Alrighty. So, time to catch up…
The flight home from Tennessee was great, the weather was perfect. Getting up at 4:30am was gruelling, but we needed to be to the airport by 6am. The advantage of such early flights was getting home at 11am, which gave us alot of the day still, which was awesome. We were sad to leave, of course, but really glad to get home. Our animals totally missed us, so we had quite the little welcoming committee of cats as soon as we walked in the door. We picked up Bishy the following day at the kennel as we figured we’d need some time to unwind and unpack and what not.
We weren’t home long before we decided to go out and take advantage of some of the Black Friday sales. We bought an indecent amount of DVDs, and Craig found a few new shirts & sweaters for work. I didn’t get clothes for myself because I shopped quite a bit before going on vaca, and really didn’t need anything. I need to start my Yule shopping, however…and rather soon! It’s quickly approaching!!
Saturday morning we got up way too early, and headed out to pick up Bish from the kennel. We stopped at Brueggers on the way for cinnamon & sugar bagels with cream sheese. Yums! We board Bishy at Orchard Kennels-they specialize in large dog boarding, and do a fantastic job. This is the longest he’s been away at the kennel though, and we were a bit worried about him. He did ok though, and was also very happy to see us. He did seem very tired, and even now, is still trying to catch up on his sleep. We don’t think he got alot of sleep at the kennel. He was also realllly stinky when we picked him up. So, after spending a few hours at home, it was off to PetSmart as Bishy was scheduled for a sorely needed bath and full grooming session. We picked him up a couple hours later, smelling like holiday cookies, and looking totally spiff. He loves going there, and all the employees know him, and always give him lots of attention, so it’s a struggle getting him out. Especially after getting groomed. He prances around all cute like he knows he’s top dog…and he is. *grinchuckles* At least in our eyes!
This morning, we did some early morning grocery shopping, but that’s it. We’ve been home just hanging out all day. We watched “The DaVinci Code” for the second time-love that movie, and caught up on all the shows we Tivoed while we were gone.
Now, some things I didn’t mention last week…
Issues with the SIL again. Her and her husband were supposed to take us to the airport and pick us up-that was the plan. They offered, we didn’t ask. We have done the same thing for them several times when they have asked, all with no issues on our part. Craig called the morning we were to leave to confirm with them what time they were to pick us up, and apparently, she was acting very…reluctant…kinda like it was a burden, and she just didn’t feel like dealing with it. Craig got off the phone with her feeling very put off by the whole situation. He said her attitude and tone seemed to say pretty clearly that they felt put out by the whole prospect of giving us a ride. After talking about it, we decided we would rather just drive ourselves, and pay the long term parking. This way, we’re not obligated to return any more “favors” and the next time they ask us, we can say no. We decided we’d give them the opportunity to “back out” and called them and said that the neighbors had offered to take us as well, so it was up to them what they wanted to do. Of course, they backed out. We weren’t surprised. It’s funny, they ~always~ ask us to watch their cat, or ask us for rides to & from the airport, or ask to borrow stuff, but when we need something, it’s like a huge imposition. *sigh* It used to make me really sad that she treated me so terribly. I had thought we could be friends. Now, it just makes me really mad that she’s beginning to treat Craig the same way. She’s such a selfish, self-involved bitch sometimes. I really wish she would just grow the hell up, and realize that the world doesn’t revolve around her. There are other people on this planet, ya know.
I called my dad on Thanksgiving. Several times actually. He never picked up. Now, I always call on the holidays, or he calls me. I KNOW he knew it was me, and he still chose not to answer. *hugesigh* I got really upset. I didn’t let it ruin the day though, and I kept it between Craig and I. It really really hurts me, still, everytime he does something like this, even though I’ve dealt with this my entire life, and shouldn’t be surprised by his actions. He’s just such a complete and total asshole. I would give everything for just a few moments of humanity and real emotion from my dad. Minutes of just being treated like a daughter that a father loves dearly. I never had that. I never will. I told Craig Thanksgiving day that I was done with my dad, though I’m not even really sure what that means. I told him that sometimes I feel like I just became out of nothing…like I was hatched from an egg or dropped from the sky. I have no real connections of family, just shadows. Not even that, maybe.
Over vaca, we played a few games, one of which was dominos. Now, my granny taught me how to play dominos when I was like 6 or 7, and I haven’t played since that long ago, either. I had forgotten all about how to play. I’m a quick learner though, and won almost every single hand, every game played. We also played a variation on dominos called Spinners. I am now completely and hopelessly addicted to both games, and will be asking for them both on my Yule list. *grinwink*
It’s taken me a few days to recover from traveling. I’ve been very tired, and running around here and there over the weekend prolly only made it harder. I was really lucky with the RA over the vaca, the only issues I’m having besides the tiredness, which is par for the course, are the continuing issues in my left thumb, and my right foot. I’m beginning to wonder if maybe the decrease in my methotrexate dose (7 tablets once weekly to 6 tablets once weekly) from my last appointment may be the culprit here. Kinda sucks as we’d been hoping to wean me off the methotrexate eventually. My next appointment is in January, and I’m loathe to schedule another before then, as my general practioner wants me to see a therapist for my stress and I’m not sure yet what exactly that will entail and how much it will cost.
I will try and post some pics of vaca this week. I have some cute ones!
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