Tuesday, October 27, 2009

she had eyes so blue they looked like weather

Silently, one by one, in the infinite meadows of Heaven,
Blossom the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Evangeline

title courtesy of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers: It'll all work out

Monday, October 26, 2009

pass the tea & sympathy.

Photos are from when Minda, Bre & Maxx came to Kansas City this last weekend. We had a great time. After they all left on Friday evening when I made an awful discovery...my cold (which I've had for 20 days) had suddenly gotten much worse. It worsened even more throughout the weekend putting a damper on a visit from my mom, Randy and my grandparents.

Today, tired of being miserable, I hit up Minute Clinic, after I tried to get into my regular doctor whom I can see on Thursday (!). So I cancelled the Thursday gig and headed over to CVS. I have a sinus infection, which I expected. I get one every fall and every spring.

The ARNP told me I could prevent them with those nasal rinses. I must have looked terrified. She told me they are a little weird but they prevent and treat infections. She told me to buy one.
I confessed my biggest fear is water and drowning. If a little water goes up my nose when washing my face I freak.

She told me it would make me feel better much faster, maybe even today! To a person in pain, that promise is dirty pool. I bought one. And I freaked.

Once when I was a child, around 5, I had to have ear drops for an infection. I did not take well to them. My dad had to hold me down while my mom put them in. I threatened (idly) to call 911 and report him for child abuse. Thus, from then on my mother told pediatricians I would rather just have the anti-biotic. The doctor would then tell her that the drops work faster and numb the pain. I would then tell the doctor I would just have the pain, please.

This time I am going to try to make a concerted effort. I may have wanted to take the pain then, but I am all about getting rid of it now.

title courtesy of Janis Ian - Tea & Sympathy, Photos courtesy of Minda Schultz

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Every word you say I think I should write down

The tea container is the only thing I've thrifted in a while. I gave myself a budget and left off for retail therapy. I only spent a 1.50 and I think it's a cute new addition to the cluster of kitchen stuff above my stove & sink.

I am really trying hard to relax tonight. So I am off to officially veg out. I seem to be reacting badly to my stress level lately (I have hives, everywhere, everyday. Benadryl and I are great friends).

title courtesy of Joshua Radin, Paperweight

Sunday, October 18, 2009

wait, they don't love you like I love you.

As my 30th birthday approaches, I become more and more in love with my friends. I mean my forever friends (these five girls + bre). Female friendships can be hard to come-by and hard to maintain. Life happens, you marry husband(s) and you have child(ren) and friendship becomesthat thing that you only reach out for if you really need it.
As I age I realize what a treasure my friends are. They are so great with little text messages, happy mail, phone calls and visits...it makes my life better (by a factor of a million). I begin to realize they knew me as a kid, and as a woman...people like that are necessary. So for the prompt this month (There is such a thing) I chose "Always", and I featured girlfriends I've had for 15 years.
Thanks for reading my little love letter, leave your girlfriend(s) a little note in my comments.
title courtesy of the yeah yeah yeahs

Friday, October 16, 2009

Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz ?

I've been so lax on blogging. I haven't been this bad ever. "Lemme 'splain...no takes too long, lemme sum up." (loosely paraphrased from the Princess Bride).

  • new job but still doing the old job (luckily ready to hire someone today!)
  • have been sick with a disgusting head cold
  • have been running all over the place for Keenan (because his dad borrowed his car)
  • my car is on it's last leg, even after the new water pump and million other things. therefore I have to buy one (a car). I am not excited for the expense or the being terrified about buying one.
  • behind on all fronts.
  • Keenan's show (My First Time) closes this weekend. he is already in rehearsals at the Coterie for the next show (Little House on the Prairie).
  • thrifting is at a standstill as I am broke (refer back to my car).
  • this is why I haven't blogged...almost a month and nothing much happening.
title courtesy of Janis Joplin