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My dad is out of commission for awhile from his surgery and the siding fell off a corner of our house in a big wind storm while he was in the hospital. So I got to watch my mom saw a 2 foot x 4 foot piece of plywood with a nasty $7 saw and then nail that piece of wood to the house.

I took pictures of her (which will be one day blown up to poster size at her funeral, or so I teased) and the trees while she did all the dirty work. I tried to help, but she is taller, which made it easier to nail into the house and I could not work the saw for the life of me. I did provide moral support and cheered for her.

My dad is also abusing his chauffeur uses by ordering me to get him donuts and coffee in the morning. He just had stomach surgery! Isn't it a little early for the sweets? He doesn't think so!!! I tried to give him back his change once I was back home and he says, "No, keep it, you'll need it the rest of the week." Thunk.

I got one thing done on my to-do list today. At least that's something.
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A Day In My Life: March 13, 2010

Hey everyone, my name is Amanda. I'm really sorry this day took forever to get posted, but life got in the way. I traveled to Austin, TX to visit my best friend for the weekend. On Saturday of our trip, we visited various famous sites around Austin, ate a little, saw a weird banjo band, and just got to hang out which is something we haven't been able to do in awhile. This is that day.

All the pictures are hosted at flickr.com. I didn't want that horrid link around all my pictures.

New friends are always welcome!

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My dad came home from the hospital today. One week + two days later, he's home and I'm still his nurse, his chauffeur, and his cook. But he's healthy (somewhat, except for a nasty big scar and staples down his front) and alive and cancer-free so that's all that really matters in the end. I managed to spend almost as much time in the hospital as he did.

I feel like I should go sleep for a week, but I've got research my professor wants, a new photo album to fill, a day in my life I still need to finish from the 13th, and video games to curl up with along with three new books.

Perhaps I'll have more to say tomorrow, after I've slept and maybe crossed something off my list to feel productive.
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My dad is still in the hospital tonight. There was some hope during the day that he could go home, but after he ate a clear liquid lunch he just got worse and worse. We're crossing our fingers that he won't have to go through emergency surgery in the morning or on Sunday, but I think realisticly that's going to be his only option to get better. Unfortunately, this would be his fifth abdominal surgery and as the surgeon put it, that's numbers he just doesn't like to see for his clients.

Going through something like this takes a lot out of a gal. I was picking up dinner for my grandma and I tonight and I was sitting in the restaurant in the same clothes that I had gone to the hospital at 5:30am. I looked a mess and was in such a daze. I'm sure the other customers were quite confused.

I'll be glad when all this starts looking up. I don't like worrying about my dad's life.
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A Day In My Life: March 11, 2010

Hi everyone, my name is Amanda. I'm 23 and currently living at home with my parents in Houston, TX until my boyfriend graduates from college in May. On March 11, 2010, my parents and I went to the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo where we saw lots of farm animals and Brad Paisley perform. This is that day.

Note: If some of the pictures look a little off, like it's a little pixelated or slightly blurry, it's because I didn't want to use flash around the animals. Also, all the pictures are hosted at flickr.com. I didn't want that horrid link around all my pictures.

New friends are always welcome!


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My dad has just been admitted to the emergency room for probable emergency surgery that'll happen either tonight or tomorrow. I know he's been on a shaky slope lately, gaining weight and drinking and smoking, but I never really expected this to happen. I thought he had really beaten that cancer of his.

I'll know later if it's just complications from his earlier surgeries or if it's something much worse. I'm praying for the best, but I'm very worried about the worst.

I won't be able to go to the hospital tonight unless the surgery happens since I've still got Gram and the pets to take care of. If the surgery doesn't happen until tomorrow, there's no reason for me to be there now. I wouldn't be admitted to much of the back areas anyways.

He wasn't supposed to have complications this soon.
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I go two months without many interesting things to talk about, but this weekend was an explosion of things to do. I went to the Houston Rodeo to see Brad Paisley in concert on Thursday, drove to Austin to hang out with one of my best friends over the weekend, and the new Pokemon games came out on Sunday.

When I was in Austin, I visited Mansfield Dam, the State Capital, saw Alice in Wonderland, and ate at so many good restaurants. The only sort of bummer thing was that the bands we saw at the restaurants weren't as good as we thought they would be. Oh well, that's what we get for trying to go off the beaten path... We'll try again this summer when Marshall can join us.

I have many pictures from the weekend, but my head is currently buried in my DS. I'll try to get two "A Day In My Life" type entries up sometime this week, although I might not post both to the community.
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Writer's Block: Sending Out an SMS

How many times a day do you text your friends? Your family? Is it usually about making plans or idle chitchat?


My boyfriend and I are in a long distance relationship and neither of us can stand to talk on the phone. I had an ex-boyfriend who called once or twice a night, he always sits there in silence because he's not all that communicative to begin with. So we text back and forth all day long. If it wasn't for texting, I don't think the relationship would survive.

I know that's kind of depressing, but that's just how we work. We started our relationship long-distance on AIM, we moved into together for a year, and now we're long-distance again with texting as our main form of communication.
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I'm kind of disappointed. A forum that I'm very active in just had a new crop of moderators appointed and I wasn't one of them or even asked. It's not something that I really expected, since no one knew that they were even looking for moderators, but it's kind of disappointing...

I rented "Up in the Air" after seeing all the buzz it received at the Oscars. Plus, anything with a shaved George Clooney is gorgeous gold. I'm quite excited to watch the movie tomorrow.

It was just warm enough for me to wear shorts today during errands. It means spring and summer is just around the corner! The only thing that sucks is that it's just cool enough so the air conditioner won't kick on, which makes it real muggy in the house. If only it was just one degree hotter...
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The weather has been truly annoying lately. It keeps raining, but it's not the kind of rain where you can cuddle under a warm blanket, listening to nothing but the sounds of the rain. It's the type of rain where it makes everything cold, everything damp, and everything dreary. But you can't actually hear it! It's just a dull drizzle. I think I've heard thunder twice this winter. Oh, to be spring with our crazy violent thunderstorms. I can't wait!

My stomach is feeling better this week, but it's been replaced with a feeling of strong lethargy. I haven't been wanting to wake up and when I do, all I can think about is when my next nap is coming. Part of me thinks this is just boredom really seeping in, since it's now two full months since I've been employed and my day is filled with making sure my crazy grandmother hasn't fallen and dislocate her hip again. That doesn't make for much brain stimulation.

My cat is making this entry hard to write as he is sitting between the keyboard and the monitor. I tried moving him into my lap, but I think he's more interested in making my computer use as awkward as possible, as he's not interested in being petted. He really just wants to lay right in the most inconvenient place!
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