Thursday, November 03, 2011
Today was my dad's birthday. Happy Birthday, Dad!!
It was cool and rainy.
Hubby's lawyer and the other attorney he hired for his schizophrenic brother met yesterday with the 2 new potential limited legal guardians. Hubby and his oldest brother chose not to go to avoid conflicts. The paralegal called after it was over and said, "It went well." Which means..................... what? No one was killed? She basically didn't say much at all. Hubby is supposed to have a meeting with his lawyer next week.
Please let it be good news.
I've read that a lot of educated professional women remain single and never have children. I think I may know why...........................we're obnoxious. LOL. Just kidding but I do feel that women who have been in a position of authority take on some of the characterizes of their male counterparts.
Recently I told hubby that he is going to have to get busy and get through this gigantic paper trail of his mom's. His mom was a pack rat and has tons of junk, including paper junk. Stuff like pictures she cuts out of magazines of dolls and such. Weird. Hundreds of unused, expired calendars. The woman literally saved all of her leftover checks from every bank she ever put money in and she changed banks almost as often as I change my underwear. I didn't want to help get rid of this crap as I'm doing other things to help settle this estate but hubby won't stick with it if I don't help so I'm on board.
The bottom line is I know hubby lost his mother and he's depressed and I get it but I want to be able to walk through my house and garage and sit down again and not 10 years from now either. I've been patient and I've been nice..........well, sort of.............let's not get too ridiculous here. I've never been that nice as too much niceness is like saccharine. It's me we are talking about after all. I'm kind of nice, like a hornet who has just had a full meal. LOL.
So last night I reminded hubby gently, "Get up and get busy!" It brought back my days as a charge nurse, head nurse, supervisor.
His response: "I'm not in the mood for it."
Me: "Yeh, me either, it sucks. Here's your first box!"
Him: "I don't really want to do this for hours."
Me: "Yeh, me either. I don't want to do it for 5 minutes but here we are, so get busy cause you're finishing this box.
Him: I have a little bit of a stomach ache and I think I'm going to have the diarrhea.
Me: Your mom had some leftover Depends. I can get one for you while you work on your box. Don't bother with the fake cough or migraine either. I've heard it all. Get busy with your box. Pimpstick!!"
The entire time he grumbled and faked near death episodes but I forced him to get through his box. He said he had worked on it 2 hours and was sick of it and I said, "Whatever!" and tossed out a few more things out of another box. He protested this wasn't part of the original box!!
Me: "Get over it, I'm changing the rules at will. Better put something on that paper cut too, Buster. Starting tomorrow your new quota will be 2 boxes. See you tomorrow night!" LOL.
How's that for nice? LOL
We ended up filling a large waste can.
Wednesday, November 02, 2011
It was another beautiful, sunny, windy day.
Lately I'm not myself. Maybe I will end up as a case study for multiple personalities. LOL. Anyone believe in that bull crap? I was originally a psychology major and I think it's total bunko. You know the routine - "I'm not Morticia Addams, I'm Lily Munster now." Pffffftttt!! What horse hockey.
Anyway back to reality, I used to pop right out of bed in the morning rearing to go. Totally refreshed. Everyone hated my cheery attitude. The people I worked with were like "How can you come in singing the theme to Rawhide at 5 in the morning???!!!!! Jeez!! Don't even look at me until I've had 3 cups of coffee!" I guess I'm just a morning person.. Ready for whatever the day holds. Lately though my arthritis is acting up and the bed feels good in the morning. I don't want to leave it. I make excuses why I shouldn't. "I need 15 more minute, I need 5 more minutes, I need another minute. Maybe I could just sling my hubby and son a piece of dry toast and tell them we are on a fat fast. What hubby and son? I've had a stroke. I don't know who I am. I don't know how to cook." LOL. I eventually get up but I don't want to. I am trying to sleep in later because I could use more sleep so I think 6:15 to 6:30 will be what I shoot for if I can pry myself out of bed by then.
This morning I decided to take a bath and I hit my knee on the integrated grab bar that is part of our Kohler cast iron tub. It was quite painful. With the scratches and bruises I have right now from the lumberjacking I look a mess, like Igor or Quasimodo. Don't look at me. I'm hideous. LOL.
Yesterday I cracked my head on the bottom of the carport and bloodied my scalp again. I do this every few days.
Last night I got my toe snapped in a mousetrap. Please don't say anything. I know I'm smart like rock, and swift like tree. LOL.
I had to write dad a letter this morning as tomorrow is his birthday but my son and hubby were not going to be here to print it out so I tried to do it long-hand and my writing is horrible!! It's deteriorated to M.D. status. So I asked my son before he left if he could tell me how to print a letter from my laptop. I'm very technically challenged and he was like. "Oh, no, Mom!! Not YOU!!!" He actually had to remind how to find Word first and I managed to write a letter, plug my laptop into his printer cord thingee, load the software, and print my letter. Yeah!! If this keeps up I might even qualify for grown up status. I'm so proud of myself.
I went to pick up the mail today and something huge, like a deer, had been hit on the road on the way there. There were a bunch of birds waiting to eat the carcass laying by the side of the road but another huge bird was there eating and obviously they were not going to confront him/her. I thought it was probably some kind of vulture so I casually looked but it didn't leave and I did a double take. It was an eagle!!! I stopped the car and backed up and it continued to eat. I tried to figure out how to take a picture of it with my phone but I've never used that function. ARRRGGG!!!!! Two buses from the school drove up behind me and I had to move on but they stopped and watched the eagle too. He/she didn't seem to give a rat ding and was scarfing down din-din. It must have been a good carcass.
I saw a big buck in my front yard today when I was burning the trash and doing my outdoor chores. These suckers are scary. I don't like things that drool. There is too much blasting going on today.
Monday, October 31, 2011
It was cold again this morning but the sun came out and it warmed up and was really nice.
One of of our squirrels was living in one of the dead trees we cut down so I hope he found a new tree and made a new nest. We hate to cut down his home but it was dangerous. He came out of his nest right before it fell.
Happy Halloween everyone!! I decided to stay home today and make my son and hubby some chili. I'm not in love with chili as it upsets my tummy and gives me gas but they love it. I made a reduced carb cake too and slaw.
I had a lot of work to do for hubby today for the estate. Had to type some correspondence for him as he is a hunt and peck guy and he had 4 letters to send.
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