It sounds like she is coming across quite strongly too. Have you tried talking to her, maybe explaining what happened to her cottage (assuming this is where she is from) and how this is your home now?

p.s. Thanks for visiting my blog - I have linked you on my blog- hope that is okay.

Blogger Sandy said...

Hi there...welcome to the land of blog, and thanks for visiting mine. I've also linked to you and hope you don't mind.

You're a stronger woman than I am - I'd have been freaked out at the sound of a voice yelling mine! I'm strangely fascinated by it all, but feel confident I couldn't handle it up close....fascination from a distance!

Looking forward to getting to know you a bit more - especially now that I know we're fellow Pisceans!

Blogger Mellie said...

Simone - Welcome to Blogland! I've enjoyed your posts so far - you write so well - and hope that you'll reach that "Happily Ever After" soon. Maybe we'll both reach it together.

As for your visitor - that's got to be the freakiest distraction ever. If it were me I know I'd be talking to her constantly, because when I'm scared I can't keep my mouth shut. I hope she turns into a friendly ghost like Caspar or Cordelia's ghost on "Angel". (You probably have no idea what I'm talking about since you're Down Under - sorry!)

Blogger Dramalish said...

Welcome, welcome.
That's is soooo creepy about your new house!!
I can barely watch a scary movie and sleep at night, so it goes without saying that I'm sitting here with goosebumps on my arms, reading your post.

Good luck in this crazy IF world. I hope you don't have to be a habitual resident- but I'll always be happy to call you a neighbor.


Anonymous thalia said...

Eeek. I really think I don't believe in ghosts but those are some amazing occurrences. I hope she is a benevolent presence - if you ever watched Angel, along the lines of the ghost in Cordelia's appartment, can't remember what he was called.

Welcome to blogland, thanks for joining us. Hope the infertility portion of your journey will be short

Blogger Mari said...

I was just curious as to your visitor and was wondering if you have tried ways to help them move on, feel free to contact me if you want any suggestions.


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