Before his departure, my husband made me a mix CD to keep me company / express his love. I've listened to it pretty much every day, but today one of the songs is making me weep copious tears every time it comes up. Normal people would be like okay, that's a song alright, but it mentions cake, and cake is very important in our household, plus it mentions doing science, which is a phrase in our household as well, usually making fun of things that are not science. (For instance, there's a famous example of research misconduct in which a guy drew some spots on a white mouse with a pen and pretended he'd successfully transplanted skin from a black mouse. Doing science!) So anyway, lines like I've experiments to run / there is research to be done = WEEEEEEEEEEEEPING! Certainly I've been a bit more socially isolated than usual, but...what the fuck? There is not anything that poignant about the song. Then I realized...It's the end of my cycle! I'm experiencing PMS! I guess I won't necessarily get all bleedy while I'm on Lupron, but I tell you what, all the normal symptoms are here. It's just funny to go from counting the days until I can take a pregnancy test to being like, why am I so emotional?
MEANWHILE: COCKTAIL TIME! Today Fertility Bartender recommends a cucumber-mint gin and tonic. (Which needs a sexier name. Though definitely NOT cu-m-and-tonic, the first thing to come to MY mind!) Muddle two cucumber slices, three sprigs mint, and 1 tsp sugar in shaker. Add 3 oz gin (Hendrick's if you've got it), 4 oz tonic, juice from 1/2 lime, ice. Shake and strain...directly down your throat. Warning: the effect of this beverage is basically, Aaaaah, this spa water is so refreshing...glug glug glug...oh my, I seem to be shit-faced.
And I bet this would be pretty tasty without the gin, if you're incubating a FETUS or something.