BBT Charting: Update

I have updates on the charting BC bit.

(I know it’s probably very awkward to hear about my womanly business, but it is my blog, not yours, so nyeh!)

I really have been enjoying. And gosh, I have felt SO much better since getting off the pill!

It took two months for my body finally get a nice standard pattern. I was actually expecting ovulation to start immediately, but I don’t think it did. OvuView (the app I’m using to keep track) detected ovulation. My temperatures were drastically weird that first month of charting, and basically stayed that way through next month too. I’m no expert on it, and suppose it is possible I did ovulate both months but it was just very unclear. Here’s a picture of that first month for anyone curious.

First month tempting and off of BC

My temps before and after ovulation have been pretty consistent with their lows and highs. The “before” never going above the Coverline, and the “after” don’t have those weird ups and downs. Also ovulation is a nice rise and super obvious now.

Any yeah. That’s BBT Charting for ya. I really like it. Totally worth trying out if you’re curious about your body. It can really help with learning about hormones too. 10/10 recommend. BUT as a birth control…I wouldn’t advice just winging it all willy-nilly (is that a pun?). I advise using other forms of birth control until at least 3 days past ovulation.

Pre-k and College

Isla started Pre-K this week. And I started the fall semester with her.

I guess it should be known that I got a job at the library. I’m very happy about it. Despite the low pay and what not, I’m making enough to be thoroughly satisfied for someone without a degree yet. I’m actually very happy with the pay, because they gave me a raise when they reinstated me!

I’m getting off topic, though. Shall we get back to the chaotic week? I mentioned work because this week has been the most hours I have received so far. Working 12-6. This is almost similar to one of my most hated shifts…the 11-7. I hate the 11-7 shift because you literally have no time to have a day. Well… 12-6 is fairly similar.

And when you have to get your kid to school by 7:55 and your not home till 8:30 and you need all your needs met before beginning school work…. it causes you to fall a bit behind. I get off at 6, pick Isla up, get home at 7, get her bathed and down by 8, and then I pass out around 9. See….no time! So I’ve been pretty dang stressed this week with trying to manage time.

I’m actually procrastinating while writing this blog. But I go in at 2 today, so I get a little more free time!

I have a lot of other things I want to talk about. Mostly mommy insecurities involving Pre-K. But I should really get back to my school work right this minute so I’m not freaking out this weekend when everything is due.

I’ll try to get on here Saturday and actually talk about things. I might make two posts! Try to.

Update: What’s Been Going On

We got the living room in Daniel’s house finished, we did up the guest / Isla’s-future-room room, we painted the master room and ripped out the carpet. Now all that is left is laying floor in the master room and Daniel can technically move in and fix it up around living there!

That has practically taken most my time. But I had other things going on as well. We went to my family reunion in Ruston, LA. I love the reunion being in Ruston because Lincoln Parish Park is super nice! And also there is a ton of food. I don’t know my family very well, and don’t spite me for it… I suffer from that facial recognition issue so I can’t ever remember who anyone is unless they haven’t changed! That’s maybe 4 people. Daniel can remember them better than me. I’m very happy he can help me with that. Isla had a blast. She played with my cousin Mckenzie and a few other little kids who would be her second cousins…or third cousins…gosh my grandmother has too many siblings (13) that have grandchildren now… I’m part of the grandchildren so I have a lot of second and third cousins that I’ve been around my whole life (yes, I can remember 2 of them). I do have two first cousins, and we’re super close. But one moved to San Antonio and the other is antisocial, so they weren’t there.

I had a good time, I just wish I wasn’t so shy and boggled by all the similar faces! I would love to know my family more. As a teenager I was very withdrawn from them because I thought they were weird. Now that I have a kid and what not, they aren’t so weird anymore.

Later that day I had to be back in Ruston to paint a freakin cute raccoon door hanger with my friend Victoria and few others she knows. I enjoyed that so much. I want to do it again! Now I kinda hope my future child with Daniel is a boy so I can do a raccoon theme and use my raccoon door hanger for the nursery!

Speaking of Victoria, I went to her house another day to let Isla and her son play together in her kiddie pool she got. Lara came too. She’s been out of work for a little bit because she disliked her job too much to stay. Luckily she got another job at the college! It’s very exciting for her! I think she’ll really love it there!

I’ve been trying to get a job too….I’m gonna leave that for another blog though because there is too much to say for this update post.

I’ve been trying to catch Isla up on her summer bridge studies. I slacked on it for about a week and a half. She has done very well. She has a hard time with numbers. Poor thing got the bad math skills. I want to make sure she does well with numbers so she doesn’t have to suffer like I did. Thank goodness Daniel is brilliant at math. He can teach her where I can’t.

Bridget and I held game night at our house. There were nine people! We played Secret Hitler and some Catan. I wish we would have played more Catan. But those who didn’t feel like strategy preferred Secret Hitler.

And yeah. That’s what’s been going on! It’s been a lot. A lot of time away from internet and sit down time. The couple of times I had me time, I just wanted to lay in bed and watch TV. Hibernate some, ya know? That’s what us introverted people have to do to recover from so much socializing.

Update: I’ve Been MIA and I’m SOOO Sorry

I will be blogging about everything! Don’t worry! But until then, here are some dolls Isla and I made!

They should be GIFs but I can’t seem to get them to animate. I’ll have to see if Daniel can figure this one out. The website we use is an old website I used to play on as a kid, so it’s possible the coding or something is just wrecked for these days.

Update: I Lied

Apparently it hit me today instead. My arms are in too much pain to lift things. On the bright side, it’s just my arms. Hopefully it’s not my shoulders acting up again. That won’t be any good. I was enjoying feeling normal.

Update: My Ex Lost His Girlfriend

I realized I never touched up on this. It was not a long relationship. They ended up breaking up because both of them stink at relationships. But she did so much to him. I have been waiting for it to be left in the dust before talking about it. That way there’s nothing sensitive or biased being posted. It has encouraged me to do a relationship post soon. It’ll probably be my next listy type thing. I hate that it had to happen…but I’m also very glad it did.

Nathan was losing his head in this relationship. He was giving all that he felt comfortable with giving. Which was basically all his love. She lives in Lake Charles, so he would go down once or twice a month to see her.

He wasn’t met with much love back. She would be sleeping or at school or work most of her time and she didn’t bother to squeeze much time in for calling, texting, and/or hanging out with Nathan. Once he went all the way down there to surprise her and she just said ‘hey’ and went out without him. She showed no compassion for him sacrificing time for her….she definitely didn’t do it back. In fact, when she was supposed to come up here to visit (not him) her family, she would cancel. Every time.

See…the thing is…she would talk to him every day all day before they began dating. She never canceled coming up here. She acted like she really cared. They snapchatted often, sending pictures, but when they began dating, she stopped sending pictures and just chatted. She never asked about Nathan’s day or inquired about him. It was making Nathan feel so confused and depressed. He was legit feeling crazy. He told me he wanted medicine to help. That’s how severe this girl was treating him.

They had their good moments (when Nathan initiated it and got her to actually talk face to face) and she would say things how she would put in more effort and that he was being silly. That she wasn’t being any different.

Then as soon has he would go home…nothing changed.

Nathan told me even when they were together she never put her phone down, she was always talking to someone. So her not responding to him was just insane to him. And he begin getting suspicious.

Nathan had prior gone through a school notebook of hers and found a list of names. It was obviously a list of guys she had been with or tried being with or whatever. His name was on it and not scratched out. Along with this one other guy…Chad.

Well…turns out she had been hiding that she was talking to Chad…as just a friend. When Nathan brought that up she accused him of assuming she was cheating on him (something she passionately would never do and has never done). Nathan never even accused her…he was only trying to understand why she was hiding Chad from him and why she was speaking to him is he was on the list of guys she had been with or wanted to be with. She claimed she had no idea what that list was or meant or even remembers writing it.

Then she accused him of being a manipulator because at one point he blocked her on every social media so she would have no choice but to actually call and talk to him. And for attention since she never even liked or acknowledged things he tagged her in on Facebook (which she did before they started dating).

Nathan then believed he was the reason the relationship was failing and that he was overreacting and crazy.

Me, knowing narcissistic behavior when I sees it, told Nathan to get the hell out of the relationship. This was the same crap Nathan had done to me. To think Nathan met his match….damn….

Nathan says that he thinks the relationship was to teach him how he treated me and to make him feel the pain I felt.

I told him that God does work in mysterious ways. Let’s hope neither of us have to feel that pain ever again.

Feeling crazy in a relationship is no bueno.

But now Nathan is feeling like he’s not worth a good girl or anything great…so he wants to settle with his best girl friend….someone he doesn’t actually like in that way…I hope he gets over the relationship soon because I do not like this girl being around my daughter. But that’s another story.

P.S. Sorry if my grammar is off! My daughter his begging for me. I’m on my phone, and don’t feel like drafting! I’ll fix my mistakes laterz. I’m not sure when I’ll be on again! It’s the final week of school and next week is finals! So hold tight for me!

Update: Comfort Weight

It has been a couple of weeks since I updated on my wait. It hasn’t changed much, but some other things did. Due to health reasons, I had to start eating more than 1k calories a day as recommended by my doctor. My weight was fine, but my nutrients wasn’t enough for certain chemicals in my body to produce the right chemicals for other things. I would explain more, but it’s a bit TMI and involves female bits that I’m not incredibly ok with talking about publicly.

My extremely low vitamin D is also going to play a role on my eating habits. I’m gonna start eating more things with high amounts of vitamin D in it, along with less gluten. And I’ll be exercising more.

Gonna be honest, I’m not looking forward for this change, but I think it’ll be for the best for my mental and physical health! HEALTH!! I’ll probably end up:

Running

Walking

Arm strengthening

Squats

Meditation

Palates

Stretching

Anything that causes me to move more often. I used to be very active, but I have gotten out of the habit after getting into university. I suppose all the work that goes into studying and homework causes that Freshmen 15! I’ll have to somehow incorporate Isla in all this moving since I won’t have daycare during the summer. I might need to have Nathan keep Isla everyday he’s off so I don’t go crazy.

Paranormal Investigation at the Logan Mansion

Here it is! This past Saturday, the science club participated in a paranormal investigation at the Logan Mansion in Shreveport, LA. The history behind the haunting is that this little girl fell out of one of the windows and died. No one knows who she was, which I found odd. The paranormal team we investigated with have caught evidence before in the form of an EVP. A girl is saying “You can’t go up there” while one of the investigators is going up the stairs. You can visit the Logan Mansion and hear this EVP for yourself. There is more to the Logan Mansion, and if you would like to know more about it then you can visit their website.

There didn’t seem to be much going on ghost wise while we were there. I filmed a bit and audio recorded some. I put that all in a video.

Despite the small amount of ghostly evidence, the trip was really fun! It was amazing being inside such an old house (with no hallways). I do have a couple of photos to share that could be questionable. Take a look!

In the left photo: top right. There seems to be a little smokey spot. In the right photo: mid far left. There looks to be an orby thing.

We had a great time do this! I ended up being the scardy cat. For some reason everything was making me jump. Probably because I was in such a big unfamiliar house with spooks at every corner. By spooks I mean Denny. He got me every time. There was also a room of hats and dress up things….so, we got carried away with those.