Archive for March, 2008

2008
27
Mar
19:23

no crying over work

   Posted by: arcanai    in work schmirk

the alarm woke me up from a horrible work-related dream this morning. i woke up sobbing to myself about how i was trying and just couldn’t make it work. not a great way to start the day and left me tired the rest of the day (no, i couldn’t really tell you how that’s different from any other day that i wake up breathing). the day itself wasn’t terrible and i managed to do just a little bit of cleaning during lunch and after work. not near what i had planned to have done this week but, considering how crummy i was feeling at the beginning of the week, i’ll take it. i have no idea yet when to expect my hubby to be home tomorrow so there’s a chance i might be able to get more cleaning out of the way before he gets home. not only do i not like to “waste” my weekend on cleaning but it’s really just not a realistic goal. weekends are spent having fun or holding down the couch. that’s the reality of it and i’m fine with that. i imagine since the resurrection bunny ruined our shopping trip last weekend, we’ll be going out to make another effort at blowing copious amounts of money this weekend. gotta support the economy right? afterall, i need to spend my hard-earned money bailing out all of the irresponsible idiots in the country who got us into this mess.

2008
26
Mar
15:19

ugh

   Posted by: arcanai    in feelin bad

it’s been a lonely and lousy-feeling week. i spent much of monday being sick. i’ve just felt icky since then. on the bright side, the week’s over half over so my hubby will be back home soon. now if i could just work up the energy to clean this place up a bit.

2008
23
Mar
17:53

happy easter!

   Posted by: arcanai    in Nuthin' Special

last night turned out to be somewhat of a bust again. we decided to just try walking to some of the closer places but were disappointed to find most of them closed. on the way back we ended up stopping at the place two doors down that we don’t enjoy eating at but never tried the nightlife before. it wasn’t great but it is close so i’m sure we’ll go back again sometime. i had thought about trying to find a church service to go to this morning but as i crawled into bed sometime in the 3 o’clock hour, i knew that wasn’t happening. surprisingly, my husband’s goal was to buy some tvs today. in the mid-afternoon, we made our way to town towards that end. we discovered, however, that everything is closed on easter. who’d've thunk? the mall was closed. well except for sears (big surprise) which we did go ahead and look through but there is no way in hades that i will ever give that store another penny of my money! (sears SUCKS!!!) walmart was closed. so odd. but luckily the walmart near the beach was open so we were able to get food for me since my husband is taking the car and taking off for the week, leaving me alone and stranded.

2008
22
Mar
21:29

stupid drunk witch!

   Posted by: arcanai    in getting healthy, rantings

what a frikkin week. after a very long week, we went to our favorite night spot last night but the band wasn’t our gig and the night ended with a very nasty scene. we went back to the dance floor for “sweet home alabama” – you know, with it being the national anthom and all… and there was this blond frikkin %(&#@)%* using her straw to spit her drink all over me and this chick next to me. and we’re looking at each other like wtf?! but i’m willing to shrug it off because apparently this chick has had too much and is easily amused. whatever, i’m having a good time. and then i’m dancing with my wonderful alabaman hubby and suddenly this chick poors her drink all over my #$)%&#%@ head! see you next tuesday!!! i really wish that i had jumped up on the #(%&#@!! rail and punched her in the #(%&(#% face! instead, i stood there in shock until the song was over. i was cold, wet, and angry and i just wanted to go home. we came home, showered all the nastiness off, and went to bed. today, i tried to be positive. i slept in, went to the gym for a really long, great workout, came back to make breakfast (so what if it’s the afternoon!), layed around, went to the pool, and now we’re getting ready to go hang out again. maybe that’ll make this week a better week. other than my hubby’s abandoning me again this week.

2008
21
Mar
15:13

at least my chronic fatigue is explainable

   Posted by: arcanai    in getting healthy

turns out that my thyroid is getting worse even though my replacement dosage was doubled last time i saw my endo. it has now been doubled again so here’s hopin’. also, i’m anemic even though my iron, b12, and folate are fine. dr isn’t really sure what is causing it but she’ll do further testing when i go back to retest my thyroid after being on the higher dosage for a couple months. she said between these two levels, she’s not surprised at all that i struggle to drag myself around. oh, and my 6006s are fine, thankyouferaskin.

2008
14
Mar
10:07

no need to squeeze, the melons are ripe

   Posted by: arcanai    in family time, getting healthy

i had my first medical 6006-squeezing this morning. no worries; just early screening because of family history. i was pleased when the tech said that since it was just a baseline, i shouldn’t need to have it done again for five years unless necessary. it really isn’t pleasant – not that i’ve ever heard any woman claim that it was. 6006s should really never be squeezed so hard or in such akward positions. i really felt like i deserved a nice dinner and movie for all that. after work today, we’ll be heading to al. happily, the quarantine was just lifted this week so we’ll be able to visit gma h. i’m looking forward to seeing her. poor woman probably thinks she was abandonned after two months of quarantine (not just her but the whole facility was locked down to keep the flu out). from what we’ve heard, she has been recovering from her surgery remarkably well. i still am amazed at what a strong body she has at 97 years old. mine would never make it that long. this will actually be our first time back since gma m passed away. it makes me very sad to think we won’t be playing dominos with her tomorrow. visits to wedowee will just never be the same.

2008
13
Mar
20:13

for your viewing pleasure…

   Posted by: arcanai    in pix, playing around

since i haven’t got much a way to post pix, i figured i’d at least try to post my videos. i’ve never youtubed before but it seemed like the simplest way to post. the compression really ruins the video quality but oh well. the greatest thing about the first video is the very cute “oh crap” moment kenny has when he forgets where he’s at and can’t think of the words. in the second video, if you’re paying attention, you can hear my hubby excitedly singing along in the first chorus. i sing this song to him a lot when we’re in al because he has a tendency to go john deereing up there.


heck, i’ll even throw in a link to the pix.

2008
12
Mar
19:38

free kenny!

   Posted by: arcanai    in playing around

what’s a great way to pass the time after work on a wednesday afternoon? how about a free kenny chesney concert? worked for us. i hadn’t seen kenny live before but i anticipated a great show. he’s very energetic and with a wonderfully casual vibe so i was not disappointed. we didn’t get there early enough to get up close but we did manage to get a nice view up on the top deck across the way from the stage. i was able to get pretty good pix and video considering the distance but we all know they won’t be posted anytime soon. we really need to get a home computer so that i can do some work on this shabby little site of mine.

2008
10
Mar
11:24

spring break!

   Posted by: arcanai    in Nuthin' Special

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SIS-N-LAW!!! if i recall correctly, they should have had a great weekend at a music festival in ft lauderdale over the weekend. we, too, had a great weekend. our spring breaking on friday was a great success. it was the most fun i’ve had at our favorite little club yet. we managed to stay out until 0300 and never sat down the whole night. yep, that’s right folks, i danced the night away. inexplicable, i know. alright, so it wasn’t so much dancing as jumping and head-banging and shouting along with the music. it was an awesome time. i even got hit on (and my husband got congratulated – yay self-esteem boost!!!). there was, of course, a price to be paid for all of that being young and partying. saturday was very much a hold down the couch kind of day. although we did drag ourselves out long enough to sit in the hot tub a bit. we had actually planned on going back for a second night but we were just too wiped (alright, we’re old but at least we can muster up the strength to play young once in a while!) sunday was slightly more productive with grocerying and hot tubbing. it was really just a great weekend!

2008
7
Mar
15:27

meltdowns goin’ ’round

   Posted by: arcanai    in work schmirk

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, COUSIN!!! i hope the big three-one is a fabulous one for you. as for me, it’s been a week. on the bright side, we did become official floridians this week when we were mercifully granted our homestead exemption even though we didn’t exactly meet all of the requirements (thank you mr property tax assessor guy!!!) – stupid fine print. just so you know, we did have all of the required pieces, just not by the required dates. on wednesday, i had a total melt-down that my poor hubby had to not only witness but also talk me down from quitting my job. gotta love those kind of days. today was his turn. he handled his melt-down much better by going for a run instead of ranting like a lunatic. the good news is that it’s spring break so we’re going to go out tonight and party with all the young little whipperschnappers. better go get a nap in, eh?