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Monday, March 31, 2003

...I'm having one of THOSE days.... I just ate 2 plates of microwave fried cheese.... And downloaded 5 versions of Hampster Dance off of Kazaalite..... After watching sitcoms all... day.... long.... I managed to clean the house some, swept bathroom, did the toilet and sink and counters and litter box... I picked up around the living room and crawled around everywhere the kitty fur fallout was worst and tried to swipe it all up with my hands... but I hurt myself. :-( I still have little shards or splinters of SOMETHING stuck in my fingertips.


Saturday night I worked really hard (and napped really hard) to be able to be up and awake when Juan got home from work and I surprised him by being all dressed up and made up and ready to go out for coffee or something since he's been saying for a while we need to go out for coffee and just get to talk about anything and everything. (Actually he was surprised enough just that I was AWAKE when he got home!) So then he surprised me and took me to dinner instead of just coffee and I managed to have a nice meal at a mostly pasta place, and I want to try making something like it myself- chicken with capers and artichoke hearts in a basil lemon cream sauce. It's supposed to be over fettucini but no carbs for me!! :-P

We got another huge surprise when we got home, John and Kari were pulling in just after we parked and they dropped by to visit us with their new baby Donovan!!! ^-^ I got to hold the baby while he slept!! ^-^ (we're just not telling my dr... I'm not supposed to be holding babies... but Juan said holding while sitting is different from picking up and carrying... so I sort of cheated... just a little... and it's only a couple of weeks more till I'm allowed to pick stuff up and carry my purse again.) We took a few pictures too. ^-^ John and Kari told us that Camille's baby shower was Sunday, but since no one had told us ahead of time we felt awkward and so we didn't go, but we got their registry list to get them something later.

Sunday I ended up sleeping a lot again, I slept while Juan did the laundry including all the bedding... it was FUNKY STINKY!!!! Ugh!! Ick!!! From me being so sick so long and sweating a ton.... :-( I finally woke up around 3pm but we'd missed the baby shower anyway, even though I had kind of hoped to wake up and maybe go for a little bit. We went to visit my parents since we hadn't seen them for over a month... I think we saw them once since the operation to remove the lump but now we're not sure. My father talked about all his exercise and stuff they're selling... as usual. We showed them the digital camera and they loved it!! ^-^ My mother showed me her special planter she has out in the front flower beds growing a couple of tomato plants, it looked like it should work well.

After that we were starving and went to Denny's for our coffee and talk. The service was actually EXISTANT and that was a stunning surprise! I had 5 cups of decaf and was very very full when we left and did the grocery shopping. Then I started crashing again and we ended up only doing the shopping at one store and didn't make it to the 2 others the rest of the stuff was at. :-( I went to be early when we got home but Juan stayed up a few hours and then came to bed after I got up having weird dreams about hiding behind a woodpile with ElfQuest characters (they are kind of scary BIG full size with the alien proportions!) and scaring the Ozbourne boy- walking around too close to him and calling him Bilbo... and running from a gernade that got thrown into the lawn where I was sitting...and at some point there was fighting and flying... my usual weird stuff....

I keep wanting to do more just hanging out with Juan, and romantic stuff too... but I've pretty much slept through every Sunday this month except this last one... and he hasn't been getting Tuesdays off on any kind of dependable basis anymore. It seems like I'm back to the mode where if I do something on day ONE then I'm pretty much taking days TWO and THREE off to recover and sleep and be sick and miserable before I'm up to doing anything else again. :-( I don't like that kind of schedule!!!

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...I'm having one of THOSE days.... I just ate 2 plates of microwave fried cheese.... And downloaded 5 versions of Hampster Dance off of Kazaalite..... After watching sitcoms all... day.... long.... I managed to clean the house some, swept bathroom, did the toilet and sink and counters and litter box... I picked up around the living room and crawled around everywhere the kitty fur fallout was worst and tried to swipe it all up with my hands... but I hurt myself. :-( I still have little shards or splinters of SOMETHING stuck in my fingertips.


Saturday night I worked really hard (and napped really hard) to be able to be up and awake when Juan got home from work and I surprised him by being all dressed up and made up and ready to go out for coffee or something since he's been saying for a while we need to go out for coffee and just get to talk about anything and everything. (Actually he was surprised enough just that I was AWAKE when he got home!) So then he surprised me and took me to dinner instead of just coffee and I managed to have a nice meal at a mostly pasta place, and I want to try making something like it myself- chicken with capers and artichoke hearts in a basil lemon cream sauce. It's supposed to be over fettucini but no carbs for me!! :-P

We got another huge surprise when we got home, John and Kari were pulling in just after we parked and they dropped by to visit us with their new baby Donovan!!! ^-^ I got to hold the baby while he slept!! ^-^ (we're just not telling my dr... I'm not supposed to be holding babies... but Juan said holding while sitting is different from picking up and carrying... so I sort of cheated... just a little... and it's only a couple of weeks more till I'm allowed to pick stuff up and carry my purse again.) We took a few pictures too. ^-^ John and Kari told us that Camille's baby shower was Sunday, but since no one had told us ahead of time we felt awkward and so we didn't go, but we got their registry list to get them something later.

Sunday I ended up sleeping a lot again, I slept while Juan did the laundry including all the bedding... it was FUNKY STINKY!!!! Ugh!! Ick!!! From me being so sick so long and sweating a ton.... :-( I finally woke up around 3pm but we'd missed the baby shower anyway, even though I had kind of hoped to wake up and maybe go for a little bit. We went to visit my parents since we hadn't seen them for over a month... I think we saw them once since the operation to remove the lump but now we're not sure. My father talked about all his exercise and stuff they're selling... as usual. We showed them the digital camera and they loved it!! ^-^ My mother showed me her special planter she has out in the front flower beds growing a couple of tomato plants, it looked like it should work well.

After that we were starving and went to Denny's for our coffee and talk. The service was actually EXISTANT and that was a stunning surprise! I had 5 cups of decaf and was very very full when we left and did the grocery shopping. Then I started crashing again and we ended up only doing the shopping at one store and didn't make it to the 2 others the rest of the stuff was at. :-( I went to be early when we got home but Juan stayed up a few hours and then came to bed after I got up having weird dreams about hiding behind a woodpile with ElfQuest characters (they are kind of scary BIG full size with the alien proportions!) and scaring the Ozbourne boy- walking around too close to him and calling him Bilbo... and running from a gernade that got thrown into the lawn where I was sitting...and at some point there was fighting and flying... my usual weird stuff....

I keep wanting to do more just hanging out with Juan, and romantic stuff too... but I've pretty much slept through every Sunday this month except this last one... and he hasn't been getting Tuesdays off on any kind of dependable basis anymore. It seems like I'm back to the mode where if I do something on day ONE then I'm pretty much taking days TWO and THREE off to recover and sleep and be sick and miserable before I'm up to doing anything else again. :-( I don't like that kind of schedule!!!

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Friday, March 28, 2003

Big day yesterday and I crashed HARD at the end of it! I was watching anime and planning to finally get around to making the swimsuits for the Sims game that I've been planning for a while, and then Celleigh came over with her new laptop and showed me all the cool STUFF she'd found and downloaded. She has a Big Board. ^-^ That's what she's calling the corkboard screensaver she got. I loved it and got one too, hopefully Juan can use it to leave me messages and stuff as we're having a problem where I walk right past the dry erase board in the hallway without noticing he's left me a note on it!! O-o She also had a little growing desktop plant so I had to get that too. And a desktop assistant AI I named Sumomo. ...I'm filling up the hard drive....

The neighbor's cat, Negra, was hanging around outside our door when Celleigh went outside, and another neighbor was calling for her because she saw the cat was limping terribly! It turned out she had her back paw ALL swollen up HUGE so Celleigh had me get a towel and my cat carrier and we took her in to see the vet. He was nice and only charged us for the shot and antibiotics he gave her. She had a fever and her paw is infected with a bite, he said probably from a male cat because she's PREGNANT! So now we've got to try to catch her again tomorrow to give her the next dose of medicine... hooo boy... not sure she'll be too thrilled with THAT idea... but I think that's better than not treating the infection and having the fever come back to put her and the kittens at risk.

I asked Juan to go talk with the neighbor who owns Negra... we don't think he'll help pay the vet bill but I thought he should know what's going on as she's his cat. The vet gave us the number of Lifeforce and suggests that it would be good for Negra to be spayed so she doesn't have more kittens with no homes to go to as that's very likely since she's an outside kitty while the neighbor is as work all day. I was crashing and falling asleep when Juan got home, I showed him my "big board" and asked him to talk to the neighbor but he said he was putting me to bed first as he realized if he left and came back I would be asleep on the couch! Celleigh called soon after I was in bed and he hadn't left yet, her arms are tormenting her where the weird rash is and she was miserable and in tons of pain. :-( Nothing seems to help it and her Dr has just been kind of looking at it like it's weird it's there, and giving creams that don't help at all. For a YEAR now. :-( So this is pretty bad. The vet saw she still had the rash and he said he'd ask the Dr to do a biopsy but it seems her Dr. doesn't really want to do anything about it which is terrible!

I should be sleeping now still but I woke up to go to the bathroom and now I can't sleep. sigh....

Kisty called and left a message that her dad will be in town soon!! ^-^ I've been looking forward to getting to meet him, he seems like a really cool guy from her stories about him and from the emails she's forwarded that came from him. I need to hurry up and get more energy and not be wiped out all the time!!! I'm pretty much over the colds now so that's good... and my breast is mostly healing into a scar except in a couple of places with scabs still. I'm still not SUPPOSED to be carrying my purse... but I kind of did today when we went to the vet because Celleigh was carrying the cat carrier! I'm hoping her dad comes before my pain week hits... we're out of my medicine for that right now and it's terrible timing for that as my pain week is any time in this week and next now. :-(

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Tuesday, March 25, 2003

Well it's been a LONG while this time between posts! O-o I've been sick on and off, lots of stuff keeps happening to mess with my health. Juan started snoring again like mad and that didn't help my insomnia. Then the neighbors started doing SOMETHING that created so much smoke that my kitchen was HAZY, and I'm allergic to it!! After a couple of nights of that Juan managed to talk to them about the problem and there's been less smoke since then but we still have the air filters running all the time now in the bathroom and kitchen. We DID have the stove hood vent and bathroom vent running too when it was bad, and the living room fan on, and the window open. I kept throwing up and thought I would have to try to sleep on the couch under the window, but about 5am they'd stopped making NEW smoke so it cleared out enough I could go to bed around 7am.


I was sick for Ofelia's birthday Sunday. :-( She finally turned 21, yay!!! I threw up and then slept through most of the day, I missed her big birthday dinner at the restaraunt, but I woke up and called Juan to come pick me up to join them afterwards. I got to see the movie The Ring, which they rented. I want to see the Japanese version, I keep hearing it was much better. I thought it was interesting though.


Most of this past week Juan's grandmother and aunt and her family were visiting but I only got to see them ONCE because I was sick. :-( I'm sick of being sick.... :-(

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Saturday, March 15, 2003

Very tired all the time lately. I got to get out of the house and see Kisty for only a LITTLE bit when we went to the park. I did have fun though, and got to take some pictures of the Sping flowers in the gardens. I crashed hard then and fell asleep in the car on the way home!! I even slept through dropping Kisty off! :-(

The place in my incision where the stitch tried to come out is all sore and oozy now. :-( I'm having stabby-shooting pains in my breast tonight, not really at the incision though, it's deeper. The good news is after my 2 pain explosions this past week the chronic pain hasn't been too bad. I just feel fatigued all the time now and have NOTHING remotely resembling a sleeping schedule!

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Friday, March 07, 2003

Well lots has happened again! I may have to get help from my hubby and Celleigh to sort out when which things happened, I've been kind of out of it as well as busy.

Bad news, Rosabelle came over to visit and got ahold of some food left out by the neighbors, and she was POISONED!! :-( Celleigh called the vet and they said to observe her for a while, we did, and she got listless and wouldn't play or respond much, so we called the vet back and he said come in and bring salt to induce vomiting! O-o We brought her in and he figured out it was too long since she ate it for the vomiting to get it out, so he told us to feed her burnt toast in milk to have the charcoal help absorb the poison, and to feed her small frequent meals to help move it out of her faster. So we went to Moonwolf's mother's house for bread and milk since on my low-carb diet we don't HAVE any in the house! I burnt the toast for her a little TOO well and we set off the smoke alarm! o-O We didn't find milk but Celleigh called Moonwolf's mom at work and she told her where the powdered milk was so we mixed that up and used that. Rosa didn't seem to mind eating it! We spent most of the rest of the day kind of fussing over her and pampering her. Celleigh told me that night she got home and Moonwolf was BAKING bread for Rosa in the bread machine, and making tea to help get her to "go" as she'd had SIX meals that day and hadn't gone yet!! I think all this happened Monday.


Tuesday Juan had the day off, but he had the flu so we stayed home, slept in, and didn't really do much except watch tv. I had insomnia that night, and then went to bed about 9am Wednesday morning. About 11-1:30 am that morning, I woke up to hearing what sounded like the tv on... and then banging... I got up and grabbed pants and wasn't awake yet running out saying stuff like "hello? Who is it?" It was Celleigh!! I let her in and she ran for our window which I realized was OPEN as the curtains were billowing out! I chased Ember into the bedroom so she wouldn't get out, and kept asking "What happened?! What's happening?!" Celleigh told me to listen to my answering machine while she popped my window back on the track and into place again. Apparantly she'd come over to buy me lunch to pay me back for last time we had lunch and I paid. When she got here I still wasn't awake so she thought she'd try sliding the window open just enough to call through it and try to wake me up, and let me know it was her. Unfortunately, that's where it all went wrong and my window popped off the track and Ember, the attack kitty, kept batting at her and trying to get out!! So she was stuck holding the cats inside and couldn't just leave!!! O-o That was when the long phone message I thought was the TV happened, and the banging that woke me up!!!

Once all that was over I was AWAKE again, so we did go out and have lunch. ^-^ I also had tons of cups of decaf coffee. Then we came back to my place to continue conversation, and I made myself a POT of decaf coffee!! O-o Then Moonwolf called and wanted to go to the bookstore before he had to go to work so we went and picked him up and went to the bookstore, where we ran into a guy we knew from College and got caught up on lives and stuff. We suddenly noticed people in the bookstore with ashes on their foreheads and realized it was Ash Wednesday and we'd MISSED Mardi Gras!! Then they dropped me off at home and Juan came home soon after that. His flu is better but now I'm fighting it off. :-(

Yesterday I got caught up at WorldSims, and got to play sims a little. ^-^ I'm focusing on my "main" sims character now, a single female I'm trying to work up through her life WITHOUT using the money cheat! I'm working on snagging her a Townie guy, trying to get them married eventually, and then move to a bigger house and have kids. She has a dog and cat she's training for show... sort of... when I remember... :-P I hope I remembered to save the game after she got promoted to Assemblywoman, the game crashed for not apparant reason and suddenly shut down. :-( I'll have to see if I can figure out what's causing that. Juan came home from work early, about 6pm I guess, so we had an early dinner. I had just taken cold medicine trying to fight off whatever's bothering my throat and making my sinuses drain and irritate it, and then after eating it KNOCKED me OUT! I had to nap till sometime after 9pm when Celleigh came over to work on Rosa's webpage!

Rosa was doing MUCH better than when she was poisoned, we had a good visit. ^-^ Celleigh got Rosa's page finished and after much frustration she got the Fortune Cookie Ears fortune telling feature worked out too! I had some troubles with my chronic pain and Celleigh had troubles with her tooth pain. :-( Celleigh left a little before 6am which is when Moonwolf gets off work, so she had me call his work to leave a message letting him know she was running late. I said I had a message to leave for him but the put him on the phone!

Now I'm up for the day, feeling a little achey and fighting the sore throat that's trying to get worse. I may crash again and sleep later.

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Saturday, March 01, 2003

Yesterday was the big day we went back to Galveston to find out how I'm doing with my breast healing up, and find out what the lump was once they finished analyzing it. The Dr. says my wound is healing nicely, it turns out the stitches are UNDER the skin, so that's why I couldn't find them when the bandages and tape was removed. I'd been a little worried about that! I'm not allowed to go back to normal activity for 6 more weeks, but then after that I can try playing tennis and basketball and stuff like that again and carry my own purse, whoo-hoo! ^-^ He said it won't be fully healed for a year, and that I'll still feel the hard tissue and bruise for most of that year. So I'm on the road to recovery there. ^-^ It turns out it was a tumor, but it was NOT cancerous, it was benign. ^-^ Yay!!! The space they removed it from might have a tendency to have calcium deposits or something try to build up there, so my next check up is in 6 months. I'm now anxious for the next 6 weeks to go by FASTER so I can get back to normal life!! Or as close as it gets to that for me....

I woke up this morning when Celleigh was knocking on my door! Moonwolf had been on her computer and it doesn't react well to that, so she came over to use ours!! O-o Juan has that happen with our computers too, to some extent, he says the like me, but not him! Then our Landlord showed up for the rent, which is usually taped to our door when Juan goes to work... but he forgot! I called him at work and he'll try to bring it by before the Landlord shows up again this afternoon, I hope he makes it! I need to remember to tell the Landlord about the torn off lightswitch in the hall where the framed print fell and ripped it off... maybe I won't mention it was the CATS that knocked the heavy picture down!! >^.^<

Last night was the birthday party for a friend of Juan's brother, so I was crashing but wanted Juan to go and tell him happy birthday for me... funny thing is it turns out the guy didnt' know we were married!! He just thought we were dating!! He got all embarrassed and Juan even showed him his ring and let him know our 3rd anniversary is this May!! I thought that was pretty funny!

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