Thursday, July 31, 2014

No Wonder...

In looking back at my calendar for the past two months, it's easy to see why life feels unmanageable.

During the month of June:

  • My mom was in the Emergency Room.
  • My dad, a.k.a. the diabetic, geriatric, bariatric, blind guy, was in the Emergency Room.
  • There were 16 different appointments… doctor, dentist, Physical Therapy, & blood draw. 

In July:

  • The diabetic, geriatric, bariatric, blind guy went to the ER twice, 
  • The diabetic, geriatric, bariatric, blind guy went into the hospital for a few days
  • The diabetic, geriatric, bariatric, blind guy went to the nursing home. 
  • The Angsty Teen and I spent three hours in the ER due to a migraine she couldn't shake.
  • There were 17 different appointments… doctor, dentist, Physical Therapy, & blood draw.
Some of these appointments are in our town… others are:
  • 20 miles east
  • 60 miles east
  • 30 miles west 

The diabetic, geriatric, bariatric, blind guy is still in the nursing home and doing pretty well. He may get a chance to get home again…

Add all of this to just trying to do regular life, and I can see why I'm weary beyond belief…

...but at least I'm staying well-hydrated…

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

C'mon, Shawn

I do love to watch Psych… but,  I don't actually know anyone named Shawn… I don't think. Well, I do know one kid named Shawn… but his name is spelled "Sean" instead.  Not even sure how that comes out to be Shawn… but it does.

So a few days ago at my gym… (Don't I sound athletic!!) This sign was posted by the free weights:

Wait for it….. (haha!)

Even though I don't know this guy, he apparently he needs to get his act together at the gym…

Aside from punctuation and capitalization errors, it's pretty funny.

I'm glad there wasn't a sign with my name on it!

Monday, July 28, 2014

The Usual Drama

Hope your face doesn't stay that way…
That would be unfortunate.
My life is just a little bit crazy. Well, it's more than just a little bit. That's why I haven't posted anything lately. It's been a nuts summer… but I'll spare you the details... for now.

The Angsty Teen has been full-on dramatic this summer...

But summer is winding down here… and marching band practice starts today! (Bye, honey!)

Band practice isn't full days... yet… just a five hour day. So I got up to help the Angsty Teen get out the door for a full morning of marching band.

This is a little of what it entailed:

  1. Listen to her piss and moan about her section.
  2. Listen to her gripe and complain about her pains.
  3. Deal with headache issues (hers…and maybe mine…)
  4. Help her talk through her knee issues.
  5. Make her a protein shake for breakfast.
  6. Fill her half gallon water bottle using water and the giant ice cubes I made last night.
  7. Make new giant ice cubes for tomorrow.
  8. Listen to more bellyaching.
  9. Get her out the door.

Actually, all of that is done. It is 7:30 in the morning.

I'm going to sit and drink a nice, hot cup of coffee.

Yay, me! I blogged!!! Kind of proud of myself.

Well, haven't hit the "Publish" button yet… obviously. My phone just rang…

While the Angsty Teen remembered her meds, her athletic tape, her water, her music, etc… she did forget one thing…

So I just got back from a quick run out to the high school in my PJs… to bring her….


Yeah, she might need that...