Eye Trouble.

Bug-eyed Chihuahuas The 13 YR old had her eyes checked and I was right( proof again that you should always LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER!!) she DOES need glasses! She has astigmatism, likely due to the fact that she( like her oldest sister as well) has “football-shaped” eyeballs instead of round. She selected frames and her glasses should be ready in a few days. She picked out the most stylish ones they had so she’d look fashionable and not like a poindexter with the thick lenses, black frames, and tape in the middle, ha, ha! One of my Wisdom teeth is starting to hurt as well( I have 2 left; I have had 2 removed) so I got an app’t with the dentist for 8 am next Wednesday( the earliest I could get) before it gets worse as I’ll likely need either a filling or another extraction, and I don’t want it to get infected like I had before….

The 18 YR old was also accepted at a second university she applied for( she hasn’t heard from the third one yet) and this is the one that she really wanted to go to, too, so she’s really happy and excited, one of my cousin’s kids is being bullied in school; the bully slammed his head against the wall and it’s not the first time it’s happened,either, but all they do is have them shake hands and make peace but it doesn’t help( I think the bully should be suspended) and another cousin said both his sons were bullied,too, just as I was, which is one reason why we homeschool! I remember one time when I went to the Principal she said it was MY fault and I “deserved” it because I’m ugly.

It bothers me as well that Patti still refers to Buddy as “hers” and as her “grand-puppy”(which reminds me of when people say “Pet Parents” which sounds so stupid) even though he’s ours now and he never WAS hers to begin with,anyway; he belonged to her son and then he transferred ownership to me, and when my hubby was singing Buddy started barking; I guess the monstrosity was hurting his sensitive ears(I know how he feels) and I feel better with my virus now; I’m just stuffy, the 13 YR old has a weekend retreat sort of thing with her church youth group, and I put out a plea on Facebook asking if anyone wants to start up a fundraising collection so that I can move to the tropics as well but so far no takers…..

The Doctor’s Appointment.

Doctor(newest) My mother went to see her doctor and her blood tests show her cholesterol is even higher( she only stuck to her diet for 2 weeks though and then cheated and just ate whatever she wanted) and officially has diabetes now, type 2. He said to just “continue”( ha,ha) on the diet: no red meat, no white grains( only whole wheat breads and pasta), no salt, and to make sure half of every meal is fruit and veggies. Yeah….like THAT’S going to last for long! I’ve never heard of maintaining diabetes merely by diet before; you either get injections or medication. I have the virus now as well, so only my mother and hubby are left standing so far and I’m dizzy, have a headache, sore ears and throat, fever, and bad sinus. I only got 4 HRS sleep last night as I was all stiff and had restless legs but then had a nap and felt a bit better.

I also got the 13 YR old to book an app’t to have her eyes checked as she gets headaches when she reads, watery eyes, and often sees blurry and “spots” as well as sore tired eyes, all common symptoms of eye strain and needing glasses even though she denies it because she thinks glasses aren’t “cool” and thinks she’ll look like a dork. She’s a fashionista and a diva but she should worry less about how she( and others) look on the outside and concentrate instead on what’s on the inside; in her heart and in her soul( the 20 YR old scoffs that’s “Just something that ugly people say”) I hope it’s nothing serious though; not a medical issue like a tumour, glaucoma, or cataracts or something, but just the usual need for glasses. The ceiling in the 17 and 7 YR old’s bedroom’s also leaking and the 17 YR old kept getting wet from the water dripping onto him as he slept in the top bunk and he got all wet so he left and came downstairs and laid on the couch.

I still can’t believe the 11 YR old “pranked” me about my fave. cousin dying,either; that she would do that to me, it was really mean and a hurtful thing to do. I’m so upset and she never did apologize, either and now I can feel that something’s irreparably changed between us now, something’s been broken, and I’m just glad that my cousin’s ok; that he’s alive and well, but I was so upset when I thought he’d died; I was crying and inconsolable; what a truly shitty thing for her to do and it goes beyond the scope of anything any of the kids have ever done, and she’s the one that’s supposed to be the closest to me,too. I really feel hurt and betrayed.Weird as well: listening to the radio I heard an airforce plane transmit a message to the ATC tower at the airbase so I guess it’s on the same frequency as my radio station but it was a strange thing to hear over the radio!

I was also thinking about my old school friends and how their lives turned out and what careers they chose and it’s various: one’s an accountant, one’s a lawyer, one’s a mail carrier, one works for the school board, one works on Wall Street, one has a PhD in psychology, One has a Masters Degree in business and finance, 2 own restaurants, one owns a hotel in Costa Rica, one works in computers, etc. so I’d say they did well and ended up successful.

The Home Inspector.

HomeInspector The home inspector came to check out our house for approval for the new insurance company. He was here about 35 minutes and luckily it was cold so the icicles weren’t melting and dripping and leaking water thru the ceiling for him to notice when he was here. My mother was paranoid about all the clutter and mess, not wanting him to see what slobs we are so we had to do a big cleaning before he came( even though he’s here to check for structural integrity of the house and safety hazards) and the 11 YR old asked me, “Are we secretly moving and you never told us and that’s why we had to clean, because people are coming to look at the house?” He took some photos but never gave us a report yet so we don’t know if we passed or not, and I don’t know what concerns me more; if we didn’t pass and they refuse to give us insurance coverage or if he insists on repairs that we can’t afford but with the virus going thru our house( all the kids have it now, just me, my mother,and my hubby left standing,and I’ve had a headache for 2 days and now a sore throat so I think I’m next…) that can be our “revenge” on him( getting him sick) if he gives us a bad report! Buddy was barking like crazy as well and I had to restrain him but he kept wriggling trying to break free from my arms and go at the guy, dutifully guarding and protecting his home and his family and he’s pure muscle and really strong for such a little dog!

I also can’t believe the cruel prank the 11 YR old did on me; sent a pretend e-mail making it look like my cousin sent it telling me that my fave. cousin had died (I wish they weren’t so tech-savvy and good at hacking) I was really upset and it wasn’t funny; there’s just some things that you DON’T “joke” about. She said she “wanted to see what I’d do” (I took away her iPod for 6 months, that’s what I did) and she did it because she was mad at me for asking her to e-mail me some photos. Another cousin in Europe said it was “really mean” of her to do that to me,and my friend J ( from grade 8) said it was the “meanest thing” she’s “ever heard of.” My kids suck.

When I was taking Buddy for a walk we walked past 2 teen girls and I heard one say, “Oh, what a cute little dog!” the 20 YR old taunts I’m “crazy” because I take “Crazy pills” (Prozac) and for the past few nights I keep having dreams about my old “frenemy” J, all of sudden, out of nowhere, even after all these YRS, so I wonder if it means she died or something? I forgave her long ago though for her back-stabbing, lying, using me,being two-faced, stealing my friends away, and betrayal, and I pray for her now and wish her well. A weird news story,too: they found a 6 ft. high 33 ft. long “bunker”, tunnel, shaft etc. dug underground in Toronto near a Pan-Am Games venue and it was well-built and even had lights, a generator, and sump-pump, mystifying authorities; what was it to be used for? Drug smuggling? To hold hostages? To store and then detonate explosives? A terrorist attack? A bunker to live after an attack? Or maybe someone’s just going to live there in an underground home due the ridiculous real estate prices in the city? It’s a puzzling mystery for sure, and they over-react about the so-called measles “outbreak” as well; a total of 11 people in Toronto have it…..out of a population of over 2 MILLION; hardly what I’d call an epidemic.Just more scare tactics and fear mongering yet again.