We got a new car! This is not our first minivan, our old car is a 16 year old minivan with 220,000 miles on it. It’s been having trouble for the last several years, but my parents couldn’t bear to part with it, so they gave it to us for a second chance at life. After being stranded with the kids two days before Thanksgiving, luckily walking distance from home (and thank GD not too cold!) I was done with the car. I don’t trust it, I only barely trusted it to begin with, but now I really don’t.
I wanted to test drive the car, and my husband didn’t care either way since he barely ever drives. We couldn’t get a babysitter, so I went to the dealership by myself. BY MYSELF. I haggled with the guy. I *think* I got a good deal.
It’s the barest bones O.d.yssey LX. I wanted the LX so I could get the rear camera. It has no other features. I was getting blown away by the standard features – Blu.etooth what is this sorcery?! Four opening windows?! Car heats up from overnight winter cold in less than five minutes? HIT THE JACKPOT!
I don’t even care that it’s dark gray. We’re calling it The Hippo. Isn’t it beautiful??
In other news, today is 8dpo. I almost tested this morning. I know that is crazy. The progesterone is making my temperature rise. But I am literally feeling no symptoms. I have a sore throat and I feel really tired and blech. But I am probably getting sick. Apple’s nose is running and Banana had a small fever Saturday night. Otherwise, I have nothing noticeable. Then again, this time around, I am not sitting around trying to feel things, I am much busier.
I gave myself a ta.rot reading about my life and specifically this cycle and it was positive but you know how these things are, you see what you want to see.
No symptoms. Not even boob growage. Which I know happened three years ago when I had a failed cycle using the progesterone. So…whatever. I’m going to test on Thursday, I have to hold out until 11dpo, because I have to take a crazy long road trip with the kids on Wednesday and I cannot be in a bad mood. Thursday, they go to school, I just have to get through the morning then I can lie on the couch and cry and mope around for a few hours before I have to pick them up. So I just have to hold out until Thursday.