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My matched set of grandchildren - Oliver and Cosette

Thursday, September 5, 2013

September 5

You know what drives me crazy? When something pops up on my computer and they hide the little "X" to close it in some random tricky place. Makes me insane.

The creeping crud on my right eyelid came back with a vengeance today. I look downright scary. It's all juicy and runny and just nasty.  I'm treating it with neosporin and hoping it doesn't evolve into a trip to the doctor because that is NOT how I want to spend my life's savings.

I've spent most of my day chilling in the upstairs substitute nest. This morning it was wicked pain that kept me in one spot and this afternoon it's the darn light sensitive eye thing. Quiet, dark room = best I can do at the moment. Between the eye and the pain and a few other ailments I feel like I'm giving Job a run for his money. I wish I could run away from it all but the problem is ... wherever you go, there you are. It's all so lop-sided - I've got muscle spasms in my right butt cheek, the right eyelid crud and my left hip/side making me miserable so I can't find a way to be comfortable.

Anyways. Enough complaining.

I've already confessed my Alfie Boe attraction. Seriously. He is adorable. If you google his name with Matt Lucas, you'll see a couple of karaoke youtubes they did in Matt's kitchen. Rather enjoyable and entertaining. Also... Matt has a show on BBC called "The Matt Lucas Awards" where he has on some celebrity guests and they each present a nominee in some random award like, "Most Redundant Technology". It's silly and sometimes slightly inappropriate but it entertained me for a little while this afternoon. Matt is the British roommate in Bridesmaids. He's got an odd sense of humor and sometimes I wish I had subtitles for what he's saying because English doesn't always translate to Southern American English but he's funny.

I watched three episodes of Grey's Anatomy this afternoon and heard most of it. The syndication we're watching is at the point where Burke left Christina at the alter. I didn't watch this part when it was originally out so this is all brand new to me. I do that a lot... lag behind on a popular tv series and then watch it obsessively in syndication. That way I know there is a sufficient number of episodes to invest in the characters and story line. Because for me, it's all about hearing a good story, know what I mean?

More good news... letsee... it hasn't rained in about a week. That's helped us get things dried out in the basement. And by "us" I mean my parents and my kid and his friends because once I got past the initial trauma of dragging wet towels upstairs and trying to work the wetvac, I realized that this job falls in the category of "you just can't do it, Heather" and I let it be there. It's not like I only let unpleasant things fall in that category... I mean, I've given up roller coasters too. We can't really know that the drainage/water issues are corrected until we get another good rain, of course, but at least it seems like it's an external problem and not internal. That's good, right?

I'm not out of strawberry cheesecake ice cream. That's good. Found black grapes for cheap in the grocery store yesterday, also good. Getting over my kitkat addiction. Another plus. I need to cut back on sweets but honestly... that's the only vice I have at the moment. Unless I take up online poker, I'm going to have to stick with sugar until there's a really good reason to kick the habit. I've heard rumors that Pumpkin Spice Lattes are at Starbucks now and I think on my next journey into town, I'm going to have to investigate that.

And that's about it for today's update: pain, tv and food. That's what's happening here. Hope you're having a happy day. Love and hugs.