Friday, February 26, 2010

Fun Fact Friday: The Updates Edition

-Posie, our kitten, is and has been a really wonderful pet for our kids. She's so "puppy-like", minus the need to be let outside to take a crap. She loves people, is not afraid of anyone, runs to the door when it opens, and follows the kids around. That is, when they are not carrying her somewhere.

She has a penchant for household appliances, however. I told you about the fridge. She also has repeated climbed into the dryer as I load wet clothes in. And yesterday she tried to jump into the microwave. This cat is itching to die via household appliance... such an interesting fetish.

Last weekend, we had a wedding to attend, so the kids stayed overnight at David's brother's house. The next morning, as we slept in (until 8:30!), Posie was pacing between the girls' two bedrooms, like DUDES where are my kids???

-The Tired is about the same. All my blood work came back with zip, zero, zilch indicating a reason for it. My average blood sugar (which measured the time over Thanksgiving and Christmas!) was very low, which is odd. We did another blood draw to check a few other things, but I'm not very hopeful that this is going to be easily solved.

-I've moved on from Secret Life, and I'm now watching Teen Mom. Which. Hallo. I've never talked to the tv (slash computer screen, aka hulu I heart you!) so much in my life. And the parents of the teen moms? When they are not being absolutely RIDICULOUSLY neglectful, they are beating a dead horse. (You've got a baby now. You have to think of your baby. You need to work things out for your baby. Listen, THEY GET IT. THEY HAVE A BABY, can you talk about something else at dinner for once?).

However, that scene where Tyler proposed to Caitlyn? Seriously the best, sweetest, most heart-wrenching proposal in the history of the world. Yes, they are too young to get married. Yes. Much too young. However. That was the sweetest scene EVAH. They both come from such fucked up homes, and yet they are both so articulate and mature and basically parenting THEIR parents... It was beautiful. And I cried. And cried.

-The Crazy (aka let's try going off zoloft wheeeeeee) is going ok. I've been depressed these past weeks(/months?), but it's winter, and it's too cold to do anything, and there's not enough daylight etc. The longer the days get, and the sunnier they days are, the better I feel, so I'm chalking it up to "WINTER" instead of "I NEED MEDS". For now, anyway.

The two z-free things I struggle with are 1)feeling like I loose my temper w/o any warning and 2)feeling like I never know if I'm saying something inappropriate or not.

The latter is stressing me out a little. I'm often thinking, mid sentence, "Wait a minute. Am I not supposed to be talking about this?" I'm not sure why I'm paranoid about this, unless I actually AM constantly saying things I shouldn't. And I'm not simply worried about betraying confidences, though that's part of it. It's also that I feel like I'm unsure of boundaries right now.

Normally I have good, healthy boundaries and mature reactions to things. My confusion lately is a new sensation, and I don't know what to make of it.

-I haven't solved anything with my dad and his girlfriend yet. And I dread the next time I have to see her in person. (My dad and I will be fine.) The silver lining to living so far from your family? These sorts of conflicts affect my daily life very little.

-Marin told David at dinner tonight- "Daddy, when you get bigger and you go to kindergarten, you will probably get loose teeth too!" She said this apropos of... absolutely nothing.

This morning at the grocery store, I agreed to buy some ice cream sandwiches. When I told her yes, she said "Oh, yeah, my mom said yes, uh-huh, oh yeah ice cream sandwiches oh yeah" all while doing this little victory dance. And I stood there, audibly laughing at her, not even able to pretend to be annoyed by her antics.


Anonymous said...

So sorry The Tired is still dragging you down. Stupid winter!

d e v a n said...

Your Posie sounds like our Peso!

Jess said...

It's almost spring. We're so close. We'll get there! Really! I hope the exhaustion and confusion go away soon.

Swistle said...

I love updates! I totally DO want a ragdoll kitten now!

Marie Green said...

Jess- it was below zero here this morning (and all week). Unfortch, spring comes here MUCH later than most of the rest of the U.S. But you are right, it WILL come eventually.