Archive for November, 2011
Happy Birthday, Josh.
In unrelated news, I won’t be posting tomorrow in support of AIDS Day. I haven’t posted ever on December 1st, I think. I could be wrong. I’ve had my medicine for the night and my brain isn’t at its best.
Court went fairly well. I think my testimony is going to win the case, or at least get us a verdict in a favourable way. I was the only one who really seemed to care about the case as a whole. Lance came to court drunk and during recess he drank more. Michelle was on narcotics. Harvest joined in. Justin and Patrick chain smoked during recess while gawking at a nudie magazine. I was the only one who attended court who wasn’t in jeans and chucks. I spent the recess taking photos of the skyscrapers downtown. Why in the world would these people just brush off their court date? It really upset me, and I told them this on the way back to the court room. I don’t think Michelle had had a bath in a few days. Everyone on the opposing side had fancy lawyers. We had a simple lawyer, who probably was still studying for her bar.
Coming out of the court room, our lawyer pulled me aside and said that because of my testimony, there was a good chance that we were going to win the case, and if not, we can appeal. This has only been going on for nineteen months now. How much longer can they drag it out?
Have a safe and happy weekend, everyone!
We’re having some kind of a weird wind storm tonight, and the wind is rattling the windows, as well as it is howling fiercely outside. Kind of scary. My mind is elsewhere tonight, and I don’t know why I opened up my site to update. My family has been driving me nuts, and it started with Dennis bringing home a copy of Skyward Sword. He was so sure that he was going to beat in the first day he had it, that he just had to play it all day since Thanksgiving morning. Which left me to do laundry, cook the last couple of days’ worth of meals, and finally, tend to the kids. The boys were ok to tend; they just needed love, supervision, food, sleep, and clean clothes. It was Chloe who was difficult.
The kids ganged around their Hero of Time father, hoping to watch him succeed in beating a video game. All he really managed to succeed in doing was keeping the bed from being made for the past few days, twisting his ankle, and breaking a window, on top of hitting the potted plants in the bedroom, causing them to crash down to the floor. I was glad we don’t have carpeting in the bedroom. It was easy to sweep up the potting soil, but then I had to stop what I was doing and re-pot the plants. Three of which were thorny cacti and my thumb is still burning.
This morning, Chloe announced that she did, indeed, have homework this Thanksgiving weekend. Ok, so maybe she wouldn’t have had any if she had sat down three weeks ago and did it or even started on it. She has a diorama due on Monday, but there is nothing done! I gathered up the supplies for her, and an hour later, she wasn’t doing anything with it. Still watching daddy play his game. I read the directions for the diorama and fine-tuned her supplies, and still she did not touch it. I offered to help her with the cutting and placement. Nope, didn’t interest her.
After dinner tonight, she had the audacity to ask me if I could do the diorama for her! Um, no! She asked Dennis, and he lovingly introduced her to super glue. Yes, super glue! All that accomplished was Chloe gluing my desk drawer shut.
I gathered up her supplies, then gathered her up, and put her in her room and told her she was going to do the project tonight and tomorrow, or she was going to suffer the zero on the assignment. No help from momma or daddy, now. Her reaction was to cry, and scream that I was a bad, abusive mother, then scream for help from her daddy. When I saw the boys giggling about the ordeal where she could see them, I told them to either go back and watch the Link game or go to their room and shut the door. I then closed Chloe’s door and went back to working on sorting laundry. The boys scattered. I haven’t saw them since and I have a feeling I won’t see them until breakfast.
I am glad I took the super glue away from Chloe. She was going to glue my laptop shut and glue my phone’s charging cord to the wall. Little brat! All because I was ‘bothering” her to do her homework. Dennis asked me in mid-battle with some kind of strange monster on the game, if I was sure I had made the right choice in making Chloe do the assignment right that second. “Well, she’s had all month to do it, just now told me that she had an assignment, and so, yeah. I think I made the right choice in making her at least start the project,” I replied.
Upon checking up on her, Chloe had about 70% of the diorama done, and she was sleeping on the covers of her bed. See? It wasn’t that hard!
I have my NanoWriMo to finish and then I have my court on Wednesday. I have to call the judge Monday and tell him that I will be there. I thought the lawyer was going to do that. Oh well. I plan on being there, no matter what.
Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving, and that your Christmas shopping is going smoothly! Have a good night and a good weekend!
Thursday night the Leonids fell for the year 2011. I watched in awe and silence as the meteors fell as fiery streaks across the sky. The rain of meteors, as they silently streaked across the velvet sky, calmed me, in a way. I wrote about it in my journal, but I cannot find said journal now, so I cannot re-write what I wrote as I watched them. I did take some photos with my star app.
I got a battery for my newer camera, and I was able to use the silly thing for more than a few seconds. It’s strange that the camera works better with a rechargeable battery than with brand-new, super-powerful batteries that work so great in my other toys. The zoom is wonderful. The “night scape” is awesome. It picked up my glowing isotopes perfectly in the dark with no flash.
Poor dog didn’t really want her picture taken. She’s a really fairly reserved dog, who shies away from people. I caught her licking her nose, and snapped the picture a second too late, so she looked like she was sticking her tongue out at me. Good thing dogs can’t Google themselves and find these embarrassing photos of themselves online.
The isotopes’ photo. You can see them glowing and the glow radiating from them on the left-hand side of the photo.
Yes, it’s perfectly safe for me to have those sitting out on my dresser top. These particular isotopes are only dangerous if you eat them, and if you’re that ignorant, well, I can’t help you. They do make an erie glow late at night when I wake up.
I’m still getting used to the side effects and behavioural changes from the increased dose of Cymbalta. I’m also still puzzled as to why I really need that. Why I was prescribed it. I noticed that I do not eat as much as before, I almost never laugh or smile, and I don’t make an effort to catch my favourite TV shows anymore. I feel like … a zombie. A living corpse. It really is worrying me, especially since I’ve noticed these side effects more so than others. I’m also sleeping much more. I’ve slept for eighteen hours at a time, when given the chance. That cannot be good.
Oh, and yesterday I finally got the new iPhone, the 4S. I haven’t played around with it much, other than to put the anti-glare screen protector on and the new Speck Candy Shell case.
That’s it for me! To all my readers in the USA: Happy Thanksgiving! I’m going to catch some more sleep until dinner time.
Perhaps some day I will post some actual content. I can only imagine how tired of my photography and senseless videos you all are. I apologise to the newbie readers. Normally, my content is much more interesting, and with my husband home and shopping adventures happening, I’m sure that I could come up with a good, well-written post. Alas, I am bogged down with depression and medication and work. There is no time to write anything witty, and as we all know, I would rather not write than to write some tripe that has no point or prose to it.
Till I feel better!
Keep the warm thoughts coming! I appreciate all comments and will try to get around and comment to everyone, that is if you still want my comments.