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12 December 2013 @ 09:39 pm
My Nephews And Some Other Things.  
Look at me, making a post like an adult. I was going to make a post on Monday about how awful everything was, but it seemed like too much work. Instead I talked to D, which always helps, and then I started my Awesome Time of Month, which didn’t make me feel better but at least explained why I randomly wanted to burst into tears all day, and now I’ve seen my specialist and it looks like we might have an answer as to what the hell is going on with my body, so even though it was a terrible and long ass day, I at least have a little hope that things might get better. I have more tests to do and doctors to see, but I should have at least some answers by the end of next week.

Now all of those things that seemed so terrible on Monday seem slightly less so, except for the fact that the Detroit Tigers traded my favorite pitcher! WHY?! They traded Doug Fister and I…I can’t, it’s too awful. At least the few people I have talked about this with agree that it was a BAD IDEA. I am so sad about it. Guy Therapist told me about it and then he was all, “Omg, I’m SO sorry, oh shit, you’re gonna cry. Don’t cry. Shit, I made you cry,” and I said in the saddest voice, “I hadn’t heard that. Why would they do that? Between him and Fielder, it’s like 1992 all over again, I don’t even recognize my team anymore.” It’s so messed up, you guys.

But anyways, here, let me tell you some kid-stories:

1) The Nephew double-checked with my sister that we would be taking him to see The Hobbit while he is here over his Christmas break. Then he said, “What if it is gone already by Christmas? I don’t want to miss it on accident. Maybe we should just go the day it first comes here. That seems like a better idea.” The little fanboy wants to go on opening day! There’s no way he is coming with us during our first viewing, but still, it shows his true fanboy heart!

2) For my Sleepy Hollow peeps…We were playing action figures and The Nephew had a snake attack one of my guys. My guy fell over and yelled for the paramedics, because the snake was poisonous. The Nephew’s guy came over and starting sucking the poison out (he learned this from some movie or another) and I said, “Is he the Poison Eater?” and The Nephew said, “Yep, that’s his paramedic job, he’s the poison eater,” and I said, “Does he suck it out and then spread it on bread and eat it?” and he, completely serious and without blinking or, you know, having any idea what I was talking about, goes, “Yep. That’s how he does that, you know.”

3) We Skyped with The Canadians around Thanksgiving and for The Canadian Niece’s birthday, so we got to watch her open the presents we’d sent her. They put the Skype visual up on their TV and she kept waving at us and putting on a show with all her new dress-up costumes. Her brother, who is 2 ½ now, just kept staring at the TV, all bug-eyed. See, he knew us, but we were on his TV and people on TV aren’t real, but we are real, but we were on his TV. See the mind fuck we had on that kid? So then, because he wouldn’t engage with us, we called him on the phone. Then he could hear us on the phone, and see and hear us on the TV, and he could watch us talking to him on the phone while he talked to us on the phone…I didn’t know the human eyes had the ability to bug out that hard. Seriously. When people say the expression, “His jaw dropped open like a hinge,”….that’s EXACTLY what The Canadian Nephew looked like throughout all of this, like a freaking Looney Tunes cartoon. It was the funniest shit I’ve ever seen.

Alright, way past my body's bedtime. Night all!
lindahoylandlindahoyland on December 13th, 2013 04:20 am (UTC)
Just adorable!Hope you soon feel better.
dodger_sister: kidsdodger_sister on December 27th, 2013 01:36 am (UTC)
Thanks! My nephews are the cutest, I swear! The little one got action figures for Christmas and he started making them 'pew-pew' (the noise he makes when they fight) each other before his dad could even get them out of the plastic.

I am feeling a little better, thank you. Without jinxing anything, I am hoping to be back at my 75% self by New Years, at least. /xxx fingers/

Hope your holidays were/are splendid, darling!
Kate: feathered faceceitfianna on December 13th, 2013 04:41 am (UTC)
I love your family and the Skype interaction sounds amazing.
dodger_sister: kidsdodger_sister on December 27th, 2013 01:42 am (UTC)
Thanks! My nephews really are a riot. You know, I am not normally a fan of Skype, just because it's talking on the phone but you have to be conscious of your facial expressions (my 'resting face' always makes people ask me if I'm okay, so I prefer the phone where I can enjoy the conversation without being conscious of what face I'm making). But...with the kids I enjoy it because the Canadians are too young to really engage on the phone (and half of what they say is French anyways) so having them face to face is better. My niece likes to dress up in her princess costumes and show off for us and when we Skyped at Christmas, my little nephew put on a big show with action figures. It was kind of adorable - Darth Vader, Spiderman and Hulk had a lot of growling and 'pewpew'-ing each other to do.

Hope your Christmas was a good one, darling! (I had a story idea for you, but like everything else, it fell by the wayside, but I'm going to write it anyway, for next year!)
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on December 13th, 2013 12:27 pm (UTC)
I keep asking TAHtm when he wants to go see the second Hobbit, and even proposed getting tickets in advance for tonight, but he's all, um, maybe? So I guess we'll probably see it over Xmas break. It's precious (ha!) that The Nephew wants to see it opening day, though! I look forward to your review....

That story of Skyping and phoning at the same time is HILARIOUS! I hope the Canadian family took pictures of their boy!
dodger_sister: kidsdodger_sister on December 27th, 2013 01:48 am (UTC)
At this rate, The Nephew is going to see The Hobbit: DoS before I do. Boo. Have you seen it yet? I am shooting for New Years Day as my goal. I don't want to wait much longer than that or I am afraid it will be gone. While I don't feel about The Hobbit movies the way I felt about LotR, it is still a flick that needs to be seen on the big screen, you know.

That story of Skyping and phoning at the same time is HILARIOUS! I hope the Canadian family took pictures of their boy!

It was hilarious!! I don't think they did take pictures, but I am sure there is a way to videotape a Skype chat and we need to do that because the last time we talked to him, my sister played her ukulele for them and...okay, so The Canadian Nephew is the spitting image of his father, just in a smaller form, and they were side by side on the couch doing the exact same head-bob/sway motion to the song my sister was playing and it was like my brother had a ventriloquist doll of himself - it was hilarious and bizarre!

Hope you and TAHtm had a grand Christmas, bb! I swear, I am going to make a conscious effort to be around these parts more. I miss my LJ!
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on December 28th, 2013 02:17 am (UTC)
I STILL have not seen the new Hobbit. I think I'm going to get pouty about it this weekend, and demand a matinee or something. Fortunately, both TAHtm and I are off work TOGETHER until the 6th. Yay us! And I definitely agree about seeing it on the big screen. (You know I'll never forget seeing Jurassic Park on the big screen!)

Our Christmas was awesomely lazy, as the day itself fell in-between visitations from relatives and friends. We have one more set (I think) coming to visit us, but I believe they won't be staying here.

dodger_sister: jurassic parkdodger_sister on January 8th, 2014 01:15 am (UTC)
I have now seen The Hobbit! I enjoyed it, but I do wish they had spent more time in the actual forest of Mirkwood (in the book they are in there for like a month or something). But I was into it enough to forget about how crappy I felt, so PJ should take that as a compliment!

(You know I'll never forget seeing Jurassic Park on the big screen!)

You and me both, babe! It was the first Dolby Digital Sound movie. We actually didn't have a theater here capable of putting out the sound required for the movie and I know the company was only releasing JP to theaters that could handle the Dolby, so our theater did a major overhaul to the whole theater just so they could get Jurassic Park here. The first footstep of a dinosaur on the screen shook the whole theater - it was the most surreal experience of my life.

Your Christmas Day sounds like the ultimate perfect holiday to me! I was still pretty sick but I got a lot of awesome presents and I didn't have to go anywhere or do anything, which I am always onboard with.
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on January 8th, 2014 04:16 am (UTC)
I've seen it now too! I agree about Mirkwood. And really, it was just (awesome) action scene after (awesome) action scene, with VERY LITTLE PLOT AT ALL, which frustrated me a bit.

Despite that, I thought Kili and the elf girl were adorable, and I was ON THE EDGE OF MY SEAT during the Smaug/Bilbo scene (it's what made me go watch Sherlock, which I have now completed, as I mentioned in another comment.) I predict Legolas will end up hating dwarves even more because his "little sister" will die from having associated with them. Just a thought!
dodger_sister: the hobbitdodger_sister on January 10th, 2014 01:58 am (UTC)
I've seen it now too! I agree about Mirkwood. And really, it was just (awesome) action scene after (awesome) action scene, with VERY LITTLE PLOT AT ALL, which frustrated me a bit.

My sister has been doing kind of an impromptu poll, seeing what people thought of it, because she was noticing a pattern. Overall, women seem to be saying they liked the first one better because DoS was so fast-paced, one action scene after another, whereas men seem to be saying they liked the second one better because of the super fast action pace. Everyone agrees though that the Smaug and Bilbo scene was AMAZING. Just...so much more happens in Mirkwood in the book and it seemed to me like they wanted to hurry up and get to the elf stuff because everyone has a hard-on for the elves and they glossed over so much of Mirkwood. (though, much to my surprise, I really liked the elf-lady in the film, which I did not think I would, but she was a great counter voice to Thranduil's "Fuck the rest of the world" attitude).
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on January 10th, 2014 02:11 am (UTC)
I kind of expected to hate her, too, but she really was the voice of reason in Thranduil's halls!
Denidenig37 on December 13th, 2013 02:37 pm (UTC)
The little people in your family are really hilarious! :-D
They are probably the ones who will bring hope to their generation (because generally people suck lately...a lot...and not in the fun way).
Good people *nods*
dodger_sister: kidsdodger_sister on December 27th, 2013 01:52 am (UTC)
I do love my nieces and nephews something fierce! I always remember The Nephew seeing some kid trying to play a video game at an arcade and the kid didn't have any money, so The Nephew gave him a quarter - like that should give you some hope for the future generation right there. Whenever he gets money to buy something or ride the quarter-rides at the grocery store, he always save a part of it to give to the homeless shelter or the earth-animal charity or whatever.

They are probably the ones who will bring hope to their generation (because generally people suck lately...a lot...and not in the fun way).

I'm sorry people have been so sucky lately. You know, I feel that way too. People I know seem to be giving off bad vibes and in bad moods a lot and being snappish and such, but also just in general, the mass of people out there also seem so crazy and mean-spirited around the holidays, which is like the exact opposite of what the holidays are for.

At ay rate, I hope your holidays were good, bb!
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dodger_sister: kidsdodger_sister on December 27th, 2013 02:03 am (UTC)
hoping for good news from the dr's test's.

Well, not bad news, as nothing horrid going on in my chest which is good, cuz I was a little worried...but no real answer either as to why I feel so shitty. However, based on how the cough sounded, everyone was pretty much in agreement that it was bronchitis and they figure even if it isn't, antibotics won't hurt me (and they do seem to be helping somewhat so yay that!). Slowly but surely, I'm getting better - I've just kind of lost patience at this point, you know.

grrr, baseball lol

You don't even know, man. (except you probably do because all teams pull this kind of shit on us) I am still so upset that they traded my fav pitcher! Last therapy session, they were all talking about football and then Guy Therapist was like, "You don't like football, we can talk about baseball," and I was all, "Not with you, man. You keep bringing me bad news." Ugh, they make it hard for me to keep being a fan, you know.

i'm glad i'm not the only one who laughs when i freak out my kids & grandkids lol

Oh, hell yes! It's one of the best parts of having kids in the family is scaring the crap out of them. We love pulling silly little pranks and shit with the kids (like the time my sister put a Hershey's kiss in the baby doll's diaper and freaked The Canadian Niece out cuz she thought the doll had pooed!)

Hope you and the family had a good holiday! Given how adorable your grandbabies are, I'm betting Christmas morning at least was super fun and awesome!
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Trigger Warning: Lifematchboximpala on December 17th, 2013 08:31 am (UTC)
That is absolutely hilarious.

On a more somber note, I hope you are okay.
dodger_sister: kidsdodger_sister on December 27th, 2013 02:09 am (UTC)
My nephews are riots, I'm telling you, man. We did the Skype again for Christmas and The Canadian Nephew put on a little show with his action figures (they all say 'pew-pew' even the ones with lightsabers and like, Spiderman) and The Canadian Niece got some dress up jewelry from me and she had to try on each piece individually and show us what it looked liked so that we would tell her how pretty she is. Cuties, the lot of them!

On a more somber note, I hope you are okay.

Thank you. Chest x-ray was clear, which is a relief, but nobody is sure what is up then. Still, every medical person who heard me cough (those treating me and those who just happened to hear me) all said Bronchitis, so that is what they are treating me for, despite no real evidence. The medicine seems to be helping somewhat and the inhaler is such a relief that I'll probably just keep using it from now on. I used one as a kid because my lung muscles are so soft from being so inactive but I didn't need it as an adult. I think it might be time to go back to it again, you know.

I hope you had a good holiday, bb! Plans for New Years?