animated lone

Hello.

I'm still alive. I have been working and working on my house, so I have barely had time to do much else. I certainly haven't had time to think much, and I like that just fine. Maybe I'll just post some pictures. We did lots of work on the kid's room today. I hope he likes it.

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Apparently, it takes two parents to drop a kid off for choir tour. One to take him and stay until he is on the bus, and one to go back home for the things he left at home. A has been more excited about the tour as the practices intensified, and I hope he will enjoy himself even though he continues to claim he has no friends there. Our choir director has done this for years, and one of his goals is for everyone to get to know evertyone else. So he makes the kids sit with people they don't know, and has games like : Get signatures from everyone in your group before the first stop, and to get a signature, you have to have a 4+ sentence conversation. 

I am trying to keep my chin up and not worry too much, even though I know about the worst that can happen. They have a home concert on Sunday, and I am looking forward to it for multiple reasons.
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I have been unable to write for the past month. I am still working with some of the same struggles as I always have, but I have not been able to write about it. I still don't really feel like it. I don't want to delete my journal, though, because it has been there for me whenever I need to go back to it. Perhaps I just shouldn't be talking about myself right now.
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Friday Randomness

Will's friends sent me some lovely flowers on his graduation day with a card that said "We remember." I burst into tears after seeing it, because I am always so touched when his friends remember him.

In other news--I will soon be a proud CPAP owner. I had my second sleep study last night using a CPAP. I slept really well and felt great today. I get my machine on Monday. I can't wait! I think I will feel much better in general and be able to deal with all the other crap more easily.
  • Current Music
    Stevie Wonder - I Believe (When I Fall in Love It Will Be Forever)
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The Animal Saga continues

I thought taking the dog to the vet was tough, but that was just a preliminary bout.

We attempted to get Apollo and Alice, the two cats, into carriers for their vet trip. We thought we were being crafty because we could get Apollo into a crate by himself. He was downstairs on a kitchen chair, and I went upstairs to get the crate while B (aka dwerkin) stood guard. As soon as that cat heard the crate being lifted, he took off like a flash. Apollo is as dumb as a post except when it comes to running and hiding.

A cat trek ensued. We cornered him several times, only to have him slip from our grasp. I finally chased him to my office, where A stood to catch him with the crate. Arnold was helping, always ready to harass a cat. Apollo dashed out from behind a chair, and Arnold pushed him back before Apollo could escape down the hall. However, he took off. A held the crate and moved it back and forth quickly in a frantic attempt to block Apollo's path and try to scoop him up. The crafty cat leaped on top of the crate and streaked past. We never came close again. We did get Alice in a crate, and she behaved very well at the vet.

Next week we will try again. Our vet advised using a pillowcase to catch him. I want to use a gun. OK, a tranquilizer gun.
  • Current Music
    Dixie Chicks - Not Ready to Make Nice
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A and I took Arnold to the vet today. Arnold had a lot of fun on the ride over; he has decided he likes car rides. Collapse )

While he was at the vet, A and I went to a nearby mall. I had a great time hanging out with him. We bought him some shoes, two single player video games (the bribe), and one video game that we could play together. We went into Sharper Image and tried out all the massaging chairs. We ate lunch at the food court. A found some Chinese food that he pronounced not up to the quality of the dingy cafe in our neighborhood. I was glad he had not tried the Japanese sushi place.

We picked up Arnold, who was fairly good at the vet. He is up to 16.5 pounds, and has to go on a diet and a Q-tip abstinence program. However, he was dying to get out of the office, and was only mildly perky on the ride home. Once home, he slept hard the rest of the afternoon.
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I am Tired for a Reason

The doctor explained the results of my sleep study to me. I "woke up" an average of 45.7 times per hour during the evening. Apparently, I do have sleep apnea, and I am not getting good sleep.

The next step is to try out a machine called CPAP that will help me keep my airway open while I sleep so that I don't wake up. I have go BACK TO THE LAB (not to see what's on the slab) and get one fitted. Unfortunately, I don't get to do so until June 1. But I am very psyched that it is not a mystery problem.