I’ve Lost My Hippopotamus
I’ve lost my hippopotamus,
The situation’s weird.
One minute she was next to me,
Then poof! she disappeared.
It’s hard to lose a hippo,
For a hippo’s truly huge —
I’m sensing something fishy,
Some unsavory subterfuge.
I’ve searched and searched with no success,
I’ve yet to find a clue
To her status or location,
I’m unsure of what to do.
If you spot a hippopotamus
Where usually there’s none,
Please let me know, the odds are good
You’ve found my missing one.
– By Jack Prelutsky.
I thought it was so cool the other day when I heard on the news that Canada and the Turks and Caicos in the Caribbean may join; that it might be “annexed” to become an “11 th province” as then it would make it easier to move there without the hassle of immigration! Oooh, my dream, to move to the Caribbean and I’ve been to to the Turks and Caicos( one of my photos is seen here) a couple of times and it’s one of both my mother’s and mine’s fave. of the islands ( as well as Antigua and St. Lucia) and we both looked at eachother upon hearing the news and shrieked, “We’re moving there!” They have great weather, nice, friendly people and it’s a tropical paradise! It’s also very laid-back, easy going and peaceful, but then it got me thinking….
If it were to become a part of THIS country..
it would ALSO take on all the badness of this country as well, such as legalizing immorality and sin( that they currently abhor and shun and would be sure to reject) higher taxes, and all the Big Brother Nanny State intrusion, regulations and loss of privacy, rights,and freedoms that they currently enjoy there but we have lost here. Keeping all that in mind, I’m sure that once they realize the ramifications of all this that they will quickly change their mind and decide against it as they will have to give up their culture, their way of life, and their rights and freedom, plus now there’s only something like 30 000 people living on the islands( just a bit more than we have in this town) and then there would be this massive influx of demanding white people coming in and taking over and their population will explode with mass immigration from here to there, plus this gov’t would force their Politically Correct agenda on them, incl.forcing acceptance of the gay agenda( incl. Pride parades and teaching it in the schools) which they are strongly against in Caribbean culture; sodomy is illegal there and they ban gay cruises from coming into their ports as they have strong religious and family morals and values and don’t go for the gay propaganda and indoctrination in society,and their entire way of life and culture would just be destroyed and they wouldn’t benefit at all so it’s highly doubtful it would ever happen in reality…..but if it ever did I’d sure be the first to take advantage of it and move there…..but then again if it did wouldn’t it still be just like here…..only with better weather…and no longer the Turks and Caicos it is now? I want to get AWAY from Canada though and not just move to a tropical version of it….
As well, one of the kids turned 15 and the 11 YR old asked if she was the baby that was “born in the toilet” and I had to clarify that no one was BORN in the toilet but rather I had a miscarriage in the toilet, and the 15 YR old wants a cell phone,too, because all her friends have them but too bad; kids don’t need phones; they’re just status symbols, and she doesn’t need one, and besides, you have to pay a monthly bill and it’s just too expensive,anyway,and we can’t afford it. I’ve also been on this service with the Ministry of Health for the past YR since my last doctor retired where they find you a new doctor and yesterday I got a letter in the mail saying they finally found me a new doctor….and the doctor they referred me to ended up being…… the exact same new doctor I found on my own and I’m already seeing! How FUNNY is that? I just laughed and laughed when I saw that! An old friend also said smoking marijuana is no big deal and everyone does it and it’s just a part of growing up and I told him no, it’s NOT and NOT everyone does it; I didn’t, and most of my friends didn’t, either, and with One Direction smoking a joint it’s not as much that they do it( I’m not surprised since most famous people DO do drugs) but rather that they lied; they’re phonies pretending to be wholesome and good while secretly they take drugs. They misrepresented themselves to their fans and they shouldn’t pretend to be something that they’re not; that’s the real issue.
I had another app’t with the “shrink” and I was supposed to have my Asperger’s “scratch test” but he forgot to bring it. Figures. He says he’s sure I DO have Asperger’s though and the diagnostic test is just a formality and he’ll write down a note as a reminder to be sure he brings it for next time when I see him next month. I asked him if I “pass” for Asperger’s( he says I will) do I get a certificate or something and he just laughed and he said it can at least be “proof” to show the 19 YR old that I really DO have it officially and that it’s NOT just an “excuse”; that I’m not just “stupid” like he says. The doc also said my being clumsy ( always tripping, falling, knocking things over and banging into things) is a very common Asperger’s trait as well and of course when it was time for my app’t my hubby had some crisis at work; a computer server crashed or something and he wasn’t able to drive me to my app’t and I had to take a taxi, which costs $$$$. Just MY typical “luck!”
This visit was mainly then just to see how the Prozac’s working and he’s happy with the results so far and he laughed when I told him the 11 YR old calls it Ass-burgers but thinks it’s swearing so calls it Butt-burgers instead, and he said it’s quite common how when I travel abroad I feel like a different person with a different life, how I perk up and come out of my “shell” and I’m happy; he said people with Asperger’s normally don’t fit in to social “norms” but when you’re out of the country and in *different* cultures everyone’s the same; NO ONE knows how to behave socially so I’m the same as all the other tourists and don’t stand out anymore! He also said HIS mother had 2 mini-strokes a YR ago as well; she’s 78 and her only symptoms were she was confused and disoriented; she didn’t know how to use the TV remote anymore and couldn’t figure out how to do the numbers( like how my mother was that time with the phone trying to dial our number) and with her it was just her high BP (not a narrow or blocked artery) and she didn’t need surgery; just meds and hasn’t had a recurrence since.
As well, the 11 YR old got mad as she didn’t like how I was filling out a survey and she stomped off angry and said ,” No wonder you’re the one no one likes! I can see why! I don’t like you either and Cuddle Time’s for BABIES!” but then later took it back and said she was just mad and didn’t mean it, the Cadets had their annual parade and graduation, I found out both my mother and I have one of the same meds; one that’s for high BP and also a diuretic, and she has her MRI in mid-June, and there was a video released of pussy boy band One Direction of 2 of the guys smoking pot and many fans ripped up their concert tickets in protest,being disappointed and disillusioned,and the 11 YR old is crushed and refuses to believe it and wailed, “No! They’re NICE! They’d never do that! It’s photoshopped!!” and I told her they’re not as “good” as they seem, that they sold out,and they’re just like all the other musicians; they all take drugs!
These are the dick slippers that the 16 YR old bought at a variety store! They were only 5 $ too but there was only one pair left so the 19 YR old wasn’t able to buy a pair as well. The store clerk said every time people come into the store and see them they laugh and then said to him, “I hope this isn’t a late Mother’s Day gift!” (I told him he should have said,”No, it’s a birthday gift for my grandmother!”) I think it’s gross but funny; I wouldn’t wear them myself but I still do think it’s sort of hilarious though. Who would think of such a thing? I’m sure it was a guy. One of the 12 YR old’s friends also said our house is so messy she offered to clean it, and until the Cadets trip to USA “Klepto” said she’d never been out of this town( and she’s still never been on a plane!) and she’s 14; she’s never even been to Toronto! That’s just the most pathetic thing ever, and pretty well everyone in this redneck town all smoke, drink,and do drugs as well; they’re all such losers!
My mother also said she can’t go for her daily walk anymore now,either as she’s just too tired, too weak, and out of breath and it’s just too far now; she can only make it half way and it’s like she’s fading away. I hope it’s just because she’s old( she turns 73 in 2 months) and doesn’t mean that she’s dying. She now naps twice a day,too( up from once a day) and did her urine collection test wrong as well; she took the 24 HR sample to the lab and they said she was *supposed* to do the fasting for 5 days and do all 3 tests together at the same time, NOT as 3 seperate tests…so now she has to do them all over again and she’s so royally pissed off! The mosquitoes are REALLY bad this YR as well and every time I go outside I get eaten alive and yesterday alone I got at least 20 bites. I hope I don’t end up with Malaria or West Nile Virus! It was 28 C too and for the first time I actually felt hot, sweaty,and sticky.
There’s also a problem with the forms to register for summer Bible Camp as well; the registration date is Sunday morning but we don’t even have the forms yet( I have to fill out FIRST, *before* we drop them off for registration) as they gave them out at the schools but we homeschool and didn’t get them but before they also left them at the back of the church for people like us to pick up only this time they didn’t for some reason so now I’m worried how will we get them in time to fill out to reg’d on time; we even stopped off at the Parish Centre to see they had them there( as they sometimes do) but they were closed! My hubby shrugged if not then they just don’t go but that’s not an option; they look forward to it every YR! I don’t know WHAT we’re going to do….
I had my hubby pick up my pills at the pharmacy as well( since he’s the one with the drug plan) but there was a change in the prescription and he came back missing one medication and with a new one I’d never seen before and mumbling something about the pharmacist saying he had to call the doctor and substitute something, something about the increased dose and an inter-action and whatever and he didn’t know which drug, and my Topamax( for the migraines) was missing and I was worried that was the one they’d cancelled for some reason and I was shitting bricks and I NEED that as there’s NO WAY I’m EVER going back to those excruciating headaches ever again so I had to go down to the pharmacy and talk to the pharmacist and as usual he was just being a knob and didn’t relay the correct message:what had happened was the Atenolol got changed by the drug company and is no longer a combined BP med and diuretic so they had to change it and give it as 2 seperate pills and it didn’t affect the Topamax at all; he’d just forgotten to pick it up! Whew!
The kids ride their bikes pretty much daily as well and it always freaks me out as always I worry they’ll get hit by a car, esp. as it DID happen to one of our oldest’s friends when he was 12 and he almost died; his heart stopped and he was revived and spent months in the hospital recovering….and then later his brother was also hit by a car riding HIS bike,TOO! I know I have to let them go but I hold my breath every time they do and just can’t relax until I see they’re back ok and it’s just so hard on my mother heart, and it scares the Hell out of me every time.