Have you missed me? I sure as hell have missed you! I really miss the writing, I really miss knowing that you’re reading and I absolutely miss having the time to do it. My stupid, freakin’ job has been taking up all my time and I just haven’t been able to figure out where to grab a few minutes to chat with you! (Issues with the job? We’ll be addressing that in 2014!)
News on Steven is great. We really expected that he was going to need chemo in January, but he aced all his tests and Dr. Sprawls sent him home with a, “Keep up the good work,” and “You don’t need treatment yet,” as a Christmas present. It seems like the weight loss, exercise, good nutrition and supplements have been a winning combination. So I hope that gives hope to anyone with any kind of illness or disease. Apparently taking good care of yourself helps! (Care and feeding of the human body…another thing to address in 2014)
I’m trying not to beat myself up about my absence from blogging. I get beat up enough at the old job site. I travel 76 miles to work…and then another 76 miles home every day. I have taken to spending at least one night a week in Orlando with Alexis. Her hubby works late once a week so we have a girls night sleepover without disturbing the menfolk. And it’s nice to spend quality time with my baby girl. Although I do hate to leave Steven alone with the girl dogs. He spoils them because I’m not around to spoil, and now I can’t eat a peanut butter sandwich without a 30 MPH incoming Whippet jumping on my head! I can’t even imagine what the hell is going on while I’m away, but I’m going to get whiplash one of these days. (Dog Whispering 101 – another 2014 topic)
So it looks like there’s much to chat about this year and that’s why I’m back. I’m weighing in on Obama-care right now. I really don’t know who gets “care” out of it, but it ain’t us! Our new insurance through my employer costs $20 less per month than when the grown-ups were in charge of healthcare. But so far this year, Steven’s prescription meds that used to cost $15 now cost $75, the $30 script ran us $95 and the $7 Neurontin is being delivered for the low, low price of $65. If I do Republican math, I’m already screwed out of the $20 a month premium savings and it’s still January! If I do Obama-math I think I just paid for a crack whore’s syphilis meds! If I’m sounding a little angry, I am. I now have hemorrhoids from sitting in the car over 3 hours every day so I have a job…to have insurance…that costs so much that I can’t afford hemorrhoid balm! So expect a little more bitching in 2014…which is part of the beauty of being me!
But, at least I’m here to bitch. And so is Steven, and the Whippet girls, and The Newly Married Alexis girl, and the New Son-In-Law Matt..and as always my beautiful grand-dog Coda…the poopie dog. She’s loves me so much that I make her crap.
I hope you’re that happy to have me back. I’m going to make a concerted effort to post…weekly. There, it’s written in the sand…and if you want to show me you love me, crap on it!