Remember me? If you don't, I can't say I very much blame you since I have been so MIA lately.
I had such high hopes for May but a LOT has gone off the rails....
I haven't been spending a ton of extra money or anything like that.
Actually I haven't been doing a whole lot of anything but sleeping and sitting around...
As much as I have tried my best to fight it, I am super depressed...
Like I am making an appointment with my primary doctor for a physical and for a referral to a therapist kind of depressed. I
think know my meds (originally prescribed by my neurologist) are way too low a dosage - it hasn't been changed in the ten years that I have been on it.
I just haven't been interested in doing much at all.
I'll get through it.
I'm okay and not suicidal or anything of that sort so no worries.
I'm just not sure how much blogging I will be doing while I'm dealing with this little mountain I have to climb. (Then again who knows? Maybe I'll start writing MORE - I doubt it but you never know right?)
Moving on, let me get you guys update on stuff around here....
1. My brother is an idiot - as I have established in the past. He spoke with my parents recently and told them he was buying a house with the estranged wife, Princess! Well, not *exactly* with her as she won't be on the deed. ((insert eyeroll, please!)) They aren't even getting along but they are adding a house to the mix?!?! (A three bedroom, 2 and 1/2 bath house for the TWO of them I might add) I really think she is setting him (and herself) up for the future. I may be mistaken, but, isn't everything acquired during the years a couple is married up for grabs during the divorce? Whatever. In the end, it's his problem and he deserves what he gets. Harsh but so true.
He did tell my parents he wants to work on "fixing" his relationship with them.....
AFTER he asked them to help buy out his remaining lease for the condo they are living in!
My parents have helped (and continue to help) us so I don't begrudge them helping my brother at all. I'm just angry that he asked for anything since he has treated them like such garbage lately.
I understand my parents position a little bit though....I don't know if I could cut off one of my girls you know?
2. Mother's Day was pretty chill - the way I wanted it! My parents were in Canada for a few days so I dropped off a tray of cherry bars for my mom as a surprise when she returned on Monday morning. We also went and visited my mother in law - which ended up being a quiet visit, which is rare since it's always a madhouse there.
Although not on Mother's Day, G1 did something that made me cry (and Papa admitted he almost did too!) Back at the beginning of last week, I was looking at Erin Condren planners on my computer...I have wanted one of these for a LONG time but didn't want to pay the price for one. I was browsing again just because I was thinking maybe I would get one after we heard about how much Papa's car would cost (more on that in a second). G1 saw what I was doing and asked about it - I stayed very vague because I didn't want to make a big deal about it. Later that evening, while we were walking the dog, G1 hijacked my computer and bought me the planner! But, she also added extra stuff to it and express shipping so I would get it by Mother's Day! I guess she asked Papa at some point if he was buying one for me and, when he said no, she told him good because she did. I didn't know anything until last Friday morning when she texted me from her boyfriend's house to say she was expecting a package that day and I could go ahead and open it to see what it was. (I was clueless still because she is always ordering stuff online for herself) We happened to be on the phone when FedEx came and I knew immediately what it was when I saw the distinctive Erin Condren box - nicest surprise I have received in a very long time and a much needed one! When I told her she should have saved her money, she said "But Mom, you have done so many things for me in the past. I wanted to do this for you." More than the present itself, that meant so much to me.
Admittedly, I can't wait to start using that thing in July! LOL
3. Papa's car is still at the freaking mechanics - tomorrow will mark TWO weeks! The warranty people are dragging their feet and haven't been much help. Finally yesterday they told the mechanic they want the entire engine stripped down to "see" what is wrong with it and, in the meantime, they will begin to search for another compatible engine. The mechanic said it will take three to four hours to completely disassemble the engine and it's unclear who is paying the labor for doing it - Papa has to call the mechanic back later this morning to see what the warranty people say, but, we decided that if we have to do it, we will pay for the dismantling. We just need to get this moving, you know? Of course, there is always the chance that, after the engine is apart, the warranty people will deny the claim completely. At this point, I feel like it can go either way. Papa said he is hoping that the claim will be approved and we will *only* be out around 1K....but I'm very doubtful that we will be that lucky.
4. We had a wicked storm here on Tuesday - seriously the scariest thing I have witnessed ever! A tornado touched base in the northern (and adjoining) part of the town next to us so, while we weren't in the actually tornado, we definitely felt some of the force. I was in my car trying to get home when the storm hit. I was about 1/2 mile away and it was the absolute worst drive I have ever done! I saw a transformer blow and catch fire, trees topple over, the rain was coming down sideways, and debris was pelting my car! We lost power but no more trees came down in our yard, thankfully.
I feel very lucky, to be honest.
So, that's mostly what has been happening around here.
Sorry if there are any typos above as I am writing on the fly at the moment.
No matter what happens, I will try to update this blog as I am able and I will most definitely keep up reading everyone's blogs - and will comment when I can too!
Have a great Thursday!