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My matched set of grandchildren - Oliver and Cosette

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Some Things About Today

I hear Chris Brown got kicked out of Anger Management Rehab for throwing a rock through his mom's car window. There's a punchline there but it's so obvious that I don't want to insult your intelligence.

Kendall Jenner just turned 18 this month and is already posting inappropriate photos of herself. Her dad, Olympic Athlete Bruce Jenner, thinks it's fine. He's proud of her. The downfall of our society, y'all. Lindsay Lohan. Britney Spears. Amanda Bynes. Miley Virus Cyrus. Take a beautiful, talented young woman and make her think her value is in her sex appeal and not in her acting ability or singing voice. She will spend the rest of her life trying to hold on to her youth and never discover her true value.

Kate Middleton's dress blew up today. The difference between her and our lovely American starlets is that she was wearing undergarments.

Have I become one of those bitter old people who doesn't have anything positive to say and has to have a negative comment about everything? No. I promise. I'll admit that becoming a curmudgeon is a tempting proposition but I'm not there yet. I just can't help but observe.

"It's Mother's Day, not Martyr's Day." - Modern Family
Every day is Martyr's Day. - Heather

Speaking of Martyr's Day - my kid is having a lazy spell this week which has been poorly timed as I am still recovering from the needless hell I put my body through on Monday. He fixed macaroni and cheese last night so the left side of the sink is stopped up with abandoned noodles. I left it for him because he will be 20 in March. Seriously. (ETA - he got mad at me for getting mad about it because he was GOING to wash the dishes later. I'm like "dude... the sink is unusable because it's clogged up on both sides!" Not that I was going to cook. I had cereal for dinner. Anyways. What was I saying about Martyr's Day?)

My head hurts so bad today. Stress or weather or sinuses, who can say? I just know it hurts. The gut pain is back today too, with a vengeance. Yeah. I'm capable of a 40 hour work week. Whatevs.

A neighbor stopped by today to ask if we had seen his boat. It was a little john boat like my mom's that was tied up to his dock. He is one of the "weekenders" who just come up here occasionally. He said he had been gone for a few months so he didn't know when it would have been taken. The county sheriff is his next door neighbor so instead of filing a police report, he just stopped by to see him. I haven't noticed anybody driving out of the neighborhood with a boat but I would imagine if it was stolen it would have been done at night. I guess. I don't know. Who steals a boat?

I've had a couple of people give me names for attorneys to use for my disability case. I just couldn't start making those calls today. This process has been so exhausting. I have spent so many hours filling out forms, having conference calls with the old attorney and so forth. I almost wonder if it's better for me to wait until after I talk to my doctor so I know exactly how he interprets the evaluation from Monday. Thank you all for your encouragement. It means a lot.

And this morning I got the news that my Cody lost his sweet kitty, Tommy, that he's had for about 12 years. The Boy and The Cat have been through so much together. Cody rescued him when he was a kitten. He nursed him back to health after he had an accident (we think he was either hit by a car or attacked by an animal). Poor Tommy was in such bad shape that the vet had a picture of him up on his bulletin board showing how miraculous his healing was. When I moved in with he who won't be named, he refused to let Tommy come. *sidenote, girls, if your man won't accept your cat or your kid's cat, he's not the man for you.*  When Cody would go and visit Tommy at my parents' house, Tommy would lay across Cody's bag so that Cody couldn't pack to go home. Purple Michael used to call him, "Puss Puss" back years ago and even the last time I saw him (a few months ago) when I called him that, Puss Puss perked right up. My boys all loved that cat - more than any pet they've had. My daughter-in-law is allergic to cats but she suffered through it so Cody wouldn't have to be separated from Tommy again. Tommy had been in declining health and they knew it wouldn't be long but it's still sad. I put together some pictures of him in a Facebook album. Here are a few of my favorites:

He will be missed. 

RIP Thomas "Tommy" Sauls