i don’t remember when it started but whenever i am having a bad day i call it an alexander day. after the children’s book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. i normally refer to them has horrible awful no good very bad days.
this has been a alexander week.
monday: went to doctor who told me i was a hypochondriac. i am, but i also have real issue. she basically told me i was no longer welcome at her practice but gave me a referral to the gastro and endocrinologist. then while driving back from borders my car died (just stoped working) while going 70 in the center lane of the highway. thank god thugs office was only a few exists up. mr. match also offered to help so i was not left alone with k$ on the side of the highway for long.
tuesday: from 2:30 am to 5am up with stomach issues. then had to go to class all day. with tummy issues.
wednesday: laid in bed all day and things started to look up. i even made this amazing galette!
Today after coming home from school I used up the rest of the apples to make this tart. It was simple and took 15 minutes!
1 refridgerated pie crust
5 cups apples (we cut ours in cubes had they not been so brittle I woulf have gone slices)
1 table spoon Lemon juice
1/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons flour
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
Combine apples, lemon juice, 1/4 cup sugar and flour in a bowl.
Roll crust on baking sheet
Dump apple mixture in center
Fold sides of dough up. With wet fingures seal creases.
Spray dough with Pam
Sprinkle dough with sugar sprinkle whole tart with cinnamon.
Bake at 350 till golden brown (20 minutes)
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lately i have been having some mad crazy dreams and they all end with lisa and i having mad screaming matches. perhaps i am still recovering from spending every moment with her for 4.5 days.
it all started with a dream about the tennis round robbin i was invited to participate in with her tennis team. they are all MUCH better than I but so nice about letting me play with them. In my dream lisa was serving to me on the ad side, her first hit the net and her second serve bounced wide. i did not swing at it and she ended up double faulting. she started to say that she got the point because i called the ball out and did not swing (this is not a rule) and i became very upset. we started screaming at each other and i ended up slamming my racket into the court until it broke, then i left the court in a huff. <dream ends>
there are multiple things wrong with this deam and perhaps it is a sign i should go back to phoebe but the scariest part was the frist time the schedule was drawn up for the round robbin lisa and i were going to play each other. THANKFULLY another lady showed up and that switched the schedule and we never played each other.
last night i had another dream were lisa and i verbally barade eachother. she accompanied me to my doctor apointment today. the doctor basically told me that my thryoid was fine and not only would she not increase my dosage but she would not write me another RX. this upset me and i started crying that something was wrong it is not normal to just gain 20 lbs in 2 moths espically when training for a marathon. the doctor told me it was becuase i ate to much and lisa nodded in agreement and told me that i need to be more healthy. i then started to list out how i only eat yogurt and oatmeal and salad and whatever lisa makes for dinner or i eat brown rice. lisa then screams liar and said but you ate a pint of ben and jerrys oat meal cookie (BEST ICE CREAM EVER) and i said yes after i ran 20 miles.
The doctor then told me that our appointment was over and that there is nothing wrong with me other then i am lazy and have poor diet. i started sobbing and lisa said she agreed. then she hugged the doctor and the doctor gave her a RX for a higher dosage for her thyroid medicine and said that it would help her lose some weight. lisa said thanks and forced me to leave. <dream ends>
OBVIOUSLY there is something wrong with me and these dreams show that i have some hidden issues against lisa. the worst part is i wake up and feel animosity towards my mother.
well its going to rain all day here so i’m off to the dr with leggings and hunters. then doing HOURS of school work since i have not done it, since i fail my CLEP. BOOO
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i am currently trying to solve the side ways pictures issue… i have checked all over the internet and apparently it is a bug in the storm. the phone was made to like like a normal camera always in landscape so the pictures can only be exported in landscape. this sounds like BS to me. so now i will only use my phone in landscape when posting to wordpress. twicpic, facebook and mms have all fixed this bug… i guess its a wordpress problem?
i just sent a message to wordpress and hope to have it solved. i guess just rotate your comptuer to view .w.d.t.w.t?. post until further notice. sorry!
today (wednesday) has been one of those
awful-horrible-no-good-very-bad-days. better known as an alexander day.
lisa and i finally came home from south carolina yesterday and i spent the night feverishly doing school work (since we were only going to be gone till sunday i left most of my books at home).
this morning we got word that grandpa’s level had increased enough that he could have surgery. while no time was set and as of 4pm no time has been set, this is great news and we are very excited!
hearing this news got me up and out of bed this morning only to look at my clendar and see that my CLEP was at 10 and not 12 and therefore i had two hours less to cram. i ended up not passing the test, needed a 64 for my college (most only need a 50~) and i got a 52. this reduced me to tears and i have been a bit unstable ever since.
my night class was cancled so i decided to start on a top secret project for my cousin jh who is getting married on new years eve! and to cook.
i made Apfel Kunchen. i first had this at my house family’s house in luxembourg and fell in love with apple cake. i hope mine only turns out half as good as i remember it being! i had a weee bit of trouble because i did not use hardy enough apples (we had a huge bag of gala that were going bad).
enjoy these pictures! (this post is late b.c i waited to upload the pictures
apples in dough
sprinkled with brown sugar before baking
J.crew dress, br tank, banannos.
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a large and heartfelt thanks to all of you for your kind words, prayers, and encouragement over the past week. last night at 7pm my grandmother called to say that my grandfather had been prepped and was going into surgery. the surgery (without complications) should last 45 minutes, so i sat and waited. i tried to make myself busy with a sewing project but every time the phone rang i nearly jumped out of my skin. at about 9:30 i got a call from AJH asking if i had heard anything. the whole family began to panic and i cautiously picked up the phone to call my grandma. she cheerfully answered the phone and i felt my whole body lighten.
he was able to have the laparoscopic surgery to extract his gallbladder and his heart did not miss a beat! (a little pun)
why she did not call, well i don’t know. why my aunt did not call, i don’t even care all i care about is that my grandpa is alive and soon to be pain free!
i am so excited and thankful.
(gramps and grandma!)
with everything going on in my personal life right now life is a bit gloomy. today while my mother way paying the verizon bill i got a large glimmer of sunshine. Lisa, AJH and K$ are all on the same verizon plan. we never really come close to meeting our minutes. This moth we were 100 shy of going over. immediately lisa started yelling. first it was me, then ajh. neither of us was over our 1/4 of the plan.
the culpret: K$.
for a while now i have been foreshadowing this. K$ is always on his phone making secret calls in the front yard, the bathroom, and in his room with the door shut. i have caught him multiple times making these secretive phone calls and have told thug and lisa that his phone is a ISSUE. he has also placed his cellphone number on the internet multiple times and gets very odd phone calls from that.
back to the fun stuff. after identifying that k$ made phone calls totaling in 1800 minutes (thank god many were free and did not count towards our minutes) we pulled the list of numbers he had called. after importing all 941 numbers into excel we realized that K$s phone problem was much more severe than anyone had thought. soon after, i using my sweet excel skills found out that he calls my fathers cell phone the most with 137 phone calls, lisa came in second with 26 calls to her cell phone but 86 to her office, 83 to AJH and only 46 to me. we also found lost of other sweet stats about k$s phone habits. like that 831 of his phone calls lasted 2 minutes or less. talk about volume calling!
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so i am still down in sc with my grandfather. my aunt flew in on sunday and is spending the whole weekend with my grandparents to help my gradma take care of grandpa after the surgery. this morning we all got up and got ready for grandpa to go in and at the last minute the surgeon decided that the risk was to great. we are hoping that tomorrow his blood is a bit thicker and he can proceed with the surgery.
now on to more fun things:
today is day 3 of sitting in a hospital room. thank god they have wireless internet so i have been able to do school work. between the constant moving about the small room, coming and going of nurses and my own stomach issues i have gotten about 1/5 of my work done. i was really hoping that grandpa would come out of surgery this morning and be stable so lisa and i could head home. unforchantly that did not happen.
while speding so much quality time with my family memebers i have learned a few things:
1. not everyone likes prostitution jokes
2. people on morphine are so funny (even if they are your grandpa)
3. i could never be a nurse
4. hospital food sucks
5. the internet is truly the greatest invention EVER
6. to much family time makes me up my intake of mood changing drugs
7. having high expectations of people ALWAYS leads to let downs
8. good friends are priceless in bad times
9. L.L.Bean boat totes are the best carry all
10. starbucks coffee can make the crappiest day better.
off to get a fro yo with raspberries and blackberries mixed in. and maybe a starbucks!
thank you all for your prayers and thoughts about my grandfather.
lisa and i left va last night and drive to south carolina to spend the weekend with my grandpa and grandma in the hospital. he is not able to have his surgery yet because his blood is too thin from all of his heart medications. we were hopeful that he would he able to have his gallbladder out over the weekend while we are here so that my grandma could have company.
my poor grandfather is in constant pain and has been given 6 mg of pain killers in the 4 hours we have been here and is still in pain. it is so awful to sit and watch him in so much pain. he had about an hour of relief in which he was in good spirts and shared some very good stories.
it is heart wrenching to watch someone in so much pain.
on another note for all of you enjoying oxfords and oysters today have fun (mr. match was right to follow his instinct and not get us tickets)! i am so jealous if the gift bag and swag and having been stalking @skyblueevents via twitter. i know that nothing could take the place of spending these hours with my grandfather. please continue to pray for him and keep my grandmother and family in your prayers.