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I’m Outta Here

I’ve gotten too frustrated with WordPress too many times recently.  Can’t blog when I want to, the pages won’t load, etc.  I’m abck to Blogger. 

My new address is  Come visit me there!


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Mugging in Heartland of America Park

 My son got mugged last night.  Thankfully he didn’t get hurt and it only cost him 5 dollars and a little blow to his ego.  He even found his wallet a few blocks away from where it happened with his driver’s license and ID still in it.  That was pretty luck considering the amount of identity theft that goes on today.  He was with a friend and the friend’s girlfriend last night and Matt was walking a bit behind to give them some privacy.  He got his wallet out and was checking to see how much cash he had when a guy came up from behind him, punched him in the face, and knocked him down, grabbing the wallet as Matt fell.  Seriously, I’m just glad he didn’t get hurt more than his wounded pride.  That kid has the worst luck.  It started with his conception and went downhill from there.  (heh)

I’m amazed that Toby can go,  go,  go!  If we take him out of his cart he just about flies around the house.  Tonight he wanted to play with Steve, it was so funny!  Steve would toss a toy and he would race after it and bring it back and then not want to give it back.  None of our other dogs plays quite the same.  He didn’t get tired either.  Steve is looking for ways to modify his cart, it does the job, but there are definitely some things that need to be updated.  Supposedly his old vet made it and it’s made out of PVC pipe.  Durable, but it tends to give too much, a metal one would be so much better.  Those things are cheap though, so Steve is thinking of trying to fabricate one himself.  He works with engineers, you think somebody could come up with a good idea! Toby loves to be outside too.  He literally spends hours just sitting on the deck and gazing at the backyard and all the squirrels and birds.  Maybe when we get a sturdier cart he can actually go out into the yard with the other guys.  I know he would love that!

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Where is the trashcan lid?

I bought a new kitchen wastebasket at Wally World on Saturday.  Of course the lid didn’t fit.  I never try these things in the store.  There was a lid in the wastebasket, I assumed it was the lid to the wastebasket.  Silly me.  Anyway, the receipt was on the counter so the next person to go to close to the store could return it and get the right lid – and the wastebasket sat unsued in the kitchen. 

 Yesterday Steve was going to make a trek to the store so he went to grab the lid and/or wastebasket and guess what?  The lid was gone.  Meghan hasn’t seen it.  I haven’t seen it.  Steve hasn’t seen it.  We’re the only 3 people in this house.  Where the heck did the lid go?

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Oh, and I would post more often if I could get into Word Press more often.  I don’t have the patience to sit around and wait for 5 minutes for the pages to load.  Is it just me or what? 

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Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (MCTD)

My face is becoming numb again.  Drat.  I took the carbamazepime last year and I thought that’s what helped the numbness go away, but I’m taking it again and it’s only getting worse.  I mean worse as in the numbness is spreading and my jaw and left side of my face actually hurt this time, which I’ve never had before.   My neurologist told me last year he thought  maybe this was heading toward trigeminal neuralgia and maybe he was right.  I hope not, I certainly have enough pain everywhere else I don’t need any more.  Thankyouverymuch. 

I did all the female stuff this year, so I’m all done with that until next year.  Did the mammogram too, which I absolutely hate, but it needs to be done, so that’s that.  I love the way doctors  just slap you on the back and tell you you’re fine when you feel like a bag of dog doo.  I’m so tempted to slap them back and snap that I am NOT fine, but really, that would only make me feel better for, oh, say 2 seconds.  Then I’d have to feel bad for slapping the doctor and all that.  So, I guess it’s not really worth it.  😉

 I had another dream about Karen and CBG the other night.  What’s up with that?  Is everything okay with you two?  This time we didn’t go shopping (smile) all we did was sit around Karen’t apartment – yes, apartment.  How come I have to visit you at some apartment when you have a nice new house?  No hospitality there!  LOL.   I have the oddest dreams after Steve wakes me up putting the dogs in bed with me when he goes to work.  Up until then, if I’m lucky enough to sleep at all, I don’t remember dreaming.  I wonder if Abe, the beaver, and the aquanaut guy miss me too?  Even with Ambien it takes me an hour or 2 to fall asleep.  If I sleep.  I’ve had a couple sleepless nights again lately, which just makes me anxious, which makes me not able to sleep, which makes me anxious, it’s a vicious circle I tell you.  I’m thinking of asking for some anti-anxiety something or other.  I have no idea what kind of herbal tea might be good for sleep, but I’m tempted to try one.  Might have do so some research on that. 

Steve cleaned the floors on Sunday!  Yay!  Even in the bathroom….  I was shocked.  I don’t think he’s ever cleaned the floors in the bathroom as long as we’ve been married.  Which, by the way, is coming up on 19 years on the 7th.  Whew… And they said it woudn’t last… Heh.

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Now Ben has heartworms.  I’m not even going to ask what else can happen.  It’s too tempting for fate to let me know.   He went to the vet on Friday for his dental (they had to pull 2 teeth – my dogs are all toothless wonders, I swear).  I had then check for heartworm, since I don’t cover my dogs all year, just during mosquito season.  Jojo’s came back negative, but Ben’s was positive.  I still have 3 more to get into the vet for testing.   Ben’s was only slightly positive, so they sent it out to a lab for a recheck, even through they rarely have false positives, and it came back yesterday as positive.  He goes in tomorrow morning and we pick him up again tomorrow night.  Since he’s 10, instead of getting the usual 2 shots in 2 days, they’re going to spread them out.  He has one now and the other one in a month.  I’ve heard they’re expensive, but I’m not really sure.  I don’t want to know either.  I’ll just find out when I get the bill.  I feel so bad for him.  He’s my sweetie.  Well, they’re all my sweeties, but since Ben interacts and “talks” back to me, I feel especially close to him.  This sucks. 

On the other hand I woke up this morning to the sound of thunder.  Wonderful!  I love lying in bed listening to the rain and the thunder.  It was comforting to snuggle in and sleep a little later.  I worked until 1:30 this morning, so I deserved a sleep in.  Then my friend C from church picked me up and we went to Olive Garden for their soup and salad.  Oh yum!  I’m absolutely stuffed, but I’d eat another bowl of that salad any day!  All in all, it was a Very Good Day (so far). 

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April (snow) showers

I keep watching the weather with the same horrified fascination someone would view a car accident.  I can’t look away.  What in the world is going on?  I can see blizzards in March, even late March, but the the middle of April?  Come on now.  There has to be some kind of cruel mix up here.  Did someone change my zip code when I wasn’t looking?  Even a dusting of snow would be okay, if I knew it was going to be 60 degrees the next day and the snow would be a brief memory, but it’s not that far away (in terms of distance)  they’re calling for possibly a foot of snow as early as tomorrow.  Really, is all this necessary?  We’ve had 80 degree plus weather already and our highs for this weekend are supposed to be in the 30s!  I’m not amused.  And keep that stinking snow away from me.  The snowblower has been put away for the season.  Are you listening to me weather man person?


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