08 February 2011

When it Rains it Pours!

Well after a longer than expected hiatus from blogging, I think I'm back!  Do I really NEED to say I've missed you guys?  I mean really?  You know it right?  I always forget that when I force myself to stay awake (like I did when my bestie was here) I end up paying for it for weeks.  I haven't been able to get ENOUGH sleep lately.  I wake up and an hour later I feel like I'm about to fall asleep on my feet.  Not to mention the focus it takes to write anything, whether it's a blog post or working on my novel which has suffered like crazy with me being so freaking tired.  Anyhow.....life goes on, right?

It's been an interesting few weeks to say the least.  The Kitty princess had tonsillitis, and another recurrence of mono which she seems to struggle with every year about this time.  Word to the wise?  If you've got a doctor you trust, don't let them talk you into seeing another one.  The first appointment she had, the doctor checked her out, said they could do a strep test, but they're not always very accurate, said it's probably a virus and antibiotics would only build up in her system and cause them to eventually become ineffective.  Twenty five bucks for this right?

Two days later, she's worse.  Take her back to the RIGHT doctor (whom we both adore by the way) and Jeri sits down, takes a look at her, and says it's one of three things.  Thing one has these symptoms, thing two has these symptoms, and thing three has these.  Which do you think describes you best.  Bingo.  One handy dandy z-pack and she's almost better, doc calls in another and wah-la, we've got a healthy kid again.  Could have saved twenty five bucks and two days of pain and missing school if they'd gotten it right the first time, and trust me, I let the people at the office know how I felt.  I doubt said doctor will be practicing there much longer.

Of course, if there's a bug within twelve thousand eight hundred and fourteen miles of me, I'm going to get it too. Since I only go to the doctor if limbs are hanging by tendons and getting blood all over my carpet, I struggled through a few different bugs I think.  The whole get sick, feel a little better, get sick again, feel a little better, get kicked in the ass kinda thing.  What's a girl to do?  Deal with it.

NOW for the boyfriend situation.  At the end of week one, Kitty discovered that he'd removed her from his relationship thingy on Facebook.  I'm not even going to go into how much social networking sites affect relationships right now.  Needless to say, a meltdown that would make nuclear warfare look like sandbox play commenced.  The Kitty princess threw things, screamed, cried, deleted him from her Facebook, removed all tags on photos, deleted pictures, gathered up all his "stuff" from her room and made me take it away, it was both horrific and beautiful to watch all at the same time.  I'm of course thinking, God I hate this, but FINALLY she's rid of him!  Right?


Asshole discovers she's kicked him out of her life and goes full blown emo.  Tears, begging, pleading, the whole nine yards.  Tells her what a dick he's been, how he's screwed up the ONLY thing that ever mattered to him, doesn't want to live without her, wants to spend the rest of his life with her, yada, yada, yada.  I tell her, nay BEG her to not talk to him.  She doesn't for a while, but after a dozen or more missed calls, he starts texting her, wears her down.  I tell her, nay BEG her again, to NOT make a decision immediately.  Does she listen?  Pssssht.  She's 18,  ie. hell to the no.  Gives him another chance.  He promises to be a good boy, to respect her, dote on her, get a job, etc., etc., etc.

She goes to his house a few days later.  Gets home, and takes a call from him to tell her his parents are taking him to the emergency room.  Great.  Sympathy.  They sent him home.  He goes back the next night, and they do an ultrasound which they didn't do before since they diagnosed him with gas.  Are we seeing a pattern here folks?  He's got a gall bladder full of stones and it's about to rupture.  So he has surgery.  More sympathy.  Sorry, I can't feel pity for him.  I'm trying not to hope he's in agonizing pain, because that would just be mean. Anyway, because he has no job, no insurance, no nothing except an awesome yet gullible girlfriend, a nice person at the hospital informs him he gets the entire hospital visit for free, and oh wait!  There's more!  Have emergency surgery for a limited time only and you get not ONE, but TWELVE months of FREE healthcare!  Yay!  Fantastic.  Meanwhile, I'm paying the SAME hospital for an emergency room visit where they nearly killed me.  Ironic no?

Yet again, I digress.

Good news?  Yes!  The Kitty Princess got her acceptance letter to the VCU School of the Arts, being either (depending on who you're talking to or where you're looking) either the first, second or fourth top public art school in the nation.  Harder to get into than a crack addict to Harvard.  Can't even express how proud I am of her.  She submitted her essay, sixteen pieces of her artwork, her ACT scores, two recommendations, and a crap ton of other stuff, and she made it!  Now, we're just waiting until March to find out if she got the full scholarship.  She's applying for others just in case, because God knows Mama and Daddy have spent her entire college savings trying to keep a roof over our heads the past four or five years.

Now, let's see what else.....still waiting to hear if my disability claim has been accepted.  I've been stalking the mailman in my cow pants, I think he's starting to worry, but hey, at least that brings a little bit of joy to a mailbox that's been full of nothing but junk mail and more bills.

Hubby has called a headhunter.  His excema has gotten so bad that he doesn't even have to touch the chemicals he's working with now.  All he has to do is breathe them in, and instant breakouts covering most of his body.  It's painful to see, I can't even imagine how painful it is to experience.  Not sure how it's all going to work out at any rate.  Apparently there are jobs in Texas, which wow, have I mentioned how much I love Texas?  BUT with the kiddo starting college, it would have to be a "can't turn down" kinda thing for us to pick up and move.  We'll see how it goes I guess.

And that my friends, is the past month in a nutshell.  Hope everyone has been well and hopefully I'll be back to my normal self soon!


  1. glad to see your back, can't believe she has fallen for his BS AGAIN! ERRGH i feel your frustration!

    We missed you deeply :D

  2. So unbelievably happy to have you back, Donna!!! I am sorry to hear how stressful the last month has been, but hopefully we here in the bloggin sphere can brighten your days even just a little bit. happy that your daughter is better and that she got accepted to the art school! OH! That was my dream just 5 years ago. I was determined to go to art school, but changed my mind right at the end to attend community college nad save some money, Good thing I did though or else I wouldn't have found English and creative writing which I am so happy with. Anyway, I will be crossing my fingers with you for her bright future and an amazing scholarship! :)

    Can't wait to hear more from you. I missed you so!

  3. You must be exhausted!

    With the invention of facebook, texting and other modern technologies, it does seem that relationships are more public these days.
    It is amazing how much you can read between the lines on facebook.
    New romances or broken romances are announced on a status and we can see it brewing in the the lead up from previous comments.

    I am sorry to hear your husband is suffering so with his eczema. My children have suffered with the condition and it can affect the sufferer's life in many ways.

  4. WOW! what a ride! i have def. missed you! been looking for you!:) i knew you were busy but i never imagined all of this! congrats on her getting accepted....crossing fingers she gets that scholarship...hope she's feeling much better after the illness! gosh....so much going on lady... i could sit here and write a book in a comment:) lol i hope hubs feels better! send him my love and texas...that would be nice! i want to move too! {note i'm not saying anything about the bf} have a good day gorgeous! you deserve!

  5. OH MY GOODNESS!!! I read about your lfe and feel better about mine. Thank you for letting me have a peek in your life. Hope all is better in the next few weeks.

  6. Thanks so much you guys, you have NO idea how much I've missed you all! It was SO wonderful to come home today and see your comment and loves! Now I just gotta get my butt in gear and start writing and visiting like I used to! <3

  7. Donna, I have missed you so much. I would come here all the time in hopes that there would be a glimpse of you and there was!! Haha, I reread alot of your posts. :) I'm so happy you're back and your strength with everything you've been through in the past month amazes me (as you always do). I'm so proud of you. I hope you're little kitty rids of this little boy someday soon!


  8. Donna! You're back! I missed you and your daughters antics. :) Sounds like you've been keep plenty busy! Hang tough mama! xo

  9. You guys are the bestest! I hope I'm back for a while this time, so much going on still, but I've missed my blog and my bloggie buddies so going to try to make this a priority now! Missed you too SO much!

  10. Wow! That is some sious craziness! Glad you are back, but i totally get it! Congrats on the college acceptance. That is a proud moment for you. Hope the boyfriend thing gets worked out for the "better". Im sure college will help fix that if it doesnt!


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