Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy Valentines Day...

Wishing everyone a Happy Valentines Day! May love be in the air where ever you are.

I don't think much is going to be going on at the Soralis household! I haven't even had a chance to get out and get my dear sweet (and somewhat grumpy these days LOL) husband a card. I am down with a nasty head cold, that dear sweet hubby (now you know where the grumpy came from) decided to share with me. Well at least he didn't share the stomach flu with me, just the boys! So needless to say we are a bunch of germ ridden folks these days!

Maybe we will have to celebrate on the weekend instead or maybe call it a year?

Valentines Day Flashback
This day quite a few years back my husband was 'fired' from his job. No warning, no boss, just some dude handing him a piece of paper (Record of Employment) stating that Feb 14 was his last day. He came back from lunch to be locked out of his computer and had no idea what had happened. We were just about to embark on IVF and had to put our plans on hold. It turned out that some of the management wanted to hire a buddy and he started the next day (which happened to be a Saturday??) . What followed was a lengthy Wrongful Dismissal law suit, which after the company stalled and stalled and stalled, and we payed lawyer bills and lawyer bills and lawyer bills, finally decided to settle (of course claiming no wrong doing). What a lovely way to celebrate Valentines day (it was of course Friday of a long weekend too!)

To finish the story we got our settlement the month before we finally had a successful IVF cycle that ended with our boys. I guess you could say we broke even (I think our legal system is set out to protect guilty parties, ugg) but if you ask me we were in the hole at the time as the entire settlement was put into retirement savings to help avoid some tax.... The good old government got us at tax time anyway. At least in our later years we will have that money for a great holiday or something! Note to anyone who is was wrongfully dismissed, do not take on a large corporation as they have too much cash to pour into lawyers and they can stall for longer than your bank account can hold out! Just walk away and call it a day... trust me on that one!


Quote of the day
Hope is love's happiness, but not its life.
~ Letitia E. Landon

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3 Comments:

At 2:00 PM, February 14, 2007, Blogger Reproductive Jeans said...

Hi!
We are newbies on the block...found you through manana banana--wishing you the best of luck in your second IVF venture! Stop on by our blog!
Happy Valentines Day!

 
At 2:51 PM, February 14, 2007, Blogger Lut C. said...

Those are some awful memories. But you've made it through!

 
At 8:45 PM, February 21, 2007, Blogger GLouise said...

Ugg- what an awful Valentine's memory! I am glad this one was better for you guys...Two beautiful babes at home, and one on the way! ;-)

 

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