Why is it that I always seem to discover awesome TV shows a few years after they have gone off the air? The answer is simple really. We don’t have cable. We do however have Netflix and Amazon Prime. My husband introduced me to Downton Abbey, which I promptly blew through in 2 weeks of binging. I loved every minute of it! Then as I was walking on my treadmill about a month ago… I discovered The Office. Wow!! I was hooked immediately and now watch at least two episodes a day when I exercise! I admit loving goofy humor and saw Dumb & Dumber in the movie theater 8 times back in the day!
Back to The Office. I want to be entertained and for a short time find a reprieve from the every day stresses of life when I watch TV. Humor and goofiness seem to do the trick and the incredible character development and story lines in The Office have not disappointed. I cried when Jim proposed to Pam and I equally cried when Michael Scott bid farewell. And I have to mention Dwight Schrute. A comic genius… awesome! The main character I have connected with in this show is of course Michael Scott. Just when he seems to have absolutely no self awareness at all, he does something that melts my heart like a stick of butter in the microwave. I related to him on so many levels and was endeared to his flawed and lovable character, who struggled with so many things we ALL do in life. I loved how he kept going and continued to pick himself up again and again.
I want to share my affection for this show because it has helped prod me along in the last few weeks as we continue our IVF journey. We found out that our embryos were abnormal. Crushing. I’m not sure I can go through the emotional toll of anymore cycles. We are moving forward with implanting our 1 normal embryo in January. It has a BC grade which I”m trying not to get too caught up on, but I’m also aware of the low success rate with those. I try to remind myself that God is in control and it only takes one.
I had the Saline Infusion Sonogram yesterday and boy was that miserable! The doctor had a difficult time with getting the catheter in my cervix and I struggled with not jumping off of the exam table. Ouch! She said everything “looked good” so we are just waiting to get started at this point. I covet your happy thoughts, well wishes and prayers.
If you are struggling with infertility or anything at all, I have included a few clips of my favorite scenes from The Office. While it was a hilarious show, every now and then it taught some great lessons. Encouragement. Vulnerability. And the reminder to extend compassion to someone who is hurting. To you I say keep going, keep trying and as Michael Scott says… “you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”
And THIS is the scene that gutted me. I sobbed! Jim tells Michael goodbye