mugglechump: (Default)
( May. 16th, 2009 06:07 pm)
Thanks to everyone who sent well-wishes for my mom. She decided not to go to the hospital after all, but to wait for her appt with the cardiologist on Monday and see what they say. Her regular doctor wanted her to be admitted last week, but Mom has a thing about being in the hospital and asked what they would do for her there that she couldn't do at home. The answer was that they would give her treatments with a nebulizer (sp?). In the end, Mom got a nebulizer for use at home.

Convoluted? Yep. My family has character.

Anyway, I'm home again. I spent most of the day at Mom's and did a little work around her house. I'm tired and have a headache, but I also have scenes needing my attention, so I'll putz around a bit online, I think.
mugglechump: (Kate Bones)
( May. 16th, 2009 09:42 am)
I'm not sure how much I'll be around this weekend. I'm taking my mom over to the hospital shortly because she's still having a lot of breathing trouble. If they admit her, I'll be staying at her house with my brother Kenny while she's in the hospital. There's a computer there, but I don't know how much time I'd have to be on it. And it's slow.
mugglechump: (Heart:  Raccoon)
( May. 10th, 2009 10:17 am)
Happy Mother's Day to all my flisty moms!

I'm enjoying Mother's Day by having no real plans beyond taking Sheridan to see the new X-Men movie with James. Sheridan LOVES X-Men and I'm always willing to watch a little shirtless Hugh Jackman.

Oh, and I have things to clean and write.

I haven't forgotten my drabbles, work has just been insane recently. By the time I'd get home in the evenings, my brain was just not up for the challenge. This week should be better, so I'm hoping to crank them out.

My mom's sick and needed me to do her grocery shopping yesterday, so I went over to her place yesterday rather than today. She'd like me to come back today, but I don't think I'll get over.

And... That's pretty much what's going on with me.
mugglechump: (Bunny Quite Enough)
( May. 18th, 2008 12:35 pm)

So. I woke up this morning to discover that I've caught Meredith's pink eye. *sigh* This was quickly followed by the realization that I'd sent the eye drops from the last time I had pink eye to NC with Meredith. Probability of drops not returning with her tomorrow: Pretty high.

Tomorrow is the one day out of the fiscal month that I have to go to work. Ergo, cannot go to the doctor until Tuesday if the drops are not returned to me.

Was supposed to see Iron Man today with my mom. Canceled due to allergies and pink eye. Mom was disappointed.

Mom asked if Mer and I want to go away for the long weekend to Cherokee/Asheville/Bryson City (where my great-grandfather was born). Mer's aunt is recently engaged and the engagement party is next weekend. We've both said we'd be there. Mom was disappointed. Told her I'll talk to Mer and see if I can convince her to miss the party. This is unlikely, as we're talking about Mer's favorite aunt, who is much more fun than her mom, grandmother, and uncle with Down Syndrome on a days long trip to the country. Could leave her behind with her dad for the weekend, but Mom would be disappointed. Do we sense a theme here? Could force her to go, but will then have a grumpy teenager spoiling everyone's good time and annoying me with her constant text messaging.

On the plus side, I tagged in on five scenes this morning and then went back to bed for two hours. Have I mentioned that I love Married!Romy/Oliver? I do. They're sickening. It's fun to have a blissfully happy character. And hello? Smuts like whoa. And, of course, Erin is teh awesome, even in Tokyo.

I need to eat. And shower. And clean. And GROCERY SHOP - NO FOOD! And hopefully scene some more. Nap again? Maybe.
mugglechump: (Jason Isaacs dancing)
( Jul. 28th, 2007 11:13 pm)
So, Mer and I visited over at R&T's. Becky and Manny brought the baby over so James' mom could see her. I didn't get to hold Gracie, but it was good to see them for a little bit. Becky will be coming back to work on the 9th, but only for two weeks. The management won't let her go part time, so she's quitting. :( She doesn't want to have Gracie in daycare if she doesn't have to, and she doesn't. They've been putting her checks into savings and just living off Manny's pay since before Grayson was born, to make sure they could afford for her to quit if it came to that. So now they've got a nice cushion of savings, and they are used to living without her income. More power to them.

We were running late for the showing of Ratatouille I'd planned to go to, so we hung out at Mom's until after dinner, and went to the 7:10 show instead. The movie was cute, and the theatre was not crowded, so that was all good. Oh, dinner was nice, too. Mom made corned beef with potatoes, carrots, and cabbage. Yum. My sole attempt to make corned beef was a dismal failure, so it was a bit of a treat to have that.

Mom also gave me money to get Mer a new mattress and box spring. Mer's old daybed frame wasn't able to make the move, and I didn't realize we'd pitched her box spring until we went to pull it from storage. So, her mattress has been on the floor since we moved. Mer's hoping I'll take her to Ikea to get a new bedframe, too, but that may have to wait a little bit. I'm sure I can get a metal frame tossed in with the mattress set, and that will suffice for the moment. Anyway, the point of this was really that my mom is good to me, despite my occasional griping.

I'm probably going to head to bed soon. I have a headache and I'm tired. All in all this was a good day, though. I'm feeling pretty satisfied. *hugs flist* I hope you each had very nice days, too.
mugglechump: (Default)
( Jul. 28th, 2007 02:15 pm)
Well, I made a list this morning of things I wanted to accomplish and I've pretty much done everything. It wasn't a long list, mind you, but it's an accomplishment just the same.

James is spending the weekend over at Richard & Tracey's since his mom's in town, so I called him over to help me haul stuff to Salvation Army. I got rid of 3 boxes of clothes, 3 boxes of household items and whatnot, a big bag of baskets (yay alliteration!), a student desk, and a dining room table. Hurray for more space in the apartment!

I also took out three bags of trash, plus one from my car. o.O

I've done the dishes, except for a couple pots. The dish drainer was full and I didn't want to balance them precariously on top, so they'll get done after the others dry.

I've done two loads of laundry and taken a shower.

And I'm eating lunch right now.

Wow! I was more productive than I thought! Go me!

Mer and I went to Blockbuster last night. She's watching bad horror flicks now. Occasionally I can't help making a sarcastic comment about the acting or the supposed plot, which earns me an annoyed 'Do you mind?' look.

Once I'm done eating, I'll head over to R&T's place to visit for a short while. Then I have to go take my brother to the movies. My mom suggested OotP, but since I've seen it and Kenny is pretty easy to please, I think we'll see Ratatouille instead. Besides, the rat movie is likely to be less crowded than the Potter flick. I despise crowded theatres. Mer's coming, too. We're trying to convince my mom to come, but theatres are so loud now that she's not a big fan.

After the movie, we're having dinner with Mom. I think she's cooking, not taking us out, which is always interesting. Having grown up on my mom's cooking, I can enjoy most anything, but she does have some unusual food creations. She does make a good meatloaf, though, as long as she's not feeling too imaginative. *mutters about the sacrilege of green olives in meatloaf*

Looking at my day, I'm starting to feel a little tired. *sigh* Well, I'd better press on!

*hugs* to my Emmie, who lost her beloved kitty, Smokey. And *hugs* to the far-too-numerous friends who are still going through rough patches for one reason or another. We all need to feel better!
This morning I pulled into the parking lot and promptly realized that I'd left my laptop at home. *headdesk*

After driving home to get it and driving back to work, I realized I left my cell phone and my yogurt (breakfast) in the car.

Screw it. I'm not going to go get them.

I had an email from my mom waiting for me when I got in the office. My grandmother is still in the rehab facility/nursing home. At this point they are telling my mom that she probably shouldn't live alone - at least for the time being. They think she needs either an aide or to live in a nursing home full time. We'll see.

My brother Chris, who lives in FL, apparently has the flu. Hopefully he'll be recovered by the time I head down there because I like hanging out with him, but I'd rather not get sick.

It seems that my uncle is in Florida right now, too, staying at my late grandmother's place. So, maybe I can finagle a night or two over there if Grandma Brown's apartment gets too cramped. (Ok, so maybe I'd rather stay at the large waterfront house than in a retirement community one bedroom apartment with three other people. Sue me. I'm selfish.)

I need to email my friend Cynthia and let her know I'll be in town. Hmm. I ought to bring her some kind of gift, too. I never sent her a present when she got married last year.

I've found someone to take care of my mom's cat while I'm gone, so WOO for that! It's $18/day for the lady to come out and feed her (also get the mail, play with her, clean the litter box, etc...), but her vet wanted $38/day to board her in a little cage, so I figure I'm still getting a decent deal. For my entrepreneurial friends - dog walking and pet sitting is big business. A lady Becky knows from the Chamber of Commerce just bought out 5 dog walking businesses, and employs something like 50 people to handle all the work. People love their pets, and will spend boatloads of money to care for them - especially if you live in or near an area with a lot of white collar professional types. Personal concierge businesses are good, too.

It appears that Meredith is just getting the entire month of February off. No school today due to the snow. Never mind that the roads have been cleared and it's supposed to hit 45 today. Oh well, she'd probably be out sick anyway, at least this way she's not missing class.

James is sick, too. He just has a bad cold, though. Thank God I've got a good immune system. For realz.

I talked to my dad briefly today for the first time in several months. I didn't ask him for money. Yay me. You'd think he could call me once in awhile. I'm not that hard to track down, you know?

I need to pay my car note and the water bill. *nods* I'll do that today.

I suppose I should do some actual work now. Meh.

(In less than 72 hours I will be on my way to [ profile] mynuet's. :D)
mugglechump: (Happy Lamb)
( Dec. 4th, 2006 10:51 pm)
Hooray for MAIL! When I finally got home around 8:30 this evening, James said, "I'm jealous of you. You have three cards in the mail." And I DID! [ profile] heyurs sent me a super nice card that made me feel all warm and loved, and I got Christmas cards with very sweet messages from [ profile] castoffstarter and [ profile] rainpuddle13! What a great way to end a very long day!

Now I just need to get on the stick and mail out my Christmas stuff.

In life news, my grandmother is out of the hospital. She's staying in a nursing home for the next two weeks to finish recuperating. Apparently she got a nurse in the ICU fired. I'm a little fuzzy on the details, but I'll share when I find out more.

Mom is flying home on Wednesday, so I only have to feed the kitty tomorrow night and then pick Mom and Kenny up from the airport at lunchtime Wednesday. I love my family, and my mom's cat, but I'll be very glad to be done with that extra driving every night. And Punkin (the cat) is lonely, so she'll be happy to have company again.

Last night Becky started bleeding a little and went to the hospital. She and the babies seem to be fine, but she's on medical leave until her OB clears her to come back to work. She had an appointment scheduled for Wednesday anyway, so she'll probably be back to work on Thursday. Aside from having a fright, the biggest concern Becky has is that they did a sonogram at the hospital which means she probably won't have one at her appointment like she was supposed to, and she had hoped to get more pictures from it. The hospital, of course, is not set up for that sort of thing.

I have to say, far too many people I know have been in the hospital in the past few weeks. Nobody else can be ill! *points authoritative finger at you all*

I finally turned in my exchange fic this weekend. I was not very happy with it. I'm hoping my dgsmuttakah story turns out better.

I need Christmas-y icons.

That's all for now.

*hugs to all*


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