Ok, so it’s not really a long weekend for me. While I’m on leave I have no idea what day it is. It was nice for Shawn to have three days off in a row, though.
What did we do this weekend? Well, I wasn’t feeling great at all and my pain seems to have increased rather than decreased (not so sure about the new meds =/) so we didn’t do much of anything. Saturday we stayed in and watched Sherlock (UK 2010) on Netflix. Sunday we went to my inlaws’ for Thanksgiving dinner. I made the ginger apple upsidedown cake for dessert, not realizing that my mother-in-law would be making a cake as well (it’s my father-in-law’s birthday tomorrow). That resulted in this:
Yep. Two cakes. The other one is chocolate cake with whipped cream. Mine was healthier. Heh heh. Shawn and his father each had a piece of both, I had a small piece of mine with a tiny scoop of ice cream. (the ginger apple cake DOES go great with ice cream, and I don’t even like ice cream!)
We took home a couple of slices of each plus a freezer bag of left over turkey. I was so looking forward to the turkey. Cut to this afternoon around 1:30:
Me: Honey, where did you put the turkey last night? I don’t see it in the fridge.
Him: It’s there somewhere, let’s see.
Me: Um.. did we forget the bag in the car?
Him: Nah! We wouldn’t have done that.
*runs out to car*
Him: How’s about I run out and pick us up something for lunch?
Yep. We forgot the bag of leftover turkey in the car over night. So it’s garbage now (it is 30C in the car). Only we would do something like that.
We did remember to bring in the tupperware with the cake in it. Oddly. The bag was on top of the tupperware, so I guess it fell under the seat. We both had headaches (mine blossomed into a migraine that had me in bed by 8pm. I was wishing that the darkness wasn’t so bright and loud!) and it was dark and we were leashing up the dogs to bring them in. I guess it slipped our mind.
This weekend had the best weather. I wish I was healthy enough to have enjoyed it more. Everything on my body hurts so much I want to cry. Even if I wasn’t able to go out and do things, I did sit outside for a while each day and enjoy the weather (Saturday, I made Shawn wash the dogs while I held the leash. )
The dogs, of course, enjoyed this weekend immensely (ok, maybe not the bathing part). They have been outside all weekend playing around. Sunday’s jaunt to the inlaws’ even got them extra play time with Hex and Nixie. Today I spent some of the evening out back with them, snapping photos while they played.
I spent a lot of the last three days in my jammies. Wait, scratch that, I’m spending most days in jammies. I got *dressed* to go to my inlaws’, so that was nice. It has been a very lazy long weekend and I’m thankful for that.
I hope my Canadian readers has a stress-free long weekend and a wonderful Thanksgiving.
As I sit here, still wondering if my employer will approve my sick leave (warning: do not ever go on sick leave if you happen to be on strike. They say it’ll be business as usual for the sick leave but it’s really, really not) I’m finding myself sinking deeper and deeper into despair. It’s not just the fact that I have no idea how or when or if I’ll get paid. It’s the pain.
This pain is stupid.
I am home, for the first time not worried about what I am missing at work and yet I can’t DO anything. I hurt too much. When you’re home this long and semi-incapacitated like I am you start to notice things. You notice how horribly messy your house is and yet you can’t do a thing about it because you are in too much pain.
There is fur, dust and clutter everywhere. I am not exaggerating either. There’s no way I’d ever have anyone over right now because I am honestly embarrassed by the state of my home. Bathrooms need to be cleaned, the clothes that have been strewn all over the guest room need to be folded and put away. Mostly it was winter stuff that was left out to be stored for the summer, then the summer got to hot and too busy and nothing happened. Now there’s summer stuff on top of the winter stuff and one morning I was so frustrated by not being able to find an article of clothing I just went crazy and threw all the clothes around.
Yeah. That happened.
And it’s a mess. But I can’t do anything about it.
Oh, I could probably fold one or two items before my arms and back started hurting, but I’d have to stand, which I can’t do because of my feet and legs. Ugh.
I have a mental list of everything I want to make Shawn clean over the long weekend. heh Of course I won’t do that because he’s been busy and exhausted at work, so of course he needs time to unwind.
I sort of wish I was just home because I was on strike and I didn’t need the strike pay. Then I’d have all the time in the world to clean. Sadly, I am just home trying to fit in stretches when I don’t hurt too much because I am supposed to get decent exercise in order to help combat the pain – BUT IT HURTS TOO MUCH TO DO! Gah!
I am also bored.
Bored out of my mind.
I spend a lot of time surfing the web while sitting or lying down. The web is boring. Seriously. I’m in a reading funk. Nothing is capturing my attention. There are two problems there 1) sometimes it hurts too much to hold a book and b) sometimes I am in too much pain to really focus on what I am reading since I am spending so much time trying to get comfortable.
Being in pain is a pain!
I did have a couple of better days this week and made “fancy” dinners. (fancy = I cooked) Last night wasn’t one of those nights and Shawn didn’t leave the office until 7pm so we just ended up with McDonalds when I picked him up at the autopark. (Driving by myself is still really strange and I don’t think I like it very much). I wasn’t going to wait around while Shawn was stuck at the autopark for 40 minutes waiting for the bus. I did make him drive once I picked him up though because I really wasn’t feeling great. I have no idea what we’re going to do for dinner tonight. Friday is always a late at work day, so I don’t expect Shawn home until after 7pm again. I think I might have done too much on my “good” days because yesterday and today my body is cranky.
I think the new medication is starting to work. I hope so because I am tired of being in pain for no reason. There will still be no reason for the pain if the meds work, but at least I won’t be feeling the pain so I won’t notice it.
I am so frustrated by so many things right now. I need a vacation. (Because staying at home, being in constant pain through your entire body while stressing over your work situation isn’t a vacation. Don’t ever think it is.) I need to go somewhere and feel better and not worry about anything (read: money). I want to go far, far away and just be able to have fun every day.
This took me forever to write because my hands and wrists are sore.
I am happy this is a long weekend and I’ll get to spend time with Shawn (not just telling him what to clean ). I’m super lonely at home. At the same time, I don’t really want to be dealing with people.
Things should get better soon, right? I really think it’s about time.
My poor Jinx puppy is a Lappie of high standards. One of the things that offends him deeply is the existence of squirrels. Just this morning, I looked up and saw a huge, fluffy squirrel tail right outside our living room window. The squirrel had the nerve to be on our windowsill trying to hide food in the flower box for the winter. Of course I drew Jinx’s attention to said offensive act and he ran from the backdoor (where he was keeping a vigilant watch for squirrels in the back yard) to the front window and nearly had an aneurysm. Seriously. He was foaming at the mouth in outrage!
Little Sophie had no clue what was going on, but she happily bounded around, wagging her tail and trying to look out the window, too. If Jinx was excited about something she had to be excited, too! YAY! Something is HAPPENING! THIS IS SO MUCH FUN!!! (What’s going on?) I DON’T CARE! YAY!!!
Once Jinx was back on all fours and looking at me with a mix of ”How rude!” and “I am so proud of the way I protected you!” on his face, I couldn’t help but give him a treat. After all, squirrels are terrifying and he did save my life. Sophie, of course, still had no idea what was going on, so she put two and two together (Let’s see… Jinx got all huffy and whiny and grumbly about something and Mummy gave him a cookies. I can do this!) so she barked once at me and pranced around. Of course she got a treat, too.
I really wish that the front window episode didn’t happen so fast and I was able to get a photo or video of it. Drat.
BUT! The squirrels were not to be deterred from their winter preparations! Oh, no! Just moments ago, Jinx started freaking out again (which of course scared the crap out of me since it was so quiet up until then) and even managed to somehow OPEN THE SCREEN DOOR in his outburst! I figured there was a squirrel on the back fence (as is the norm) and got up, scolded Jinx with all my might and made him go lie on his bed at the other end of the room. Only while closing the glass door over the screen did I notice the lone peanut sitting about a foot and half away from the door.
Next thing I knew, there was a little squirrel face peering at me from around the corner of the railing by the deck steps. I grabbed my phone and in my indecision over whether or not to take photo or video, I almost missed this:
Oh, yes! Mr. Billionaire Jinx Puppy’s outburst was justified! That little squirrely bugger was RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIS FACE!
That’s just beyond rude.
(Although, I was upset at Jinx for the outburst, I was more scared of the fact that the screen door opened before I realized it was him that did it. I thought someone was breaking in!)
The nerve of some creatures. Seriously.
Mr. Proper Lappie (aka – Billionaire Jinx Puppy) shall don his top hat and monocle and make sure this doesn’t ever happen again. How offensive.
My husband made a warning sign for those evil little rodents…
That there list on the right is what I have in my TV bookmark folder on my browser. Turns out that iTunes was only showing the pilot episodes of new fall shows for free their first week out. I had to do some googling to figure out where I could see shows like New Girl and Charlie’s Angels. (Turns out Charlie’s Angels is on CTV, who knew?) Boy was I excited to discover CityTV, which I didn’t know about (I guess because I never had it as a cable station?)
Last week I spent much of the end of the week watching stuff online because I was mentally wiped. I tried Pan Am and was delighted to find that I sort of liked it. I just watched the second episode today and I have to say I do like the show. It’s got something that catches my attention. However, poor Christina Ricci doesn’t look very good. I used to adore her and I know she’s had eating disorder issues, and I guess it caught up with her. I wish she was used more in the show, though.
Another show I checked out, because I saw it was on CityTV, was Revenge. I honestly don’t recall who I saw mention this show but I remember it was positive, so I checked it out. Happily there were already two episodes and before I knew it, I’d watched both eager for more. So this is a must watch for me.
Because I am a season behind on How I Met Your Mother and I never finished watching last season’s Castle, I am left with a gap of TV viewing on Monday. I don’t want to watch Castle right now, knowing what I know about the end of last season. I’ll have to find it on DVD I guess. HIMYM is always a gift from Ravi, so until I watch last season (over Christmas. Hint, hint, Ravi) I won’t watch this season at all.
Doctor Who is done for the season, all that’s left is a Christmas episode. I swear, 6 episodes and then a huge, long break is just cruel. What’s up with that UK??
Obviously Grimm and Once Upon a Time haven’t started yet, though I hope they will be worth watching when they do. Thanks to CTV for having both.
Why am I still watching Ringer? I don’t know. I think it’s just because I need an SMG fix, even if her character(s) aren’t exciting at all and the show is so, so bad. I watch it and make fun of it while I watch it, yelling out stuff to Shawn who is trying to play his computer game. I am sure he’s thrilled I am sharing every little awful thing with him as the show goes on. That’s love.
I am on the fence about New Girl, too. The second episode wasn’t quite as awkward as the first, but Jess’ character really needs to be toned down. She’s a little too over the top for me and if they can even her out, I think it might work as a show. I don’t have much hope for it to stay on much past this year though.
Other shows I tried and won’t ever again – Whitney - what the hell was that?!!? Wow. I didn’t even last until the end of the 23 minute episode. Up All Night – I wanted to like this. I mean, it has Maya Rudolf and Will Arnet (whom, I might be crushing on and yet I started out loathing his character on Arrested Development). There was something about the show that rubbed me the wrong way. It doesn’t help that Maya Rudolf’s character isn’t likeable at all.
My one last grumble is that CTV’s video archive was messed up for Charlie’s Angels last week. Rather than playing clip 6 of 6 so I could see the end of the show – it started showing clip 2 of 6 of Vampire Diaries! Now I have no idea how CA ended and how am I supposed to know if they all made it out alive? How am I supposed to know if they caught the bad guy and saved the Russian First Lady! These are all pressing questions!
Why, yes! At some point when I wasn’t looking it changed from September to October. That boo! in the title, isn’t to express displeasure, rather it’s a ghosty type boo!
Earlier this week I thought about how I should probably change my blog theme and I went into my files to see what I did last year, only to discover that I was just as bummed out last year as this year (though, really, I think this year wins) and I didn’t even make a new Halloween theme for my blog! Gah! Thankfully, I have all this free time because of my sick leave (although, I wish I had the free time when I was HEALTHY, because that way I could DO things like clean the house, organize my books and clothes, etc. Alas.) and while I could sit for a while, I tried to whip up a new header. This proved to be challenging because all my original files were in Paint Shop Pro format and I couldn’t open them in Photoshop Elements. Bummer. I managed to get my old laptop Molly working long enough to figure out that I could export those images to photoshop ones and then transfer them to my macbook.
The result is above. I really like my little faerieCat graphic and I needed to include her in this header as normal. Even if my hair isn’t anything close to that colour anymore. (I wonder if I can fiddle with the colours in PSE?)
I also just discovered Google Fonts this weekend and OH MY GOSH! Where has this been all my life!? This is a sneaky way to make sure that the title fonts all look a like on different computers. This should look the same to everyone. I have tried it on my mac and on Shawn’s pc. Hopefully it’ll work.
Yeah, that’s it for me. Not an exciting post but I had to christen my favourite month with a blog post on the first day!
Sadly, this is about as festive as I am feeling at the moment. All my Halloween decorations will remain in boxes for now. I would have to clean so much of the house to have room to put them out and I just can’t. I can’t move without pain and I’m not about to exert myself just for decorations (sorry JammieJ!) Also, the little storage room under the stairs that houses all the decorations is currently behind a large washer and dryer from when we had ours replaced. The old ones are still in the basement, blocking off that room. No way I am moving all of that, or having Shawn do it since I don’t feel like decorating.
I wish we could just get a break from misery so I would be feeling more like myself and want to celebrate the month of October with my usual gusto. Sadly, that’s just not happening this year. I shall live through my festive blog theme for the meanwhile.