Monday, July 21, 2008

Lots of Stuff Going On

I've been a bum in the Blogger world, I know. My plate has been kind of full, so playing on here gets shoved to a back burner.

In summary:

My friend E's mom died two nights ago and, for a number of reasons I won't visit here, this is really weighing on my mind. I'll just say that my heart aches for E, her brother, and their families, and I'm even more saddened by the unnecessary aggravations being forced upon their grieving hearts. I want to be ready for E at a moment's notice to do whatever it takes to make things easier. Their mom was always so sweet and welcoming to me when I was a dorky, chocolate-peddling preteen, and I'll post a bit about that later.

My Dear Old Softheaded -- er -- Softhearted Dad is getting a pacemaker at the end of the month. I know a pacemaker isn't such a big thing these days, but Hon, my stepmother, adores him and hates to think of him needing surgery of any kind.

I swallowed a huge portion of my pride and turned a chunk of my backlog over to a scopist. It was a matter of survival in terms of my professional reputation. Things were getting too stale, and pretty soon clients were going to start screaming. I still have transcripts to do, but now I feel like I can breathe a bit.

On a brighter note, I finally picked the Pacifica up today. Remember when I got rear-ended back in June? It took the adjustor almost a week to look at my car, and it took Chrysler three weeks to get the replacement bumper for our car.

And now I need to get my nose back to the grindstone.


Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Calling my blog today a can of woms was the best description!

Glad you got your car back but very sorry to hear about your friend's loss. It's truly never easy to lose a loved one.

I'll keep your Dad in my prayers.


Wonderful World of Weiners said...

I'll let Connor know he's not alone with the clown issue!!


thecottonwife said...

You've had a rough time lately! Hope you get a break soon.

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Wait...should I cancel the order of fried grinning bats I ordered for you?


Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Have you stopped blogging?

I hated water before I blogged today but after your comments, I REALLY hate it!!