But The Rules Don’t Apply!

I’ll get back to the knucklehead saga at some stage… Thank you all so much for the text messages and emails and such, it means a lot that you care so very much!

Here’s this in the meantime.

Everything in life is achievable if you put your mind to it and take the necessary steps.


Want to get a degree or a diploma? Register, study, attend classes if necessary, revise, do the tasks on time, write the exams- and its yours.

Matric? Attend class, don’t give your teachers too much lip, revise your work, register for and write the exams- sorted.

Lose weight? Follow a diet plan of some sort and exercise, and you will drop kilos!

Get a job? Apply yourself. Get the qualifications you need. Go for interviews.

Start a business? Get the finance after creating a proper business plan. Get partners or investors if you need to. Take the leap!

Learn to dance? Go for lessons- and barring a catastrophic lack of ability, you can learn to dance.

Want to have a baby? Well… this is where things sometimes go pear-shaped. You can take vitamins till they’re coming out of your ears. Diet. Exercise. Monitor your temperature. Shag like crazy when you’re ovulating. Think happy thoughts and lie with your legs in the air. Wish for it. Pray for it. Want it. Go for costly fertility treatments if you decide to go that route. There are no tests to take that will let you “pass” and be pregnant. There’s no work to revise and write an exam on. There’re no instructors. There are no guarantees. Standard terms and conditions do not apply. Even if it was easy before

It’s hard not to let it get you down.

18 thoughts on “But The Rules Don’t Apply!


    quit whining, there will be babies. i have told you this already.

    now. go practice making babies some more.

    i think you need the practice.

  2. phillygirl: i know 2009 has been short- but we’ve been “trying” since last august…

    wenchy: 😀

    sleepyjane: 🙂

    momcat: mwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahaaa

    panni: it is indeed

    gill: we’re trying… scuse the pun

    thomas: lol

    arkwife: i know…

    tamara: he is my hero

    acidicice: hugs girl…

    laura: thank you!

    dawn: stroes!

  3. aaaargh – when will I learn to PREVIEW first!?!?! Sorry … don’t lost sight … of course, should read: don’t lose sight !!!

  4. Angel my budvo – having been there and done that, too … all I can think of saying to you is simply. LET G-D. You can only do what you and Glugs can do – don’t lost sight of the fact that you are entering the realm of miracles … they happen … especially when you let go and Let G-d … stroes, you’ll see! xoxoxo

  5. ((hugs)) my friend!

    I can only imagine the disappointment and frustration!!

    Its easy to say “try not worry” but to do it is virtually impossible!!

    I am sending loads of baby dust your way!

  6. I totally get it, but I’m at that point in my marriage again this month that I’m hoping I’m not, yet if we patch things up I’ll be disappointed that I’m not. Messed. Up.

  7. Big hugs to you, friend. I know you’re having a hard time in many areas. Wish I could make it better. But I think Glugs probably does a lot better than I could 😉

  8. I also agree with Momcat. The easiest way to get pregnant is to stop trying and forget about it. Same thing happened to my sister-in-law. She was trying and stressing about it, and then decided just to forget about it and continue with her life. She fell pregnant about a month or so after.

    I know its easier said than done though 🙂 Just remind yourself about all those families where the first child is adopted and the second child came naturally shortly after, just because they stopped trying.

    Good luck doll!!

  9. I really do know what you are going through, and geez it’s tough! I’ve been there and done that, for nearly 5 friggin years and then miraculously I was preggers.

    I wish there was some magic word I could tell you to say… The only advice I can give you is to hang in there and try hard to stay positive, even when the frustration is getting you down. My mantra was “if it’s meant to be, it will be” – sounds trite but it kept me sane!!

  10. And regardless of not trying to think about it, that is probably all you think about 24 hundred times a day. I know the feeling and it is k@k.

  11. Just pretend that you’re underage and not allowed to be having sex and that if your parents find out about it they’ll be extremely angry and wallah you’ll be pregnant! Not to be flippant but human nature being how it is – if you put yourself under pressure to achieve something like pregnancy which I feel relies on being relaxed to occur, then you are going to achieve the reverse of what you want. Think breast feeding – the more you stress about baby not getting enough milk the less milk you produce. You just need to put pregnancy in place as a long term goal and forget about it in the short term. You are off birth control, having regular sex etc, so now relax and just sort out the peeps that are already in your life. My 3rd child was born 8 and 5 years after his siblings respectively.

  12. Awww Angel. I can imagine that it’s very dissapointing. Just keep on trying, and have fun. It’ll happen when it should. 🙂

  13. Aw hon, you’re only a month and a half into 2009. Don’t worry, I’m sure it’ll happen for you guys 🙂

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