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Extracting the good from a bad situation

Got my income tax info in the mail, and have already filed. The ONLY good thing about last year is that I'll be reaping in a decent amount that the government owes me, including my very own state. Can't say I've enjoyed tax benefits in awhile.

My parent's estate is STILL not settled. At this point, I'd think my cousin would feel guilty for the way he's (not) handled things. No shame. It's pathetic. There is something good about this bad thing, however - it's brought me back close to my bro and sis-in-law.

The spawnlette is sick this weekend. Poor thing! Her nose is all stopped up, and she's actually been napping. She /never/ does this. I had two events I'd planned on attending - one, a high school buddy's birthday party, and; two, a get together at the Margarita Grill last night - both of which I canceled. Tomorrow I'm supposed to get together with two girls I went to high school with. We'll see about that. I'm beginning to grow...hm, how to express it? Concerned about one of them. No more needs to be said about all that.

This week has been fraught with helping my neighbor Rose Marie with her computer. She always snags me when she has issues, but this one is mystifying. I blame it on the merger of AT&T with Yahoo; but I could be wrong. Anyway, I'm tired of frying my brain on that one.

Actually this week has been busy; I just didn't take time to journal or write any of it down. Yesterday, I disinfected and cleaned house. Big job all by itself. Cleaned out the fridge and freezer while I was at it. Things are all nice, neat, clean and shiny. Of course, I can't FIND anything I want. I had an interview for a writing position, and that went well. I should hear something Monday about it.

Ozzy's trying to eat my left eyeball out of its socket. At one point yesterday, he actually stuck his snout right in the middle of it. WTH? What is it about my eyes that makes him so crazy??? It's kinda freakish. He's growing up SO fast, and will be a grown up Iggy before long. I don't think I'll miss the "puppy" in him at ALL. All that whining and sobbing's gotta stop, just because he's not getting his way.

Today, I wanted to go to the movies, but the spawnlette is still sick. I'll probably go alone, as I want to see The Wrestler and know of no one who'd consciously go see it. Heh. I like going to the movies alone, so this should be fun (if it warms up outside). I have four more pounds to go to reach my idea of my perfect body weight/size. Those last four are HELL. I'm going to just not eat for three days, which should do it. Once I get there, I can maintain forever. I'm wearing a bad six and a good four right now. My goal is to be able to fit in a bad four and have any size six way too big as it used to be. I'm not going crazy and fitting back into a size 00 or 2 like I used to, however. My hair's slowly but surely growing back out. I'm just overly-anxious and wanting it to be long NOWWWWWWW. Yeah. That.

Alrighty...more laundry awaits me and I wanted to finish a painting today. Hanging out here ain't accomplishing all that. TA TA my friends :>


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Jan. 25th, 2009 03:10 pm (UTC)
Aww, poor Spawnlette. I hope she recovers soon. Sounds like you've had a busy week. I wish I could get some money back from the taxman! And good luck with the writing job... yeah, puppy-like behaviour is not necessarily desirable or enjoyable. I'd rather have an elegant, dignified adult dog any time.
Good luck with the weight loss thing, too - sigh. I'd so love to shift this blubber faster than it's coming off at present.
Jan. 25th, 2009 03:50 pm (UTC)
She's so sweet when she's sick...lol! I have had a really busy week and it's about time I got money /back/ for a change. I also hope this job comes through, because it sounds perfect. I did tell her that I wasn't interested in being in a level higher than "writer" (I've already done the editor thing, don't wanna go there again), and hopefully this won't make me seem like an underachiever. The pup's coming along, but Iggys are some of the most difficult dogs to train. Eeeps.

I just have four little pounds! I swear, it's driving me crazy. Don't forget, however, that I've lost 30 lbs. in three months. I hate to say it, but you really do have to starve yourself with the exception of raw fruits and veggies (which ain't exactly fun to eat). Even then, I kept those down, too. I discovered the weight /gain/ came from me having a thyroid problem (I gained the 30 lbs within three months, also). I probably could lose the 4 lbs. if I was able to work out, but my body can't handle it.

Sounds like you guys are happily settled in. I'm so happy for you! Being in love is fun, isn't it? :)
Jan. 26th, 2009 06:44 am (UTC)
"Being in love is fun, isn't it? :)"
Yeah... I'd never experienced it as FUN before. Always far too intense and frustratingly difficult and ... not FUN. This guy, we laugh together at stuff, we say the same things all the time, we just get along brilliantly. Can't imagine not being with him now.

I mean, when you can laugh at each other's farts and not be grossed out, you're doing okay.
Jan. 26th, 2009 08:15 am (UTC)
I think it's absolutely wonderful that you've found love again like this :) :D You're right about the frustration and difficulty of being with someone and NOT having fun.
Jan. 25th, 2009 04:08 pm (UTC)
Ozzy's a guy, so it's no surprise that he's entranced by your eyes ;)

The Wrestler looks good, so let me know what you think!

I hope you post a photo of your painting...!
Jan. 25th, 2009 04:18 pm (UTC)
I've heard nothing but /great/ reviews about that movie. It's at 4, so chances are about 50/50 that I go. lol :)

I always put my pics in here when I finish them :> Getting started is just a pain on this one for some reason. I've already primed the window, just can't find a "plan". Meh! Plus, I have about 12 paintings on canvas in here hidden in my closet with nowhere to put them. Geeeeeez.
Jan. 25th, 2009 06:54 pm (UTC)
I hope you get a really good amount back!

*hugs you*

And I hope the spawnlette feels better soon!
Jan. 25th, 2009 06:57 pm (UTC)
It's a decent amount for sure! The spawnlette still sounds bad, but claims she feels better. Rest is what she needs, so...ja :>

*hugs you back*
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