Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Still here....pretty quiet

Well hey....

Just to clarify....if I really don't have anything to say, I go quiet.  So in the past 6 weeks, there hasn't been much to report.

The flea situation never really was a situation.  I woke up that one morning, convinced I was being eaten alive...I now think it was a stress reaction and the rash was probably hives.  I spent those first weeks vacuuming and washing everything.  and you know what.....I never did find another flea or flea dirt on either cat.  At this point, I still wash and vacuum on our regular schedule, apply the topical monthly treatment, and spray everything weekly with flea and tick spray (just in case).

Thanksgiving was fine.  My parents came over and brought someone along (which is a whole other story).  I got told by the friend that I don't visit them enough and they want to see us (which translates to mean the kids) more.  I said the telephone works two ways, and in the year (yes....it was a year on Dec 1!) we have been here, they have never once had us over. Amazingly...they invited us over for Hanukkah...which is another story.  Whatever.

We are nearing the end of the first semester of school.  The kids have 6.5 days of school before Christmas break.  Both have done amazing this semester.  Very proud.

Christmas is almost here.  I am done shopping with the exception of a few stocking stuffer type items.  I got some amazing deals....like boots for Sassy that were originally $120.....and we paid $10.  Santa is bringing grown up gifts this year....an electric razor for Bossy (which he is getting close to needing....where did my little boy go?).....and a phone for Sassy (which Santa brought early, so she could get used to it before the school break).  So mature.....sigh.  Again....amazing deals....the razor was originally $120, and with rebate....final price was $18.  Her phone....basically it will be $31 a month to add her to our plan, which is the line charge and insurance....the phone itself was "free".

It has been wonderful decorating with all our stuff.   It has been 3 years since we were able to do everything, and I missed it.  I got rid of several things and reorganized.  We will be buying LED lights after Christmas for our main tree.  As a side note.....the inner light strand of the tree died a week after we got it.  At least I got a picture before it died.

I had a physical in November, and now am on meds for hypertension.  I went back for a check a few weeks later, and the meds definitely brought it down.  I will have to go back in a few months.  I am still seeing the chiropractor weekly.

The biggest update is still in the works, and is very recent.  I was offered a major promotion at work....becoming Center Director.  No details yet.....it is still in the works and not sure if it will all work out yet.  More to come.

That's it.  Not much of substance to report!


  1. Nice to see an update! Glad to hear the kids are doing well! :)

  2. So nice to hear from you thought I was going to ahve to come find you!

  3. Hey a lot has happened. Your kids are doing well, you have a good chance of getting a promotion and no fleas. Pretty ballsy of your parent's friend but whatever. You sound happy and your family is thriving, that is good. Cheryl

    1. We are getting there....

      Mom's friend is a whole other post that I won't get into. But yes, as a guest I'm my home....it was ballsy to start in with me.

  4. I've followed you for a while now and never "chatted" much. I think we have a lot in common parent-wise, though mine is pretty much mom issues. But what does a person do when the mom is 75 and the daughter is 53. Ugh. Watch your blood pressure, I've been on meds for a long time and just had a huge problem. Cut back salt, etc. You sound like you're doing good.

  5. Gah! Wonderful news! Things are really looking up! It's so good to hear from you.

  6. I was getting a little worried. But I can relate. It's been pretty quiet for me.