February 28, 2011 | Comments Off
It has been a majorly boring day. I normally do a whole bunch of nothing, but today has just seemed to last forever. I’m blaming the dreariness outside. I normally like rainy days, but not when they make me feel as if time is dragging on.
Last night we had our second thunderstorm in a week’s time. The dog got freaked out and wanted in here with me. We usually turn the bathroom fan on to block out the noise for him, but this time I had on my new sound machine. I think/hope it will really help him through storm season. Paws crossed!
Mark & I had another discussion about his frustrations over having to do all the housework. After he mentioned divorce, I was no longer in any hurry to pay the cleaner to come do the personal care assistant stuff, like the laundry and such. Why should I free up his time and do anything that would benefit him? He’s already said I’ve ruined his life. Any money I put towards this means less money I am socking away for myself for when I’m on my own. Then he said he’d just stop doing all that stuff to which I replied that I’d just have her do my things and not any of his. I don’t know, but somehow I decided that I’d just suck this up too and pay for her to do these things so that he’ll just shut up about it all. I guess I got worn down and didn’t want to hear his whining mouth any more. I hope he doesn’t think that this sets a precedent of me always giving in on financial matters, though. So I called the cleaner last night and told her I’d like her to start coming for the other tasks she & I have talked about, and she called back tonight and said fine.
Speaking of money stuff, today Mark got a promotion which means a change in job title and a decent raise. This is good news for me with regards to alimony, if it does come to that.
My cousin & I are having a weekend away in April. Today I emailed local limousine companies to see if any of them wanted to comp us a ride in exchange for me writing a review of their services here. Though I doubt any of them will, I think they all should want to. Helping out two divorcing chicks, one with chronic pain? That’s like a good deed right there. Ha. Also, I need to figure out what spa treatments I’m going to get. I don’t want them touching my back obviously, and I think I read that they do eyelash extensions! I hope I read that right and it wasn’t an ambien-induced hallucination.
Regarding reviews, I think I have another pet one lined up! I’ve forever been eyeing up the soft/cushy pet carriers with the shoulder strap, and today I talked with a company about letting us review them. We take the three girls to the vet in the fall and the three boys in the spring, so they are due for their checkup soon. I’d, of course, love to get three of them for that reason, but I thought I’d sound greedy if I asked for that many. I did anyway because you only live once – and I’ll find out how many we were approved for in a little bit!
Even though I said I’d stop reading fostering sites because they make me sad (since I physically can’t do any of that too), I haven’t. In fact, I’ve been reading more of them. Gah. I’m just so fascinated. The common thread I’ve found in most of these blogs has to do with religion. Though I personally don’t believe in God, I can definitely understand the need to believe in something in these types of situations. How else can you process how terrible their little lives are, how some of them never recover from their traumatic toddler years, and how a lot of them get sent back to less than ideal parents? It’s heartbreaking, and I think people who foster are wonderful & inspiring.
Today I left a message at my pain management doctor’s office and asked for this month’s scrips to be written up. And I called the possible new pain management people to see if they got my faxes this time. They got the ones Mark sent over but did not get the records from my current doctor. I gave possible-new-doctor my current doctor’s number to see if they could ask for the records themselves, and eventually they said they’d call. Based on other things the receptionist also said, I highly doubt that they will. But that’s fine. It’s not their job, but I’m just tired of chasing people all around. I’m not calling my current doctor again because I already know I’ll have to call Friday to see if my scrips are ready. They usually say they never got the message or that they already called to tell me they’re ready to be picked up when they didn’t. Anyway, if the possible-new-people don’t call, I’m just going to wait two months. That is when I will have my next face-to-face appointment with my current doctor. I’ll just stand there until I get a physical copy of my records and then I’ll drop them off to the possible-new-people myself. I just am over all of this.
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