Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Sunday before last I slept fairly well but had vivid dreams and was sweating a lot. Tom Cruise was in my dreams. Totally weird. That might explain the sweating except that I hate Tom Cruise. LOL. I really wish he would stop hitting on me! LOL. I guess he's tired of Katie and is sampling the Granny circuit. I hope he likes industrial bras and granny panties. No Wonder Bras and thongs for me, my Tommy Boy. I have way too much "upstairs" to be pushing it anywhere and I don't want anything in my butt crack. LOL. I don't know how women wear this stuff. Sorry..... Ignore me, I think my brain fried last Sunday night during the sweats.
Speaking of brains frying, the next Monday my GERD was not under control with the meds so obviously they don't work all that well under duress. The wonder meds don't allow you to break the GERD rules. Yes, I broke the GERD rules. I was starved and I ate too late. I could not imagine sleeping while that hungry. Besides, I can't help it - I am a rule breaker. Not all rules, just ones I think might be dumb. One of my favorite words was always "Why?"
Did you ever wonder WHY "I" is before "E" except after "C"? Who decides stuff like this? The grammar police? I had a teacher in junior high who was a grammar freak. She was a tall, lanky, woman who reminded me of Julia Child. One of those people who you are not really sure if they are male or female and are afraid to ask just in case it might be a man wearing a red cashmere sweater with a kilt. She was partial to plaid pleated skirts. I know grammar was her job but she was consumed with it. She expected us to carry our special little hard-back grammar booklet everywhere. I still have mine but stopped carrying it at some point. If I threw it in the trash today I'm sure she would rise from the dead and attack me. She would have no problems correcting the pres if he used a misplaced modifier. I am probably one of the few people in the world who actually knows their linking verbs thanks to this woman. She had us sing them every day. Yes, I'm serious. "Is, am, are, was, were, has been, have been, will be, become, taste, smell, prove,......................" We also rapped our auxiliary verbs too. This kinky woman was before her time. Is their any practical use for this? Not that I can think of but if you know any you can let me know. I can also sing all of the states and know their capitals too - our geography teacher was also a freak. And I know a lot of other useless trivia thanks to my unique grade school experience. Thanks to Sputnik we were the pilot program for gifted students in our area. I can't think of anything any of us contributed to the space program or national security. LOL.
The standards today in my area have slipped a lot from when I was a child. We were expected to achieve perfection or else not be able to sit down for a week thanks to a throttled bottom. You sat down and shut up and paid attention to the teacher or they beat you half to death with a ruler or a paddle plus the entire world's permission. The kids in my class kept tabs and by the time we reached 5th grade everyone in the class had been paddled. LOL. Some of my classmates are successful entrepreneurs, lawyers, doctors, professors and they all had their butts paddled at my grade school. Kind of humbling really. I deserved my paddling but some of the kids were fairly innocent. My best friend was paddled for touching the piano. Now the educators are thrilled if you are potty trained by high school and refrain from stabbing other kids with a switch blade in kindergarten. The teachers are afraid to raise their voice to keep you from killing another student because they can be sued.
I am the goddess of rain. No matter what time of the day or night if I go out to the alter to make a sacrifice (burn the trash in the fire pit) the heavens will immediately open and it will pour rain. My husband has even pointed this out to me. I barely get it burned before it pours.
My son had his second follow up appointment with the dermatologist Monday before last. They were pleased with his progress. The P.A.-C doesn't think my son has chickenpox so we had to wait for the biopsy. While we were in town I went to the post office, bank, Dish office, water office and meat market so I got that out of the way. Got most of our bills paid.
My son went back to work Tuesday before last. I stayed home and struggled with G.I problems and tried to catch up on work around here. I had to get my check book in some kind of shape as I had ignored it for over a week. I defrosted the dorm fridge and broke the freezer door off so my hubby had to fix it when he got home. Thank goodness we have a spare dorm fridge on the back porch as the glue had to set up overnight.
Wednesday my son had the day off. It was my errand and shopping day. Most errands were done so I just had the newspaper office to go to. Plus Aldi, Kroger, and Wal-mart. It took me way too long for just that. My son folded some laundry for me and he helped me unload the groceries. It was my day to use my Kroger coupons so I had a lot. My hubby finished the big dorm fridge and I moved the stuff back into it.
Some butthole killed a turtle out in front of our house. Probably one of ours. Every day there are dead ones on the road. I seldom see any in our yard any more.
One of the last days I remember seeing Baby was on Friday, April 27. I was really worrying about her because she started coming to eat less and less. I would go out and call her everyday but she never came. On the 27th she was waiting for me in the yard for a change and I had a lot of food saved up for her. The next week I also had a lot of food saved and only got to feed her once. That day I have some chicken for her. Last Thursday I went out with a whistle and I had hoped she would hear me but I had this feeling she was gone and decided to stop saving the food for her and just put it out as I had a plate full. Later when my hubby got home he and I went for a walk and the neighbor was mowing his lawn and he turned his mower off and said that Baby had died. He said she was pretty upset in the storm we had on Friday night and Saturday morning and that is one of the last times he saw her. He looked for her for days and finally on Wednesday he smelled something bad in the back yard and found her decomposing body under his shed. She was 14 1/2. He says she was the best dog he ever had. Her new dog house still sits in the yard. I don't think she used it much. It will be lonely here without her. The neighbor says he is not going to get any dogs for a while. I don't know that I want to get attached to any more of them after Gunner, Hondo, Chumlee, and Baby.
Thursday I discovered that in my zeal to get in all of my GERD, allergy, and asthma meds I forgot to take my B.P. med for the past 3 days. I almost totally freaked out and took my B.P. right away and was glad to see it was 138/80 as it could have been a lot worse. Especially since I cheated the night before. I packed on the sodium weight though.
I had a coupon for a ready to bake pizza from Kroger so we had that Wednesday night. I figured is would kill me with my G.I. problems but Thursday I felt better. Go figure!! I didn't have my yogurt and I think the problem may be it - the meds seem to have stirred up my lactose intolerance.
We are paying $2500 for insurance on my MIL's house until it sells. We renewed it in March and I called them Thursday to ask them why they had not sent a policy and they said the company had sent it to them by email. They wanted to send me a 90 plus page attachment and have me copy it out. When we're paying $2500????????????? (Insert expletives here). I don't have any intention of doing this. For one I don't have my computer set up with a printer and don't know how to do it. Grrrrrr!!!
Friday the weather was nice and I got to stay home and try to catch up on some work around here.
Saturday my son had to work and my hubby and I went to my MIL's house. We had made plans to take a gift to my MIL's best friend for Mother's Day. She loved it. Hubby had to mow the yard and we set up the clothes rack and loaded the rummage clothes on it. It needs braced. We were planning to go to Sam's and out to dinner and another neighbor showed up at the time we told them earlier we were leaving and they stayed for 2 hours!!!!!!!!!! They went through all the rummage stuff and bought a bunch of stuff. Of course they paid no where near what it is worth. We ended up getting to Sam's late and my nice pre-mother's day dinner plans were ruined and we ended up back in our county at Long John Silver's. HUGE SIGH!
My son had to work Mother's Day. Hubby spent the day working on our lawn mower and I potted all of my impatiens. We went to Wal-mart and then to Wendy's and got a Baconater. I had never had chili cheese fries before and I ordered some. I will never have them again. Hubby had to eat them. They were gross. We got some ice cream at Dairy Mart. Hubby got lemon and I got pineapple.
This Sunday night I had another bizarre dream. I was in a tiny village about 5.5 miles from here outside the tiny grocery store. A young man was running around and had been impaled by a log. He had a gaping wound in his chest the size of a que ball. I tried to get him to lay down so I could help him. I didn't have a stethoscope but wanted to determine the integrity of his heart and lungs. I didn't detect a pneumothorax. Someone found a cardiac monitor and I was going to connect the leads to his chest but when I looked at him he had shrank and was basically a full size head on a shriveled baby's body. He was pale and clammy and he arrested. I was preparing to do CPR when I noticed the ambulance was down the street and screamed that they were at the wrong place. a second ambulance was further down across the street. The paramedic showed up and when he did I noticed that my patient had turned into a piece of cooked bacon that was broken up into one inch pieces. The EMT said the bacon was too far gone to save and I told him that as a trauma nurse that decision would be up to me. Talk about delusions of grandeur!! LOL. I then tried to figure out how to put leads on the bacon and do CPR on it. I'm sure that some of you think this is crazy and yes you would be right but I have actually had to work on people that were almost this bad when I was a mobile trauma nurse. LOL. The neurosurgeon who was tactless would put it thus, "This person is basically dead. Why are they sending me a dead body??" Yes, indeedie.
Monday my son has his follow up appointment with the dermatologist. The biopsy was no help - indeterminate. It said there was some evidence of folliculitis with hives. They don't know if he had chicken pox or not and would have to do a titre to find out if he has any antibodies. They are pleased with his progress though. The antivirals are done and the antibiotics. He can take the atarax if he needs it and is to cut back to just the Claritin or the Allegra. After the appointment my son went to work and I went and did my shopping and errands. I went to the post office, newspaper office, Dollar General, Family Dollar, Big Lots, the bank, Aldi, Kroger, and Kmart. Got home at 4:10 and had to unload the car and put it up while making a late supper.
Today my son was off work so we finally cleaned the 6 pet cages. They were filthy. We cleaned the bathroom and vacuumed. My son went to taekwondo but it had been canceled. Hubby and I went for a walk and listened to the owls talking. We are still walking every day. The bluebirds and indigo buntings are hanging around. Also the pregnant deer and her female relative, probably her daughter, are hanging around the yard every day. She always delivers her baby here. It is probably where she was born and now has her children. I found out today that our little rural post office's hours are going to be cut to 4 hours a day. I usually go at the same time every day but this will suck as my friend is postmaster there.