We got back from Portland last night and were welcomed with...rain. It's raining today and according to weather.com it will be raining for the next 7 days. In Portland, it rained. During our drive to Gold Beach, Oregon.... I'm sorry, during our 6 hour drive to Gold Beach, Oregon, it rained. It also rained on our 8 hour drive back from Gold Beach. (I'm not a good car driving/passenger type person. It's a patience thing. I'll work on it.) Please, for the love of God, turn on the sunlamp and give me some lovin'.
Despite the dampness, Portland is a pretty awesome city. Great shopping, lots of green, not a lot of traffic considering the size of the city, an 85,000 square foot book store (Prrrrrrr) and probably the best meal I've had in recent history. Miso marinated black cod at the Heathman Hotel. Jasmine rice. Sesame Vinaigrette. Delicate, flavorful, brings-tears-to-your-eyes, makes-you-guard-your-plate-like-a-game-cat, lovely black cod.
I have no news on the reproductive front. I was expecting to have the results of my immunological testing by now, but I don't. I won't know about the chromosomal testing for at least another two weeks. I have been doing some research on PGD (Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis) though and would love your thoughts. The studies I've seen are mixed.
So it's limbo land for a while. Life with a child? Life without a child? If it's the latter, I need to begin planning, well, Plan B, which right now will definitely entail a dry, arrid clime with little rainfall and absolutely no snow. It will probably also include a lot of golf and reading and pool floating. It will mean that my professional days will end far earlier than if the former occurs. And George Clooney will bring me beverages at a snap.