29 August, 2010

Sunday Smithereens

Not a lot going on at the house today. The spousal unit is playing poker, I've been site cruising and the dog is sitting behind me sleeping.

I didn't get to church. I had an interaction of the meds I took last night. Need not to repeat that. Just horrible. My anti depressants don't get along with the other meds and I had 2 glasses of wine. As long as I don't take the pain pill things are okay.

More tomorrow.

Peace. Out.

25 August, 2010

Doctor's vsits and all those random blog things you just sigh over.

I get to go and have my hearing tested tomorrow. I don't think I've had that done since I applied for the god forsaken job at the agency I won't name. The doctor just wants to know why I hear crinkle sounds.

Crazy weather around the southland. Thunderstorms, downdrafts, flash floods, brush fires. Ah the joy of Southern CA summers. And we won't get a blessed drop of rain or thunder and lightning.

Had the annual poke and prod on Monday. Hopefully she got the cells she needed. I have a tipped cervix/uterus and it makes it really hard to get that instrument of torture in me. But if she got the cells and they are okay, then I don't have to have another test for 3 years!! I have the squeeze machine scheduled for the 30th. Then it's clear till the 23rd of September when I see the dermatologist for some spots on my ankle and my back. Hopefully that will take care of all the medical appointments for a while.

← This guy is what I feel like sometimes. I have changed anti depressant meds and it's taking a bit to get them in the system. But other than a mini panic attack because I couldn't find my bank card, I'm doing okay.

I finished Eat, Pray, Love and I thought it got a bit whiny in parts. I am waiting for the new Kathy Reichs book to get here. I'm wading through The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest and it's got so many characters. But I made it through the 1st two so I need to finish it. It's been a good summer for reading.

I am going to get that old college paid off starting this week and then I'll send another $55 to the other college with an app and hopefully be admitted to the other Masters Program. I'll need to contact the loan people and get some more money. But this time I will be able to teach in colleges when I finish. If I can get a PT job doing that, one of my dreams will have been reached.

Some of the blogs that I read about "Christian Homemaking" are venturing into craziness. Domestic Discipline, i.e. BDSM in the name of God. I mean hey, if you're into it and you like it, cool, but don't title it anything other than what it is. I'm not into spanking but what ever floats your boat as along as you are truthful about it.

And of course the never ending discussions of whether or not to cover your head. I joked that my husband brought me my very own covering, a pink hair net from a nut company that he worked at. LOL.

One of the saddest things that I read was a post on a discussion board from a woman who is covering, and was entering into nursing school and she got reamed by another woman who basically told her she was blaspheming the Lord by going to school/work because her job was to be a keeper at home for either her father or husband. I mean let's get real. If you are ill and need to be hospitalized (though the responding woman has 8 home birthed children and lives in less than 800 sq ft, can't put sox on her kids feet and feed her kids more than rice and beans) most likely your medical staff will be female. I about choked on that. I am not part of that group and won't be because I would be banned quite quickly. There is also a guy who comments on that primarily female group. I think he's shopping for a wife. He looks like he lives in his moms basement and makes pronouncements including things like casting pearls before swine when people disagree with him. I'd like to shake him by the gizzard. If my son made comments like that he'd get a swat in public. Asshole.

The husband has been busy. The daughter has been busy. The son is now playing Dungeons and Dragons a la the Star Wars version and looking slowly for work. I think once people go back to school he will get bored, though his friend was dropped from her college for her poor grades. She needs a semester off to get her act together.

So another day to thank God that I am here.

Peace. Out.

18 August, 2010

Children who Party

So the kid goes out tonight because a friend got a VIP at a local bar. She texts me from someone elses phone because she didn't charge her own. Come and get me at 2100. Um. I don't have a car. Your brother has the car. HE told her he wasn't going to pick her up. I told her to get a taxi home. She says she doesn't feel good. I am not driving to the beach bar district. Some times they need to figure things out. Sheesh.

Guess who is back on call? Yep for the 3rd week in a row. He told them he has to have Labor Day weekend off. The money is nice, but geez he needs some time to decompress.

I am going to buy some nice white wine tomorrow. I am craving some, with a nice baguette and some sliced cheese.


16 August, 2010

Are ya ready for some football ???????

It's about time. I have gone all summer waiting for football. And now it's back. I feel like things are getting back to normal.

I kind of feel the beginning of one but I think I'll be in bed before it hits. Gonna be an early night tonight. Have been up late reading books.

Husband is coming off 15 days on call. He's glad to be able to come home and relax and have a drink and just play poker.

Night all.

10 August, 2010

Bye Bye Faithful 13 inch TV and other things.

Yeah and I know it probably doesn't warrant a post but this little guy has been so good for so long. It's been my friend when I've spent hours writing a paper and wondering what is going on in the world. It wasn't mine to start with, it was given to my daughter about 10 years ago. So it's stood the test of time. I guess we'll have to replace it with something fancy schmansy now so my husband can watch his poker and science shows.

The husband is in San Bernadino which is about 70 miles away. And he has to be at work early. He's one of the top producers in the office, but what good is that if he's exhausted?

Thursday I have my 4 hour functional ability test. Today has been a 2 pain pill day. Not a good thing.

One of my cousins children chastised me for supporting Proposition 8. He got all preachy on me. I told him that :::gasp:: I know people who aren't Christian, and some that don't believe in God at all. I also told him that I thought God had more important things on his mind than who someone falls in love with. With wars, famine, drought, floods, rains, earthquakes and all those other things, he probably had his hands full. I also told him that I attended a church that was inclusive and would welcome him. I think in his mind, GAY means homosexual men. What gets me about this crap, is that there are so many men out there who proclaim themselves to be good Christians, yet they get all hot and bothered watching 2 girls together in soft core and hard core. A little hypocritical isn't it?

And speaking of hypocrites, that blogger who is so self righteous about proclaiming her self the paragon of Christian virtue posted a picture on her sparks people page in workout clothes, bra less and holding 15# of weight. She also says that she does 20 reps of 200 each using these weights, has time to homeschool her 4 children and cook nourishing meals (while making side trips to Taco Bell for burritos and taco bell) and has the audacity to lie about it. Oh if I only had the intestinal fortitude to be so blatant. To keep in her 1200 calorie a day meal plan she has such wonderful things as 1/4 cup of black beans, 6 green beans and has a custard for breakfast. Oh such is the life.

Well I've got a cable box now in the bedroom so I think I'll go channel surf. Had an interesting dream about clubbing with Dr House last night. Why? I wish I knew. LOL.

Peace. Out.

08 August, 2010

On a new yellow brick road.

I still have my summer cold but it is better than it was before. I went to the doctor on Friday and he said keep using your Flonase because your eustachian tubes are blocked. The right ear is better. I don't feel like the cellophane is crinkling every time I swallow.

And we changed my anti depressant. To Effexor. Not the ER just the plain old generic kind. We'll see what happens. I have to take 1 pill for a week and then go to 2 pills and then call the doctor at the end of that time and get the script for 90 days at the new level.

My mom comes home from her vacation tonight. I really missed her. She's supposed to be in between 730 and 8PM so we'll head over to LAX and get her. She told me to bring my husband because her bag is heavy. No problem.

A woman that I have known for years on a message board is fighting the fight of her life. She was dx'ed with breast cancer that had invaded her lungs in March. She had been through one course of chemo and didn't have good results. She went for another CT scan a week ago and now has an inoperable tumor in her brain. She starts full brain radiation this week. She is 34 and has a 3 year old.

My best friend from high school had a mastectomy 2 weeks ago. She is 57. She'll start chemo and radiation too. Can I say I hate cancer?

And on another note:      FOOTBALL IS BACK!!!!

So night all. Peace. God Bless You.

04 August, 2010

ugh. ugh. ugh.

I have a summer cold. i do not like summer colds. It's not hot out but I am running a low temp and I feel like crap.

I am trying to read my books but I am just not in the mood. Odd because on some days I can sit and read an entire book. It's like my mind is racing and I can't slow it down. 

We need some rain. I'd love to have a real rocking thunderstorm. Could sit on the patio and watch the sky. And clear the air out some. 

So until later: Peace. Out.

03 August, 2010

Pain meds, muscle relaxers and telling the truth.

They say in vino veritas, and it applies to pain pills too.

Can't concentrate.

Love ya,

02 August, 2010

Home from Vegas

Tired as all get out. 325 miles took nearly 7 hours to drive. Can I just say I hate I-15 and driving. Hot and hotter and crappy traffic. If I have to go on a weekend, I'll fly the next time.

104+ the whole time.  Hotel wasn't as nice as Caesar's. They didn't even have a sundries shop. Ridiculous. Pool was nice, crowded but nice. Have to go to bank and take car back. Car didn't like hills. Rode well other wise.

It will take me a couple of days to recover from this trip.

Pictures maybe later.

Peace and out.

For Nancy