June 27, 2007

Summer Showers

It's been on and off today like a tropical country. I love it. Since it's Hump Day, I'm looking toward the weekend. It should be a good one. Summerfest is starting, but I hate it so much that I probably won't even go near it. There's only so many drunk, thuggy, fighting, trashy people one person can stand. And now that I don't work near it, I don't have to swear at all the cars taking all the parking either. So that's good! We have a neighbor kid's birthday party to go to, which should be nice. I've got some errands to run. But really overall, nothing major. I'm so excited. Other than that, have a great Hump Day!

June 26, 2007

He's Trying to Kill Us

Last night Beerman gave C-man some rice pudding he'd purchased because C-man doesn't eat much for variety with food. C-man took one bite and spit it out like it was caustic. So he got yogurt, and I took the rice pudding. And then I spit it out like it was caustic. Yeah, it was supposed to be refrigerated and he had put it on top of the fridge. Sour milk. Yikes! We joked all night he was trying to poison us. So much for getting C-man to try new things! My liver values are near normal. Yeah! No liver medication. And now I can have a beer again! Hello, summer.

June 23, 2007

Pity Party Take 2

You know, there are people with it worse than me. WAY, WAY worse. To the point I feel guilty about the pity party I'm throwing myself. And yet, I continue to wallow. Something's got to get me out of this funk, but I just can't help but look at all the research and statistics on rheumatoid arthritis and get incredibly saddened. Being run-down with mono isn't helping. Since it's Saturday, we biked to the farmers market this morning. That was fun. It was beautiful out this morning. Then I had lunch and took a nap. Which was awesome. Beerman is trying to re-do the fence around my lettuce garden. The bastard bunnies ate THROUGH the fence. Nevermind being able to run under it, they ate THROUGH it! Bastards. Our dishwasher is here. Let me rephrase that. Our dishwasher is in the middle of our kitchen. Now Beerman has to install it. I have a feeling that's a night project. Yea dishwasher! And can I just say - 8 1/2 games in first... Go Brewers Go!

June 22, 2007

Pity Party

This being sick thing has gone from being annoying to being completely depressing. I'm feeling sorry for myself. Who can't pick their kid up because they're too tired? Who can't stand because it hurts too much for that matter? I'm ornery, I'm sad, I hurt, I'm exhausted, and I hate everything. This sucks.

June 20, 2007

Toledo, Toledo

Yeah, baby! I'm in Toledo. If there is a better strip mall town in the world, I've yet to see it. Plus, I got to see the Detroit airport again. I'm living the dream!!! Traveling sucks. I'm still feeling like total crap. I taught a class for the majority of yesterday. I haven't been on my feet for an hour at a time, let alone 6. Whew. That was rough. Well, off to eat a Chinese buffet dinner in a strip mall and go to Kohl's to buy some clothes to wear for my meeting tomorrow. (I was just informed it's not even business casual - but casual!)

June 18, 2007

Just when I thought I was getting better...

I feel like a pile of poo. I couldn't sleep last night, aching so bad that I broke down and took an Advil. Just don't tell my doctor. I only took 1, and I'm not dead, so I guess it was okay. Fathers Day ended up pretty good. We lit a fire (up to the sky in true Beerman fashion) and had the neighbors over for s'mores. Tasty little suckers. The s'mores, not the neighbors. The neighbor kid freaked out when Riley licked him, so Riley spent the time indoors. Poor dog. Everyone is freaked out by him, and all he's trying to do is give you a smooch. Enjoy your week!

June 17, 2007

Happy Fathers Day!

Overall a decent one, but nothing tremendous. I feel like such crap, and C-man wasn't cooperative, having a late nap. So Beerman is assembling his fire pit, and I'm making dinner. Could be worse. Probably should've been better though...

June 16, 2007

Dishwashing Fool No More

After 6 weeks of our dishwasher going out (5 year old Whirpool Gold be damned!), we purchased a new one today. A nice little black Amana number. It'll be in on Wednesday. I.Can't.Wait. I hate doing dishes more than the laundry. We put the air on for the first time today. Being stuck in the house in the middle of the day forced me to clean the house a bit. I'm completely exhausted now. Happy Fathers Day tomorrow. We're planning on a picnic if it's not too freaking hot out. Beerman is getting an outdoor fireplace. Hopefully he likes it. My own dad is fishing in Canada. God bless him for that.

June 13, 2007

Is it the weekend yet?

For the love of God, I feel like crap. To make it all better, I just got a call from my dentist who has an opening at 4:40 today. When you're feeling like crap, there's nothing like a trip to the dentist to make it all better. Ugh!

June 10, 2007

Beautiful Days

It was gorgeous outside today. I got a couple of short naps in. For some reason, Beerman needed me after I got to sleep for about 10 minutes. Oh well. It's back to work tomorrow. I don't know how I'm going to make it without an afternoon nap.

June 9, 2007

Good vs. Evil

There are so many things I could say to this, but the picture is just so ironic on its own... Beerman was running some beer festival today. It figures. I'm completely exhausted, and on my own to take care of C-man... sigh... At least he took a good nap, and I did too.

June 8, 2007

Living Life in Mono

It's confirmed. An acute case of mono. Fabulous. My liver values keep going up, so I am going to have to submit to bloodwork weekly until it starts to go down. The rheumatoid arthritis remains high. Hopefully it's an artificially high number due to the mono, but probably not all that much... which sucks. I've got to say, I've never been so glad to have been diagnosed with an acute case of anything before. I'm off to go get my little man from school and take him to the playground. Enjoy your amazing day!

June 6, 2007

Let Me Tell You A Ting or Tree

I haven't watched the Sopranos all season, because I have rabbit ears. I know dark ages. Anyhow, I've been in a hotel room with HBO, which is showing the Sopranos every night. So I watched this week's show. And I've got to say, I hate how this is going. Poo! The Georgia Aquarium was AMAZING! Just when I thought I'd seen the coolest thing, we'd go to the next exhibit and see something more incredible. I could spend days in that place. If you ever get the chance, spend some time there. It was really well done. I'm scared. The tests that turned up really abnormal just weren't good ones. And tomorrow they're taking more blood for more tests to confirm the first ones and find out the causes. What are THOSE going to show? I guess I should be glad that they're showing something because I knew things were seriously wrong, which is why I went in the first place. But I'm really scared. Why couldn't it just have been a thyroid problem that a little pill would fix? Sigh... I never do anything less than dramatic, I'm told. Why would this be any different? I'm heading home today. It'll be good to be home.

June 5, 2007

H-O-T Day 3

The conference is just the vendor expo crap this morning, so we ate breakfast and went through Coke. Maybe if I were a Coke collector it would have been cool, but it was just kind of cheesy. Tasting all the products from around the world was kind of cool, but gave me a belly ache. I talked with my doctor. Apparently my body's a mess with lots of weird things coming up abnormal. So I'm going back for more tests Thursday morning and can't take any Advil or play any sports in the meantime. Doesn't that sound awesome? Oh, and did I mention she's pretty sure I have mono? Double awesome. Tonight we're going to the Georgia Aquarium, which I really wanted to do. The conference I'm at booked it all night long with food and drinks. I'm super excited to go see it. It's supposed to be amazing.

June 4, 2007


So I'm in Atlanta. It's frickin' hot here. Like crotch-pot-cooking hot here. My head is an afro. The conference has been so-so. Half amazing, while the other half my dogs could do a better job at. Yesterday we walked around a bit, went to the Underground, toured CNN, touristy kinds of stuff. It was good. My doctor left a message for me at the end of the day saying she had my blood test results and that I need to talk to her first thing in the morning. That's never good. So now I've made myself sick to my stomach, convinced I've got cancer. Awesome. Off to go drink myself to a stupor. I want to be home.

June 2, 2007


Off to Atlanta until Thursday for a conference. Later.

June 1, 2007

Giving away stuff

Does everyone know about Freecycle? It's a web group that exists for you to give away your crap. For example, we purchased a new gazebo, and were going to chuck the old one. So we posted our gazebo on this site, and the next day I had about 10 takers. It's gone, and being used in someone's yard. And we get to feel better that we didn't just chuck it in a landfill.