Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
I've finally gotten with the program and signed up with Facebook. I'm a little slow with these things, I'm sure there's now something new and way better that I've yet to hear about......
Anywho. I have pathetically few friends (and those are family who felt obligated to accept when I came knocking). I'd like to reconnect with my adoption community, but I have no clue how to find anyone.
So here is my pathetic cry for attention. Will you be my friend? Email me at myfirstname (tracy) letter s facebook at live dot com.
Mom, by the way if you read this before I talk to you, my webcam should be working again.......
Monday, August 24, 2009
We also gave Josie full reign of the house yesterday while we were gone ALL DAY and there were no accidents! I was not happy to have to crate her, especially at night when we are home. Hopefully, she will keep up the good work. She now whines when she needs to go out, so I think she's got it figured out.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Apparently, since everything else around here has decided to break, malfunction, or just generally annoy me to some great degree today, HP Photo Pavillion has decided to jump on the bandwagon. It worked just fine earlier when I used it, but automatic updates rebooted my computer against my will, and seems to have messed up the only photo editing program I know how to use.
Shocking, I can't find the disk to reinstall in the dark - I really need to get some lightbulbs.
I swear, my next computer will be an Apple. The big question, though, is can a Mac cure wicked PMS?
Monday, July 20, 2009
Wow, I'm amazed anyone still reads this! Thank you, you are very kind. I usually skim through all my favorite blogs every week, but just as I haven't been updating this one, I haven't been commenting either. Me and my bad attitude.......
I looked back at some old entries and had forgotten that I posted some LOVELY photos of myself on pick-up day. Boy, that was a happy day, but what a rotten feeling it was to try directing the photos to be shot above the neck.......oh no, that won't work, it won't show the baby, don't get my hips in the picture, make sure my chins don't show, etc, etc, etc. I was so appalled at how bad I looked. I really couldn't get over how huge my arms were.
I found that shirt while cleaning out closets for stuff for Purple Heart. It was a size 3x. I tried it on 1 last time, and found the arm material to be double the size of my arms, which I might add are now somewhat toned from carrying around an increasingly heavy kiddo for the past 2.5 years. The rest of the shirt was baggy as well.
The point of this story? Well, for the past couple of years, I have avoided going to all sorts of local Guatemalan cultural gatherings with my son because I was ashamed of being overweight. On a good day when I'm feeling a pretty high dose of self-esteem, I have a hard time talking to strangers. The rest of the time? I'm the one at the back of the room staring intently at the floor.
It's time to start introducing John to other kids that share his culture. Last pair of pants I bought were a size 10, so I'm not going to stand out in a crowd because of my size. My crazy shoes are another story, but I figure they are good conversation starters.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Yes, he's wearing a bathtowel to sleep in, and using "puppy" as a pillow. The kid likes dogs.
So, where have we been the past two months? Around. Call me lazy. These are the first pics I've taken since John went to see Thomas in May (which I never got around to posting.....) Too much to do, too little time.
So, to catch you up on what we've been doing besides work, well.......John's talking a mile a minute. Bill & I were talking about his dinner and bath today, and what to make for dinner. He looks and us and asks "why are you talking about me?" Josie starts obedience school this week. I swear she is the laziest dog ever. Food does not even motivate her to get up, she might lift up her big head and take a wiff, but that is it. That dog isn't doing anything she doesn't want to do, which includes going outside to the bathroom. Fortunately, the pink room is her first choice. Good choice, Josie, otherwise, we'd be having a serious heart-to-heart about your living accomodations.
That's about it in a nutshell. Bye for now, hopefully it will not be another 2 months before I post, but I've given up on making promises, LOL!
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Instead, I'm going to bitch about drug prices. Ding Dong #2 (Josie) was spayed last week compliments of the pound where we got her. Six days after she was spayed, she decided to eat a piece of John's wooden Thomas train track, which as
By Thursday (one week post surgery), she was coughing. By Friday, she was at the vet. Diagnosis? Aspiration pneumonia. Most likely cause? Throwing up. Anyway, the vet advises that their animal antibiotic is $130, but she called a not-so-local drug store, and she can give me a script for a generic human drug that runs $90. I'm good with that.
Bill takes the script to our local CVS. How much do they want to charge? $220! Yes, $220 for 14 days of generic antibiotic for a dog. Meijers isn't much better at $200. I checked on line to see if the pharmacy the vet checked with was associated with anyone else closer, and found the local drug store just down the street is a part of the same network. Bill went there, and guess what they charged for the same frikking drug? $70. Guess where we are now doing all our shopping?
What really irked me, and makes me really feel bad for people without perscription coverage is that the same drug in Canada is being sold for $30. We weren't sure if they'd fill a K-9 perscription, so we didn't make the 17 mile trek across the border, but I certainly understand why people travel hundreds of miles to do so now.
Drug companies and drug stores - what a crock.