Had to get up at ass o'clock today to go have yet another test done. It was not an icky test at least, but I could not eat or drink for five hours beforehand. And then I had to ride an hour in the car to the hospital. And I am person who gets car sick very easily. I did not throw up, but it was not pleasant. Luckily my sister took the day off to take me, since if I was going to be ill at least I could do it on her. (that's sisterly love, right?)
At this point my symptoms have lessened considerably and I am starting to think that I just need to get back on a regularly structured schedule, both to deal with my exhaustion and my stress level. Structure helps a lot. But they keep sending me for more tests/doctors and that makes me more exhausted and it is like "to find out why I am exhausted we run tests that make me exhausted" in a Catch 22 kind of way. I am hoping to make it through the Christmas holidays and then maybe I can get back to a decent schedule.
My dad is also not well and he keeps taking more and more pain pills but refuses to go to the doctor. Seriously, what is wrong with the people in my family? My mom got hit in the head once and was literally bleeding out of the side of her head and refused to go to the ER. My parents, ladies and gentlemen.
I have finished my Christmas shopping online. Bunch of it has already been shipped. I still have to do my sister's stocking stuff and a couple things for the cats, but both of those are shopping trips with The Nephew. His parents said they would bring him in sometime before Christmas and he can help me both pick out things for my sister's stocking and for the cats' stocking. The year he was 3yrs old, we hit the dollar store and just bought her ridiculous things for her stocking and had so much fun doing it!
I also maybe bought a few things for myself because I've earned it,. The new Needtobreathe album, "Reckoning", because ranua recently recced a bunch of their music and I loved it. Dungeons and Dragons the cartoon series (for $6 on Amazon!) and who remembers this show? I have a stuffed unicorn doll and his name is Uni - (if you remember this show, you'll know why I am randomly talking about unicorns, okay?) And a discounted pinball game for my DS. I am a huge fan of pinball, always have been, and I figure it is a good game to play when in waiting rooms and during my snatches of time at physical therapy because the games are shorter than getting involved in a role-playing type game or something.
I heard on the news today that Michigan is passing an act that will allow foster children who have aged out of the system to continue getting housing subsides and medical coverage if they choose to attend college. I believe up to the age of 22. This is something that I feel strongly about, as a person who worked with kids for over a decade and who knew far too many homeless teenagers in my life - anything that helps any child have a brighter future is a good thing.
I don't have to go anywhere or do anything for Thanksgiving this year and yet I still get pie!! I may not even put on pants, just sit around in my pjs and eat my pumpkin pie and my giant tub of cool whip! That's right, I said it, giant tub of cool whip!
The Beautiful: We are watching My So-Called Life right now, and yeah I watched it as a teenager when it first aired, but I had forgotten how unbelievably pretty Jared Leto is as Jordon. Like. So. Pretty. IT MAKES ME FEEL FUNNY IN MY PANTS, YOU GUYS. I have many thoughts about this show that I must share but for now, I share this...
I want to touch his eyelashes.
That is all.