Barb - Hello and welcome! I have to ditto Mollie on reading Taking Charge of Your Fertility. It's like the TTC bible. It will really help you to understand what's going on with your body.
Emma - We went to the SPCA Fur Ball on Sunday evening. It was a lot of fun. My mom's work is a big donor to the SPCA, and they always get a few tables at the event. DH and I have been a few times and we always enjoy it. There's a silent auction and a live auction, music, food, wine, etc. What are your favorite books/authors? I love to read too!
So sorry about AF.
JonahRoo - Wow, you're into some really interesting things! It must be great to have a supportive network of friends who teach you so much.
Mollie - How cool that you were able to get milk from your own cow and then make yogurt and cheese! Wow, that is awesome! I hope the younger cow is able to calve soon and you can start milking again. I've just started to can some this year, but we don't have a garden right now. We decided not to plant one this year since our house is on the market. I get veggies and fruit from my parents' garden or from the farmer's market. How is AF doing? I hope it's getting better.
AFM - I'm doing better today. I'm still not 100% well, but I'm better than I was. I can't wait until this bug is completely gone and my stomach is back to normal. I hate worrying about whether I can/should eat. At least my appetite has been pretty limited, so it hasn't been hard not to eat much.
One good thing about the bug is that I haven't been drinking any coffee! I had none on Monday or Tuesday and today I had less than 1/2 cup. Oh, and another good thing is that the first part of the 2ww has gone by pretty fast. :P
About me - I work at a large research organization. I manage budgets and other financial aspects of some research projects. One of the projects I work on is related to Neonatal health, and it's very interesting. I've also worked on studies related to HIV/AIDS and Sickle Cell disease. I'm not a researcher, but I try to get as involved in the projects as I can.
As for hobbies, I also love to read. I consider myself kind of a reading 'whore'. I will read just about anything if it's in front of me. Recently I've read the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon, and as soon as I finished it, I started reading it again.
I'm also a big fan of John Irving and Kurt Vonnegut. And the Harry Potter books. And vampire novels. See, I'll read anything.
I also like to run, but I've been really slack about it for quite awhile. I got out of the habit, but I miss it. I also enjoy cooking, and as I said to Mollie, I've been trying to get into canning more this year.