Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Frequent Flier Miles

Partner and I have a favorite credit card. It's the one that gives us frequent flier miles for buying things. We've treated this card well, so this spring on our Paris/Menorca trip, the card treated us to some free plane tickets all around. We were very happy with the card, and made sure we let it know this by using it freely across Europe. This card will also be letting us go gratis on our trip to New Orleans this weekend for Baby Brother's graduation.

Now let's see if the card can help us get a baby too!

At the IVF clinic today, there were many good things happening, but the meeting with the "payment lady" was not one of them. Of the 2,672 forms we filled out today, approximately 2,192 dealt with how the clinic would get paid. I am almost sure we completed paperwork that said if we didn't pay them cash, we could pawn our less-vital organs like kidneys and livers. For partial payment. (But of course I liked her the best, especially after she referred the samples from the cryobank as "splooge on ice.")

Pretty much I feel like we've placed a mortgage on the baby, and we still don't even posess the sperm yet.

But think of the miles we're going to rack up, and up. And up. And up some more. The places we could go! I've been dreaming about a barge trip through the canals of southern France. St. Lucia. And Partner I know wants very badly to visit India. And the South Pacific-- Tahiti. Fiji. (This could quickly turn back into another game of "I Want It.") Yes, please.

I just wish we could get the miles, the trip, and then the baby.


Blogger Firefly said...

Just get the trips planned for the first two years...while baby flies free, can't talk back, doesn't order off the menu, and will sleep anywhere.....

2:31 PM  
Anonymous Robyn said...

i sooooo agree with firefly....traveling the first year is the best. then again...traveling the 2nd year is pretty awesome too...cuz you realize you can leave half of the stuff you needed the first year at home!

4:15 PM  
Anonymous Robyn said...

oh...i meant to say...enjoy N.O....it's where i was raised. please DO eat lots and lots of yummy stuff.

4:17 PM  
Blogger Robin said...

I went to school in New Orleans too. Le bon temps roule!

1:46 PM  
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11:20 PM  

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