Saturday, July 31, 2010

Sleepy Saturday

Watching Jurassic Park and Pirates of the Caribbean with BoyKid right now while eating a diet Coke Float. Yum!  Hope it helps my head too. (the Coke... not the float... or movies.)  Maybe it will wake me up, too.  These meds are making me SO sleepy. 

So is, I must admit, being up at 4 in the morning with my gliders doesn't help much.  Last night they were so hyper (on par for my 3) it was making me laugh.  They are so smart, sometimes I forget how intelligent they can be.  They put ping pong balls in a row, collect barrel-of-monkeys monkeys into their sleeping pouch, throw food they don't like... those things may not sound smart as they are not trained behaviors.  But they show real intelligence... thinking. Not like squirrels as they might be compared to, more like a small primate like a marmoset.  And oh are they NAUGHTY!  But I love them.  They are my babies and mean so much to me. 

Though I must say I now consider Fable, the Chinchilla up there with them.  He is NOT so smart, but he IS cute and fluffy.  I love my little furrkids.  And then there are my tortoise, turtle, and, gecko... and then my hermit crabs, lizards, frogs, toad, and fishies.  I love them too, they just don't care much that I do. As long as they get food, they could care less who feeds them.  But I love them anyway. Hee hee!

I just wrote a sample article on bonding with sugar gliders for The Examiner.  I am keeping my fingers and toes crossed that it gets picked up because I would love to be a pet expert with them.  It's just an online paper but it's something. It's getting payed to write.

I am working on Remaining Celebrate, too. Not that that is anything more than another blog of mine, but I like the premise so I am doing it.  I like holidays.  It makes everyday more fun... which for me, means more LIVABLE.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Quilling Me Softly

Still recuperating but hopefully on MONDAY I will be back to work!  It is Magician Laboratory and we will be teaching the kids all kinds of magic tricks. Fun stuff!  Plus I am tired of being stuck at home with either pain or meds from pain.

I am working on my distractions.  At present that is quilling, writing & researching, Ola, and needle felting.

Quilling is fun and turn out looking cute.  I have made a few for my family to give to people and I am planning on selling some on Etsy under the name Quilling Me Softly but I am still working on that.

I like to research things and learn so I have applied for 2 things.  One is to be a KGB "special agent" answering questions people text.  I passed their test, but I have to wait for a training class to come again. Bummer.

The other is writing for the Examiner.  I have sent in a sample article about bonding with sugar gliders because I could see being a pet person for them.  We'll see how that goes.

Ola is amazing.  I was feeling sad and hurting and he wrote another sweet letter, but with a cute song at the end.

DANG but I LOVE that boy!!!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

head[ache]ing in the right direction

Today I went to my Neurologist who gave me meds to stave off the headache till the cervical nerve block kicks in.  Then I went to my general Witch Doctor (he is very homeopathic) who gave me a scalp and neck massage thing.  Basically I still feel like crap on a stick, but hopefully I am on my way.

Distractions are good.  Having a boyfriend, even a far far away, is a mighty good distraction.  Oh I love him so much.  He constantly amazes me. I sent him a harmonica and CDs and stuff for Pioneer Day and he is LOVING it. He can play 11 hymns on the thing already!  Musical genius as well as being a spiritual super star. Le Sigh.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Random Tidbits

Tomorrow Morning they will be doing that freaky thread an epidural  up my spine into my neck to try and kill this headache.  HOORAY.  Really ready for this procedure. I am so tired of the pain.

So guess what?  I finally passed the test to apply for KGB to answer questions in my time at home.  I applied for ChaCha a long time ago (I like them better because they are free)  but failed and didn't get in.  But with KGB I got a few chances to practice and passed.  YAY!

Monday, July 26, 2010

"It even tasted pink! It's like drinking a My Little Pony!"

My dad's side family reunion camping trip starts today. *I* am not there. 
I am sitting in my parent's empty house watching Gilmore Girls and counting the minutes till I take my next pain pill.  My head hurts so much.  Wednesday it is back to Dr. YeahBaby to get the scary spinal nerve block again.  I know it is kind of risky, but the 4 day long intense headache is crazy.  I can't work. I can't drive.

Actually, only Rinny and Padre are at the reunion.  BoyKid has school.  I am dealing with all this.  And Mom doesn't want to camp anyway, but doesn't want me to be home by myself while I am having these headaches.

I am so tired of this.

So, I started another new blog.  Not a new all-about-my-crazy-life blog, a new blog "project."  I love holidays, especially silly ones.  So I am blogging something to do for every holiday.  Calling it "Remaining Celebrate." Hee hee. Sorry, I'm a nerd.  Check it out? (I am still getting caught up for this month, which is where I am starting.)  :)

Sunday, July 25, 2010

A Serious Topic for a Change. Todd Ransom

Our next door neighbor's son committed suicide.  We are so sad for them, and the ward is collecting money to buy the family a yard sculpture to remember him with.  The weird thing is, everyone knew about him already, and the bloggosphere is buzzing because Todd was gay and part of that anti-mormon/pro-homosexuality movie 8: The Mormon Proposition interviews.  They are all saying he killed himself because of all the persecution he suffered... I wish I knew what happened to him.  Was he ACTUALLY persecuted, or did he just FEEL persecuted?  Either is sad, and the fact that it led to his death is tragic.  But I guess, knowing his family (especially his older sister, Melissa, a friend of mine back in Junior High and High School who is AWESOME.), I just hope people know THEY were loving people.  I can't imagine them being part of that persecution.  But I CAN see them being against his lifestyle.

That balance is hard.  I do not believe we should accept homosexuality, but we should not just accept but LOVE our homosexual family and friends.  But it is hard.  I have family and friends who are Gay or Bi.  I love them. Their choices make me sad.  But if they were to feel they were better off dead? That would be much MUCH sadder.  I may not understand having same-gender attraction to battle, but suicidal? Yes, I have felt that before.  Nobody should feel like that. :"(  I hate that thought more than any other!

"People inquire about our position on those who consider themselves so-called gays and lesbians. My response is that we love them as sons and daughters of God. They may have certain inclinations which are powerful and which may be difficult to control. Most people have inclinations of one kind or another at various times. If they do not act upon these inclinations, then they can go forward as do all other members of the Church. If they violate the law of chastity and the moral standards of the Church, then they are subject to the discipline of the Church, just as others are" (Gordon B. Hinckley, Ensign, Nov. 1998, 71).

If you are reading this and are my friend or relative and happen to be gay, know that I love you anyway.  Your sexual orientation does not change that.  I LOVE YOU TOO MUCH.  And so does God, no matter what people may say.

In other news I am back to "in a relationship" on Facebook.  Yes, I am a dork.  But Ola and I are officially online "dating" again.  Not that we ever stopped talking but we backed off a bit for various reasons.  Things are not perfect, but one thing is for sure... I still love Ola. IN love with him, really.  And him with me, of that I have no doubt.  NO DOUBT that I am LOVED!  What a great feeling!  What a singularly rare one for me, too.  Especially with Depression still being a daily battle. But I am continuing my battle. My family will not have a yard sculpture to remember ME by.

Huh. Nazis. Gays. Romance.  Maybe I should recheck that Blog rating below that says it's G. *blush*
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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

MoTab, Baby!

On Friday,  after work I went to a Pioneer Celebration Mormon Tabernacle Choir concert.  It was really good.... but most of the time my mind was on Ola because 1. he would have loved the concert 2. he is a modern pioneer 3. it is his DREAM to sing in the Choir (and I think he SHOULD). 
Yeah, I am still smitten.  Smitten but discouraged.  I am in love but don't know WHEN I will see the boy I love.

Today I talked to a VERY nice guy at the pool... he was so friendly and cute, too.  But he had a ton of tattoos including one of a a rebel flag (which doesn't have to mean anything bad)... and a huge one of Hitler (hard to mistaken THAT meaning).  I had to wonder, 1st of all, why he was so nice if he was a NAZI, and 2nd of all, would he be so nice if he knew I was totally in love with a black guy? Huh.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Bird, Business deals, and the Red White and Blue

This past week I was playing mama bird to a little guy I called Pockets.  Someone gave him to the farm to raise... none of whom would take him on, so they gave him to me while I was doing Family Facilitation.  A tiny, bald little thing who I fed every 2 hours for a week before I got really sick.  The parents blamed Pockets. I disagree with them, but regardless of WHY I got sick, I got REALLY sick and was in no position to argue nor to take as good of care of my baby and THEY wanted him GONE. As in they were talking about killing him.  But the Roomie was our hero.  She took him and got online and found him a forever home.  The lady drove all the way out from Nevada to adopt him and just loves him to pieces.  Now called "Phineas," he is doing very well.  I will miss him but am very happy for the darling little starling.

Also this past week was Independence Day.  So yay, family holiday times.  No, seriously, it WAS fun.  Went to Stadium of Fire at BYU on Saturday, which was cool, though I still felt sick. 

Then Monday 2 things... Went to the VERY good Toy Story 3.  I loved it!  But before that? I met with the Marketing Manager of Jumpin' Jacks about doing Critters 2 Go parties there.  The meeting went REALLY well. They were very nice and the partnership seems like a situation beneficial to both of us.  They will link to my website, schedule me THROUGH me, have a specific Jungle Room, and will pay me the amount we talked about, etc.  And I have to admit it was just cool to have a real BUSINESS MEETING about Critters