This, that. and the other
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Quick update on my mom... Sunday night, she had a bad reaction to her pre-op meds, vomited violently and passed out, and ended up getting rushed to the ER. Once there, they said her pulse was really low, her WBC was really high, and she showed signs of a systemic infection. At first they were thinking c-diff because she was passing blood in her stool, but they have presumptively ruled that out now. They had her on infectious contact protocals for a couple days, but now they've lifted them, even though they still don't have any clue what has made her so sick. There's swelling in her colon, so today they did a colonoscopy and took a couple biopseys. Just to make matters worse, they missed the vein when they changed her IV yesterday and all the fluid drained into her arm! Now her arm is hugely swollen and she has a blood clot, but they don't know if they can put her on blood thinnners because her pulse is so low. Also, they STITCHED the latest IV into her neck because they were afraid of missing the vein again. She's horribly uncomfortable. I can't tell you how upset I am about that whole situation.

I've been thinking lately about making the switch to Dreamwidth. LiveJournal seems to be dying a long and drawn out death, and I don't want to be SOL when the final curtain falls. Thoughts?

BTW, I'm running behind on replying to comments because of everything going on - plus to top it off, I have the 'flu. I'm going to take tomorrow to catch up, though. Thanks for being so patient with me!

Happy Birthday, Beautiful!
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I got this posted just in time for it to still technically be your birthday, but hopefully the sight of semi-naked Ben Whishaw makes up for it. I hope you had a good one, and that this year is your best one yet. I love you, lady!

Greetings from the OBX!
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My husband surprised me with a vacation road trip for our anniversary. We drove most of the way Monday and arrived here yesterday. We spent all day on the beach because neither of us had ever been in the ocean. I swallowed so much salt water, I'm practically pickled.


Scott Baio is an asshole.
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Here is a hot take
brought to you in haiku form:
No one loves Chachi

10 Facts About Me
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1. I have held a lot of jobs over the years - daycare worker, newspaper deliverygirl, fast food worker, retail worker, line cook, assistant teacher, photographer, actress, PR specialist. I'm sure I'm missing a few others. I love new experiences.

2. I'm cheap. I shop clearance items, use coupons and frequent customer rewards, sign up for samples, and love freebies. If it's free, it's me.

3. The week after my 17th birthday, I married my high school sweetheart. Come Sunday, we'll have been happily married 29 years.

4. We have three adult daughters and one grandson. Spoiling them one of my favorite hobbies.

5. We have two dogs - a malamute mix named Willow Dawn, and Albus Dumbledogg, a pit mix.

6. We also have two cats - Jersey Devil, and a flatfaced Persian named Simon Warhol. Both cats are rescue animals, as is Albus.

7. I'm always the coldest person in the room.

8. My first babysitter outside of the family was a gay man who sometimes dressed in drag. Up until then, I had lived a somewhat atypical yet narrow, small town existence. The day I finally figured out "Isla Meritt" and Rickey G were the SAME PERSON, my little ten-year-old Midwestern mind was blown. It was a revelation, to say the least.

9. My sister doesn't like to come to my house because she believes it's haunted. There are several other people who also believe it's haunted, but she's the only one who actively avoids coming here. Wuss.

10. A few months ago, I had a piece of my spine removed and plastic put in its place. Now when I jog or toss a ball with my dog, I sometimes make little "bionic" sounds in my head.


No catchy title.
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I think I've been depressed and avoiding talking about some things, so I've been avoiding getting on LJ. My apologies.

My brother was recently granted full custody of his kids. Their mother turned back up in town long enough to get served again, but when she didn't bother to come to the custody hearing, my brother's petition was granted. I haven't seen him this happy or at peace in a long time. The kids seem to be doing well, too. Hayden likes his new school, and both he and Ava are enrolled in dance classes. I know they miss their mother, but they're probably doing as well as they possibly could, all things considered.

A Hustle Here and a Hustle There
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I am now the Director of Advertising for the local theatre company I joined earlier this year. I still can't believe it.

On Saturday they had a poorly advertised, poorly attended event. I'm friends with the manager of the theatre, and we were having a conversation in which I tried to (nicely) tell them that their advertising was for shit and really holding them back. He asked me if I was volunteering to work for profit share, and I agreed. Right now, I won't be making much AT ALL, but if I do my job right, I should get a raise soon.

So...yeah.

How was your weekend? 

My Reaction When I Happen Across Some Dumbshit Still Trying to Defend Trump
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Brother's Baby Mama Saga, part WTF?
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Quick catch up on some stuff going on with me...

I'm not sure where I left off with what is happening with my brother's baby mama drama. Incredibly long story short, after driving around Indy while manic and delusional, his kids' mom faced no repercussions from anyone. About the only thing that was useful to come out of all that was that CPS started coming out to her house. Even though they were setting appointments and warning her before dropping by, she kept standing them up and making excuses why they shouldn't come in. On the one occasion she did let them in, they were reportedly "alarmed" at the condition of the home, despite the fact that she'd taunted my brother the night before, saying she had cleaned her house and he was going to look like a fool. Still, nothing really seemed to be going on. Then BOOM! All hell broke loose.

Apparently still delusional and under the belief that the government was conspiring against her for reasons undisclosed at the time, she left the kids with her mother and went to Washington DC. Once there, she attempted to climb the White House fence at least twice during a three-week period. She told the secret service agents surrounding the White House that she knew Mike Pence and had to speak with him about a matter of national security. They arrested and briefly detained her on a mental hold but, because she's not a resident of the DC area, there was no way to receive funds for her treatment there. After a week, the hospital where she was being held just released her to her own devices. She's been out there living on the streets for a couple months now. Every once in a while, she calls her mom or dad to ask for money but refuses to come home. She won't even acknowledge that she has children, let alone express any kind of concern for them. My brother was granted emergency custody by the state, and he's currently going through the court system to receive full custody. You'd think it would be a very simple process, but since the kids' mother technically abandoned the kids, they were named wards of the state, and there's a lot of hoops he has to jump through now, even though he had a custody case in process when their mom left. Children's services in this state really is a joke.

My cat Batleigh passed away a little over a month ago. I'd had her for 14 years, and it broke my heart. It was terrible. That's all I want to say about that.

More tomorrow.

That feeling when you finally get into your account after forgetting your password
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