Thursday, January 12, 2006

Sometimes it is really hard being a daughter....

trying to make your mom listen to you!

Warning: long vent to follow...

So I get on here tonight to check email and write to Heidi who has been waiting probably impatiently for an email back and I see an email in my inbox from my mom titled Car Accident. I immediately stop my spam deleting and open that up ... mom was in a car accident tonight on her way home from school. She said she was at the red light about 8 blocks from home stopped and she was rear ended by someone going probably 35-40mph from what she can estimate and rammed into her and then took off!!! She said it was rush hour and no one stopped to check on her or stop to offer anything and she was so stunned she pulled over to the side and just sat there. I feel so terrible. She said she is already stiff and sore and that the impact threw her forward and then her seatbelt snapped her back.

Right now she and I are instant messaging and she is STRESSING ME OUT! She said the back of the car is damaged pretty bad but the airbags didn't deploy. Thank the Lord she drives a Crown Vic because they are so sturdy but she doesn't want to see the Dr. because she can't afford the co-pay and doesn't want to worry anyone. HELLO you are worrying me! And I'm not even in the same town, let alone state, where I can go and help her out. She's made me resort to typing in CAPS to her. She says she won't get the damage fixed because it will be ok and she's afraid her rates on her insurance will go up. I give up. I've threatened the old "don't make me come out there" and we are still going in circles.

I understand her concern about the car and rates and insurance because their medical is not the best, they have huge co-pays and I wish I could help them with $$$ but I can't because I'm scraping by myself but she won't listen to me. I asked if she talked to her sister (she's in insurance too) and she said she emailed her but she'd wait till tomorrow, etc etc etc. I've never raised my voice to my mom or yelled at her ... even during the teenage years ... but right now I could just scream and yell at her. This is when it really sucks to not live near them because I can't drive over and make her do all this stuff.
I know in the morning she's going to be stiff and miserable but she won't listen to me. I'm going to email her sister and make her talk to her. I have been in a few accidents where I was rear ended, one about 2 blocks from where she just got hit where I was rear ended by someone when I was at a dead stop and I was sore and stiff and had bruises for several weeks and had to get seen.

Once thing I have learned this evening is that I now know who I inherited my stubborn streak from ... my Mom.

I feel better venting now. If you read this and stuck with it, thank you. If not, I don't blame you one bit. I am sure if I were not so emotional over the monthly visitor it wouldn't be as bad but that just compounds it.

The monthly visitor

First of all, thanks for the sympathy and comments. It always helps knowing everyone else deals with it too!

Twin, I'm sorry your visitor arrived today too ... I guess we really are twins. I hope your aunt isn't here with a vengence like mine.

I had never used Thermacare wraps before ... but I went and bought some last night and I have been living with them since. I can't believe I didn't buy these sooner! I am in love with them. The best thing invented since Coldstone Creamery cake batter ice cream!

Today wasn't as bad as yesterday ... although after reading TCOYF I am starting to see signs of impending visitors and different things that were my "warning signs" that I never paid attention to before. Without much TMI here, like a headache I get every month about 3 days before, always thought it was odd. Plus the usual signs but I always attributed the headache to work or lack of caffine ... it's amazing.

Anyhow, I have a small rant to post but I'll reserve another post for it.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

What your underwear says about you

What Your Underwear Says About You
You like your underwear to make you feel girlish and pretty. Let's hope you're a chick.
You're comfortable in your own skin - and don't care to impress anyone.
The Underwear Oracle

A couple of vents

I have severe cramps to the point of contemplating getting my parts removed and forfeiting having children just to make them go away.

I had to go to the post office this morning.

Disclaimers over ... if you are still reading you must be used to me or not too *skeered* of what's going on.
I knew *it* was going to start and am used to cramps but never to this magnitude. I have never taken a sick day from work because of this problem but actually thought about it this morning. I took some asprin and stocked up the asprin and supplies and came to work. Thankfully my awesome co worker and friend Dawnn had sympathy for me and gave me one of those Thermacare heat pads to try ... so far so good. I am feeling kinda toasty warm so we will see how well this works.

I went to the post office this morning to FINALLY mail my swap borders, 2 albums for 2 trades and the pictures from home I've been sitting on. I knew prices had gone up ... but didn't expect that 1 album with no pages! would be $7.00 to send parcel post, and the other album with pages was $13.00 to send!!!!!!!!! I about died right there in the post office. I was so mad but had no choice because I had to get them out so I did it but have sworn to never ever mail stuff again. I know this will not happen but hey it sounded good at 7:45 this morning!!!! And to think I got out of bed early for that!

Update on the heat pad ... I can really feel it now ... if you want to come touch my belly it's really hot! and not that kind of hot! *lol*

Here's wishin ya'll a better cramp free day!

Tuesday, January 10, 2006


I am not a cereal person ... I don't eat it, don't like milk in it, etc. But a month or so ago a friend at work had Yogurt Burst Cheerio's, the strawberry kind. I thought hey why not and tried a handful ... well I'm now on my third box.

I am addicted to them. I buy a box and put some into a baggie and bring it to work for breakfast snacks. It is so yummy. They also have vanilla but I am too stuck on strawberry to try the other. I finished the box this morning and need to stop and get more tonight.

From a non-cereal eating person, I highly recommend these!

Sunday, January 08, 2006

My weekend in review

I was figuring I'd have a pretty low key weekend, nothing planned and in desparate need of cleaning house.

Saturday after Abbie woke me up (see prior post) I decided to put some Kenny on and start at one end of my place and work my way to the other cleaning. It took several hours but was so worth it. I felt a sense of accomplishment when I was done and couldn't believe how nice and clean everything looks.

Today (Sunday) I got up and was just going to do laundry and hang around the house. I did laundry and got a call from my friend Jean and we decided to go to the galleria and see a movie. I got there a bit early and thought I'd check out Kohl's to see if anything was on a great sale as I desparately need work clothes. I found the 70% off rack and they had short sleeve Sag Harbor sweaters on sale, normally $34 on sale for $10.20. I couldn't believe it so I got 3 in different colors. The great thing is they go with khaki's, dress pants, skirts, etc. Plus they are lightweight enough I can wear them in the summer to work. I was so pleased with my $30 purchase!

Jean and I saw 'Rumor Has It' starring Jennifer Anniston, Kevin Costner, and Shirley McLane. It was really funny. I liked it and would recommend it if you are looking for a movie to see. After the movie we went to Coldstone Creamery ... I love that place! I got cake batter and raspberry sorbet mixed together in a waffle cup. Heavenly. She got German chocolate cake with lots of extra chocolate syrup. All in all a good weekend for not having anything planned! Unfortunately work returns again tomorrow ... but I will survive.

Also, I am not a big fan of AOL but since I don't pay for my service I keep them. I think I found 1 redeeming quality ... on AOL Radio they have XM Nashville and I just turned it on here while I'm online and so far I have heard 4 songs I haven't heard in 5 years or more. I was so impressed! They play old and new! I think AOL has *almost* redeemed themselves!


As previously mentioned I am going to see Keith Urban on 2/11 (I did see him when he was playing in Garth's band) and it got me thinking about other concerts I have been to. I decided to see if I could get a list together.
This is in no particular order and I am sure I am forgetting some along with some artists I have seen several times.

Here goes:

Kenny Chesney

Stevie Nicks
Montgomery Gentry
Kelly Coffey
Carolyn Dawn Johnson
Sara Evans
Phil Vassar
Chris Cagle
Garth Brooks
Trisha Yearwood
Faith Hill
Reba McEntire
Terri Clark
David Kersch

Linda Davis (Reba's backup singer)
Tim McGraw
The Warren Brothers
Bryan White
LeAnn Rimes
Lila McCann
Alan Jackson
The Judds
JoDee Messina
Diamond Rio
Brooks and Dunn
Trace Adkins
Randy Travis
John Michael Montgomery
The Wilkinsons
Chely Wright
Mark Wills
Clay Davidson
Martina McBride
Steve Wariner
Joe Diffie
Chris LeDeux
LeAnn Womack
Deana Carter
Clint Black

I know there are several more and I can't think if their names right now :) I am going to publish as is and will add them because I am sure soon as I publish this I will remember!

Ok so I have remembered at least 4 more since I published this post ... I knew it would jog memory. I think I am still missing a few more so I will add those as I remember ... and for my twin I moved our Kenny to the top billing *wink*