Figuring It Out As I Go…

{January 31, 2007}   Hump Day

My favorite morning show is never disappointing, and their guide to Valentines Day is a crack up!!

I stole my new picture from nosjunkie. I love her, and her and sam-girl always have the best pictures!
Couldn’t resist stealing this one, it’s just way too true!!!!

So I’m getting better…I guess. My boss sent me home today for fear of germs, which makes me think maybe I’m not so much better. Eh, screw it, bring on the Captain!!

So I randomly had 10 fish die yesterday. I have no idea why, and no more have died. I’ve never had any problems with this tank. Why all of a sudden it freaked out I have no idea! I’m just glad no one else has died!

Oh, and per an email I got today, I’m Sponge Bob.

Um, yeah, so the nyquil has my head pretty scrambled, so I’m just going to give up on this post now 🙂


{January 30, 2007}   You Have GOT To Be Shitting Me!!!

I woke up this morning feeling fine, aside from my ankle. Around lunch time my throat started to tickle. By 2 I had a fever. By the time I got home I was ready for Nyquil and bed. I just woke up…I have NO voice, I’m coughing and my chest hurts like HELL!!!
What will make this better you ask? In my world, a little Captain mixed with some hot tea and honey. Wish me luck 😦

{January 27, 2007}   Holy Shit!!

Amazing that my ankle can be THROBBING….STILL. What the hell??? Um, Kristine, I’m ready for that milkshake now, laced with some whiskey please 🙂 Isn’t it great that I thought it would be a good idea to WALK around San Fran all day tomorrow?? i think I’ll have Sarah and Ariel alternate carrying me 😉 Don’t worry, I’m sure Sarah will capture my gimpiness!

In other news, I’ve decided that since you guys take the time to read my crap, and then comment, I’m going to take the time to start responding 🙂

{January 26, 2007}   SPF – Your Buddy
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Welcome to Stuff Portrait Friday, brought to us by Kristine! Today’s assignment is to post a picture of your buddy.Right now, this brace is my best friend!!! My ankle still hurts and aches and throbs, but supposedly this thing is helping it to get all better 🙂 Let’s all hope so!

{January 25, 2007}   Taxes, Lube and Broken Noses

Sarah and I talk allll the time, whether by email or phone. Here, our latest conversations:

Sarah: Have you gotten all your W-2’s yet?
Me: Yeah, I need to get my taxes filed…I hope I don’t have to pay!
Sarah: I’ve already stocked up on lube so when they stick it to me it won’t hurt as bad!
Me: Just practice grabbing your ankles, you’ll be fine!
Sarah: I know, I need to start stretching so I can hold on tight and not throw my back out!

Me: My nose surgery is March 22nd
Sarah: You’re going to look horrible on my birthday!!!!
Me: Yeah, I love you too!
Sarah: I know, but really, it’s going to hurt you to laugh when we’re at the comedy club!
Me: Well, you could always come to my house, take my pain meds with me, and we could stare at the wall, entranced with it’s whiteness 🙂
Sarah: Or, I could go to dinner with Andrew and my parents!
Me: Yeah, you could do that too 🙂

Ahhh, the things we say!!

{January 25, 2007}   Soooo

I took the day off today for some appts I had scheduled together, rather than take a little time here and there. It’s easier this way for me.

So I started off the morning at my regular docs office, getting my ankle examined. For those of you that don’t know, I’ll give you the Cliff’s Note Version:
Painting bathroom
Balancing on sides of tub
Big boom
Torn ligaments, tendons, etc in right ankle
So my Kaiser doc told me that I was allll better. I went back to wearing heels. About a week ago, I noticed my ankle was hurting again. I ignored it and dealt with everything that was going on. But, it started swelling, and really hurting. So, I find out today it’s still messed up, I should have NEVER been wearing heels, and now I may never be able to again. Oh yeah, and a lot of physical therapy is in my very near future. YUCK! But hey, whatever makes this shit feel better right? ‘Cause walking like a gimp is getting old!

After that, it was off to ortho to get my new retainer for my stubborn tooth that keeps wanting to move. They didn’t make my new retainer though, and didn’t call me. They decided they could modify my current retainer. So, I drove 2 towns over for nothing!

I decided to stop by Mervyn’s and look at shoes, flat ones…my GOD are they ugly!!!! AND, none of them are on sale, they’re all freakin’ expensive!!! So, no shoes.

Now we’re off to ENT. See, I can’t breathe out of my nose, and it affects the way things drain, and it makes my ears hurt. So the doc says he’s going to break my nose, do a bunch of crap that involves cutting and bleeding, and when I wake up, 2 1/2 hours later, I’ll be in an assload of pain, and I’ll have a cast thing on my nose. Oh, and I’ll be off work for a week, with good drugs. See, that was my deal with the doc. He can cut on me if I get good drugs afterwards 🙂

Oh, we’re having Ariel’s birthday this weekend. Sarah and I are going to take Ariel to San Fran for the day and have a girl day, then we’re going to have a nice dinner here at the house, with cake. Oh, and presents! It’ll be lots of fun 🙂 And then next weekend, I’m heading back up to Aunt Betty’s house. Theoretically, I’ll even take picture this time! Yeah, I left the camera in the car last weekend. The pictures I did take I took in about 5 min. Oops!

So here we are, at the end of the day, and what have we learned? March 22nd is going to hurt, flat shoes are ugly, Saturday I’m going to eat my weight in things I shouldn’t be eating, and…hmmmm…oh yeah, I still love my newly straight hair 🙂

{January 24, 2007}   Handsome Ain’t He!
My handsome son falls asleep every day on the way home, even though it’s only a 15 min drive. He’s such a cutie!

{January 23, 2007}   The Weekend

After completely freaking out and leaving after my Uncle passed, I felt like I had to go back up there. So Friday afternoon, Ariel and I loaded up and headed up North! We stopped along the way and picked up my cousin and his son, both of whom I haven’t seen in a while. We were really close growing up, and even as adults, but life separated us, as it sometimes does, and we lost touch. That definitely won’t be happening again, because we had so much fun together, and Ariel and Antonio were inseparable!!!! But more on that all later!
We made great time on the way up, and got there about 6:30pm, just in time for dinner! Then it was over to my cousin Cheril’s for some dice, and maybe a few drinks 😉 Turned out there were about 10 of us playing, some related, some not, but we had the best time! I haven’t laughed that hard in a long time!! After dice, it was time for ghost stories. I’ve heard a couple of stories about Cheril’s house, but NONE compared to the shit I had to hear Friday night!!! So I ended up sleeping with Cheril, her daughter Melisa slept with our cousin Nathan, the kids slept together, and some random kid John slept on the couch with the dog. There was no way in HELL any of us were sleeping alone (no, the kids didn’t hear the scary stories, they were already asleep).
Saturday morning, we headed back to Aunt Betty’s (Cheril is her daughter, and they live about a quarter mile away from each other up in the mountains). Nathan made everyone breakfast…scrambled eggs, waffles and bacon. YUMMY! When did he become nice AND learn to cook? Who knows, but thank God he did!!
My cousin Melisa is graduating from Cosmetology school in a month, and is GREAT at hair, so I had her chemically straighten my hair, something I’ve been wanting to do for quite some time. I’m so in love with it I can’t see straight, and so far everyone has agreed that it looks great on me 🙂 It’s still a bit frizzy, but I also can’t wash it until morning, so it’ll look better then. I, being impatient, am going to post pictures anyway 🙂
Anyhoo, straightening my long thick curly as hell hair took a few hours. All the while, we watched a movie and talked a lot of shit, all of us giggling like retards!!
Dinner was the yummiest pork ever, along with sides…yeah, those
were good too, but nothing compares to that pork!!
Saturday night, Ariel started running a high fever, so we stayed at Aunt Betty’s where it’s a little quieter and just cuddled on the couch together. My cousin Gary (Cheril’s son) and his finance stayed there, as well as Nathan and Antonio, so while Ariel slept on me, we watched Carlos Mencia and laughed our asses off!
Sunday morning, smaller but still yummy breakfast, and then just some random shit talking until we left around 11, because Ariel still had a fever.
The drive home was nice and quiet, as she was conked out from the cold meds, and I had the stereo on low. It gave me time to think about the past 6 days, an
d how much things had changed, repeatedly! I got to think about where I was Monday and Tuesday, how devastated and lost I was; and Wednesday and Thursday, which are quite hazy, and then Friday. How scared I was to go back up there…wondering if I was going to be able to go into the house this time. But you know what, it was fine. Great in fact, and it was just what I needed. I needed to see that everything was ok up there, that it was ok to go into their home, knowing he’s gone now, and that it’s ok to still be sad, because they all are too. I know I’m not going to get over it overnight, but I woke up this morning feeling good, and for the first time since last Sunday night, I slept last night, with no bad dreams. It’s all still one day at a time, but I think I’d still be in a pretty scary place if I hadn’t gone up there.
I also want to thank you all again, for all of your well wishes and comments. Just knowing you guys care…not only enough to read my blog, but to share in my pain as well. We’re an interesting family us bloggers 😉

{January 19, 2007}   SPF – Remote
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Welcome to SPF! Per Kristine, we’re supposed to show our remote…we have 4!!
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{January 19, 2007}   You Guys Are Amazing!!

You guys have all been so amazing and wonderful! I really truly from the bottom of my heart appreciate your comments, and that you all took the time to read my tribute and cry with me. I may not know you guys, but you all are awesome!! Thank you again!!

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