Mrs Negative

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

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Back on the Mainland

I love Tasmania.
What a beautiful, fascinating & welcoming place. And not even that cold, Miss Betty!
I have always loved history. Tasmania left my head exploding with wonderful stats & incredible stories of early Australian settlement. On top of that it is abundant with exquisite natural splendour. We toured a full loop of the island and everyday we did something fun & different. We joked that it was like a school excursion for grown ups! The Winniebago provided very comfortable lodgings each night. I nicknamed it the "Winnie Winner".
Any good holiday should include copious amounts of eating, sleeping and spending. We certainly over-indulged in each of those activities.
We embraced each other's company and rekindled our friendship! P even began calling me "Number One" and "First Lady".

And we laughed. Our days and nights were filled with rollicking, raucous laughter. .
We were going to bed so insanely early some evenings that we'd wake in the early hours and talk about the previous day's adventure or pondered our next move. It always ended with a laugh. It was delicious.

I'd forgotten what a comic duo we can be. When we first met P & I we used to laugh all the time. He was the most hilarious, quick witted man I'd ever encountered. I knew I had found my intellectual, smart arsed equal. His dry one-liners were never lost on me. We loved to outdo each other with big words and banter. Falling in love with him was simple.

Isn't it a shame that in a relationship you sometimes lose contact with that person you first met. Life can get so busy and at the same time so humdrum & mediocre. Thank goodness for holidays. Tassie was a beautiful tonic for us.

IVF has been canned for another month. July will be our month. I am sure of it.
It was lovely to catch up on all my blogs and read lots of good news.
Exciting times.!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love vacations. I'm glad yours brought you back home to each other.

Blogger Lut C. said...

It sounds like an absolutely wonderful getaway. Good to hear that it brought you two closer.

When you know for sure when your next cycle will be, would you like to be listed on CycleSista?
The idea behind it is to let the IF community know who is cycling at any given time.

Blogger heleen said...

Missed you! Nice to hear you had a great time!

Blogger Betty said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed my beautiful home state and it was not too cold for you. You must be a brave woman because it's often too cold for me and I'm used to it!! Perhaps it was all that snuggling with hubby that was keeping you warm!

Blogger Ova Girl said...

welcome home mony! I love Tassie, have spent a lot of time on the West Coast, it's an incredible place.

and it's wonderful how a break can make you fall in love with your partner all over again.

Blogger StellaNova said...

I have just been revisiting why I fell in love with my husband again recently. And realising that sex has another purpose than just its functional one. Evrything about this whole thing, whilst straining the seams at times, has brought us so much closer together. I'm glad you had a wonderful time. Our country really is a beautiful one.

Blogger Tiff said...

SOOOO glad to hear you both had a wonderful time....and welcome back!

Blogger Mellie said...

Welcome back, Mony! You were missed! SO glad to hear you had a thoroughly enjoyable vacation - and rekindled that elusive spark with P. Holidays should be more frequent!

Blogger Em said...

Your holiday sounds like an amazing time of renewal. I must visit Tassie one of these days!

Blogger Just another Jenny said...

I am so glad to hear you had a great trip. It sounds like your relationship came out of Tasmania stronger than ever. Did you have one of those cheesey "if the trailers rocking don't bother knocking signs"?

p.s. - In July, we are going to kick some IVF ass.

Blogger Sparkle said...

Welcome back, holidays can be amazing for reconnecting.

Will look forward to hearing about how things go in July.

Blogger Thalia said...

Mony it sounds like a wonderful holiday, I'm so glad you were able to reconnect in this way. And hoping that IVF in July is just the ticket.

Blogger Keeping The Faith said...

Welcome back! It sounds like you have a wonderful time w/ P. I'm so happy you were able to enjoy each other.

Anonymous Manuela said...

Welcome back... sounds lovely!

Blogger Meg said...

Hi Mony! Having a weekend link-tour and stumbled in!! A fellow Aussie here... have never been to Tasmania, but would love to go. (last place in the country the housing prices are still reasonable too, HMPH!)Sounds like you had a wonderful trip, reconnecting with your man. :)

Blogger Dramalish said...

Reconnecting with hubby, hope blossoming, finding that special spry Mony "spark," all of that... I LOVE it.
This is it, babe. I hope hope hope.


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