My People

My People
My matched set of grandchildren - Oliver and Cosette

Friday, November 11, 2016

Filter Friday

Happy Friday, Friends! Has this been the longest week of YOUR life too? Well. I'm about go back to some hardcore introverting because I'm just over it all. I'm over people being rude. I'm not willing to put my thoughts here because I know I will get slammed from one side or the other and frankly, I don't have the emotional stamina to deal with it all. So if I'm not posting a lot on Facebook, that's why. 

In the meantime, I have been posting little daily recaps on Snapchat. I'm there as HGant5, if you want to connect with me there. Right now that's my favorite corner of social media. I'm also using Instagram a lot for photos but I do link them to Facebook as well. I'm on Instagram as HeatherNancine. I might blog... but usually when I'm feeling introvert-y I find it hard to blog. I have thought about starting to do videos on YouTube but I've got a loooooot to learn about editing videos before I do that so ... we'll see. 

So here's what is happening over the next few days:

We're under thick smoke from forest fires here right now. The air quality is awful. My eyes are constantly burning, my throat is burning, I feel like I'm choking on the smoke and it's not supposed to get better for a few days. It seeps in the house regardless of whether or not the windows are closed. We played out on the porch with Cosy yesterday because it was just as bad inside as it was outside. It's still really dark outside so I don't know if it's eased any overnight. Usually it gets worse overnight as the warm air dissipates. Pray for rain, that's all I know to do.

I have an appointment with my primary care doctor today. I see him every three months to follow up on some of the chronic things happening with me, things like the scar tissue in my lungs, high blood pressure, liver damage, auto-immune stuff and just a general overall review of what's happening in my life. 

Austin goes back to the grocery store AGAIN to follow up on whether or not they're going to hire him. I'm a little frustrated with them dragging him along - I mean, let him bag groceries or stock or something until the meat job is open. He's got another lead on something in construction but those jobs tend to be so inconsistent. I don't know. He needs to go to work somewhere and I piss him off every time I say anything so... fun times. 

We go to mediation - finally - next week. This will be to come to a final agreement on things like long term custody, when overnight visits start (we all agree she's not ready for that yet), holidays - which are still a bone of contention - as I mentioned earlier this week, and all those various odds and ends. The hope is that we can put together a custody agreement that is ready for the judge to sign. This week we had Cosy on Tuesday and yesterday and will have her for a little while today maybe. We are supposed to have some family members come up to visit and if they do, I'll run pick up the Princess to come visit. 

Nana's tired. I need a few days of nothing to be able to rest up. Right now every step is agony. I can't move my arms without wincing. My niece Jamie sent me a text last night saying that her director for Beauty and the Beast loved the costume I made her. She was like, "My aunt made it" and he said, "Does she do this kind of stuff?" and she was like, "Yeah!!" and he said, "could she do more? (emoji) (emoji)(emoji)" 

LOL... that was a direct quote. I love texting with my nieces! 

So I got his email address and am going to contact him and see what he needs and do what I can to help. I can build costumes but I don't sew - I stitch. I'm good with knowing what modern day pieces can be modified to be historically accurate and I'm good at thrift store shopping. That was always my real value as a costumer - being a frugal history geek with a little imagination. So there's that. 

One fun little Cosy story and then I'm gonna get busy on my morning stuff since I have a 7:30 doctor's appointment. What was I thinking making an appointment that early? Anyways... We were doing a little Christmas shopping at Walmart yesterday morning and she saw a picture of Santa and said, "HO HO!". I was like... "what did she just say?" She rarely will repeat herself but then we saw a Walmart employee with a long white beard and she pointed to him and said, "HO HO!" He heard her and came over and said, "Have you been a good little girl?" and she just grinned from ear to ear. So OF COURSE I had to take her to the Christmas department and she pointed out all the ho-ho's and all the Anna's and Elsa's from Frozen and the "Fi" - Sofia the First. She was just chatting up a storm. I posted a lot of pictures on Facebook yesterday of our day with her. Mostly she colored with markers on her big poster board (great idea, by the way, for little ones learning to color because it's a huge surface and they don't color off of the paper as much) or with chalk on the top of Mawmaw's coffee table since we covered it with chalk paint. 

Ok. That's it. Pictures in this blog are from my Snapchat. I love FILTERS! Have a great weekend, y'all! Love and hugs!