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The Week In Review LOL

Friday, March 09, 2012

I hope this makes sense as I'm tired and sick or is it sick and tired? LOL.

Monday was sunny and 45 but it seemed kind of chilly. I was tired from having a weekend with no rest and I had lots of stuff around the house to catch up on Monday too. I was getting kind of cranky that day and was fighting a "woe is me" mindset. I don't usually allow myself to have this kind of attitude as I'm a glass full kind of person but I was not feeling well and I am physically and mentally tired of the continuous stress in my life. I was trying to catch a bug. On Monday my run of bad luck seemed to run out for a while though. No, everything wasn't perfect but everything wasn't wrong either. For one thing the vet finally called me back and made an appointment for my chinchillas to see him......................the next day. So I had to get busy getting ready plus getting caught up on all the daily chores.

It was really warm on Tuesday. My son was off work so he agreed to go with me to help me take the chinchillas to the vet. After breakfast and getting Bun, Blocker, and Squeaker in their pet carriers we took off a little after 9 and arrived there after 11. My son drove part of the way. The chinchillas appointments were at 11:30. We thought at least 2 of them would need surgery and when he examined them all 3 of them needed it but at least he had time to do it. It was a long day as the exotic vet waiting room is a small room with concrete walls and windows so high you can't see out of them. I felt like a caged animal. I cleaned out my purse and worked on bills. My son ended up with a stomach ache as we ate KFC for lunch and we are not used to it. I was sick all day, even before I ate the KFC, due to an unstable blood sugar as I was still trying to get physically sick with a virus. I'm sure the vet thought I was goofy as I was having a hypoglycemic attack when he was talking to me. Anyone who has had one of these knows what I'm talking about. Bun had major teeth problems plus two bad teeth that were loose and displaced and they had to be pulled plus her incisors trimmed. Blocker had less damage but some bleeding gums from a partially broken tooth. He removed the broken part and trimmed her molars. Squeaker had the least damage - her molars needed trimmed. The doctor finished with surgery a little after 3 and we paid our bill and got out of there before 3:30 and rush hour. We then headed back to Illinois. We veered off south to Belleville to the Crossing as I needed to get some supplies from Petsmart and then we headed to Fairview Heights to get a stainless steel bath pole caddy at Bed, Bath, and Beyond. We picked up a Primal Cookbook from Barnes and Noble there and then went to the second Petsmart in O'Fallon. We didn't have time to go to Sam's. I was still a mess and when we stopped in Okawville to put some oil in the car my son had to drive the rest of the way home. We arrived after my hubby did. He was cleaning up the boat. I fixed supper immediately. I took care of my sick babies. Blocker is tough as nails and she ate snacks right away as soon as I got home. Bun was mad as a hornet but she tried to eat some. Poor little squeaker was pitiful, drooling a lot and in pain. She tried to eat too though. Hubby and I went for a walk. Our periwinkle is blooming. He put the bath caddy together in the bathroom. Hubby is really picky but he approved of it.

Wednesday it was warm. I was pretty exhausted but needed to get my errands and shopping done for the week. I made breakfast and fed the chinchillas and all 3 of my puny girlies ate though they are still miserable. I got 4 bills ready to pay and went to the post office and found 2 more in my box which didn't thrill me. It must have been an off day in the universe because tons of people were rude. One of the extra bills required a trip to our Dish provider to pay the bill and when I got there she was on the phone with some rude person who would not let her get off even though she told them more than once that she had a customer to wait on. The other bill required a trip to the DMV. Do I hate this place or what!!?? No other customer was there but do you think they would wait on me??? NO!! A new good looking girl had just started working there that day and she was telling her life history while the other DMV men sat in rapture uttering lame conversation extenders like. "You don't mean that you are kin to Pooter?" "Yes, Pooter and I are first cousins." "OMG!! You are actually kin to Pooter!" "Yes, on my mother's side!" "Old Pooter. How is he doing?" .....................Good grief. If I had a cousin nicknamed Pooter I don't know that I would admit it. I hated to break up this important conversation and was about ready to ask, "Are you Pooter lovers open for business today???!!!!!" Finally the female waited on me but she never said a single word to me the entire time she waited on me. She continued with her and Pooter's life history. One of the men disassociated himself from the Pooter rapture as he has worked there for years and this DMV has been reported tons of time for every conceivable infraction. He knows enough to realize that this Pooter crap was a no-no. This is why I try to go to one of the other DMVs that are further away usually as they are more professional. I went to get the newspapers and talked briefly to my friend there. I made a deposit at the bank. Then went to Aldis, Wal-mart, Kroger, and the meat market and got groceries. The checker at Wal-mart was rude too - the man before me made her angry so she was tossing my groceries in the bag like she was drop kicking them. No organization. Packages of meat dripping blood all over other packaged goods. Lettuce at the bottom of the bag with a melon on top of it. Eggs at the bottom of the bag too with a cauliflower on top. I was at the end of the aisle trying to repack the bags and clean up dripping blood and I was not a happy camper. She is lucky she didn't get drop kicked. " Blood bath in aisle 4" - I'm referring to the clerk that I was thinking of beating to a pulp. I thought about calling for the manager and showing him how my bags had been packed. Grrrrr!! I came home and my son had not left for work yet so he helped me get the stuff inside. I then put it all away and had the chinchilla food to put away from the day before. I started supper and my hubby called. He had heard from his brother's legal guardian. I got 9 calls from 2 until 4:45 related to the estate. That does not include the ones I had to make. It was exhausting and I was getting a fever blister and a fever and G.I. problems and I felt like screaming and squalling at the same time. I had to get the trash burned, Baby fed, the compost taken out, etc. I was running around like a chicken with my head cut off trying to get supper fixed by 5. I guess I looked completely wrung out like a dish rage when my hubby got home because he knows how hard I have been working lately and he looked at me and started to tear up. He said he hasn't praised me enough and he has been cranky. Who wouldn't be. I told him not to worry about it - that I'm in his corner like he is mine. We went for a walk and saw a ton of deer. I had to type a bunch of emails he dictated for the estate.

Thursday I awakened and it was 59 degrees. I literally dragged myself out of bed at 6. It was supposed to be light but was fairly dark and kept getting darker and it started to get windy and pour rain and the temp dropped 5 degrees in a couple minutes. It plummeted and ended up at 45 within 15 minutes and then gradually dropped to 43. I felt like dog dookie all day. I got my work done and managed to fix 3 decent meals but I didn't feel like it. Between rains I went outside and did my chores, mainly because I wanted to feed Baby. I knew she would be waiting for me and she was in the pouring rain. The crows tried to get to the food first but she hustled down there to get it when I called her. She knew they were after it and she and I were both not in the mood to have her food stolen. I put food out for the crows too in a different area but they want it all. I had work to do inside too and had to empty overflowing waste cans, sweep the floors, spot clean the pet cages, hand feed the sick post op girlies, unload and reload the dishwasher, and make 3 meals. I can't sleep during the day but I laid around some. I have two fever blisters now. I'm achy. Chills. Fever. Unstable blood sugar even though I am eating good. I'm starting to look like Igor or Quasimodo. My daffodils are blooming though. Hubby spent the evening working on the estate and I tried to stay warm.

Today it is sunny but started out cold. I got up at 6. I have a mild cold. I took some generic Airborne and it helped some but I have no energy. We may have a hard freeze this weekend so I needed to pick all my blooming daffodils just in case. I have tons and filled 3 vases. My son was off and went to a friend's house.

There is so much going on with settling my MIL's estate right now that it is driving me crazy. I have to help my husband and the constant calls, emails, problems, are overwhelming for both of us. And I get further and further and further behind on sparkpeople. Every time I can't be here the emails pile up in the hundreds. I am going to be scaling back some on sparkpeople and am going to set limits on being online as I have to make my health a priority. That being said, I got my exercise in today.

I was late getting Baby fed but she was ready and waiting. Hubby and I went for a walk this evening when he got home. The coyotes were howling. Someone's horse has been running all over our property. Baby was resting in the front yard. Hubby and I started to work on the estate stuff and worked on it the rest of this evening. We just got done.

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 3/11/2012 8:28PM

    Hope you were able to rest and relax a bit this weekend and that you are feeling better. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
(((HUGS)))

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CHRIS3874 3/10/2012 10:25PM

    Wow I hope you can get a breather.

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HEALTHY4ME 3/10/2012 6:21PM

    WOW you know that you have to get your health in check or can only get worse. Take care of you. and if anyone says I sound busy, I will send them over to read this blog. OMG GIRL!!! I hope you have a slower day tomorrow and get some rest.
HUGS and hot tea, kleenex, and something for your cold sores.


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FITB4-40 3/10/2012 4:37PM

    When you do errands, you really do errands. I get tired just reading about it. I find as I get older, I am losing my shopping stamina! Is that the bath caddy from the bed bath and beyond flyer? I am thinking of buying it so I can finally get the shampoo bottles off the shower floor.

I hope you get some time to relax and try out a few primal recipies from your new cookbook this weekend!




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CINDYSUNFLOWER 3/10/2012 9:10AM

    Wow! You had a really rough week, didn't you? I'm so sorry that you were feeling so overwhelmed and I sincerely hope that this weekend you'll be able to take some much deserved time for yourself. Sometimes it seems like the weight of the world is on our shoulders and we have to do it all....I know about that first hand! I'm thinking positive thoughts for you today!
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SIMPLIFYLIFE 3/10/2012 9:08AM

    Aww honey you have a heck of a lot going on. Keep taking care of yourself.. sparking isn't as important as your health and your sanity.. although sweetie I must say.. the Pooter story had me in stitches.. oh dear.. hugs.. Feel better soon and get some rest in there when you can!

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BETHGILLIGAN 3/10/2012 8:27AM

    M-It made me sad to read your blog. You do sound overwhelmed and tired. This estate thing has taken a real toll on your health and sanity. Probably your husband's too. You need to take some time to put you first--I know you already know that but you have a hard time doing it. Please try. I wish I was there to help out----maybe feed the babies???? LOL You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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AUNTB63 3/10/2012 8:23AM

    emoticon emoticonSpark when you can, but more important...
TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF....I'm not yelling at you, just trying to make a point.
You will be able to look back at all this turmoil and be grateful it is in the past.
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SHIRLEYX 3/10/2012 7:25AM

    Take care of yourself first. Sparks will still be here when life settles down. I hope that you will continue with your blogging as it helps keep in touch. I think sometimes you get overwhelmed with email and that can go.
When my son was in the ICU, I started every day by deleting almost all my email without reading it. Sad, but you have to do whatever you have to during the stressful periods of life.
Hope things calm down for you.

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KICK-SS 3/10/2012 1:33AM

    Gosh, Maybe instead of just setting the clocks ahead one hour, you should set them ahead a week or two and get a fresh start..

I'll think of you next time I start bitchin' about my measly little issues!!

Hang in there... Sounds to me like things will HAVE to get better!!

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WOWEETOO 3/9/2012 11:38PM

    remind me the next time i whine that i have a relatively unstructured wonderful life and so alone lol
loves and hugs
m

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WENDENANNIE 3/9/2012 11:00PM

    Good Lord Lady! You could write a book and it would be very entertaining! Sorry you are under the weather...will keep you and family in my prayers!

Hugs, Wendy

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CAROLFAITHWALKR 3/9/2012 10:47PM

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SLIMMINJENN 3/9/2012 10:44PM

    omg you poor thing!!! i hope you get to rest this weekend...the chores can wait...

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SUSIEPH1 3/9/2012 10:40PM

    Ohh You Poor Darling !!.
So much to do... not well and really needing to rest ...
I hope this MIL Estate is settled soon and then maybe you can relax .
Glad the ladies had their teeth done and hope they are eating better really soon .
Try to relax my friend !
and Rest ... Love you xxx Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LUVSBULLDOGS 3/9/2012 10:22PM

    What a day. Hope you heal soon.

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More Bug Fighting

Thursday, March 08, 2012

I'm under the weather and have been ill today so I am headed for bed. Tomorrow will be better.

  
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CHRIS3874 3/12/2012 10:19PM

    hope you are feeling better.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 3/11/2012 6:50PM

    Hope you are feeling better by now. McKenzie had a crazy bug that lasted for four days. Hope she will be able to go to school tomorrow.

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LIVINGFREE19 3/9/2012 7:07PM

    I hope you are feeling better.
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SPIRITSEEKER2 3/9/2012 5:04PM

    I hope you feel better- still working on mine from 3 weeks ago... hope yours goes away ASAP

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GIRANIMAL 3/9/2012 4:44PM

    Take good care of yourself, Superwoman! emoticon

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ASTORRES1 3/9/2012 3:34PM

    sorry to hear you are under the weather!!!
Hugs to make you feel better!!!

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JAZZID 3/9/2012 1:27PM

    I hope the rest helped, but don't rush it! emoticon

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NAYPOOIE 3/9/2012 11:55AM

    OK, I visualized you running around stomping on bugs.

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LUVSBULLDOGS 3/9/2012 11:19AM

    Sleep tight.

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CAROLFAITHWALKR 3/9/2012 11:13AM

    Get emoticonWell emoticonSoon

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SHIRLEYX 3/9/2012 10:51AM

    Hope today finds you feeling much better.

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FITB4-40 3/9/2012 10:04AM

    Rest up and feel better soon! emoticon

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FITNESSMONSTER8 3/9/2012 9:46AM

    I hope you are feeling better. emoticon

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WOLFSPIRITMOM 3/9/2012 9:11AM

    Get better soon! emoticon

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HEALTHY4ME 3/9/2012 9:07AM

    HOpe you are feeling better today, rest and don't work so super hard and long and hope the bug goes faster than ever.
HUGS

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A_NEW_JAN 3/9/2012 8:15AM

    Get plenty of rest and lots of fluids!
(LOL said to the nurse who already knows it!)

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BETHGILLIGAN 3/9/2012 7:53AM

    Oh, M! Hope you get better SOON!!! You've had too much going on for such a long time. I miss you and will be thinking of you. Rest!!

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WOWEETOO 3/9/2012 12:43AM

    get well soon my friend!!
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SUSIEPH1 3/8/2012 11:58PM

    I hope you feel better soon Tish..
Just try to rest and relax !!.
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AMYBELLES 3/8/2012 11:26PM

    Hope you feel better! Thinking positive thoughts for you! emoticon

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ALLISON145 3/8/2012 11:06PM

    Ugh - I sure hope so! Get well soon!

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Zonked

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Another day where I barely had time to take a breath. LOL.

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 3/11/2012 6:48PM

    Take care of yourself with everything you are doing.

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LIVINGFREE19 3/9/2012 7:07PM

    I hope you slept well, my friend!
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CHRIS3874 3/8/2012 10:53PM

    Look after yourself.

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SHIRLEYX 3/8/2012 7:50PM

    Take care of yourself, be sure not to let yourself get run down.

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BETHGILLIGAN 3/8/2012 7:53AM

    Hoping everything is OK. You've been so very busy lately. Sending good thoughts your way.

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    SLeep well, pleasant dreams, take care! emoticon

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LUVSBULLDOGS 3/8/2012 12:29AM

    Sleep tight.

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Out Of Town

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

I spent the day in St. Louis/Webster Groves. I am exhausted. Talk to you later.

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 3/11/2012 6:47PM

    Hope you had a great day in your travels.

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LIVINGFREE19 3/9/2012 7:08PM

    Sounds like a fun day though! emoticon

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BETHGILLIGAN 3/7/2012 7:58PM

    Hope everything is OK!

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CLOVER2 3/7/2012 7:51PM

    Welcome home, have a good rest and talk to you soon!
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CAROLFAITHWALKR 3/7/2012 2:32PM

    Glad you had safe trip.

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WOWEETOO 3/7/2012 1:33PM

    YOWZIAS!!!!!
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SHIRLEYX 3/7/2012 9:59AM

    Sleep well and recover my friend.

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ONEWAYSTREET 3/7/2012 9:37AM

  Hopefully all the pets are well!

Your mind is at rest knowing you have taken care of them well!
And that you had a great big sleep!
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ASTORRES1 3/7/2012 7:51AM

    Were you having fun?? Or was it business,lol

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LIBRA73 3/7/2012 6:35AM

    Hope you had a great day! I have been to St Louis once.

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SUSIEPH1 3/7/2012 12:51AM

    Sleep Well my friend !!..
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HEALTHY4ME 3/6/2012 10:33PM

    Sleep well and hope you had a great day. HUGS

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Snooze

Monday, March 05, 2012

I am running late so will wish everyone a good night's sleep and a great Tuesday!

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 3/11/2012 6:46PM

    Hope you are getting the rest you need.

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ONEWAYSTREET 3/6/2012 8:01AM

 

Not long now and I'll hop into my nest.
Happy zzzing!

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CODEMAULER 3/6/2012 6:32AM

    Hope we both have a great Tuesday!

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    Sleep well my friend and a Happy Tuesday to you too. emoticon

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LIVINGFREE19 3/6/2012 2:03AM

    I hope you are sleeping very well, my friend!
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CHRIS3874 3/6/2012 12:07AM

    Yeah me too I am bagged . My tomcat is bugging to go to bed. Nite.

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STORMIWEATHER 3/5/2012 11:52PM

    Good Night

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SUSIEPH1 3/5/2012 11:50PM

    Good Night Dear Friend Sleep Well ..
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