mundane details

It’s quiet in the house. The kids are at school, and D is in the office today. He goes in about 3 days per week. I enjoy these quiet days alone, but they can drag on after too many, so I do try to keep myself busy. That will be easy today, since I have a lot of prep to do for Jackson’s birthday party tonight.

Being a kid with divorced parents means that you get several birthday parties; one with each family, and usually another with friends. This is my year to have Jackson on his actual birthday, so we will be making his favorite foods for dinner, as is our tradition. Then there is giving him his gifts (usually), but he got his new PC last night, and it’s all hooked up. I’m giving him a game for it tonight, and Frey wants to run out and get him a flannel. Should be a good time, and, of course, pics later.

I’m also mailing off my secret santa gift today. I’m going to send it via UPS even though it’s more expensive. I don’t trust USPS. Plus, UPS is way more convenient. There is a UPS store located inside our grocery store, and I have to go there anyway, so it all works out. My person lives in New Mexico. She wasn’t super active in the Facebook group, so I had to improvise a bit. I got her the following: a lavender scarf, a candle, a puzzle with display easel, some miscellaneous items, like bookmarks, and I’m sending her a book from my library, based upon where her interests seem to lie. Now I just need to write up my reveal letter and send everything off.

I’m finished with the antibiotics finally, and it seems like my sinus infection is gone. My doc checked my ears yesterday and said they looked good. I’m still fighting off my seasonal allergies, but what else is new. I’ve recently begun to wonder if maybe it wouldn’t be worthwhile to get an allergy test. I need to understand why I never get any relief from this anymore. Just one more doctor’s appointment to add to the list. SIGH.

Speaking of doctors, I met with both the radiation oncologist (Dr. Z) and my medical oncologist (Dr. B) yesterday morning. They still don’t seem to have a firm grasp on what this tumor on my hip is all about, but the plan is to treat it like it’s breast cancer and zap it. I’m going in tomorrow morning for my mapping appointment, where they scan me and mark my body up to make sure they hit the right mark. I’m not sure if I’m getting the actual radiation tomorrow or some other time. Nobody tells me, the actual patient, much of anything. I just get a call saying “come here now” or “be there then.” Double sigh.

I took an Ambien last night, and was able to get some decent sleep. I’ve also started taking B12 supplements, hoping those will provide a boost of energy. I know I could take the Ritalin, and I probably should, but I def don’t want to restart it today. Last time I started it, my entire day was ruined because I was high as a kite and jittery as fuck. I thought I was going to crawl out of my fucking skin.

I’ve been feeling better as of late. More like my “old” self again. I have optimistically set up a few friend dates for this week, and I’m hoping the good feeling lasts so I can actually see my people. I now have a breakfast date and a dinner date for Thursday!

OMG – so last night, Bizzy escaped! He ran out the front door, which hadn’t been closed all the way (long story). I had to run after him in my bare feet. Luckily, he didn’t leave the subdivision, and I know how to communicate with him to get him to actually approach me. Once he was close enough, I basically jumped on top of him, and picked him up. He weighs about 50 pounds, so that was fun. Ha. D met me with the leash and we got him back into the house. It scared the shit out of me though. I love him so very much, and I cannot deal with the idea that we might lose him. No, no, no, sir.

I can’t believe I’ve written this much. What a ramble. I’m actually on my laptop right now, which makes it a lot easier.

I guess I should go clean up the house, shower, and get out to do my errands. I have to pick up both the kids in the 3:00 hour, so time is a wastin.’


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