Sorry I seem unable to actually get these posts up on Sundays anymore. Sheesh. But this weekend was annoying busy, as I’ll explain below…
Sarah update: Okay so most of last week was pretty good – I had some pretty relaxing days of playing Modern Warfare 3, cooked, etc. I went out with my mom and I bought a big-ass expensive fake Christmas tree – it’s 7.5 feet tall, and has those big fancy bristles. And I’ve also bought like $75 worth of new Christmas ornaments and stuff too, because this year I’ve decided to do a silver and blue theme (I usually do red, green, and gold). I CANNOT WAIT to decorate on Friday! Also, me and my mom went out for lunch at the Cracker Barrel and again, it’s so nice that we can just go out for lunch whenever now. I love that, my mom is awesome. And seriously, I’m so glad that I’m not really one of those families that has a ton of family drama and whatnot – most of my family is awesome. Including my grandma, even though she was a pain in my ass this weekend.
So… this past Saturday afternoon / evening after I got out of work, me and the honeyman were out running errands. My little brother had texted me earlier in the day and asked me if I could stop by around 6 to give Grandma dinner because he wanted to go to some basketball game, and I said sure. So we stopped and bought some dinner for her and just as we pulled up to their house, my mom called – my Grandma’s weekend caretaker (who only helps her with breakfast and lunch on weekends) called and said that Grandma had called her complaining about some stomach pain and she thought she needed to go to the hospital. So, I went and checked on Grandma and she didn’t really look like she was hurting, but she said it hurt bad and had been getting worse for two days (don’t know why she didn’t tell my mom before she went out of town, but whatever) and yeah. So basically we had to call and have some EMT’s check her out (I wanted to just give her a pain pill but since she’s like 91 we can’t risk anything) and they decided she had to go to Emergency. So, I rode in the ambulance with Grandma (I had Treland go because he had stuff he had to do still) and we got her checked in. I ended up having to call into work, because I was supposed to be back at First Job by 2 am and that was looking really unlikely. Of course, after the first hour she said that she wasn’t really in pain anymore, but they ordered blood work and a CAT scan and after a really long, annoying almost 13 hours they said they couldn’t find anything wrong with her and since she wasn’t in pain anymore, finally sent her home. I’m actually pretty sure that my grandma was faking it, or at least severely exaggerating a stomach cramp or something. And of course I was even more annoyed, because I had been awake since midnight on Saturday morning, and we were finally allowed to leave at like 8 am. So by the time I finally had Treland come pick me up from my grandma’s, I was absolutely exhausted. And so was Treland, since he stayed up most the night in case I needed a ride home or something. But we still had stuff to do, so I cleaned the house a bit and later in the afternoon my mom came home – with my little baby nephew L, so I went and visited him for a couple hours. And then last night I had to go to a store meeting at Second Job, which was annoying and like 3 hours long. So yeah…. I didn’t really have time for the internet yesterday. Sorry.
Also, Treland came by the hospital eventually to bring me Inheritance and some other books and my crochet stuff. He’s awesome. And I have now realized how dangerous it is to not have a book with you AT ALL TIMES. Inheritance is a massive hardcover and doesn’t fit in my new cute blue purse, so I didn’t have anything to read for like the first 5 hours of being in ER. So, as soon as I got home yesterday I went to my bookshelve and picked a little mass market book to go into my purse for emergency situations like that - I picked The Complete Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde, which is kind of short but won’t require a ton of focus, so it’s perfect. I’ll never be without reading material again. (And no, I do not think this makes a case for e-readers and they’re stupid small size. I obviously just need to buy a bigger purse, if I can find it in the same cute royal blue color that my current one is. For now, my emergency Wilde book is a genius idea.)
What else… that’s really it. Most of my time this last week and has been taken up by trying to prepare for THIS week – Amanda is coming into town on Tuesday so I need to do lots of cleaning and stuff. We finally got a futon for the spare room, so her and the baby will have a decent place to sleep finally. Thursday is Thanksgiving of course, but I have to work until 2 pm that day and then we’re all gathering my big sister Heather’s house. And yeah… it’s going to be a long, hectic week. In which I have way too little time to do anything.
OH and Heather updated and Christmas-fied my header! Isn’t it AWESOME?!!?!
Bookish update: I’m like 50 pages away from finishing Inheritance, which I’ll try to squeeze in today. Other than that, I probably won’t get much reading done until I’m back at work later in the week. Which sucks, but I’m a busy girl this week. I have a bunch of library books and stuff to get to. Also, the honeyman is reading Domestic Violets and he really doesn’t like it. Which sucks because I liked it so much, but I really should have seen it coming. He gets to pick the book we read next month, I can’t wait to see what he decides on. Oh and as you can see, the December poll is up! If you go to the previous entry here than you can read the book descriptions. So vote while you’re here, kay?
Alright folks, I got to do laundry and dishes and cleaning and such fun stuff. And I want to try to see L again before we go to game night tonight. Hopefully I’ll be on Twitter more than I have the past couple days.
Have a good week and a Happy Thanksgiving!