May 2010 prove lots better than 2009! *fingers crossed*
Archive for December, 2009
Let’s see…where to begin?
On the fertility front:
I’ve started the next round of treatment…this time with a nasal spray in addition to the ever popular belly stabbing needle thing. So, now I have the “icky taste in the back of my throat” added to the process. Bleh. In addition, at the end of the year I will no longer be double covered by Kaiser so I need to find out how much it will cost to continue this whole fertility thing. If y’all could please keep your fingers crossed/pray for me? Thanks.
In other news:
After dinner at my parents’ place on Christmas (more on that and my shiny cool presents later) Koshvader and I drove up the mountain to get my Mother in Law. She’s ill again, and this way we managed to avoid the rain/snow of the following day. I was a bit useless at work on Saturday, but I was there and awake. That worked out well enough. And now, today I’m taking her to an Urgent Care appointment. I’ll be heading in to work when I can. At least this means that I had time to run my pants through the dryer. No emergency back up black pants for me today!
Well, I’d best go get a bit of something to eat before I have to leave. Have a Happy New Year/Hogmanay if I forget to mention it later.
Look! My Daddy is Santa!
Well, really, my Dad and Mum recently played Mr. and Mrs. Claus for a bunch of kids at a neighborhood party. So cool! I’m proud of them for doing this and stepping out of their comfort zone. Also? How cool is it that my daddy is dressed as Santa?
In other news, I’ve started a new blog. Yeah, I know, yet another blog. But this one happens to be on a topic that I can’t shut up about: Books being adapted to film. It’s called Did They Film it? (http://www.didtheyfilmit.com/). I hope that, among other things, I can help out those kids that are told to read a book that hasn’t been made into a movie. See? Now I have a place to babble.
And I think I’ll finish this up with a video that is infamous in my family. I like to sing the song really fast.
Have I mentioned that I love Thinkgeek? Here are five cool things that illustrate what I’m talking about.
1. SurvivalStraps Survival Bracelet – I really want one of these.
2. Bag of Holding – I could use a new messenger bag.
3. DaysAgo Refrigerator Timer – Dead useful.
5. Plush Sushi – Too cute!
By Popular Request (mostly from my Mum), here is a list of 13 things that Koshvader would like for Xmas.
3. Unabridged Richard Scarry Books
4. Star Trek (Blue Ray)
5. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (Blue Ray)
6. Slippers (size 8 1/2)
7. Spice Grinder
9. X-Files Season 9
10. Remington Steele Season 3
11. Aqua Teen Hunger Force Volume 2
12. Venture Brothers Season 3
Seriously, though. The heater that last year stopped shutting off when it was done heating, preferring instead to blow old air, has given up on the whole heating thing. The handyman was supposed to look at it on Wednesday morning (in hopes that it was just the pilot light or something) but…he didn’t. So the vendor is coming out to look at it way too dang early tomorrow morning.
What did the handyman look at? Oh, the handle on the back sliding door that has broken off. Broken. Off. Apparently it wasn’t up to the normal wear and tear that comes from short people using it to open and close a sliding glass door. Hopefully the new handle should be here soon.
I didn’t even bother to tell the front office about the Fridge yet. I have a frost-free freezer. The Fridge? Not so much. There is a sheet of ice covering the back half of the bottom shelf. And anything that gets too close to the back on any shelf freezes solid. Frozen lemon juice tastes terrible, for the record. Bleh. I think I’ll live with this problem until the beginning of the year. It’s been this way for a while.
And today? Today the house phone started acting up. One of the handsets had already freaked out, and the second one is following suit.
Hey! Apartment! I have space heaters, cell phones, an old non-digital phone, and a small college fridge. Oh! And a front door. So…cut it out.
My Mum has been bugging me for a proper list for Christmas…so here it is.
1. Supernatural – Seasons 2-4
2. Bones Season 2 & 4
3. Doctor Who – The Dalek Invasion of Earth
4. Celtic Wonder Tales by Ella Young
5. A Yoga Ball
6. The Muppet Show Seasons 1-3
7. Converse size 6 Womens/4 mens
8. ipod touch
9. A Mac Mini
10. A Digital Video Camera
11. Supernatural: The Official Companion – Season 1 (and 2 & 3)
12. The Order of Things: Hierarchies, Structures, and Pecking Orders
13. Silk long underwear/cuddle duds/thermals (something along these lines.)
In the past on this site I have mentioned Thayerism.
Thayerism: A term used in my family to refer to those of us that move someplace and never move again. In the case of some of my family, this can mean staying for several generations.
The opposite of Thayerism is the Gypsy-esque habit of moving every couple of years. The latter being how I grew up until the second half of Elementary School. Yes. I went to five different Elementary schools, if you count Preschool. All in the same general area, too.
For a long time now I’ve seen myself as a bit more Thayeresque, preferring to stay in one place over moving on every couple of years. But this morning on my way to work I had a bit of a revelation. The folks in my family with Thayerism are content. They like where they are and want to stay there. It’s not just a case of hating to move and deal with all of that annoyingness. They just don’t feel that restlessness that comes from the desire to find a place that is better somehow. They aren’t looking for something, they already found it.
It turns out that I’m not as prone to Thayerism as I thought. I’ve lived in the same place for the last three and a half years or so, and I really hate moving…but I’m growing restless. I want a house with a yard and a garage. I want someplace that I can really nest in. Heck, I’d love to buy my own place…but that is so not going to happen in the SF Bay Area any time soon. Sigh. I’ve thought about moving a bit more north, up Sebastopol way, but I’d miss my friends and I’d need to find a new job… Yeah. Economy again. So yeah. Restless and frustrated. Not content,
Apparently, blood will tell after all. Hunh. Who knew?