Life's Ups and Downs

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

An Old Friend ... A New Post

Hi all! It's been a long time since I posted and I have lots to tell you. After vacation, almost 2 months ago, I got sucked back into the work vortex. My social life completely disappeared, as did any free time to even read a book. I'm trying to pull out of that now but I'm still getting slammed on a daily basis and my company is trying to go through a merger so I can't really cause too much of a stink or I could get lost in the transfer ... not good. I also got a fish tank for my desk, thinking that the fish would relax me but, sadly, I killed about 14 fish and 4 frogs so not too much relaxation there. One of my co-workers said he was going to call the ASPCA on me!!

I had my wisdom teeth taken out about 3 weeks ago. That was a complete and total nightmare. I had a full on panic attack in the chair when I realized that the "oxygen" they were giving me was actually laughing gas and I couldn't think straight. The pulse monitors started beeping like crazy so the dentist slammed the IV in very quickly and I was out. I got a horrible infection in one of the teeth removal spots and that was pure horror and pain. All is well now and I even got the 4 teeth they took out. They're really cool in a disgusting kind of way.

I finally got sick of my house looking like a white trash dumping ground so I've been forcing my boy to help me clear things out. We got a new couch and a new bed and we're having flooring put in on October 2. Sadly, we couldn't save the original hardwoods. The previous owner completely destroyed them with the cement fillers he put in. ERGH!!

Last but not least, the weather is finally cooling down. Highs are in the 80's this week. Woo hoo! I'm hoping that last month's electric bill of over $400 will drop quite a bit since we aren't running the air conditioner quite so much. I have all the doors and windows open now (the ones that aren't painted shut) and there is a nice cool breeze flowing through here. It's really nice.

All right, I am off to catch up on all my favorite blogs. I PROMISE that I will not be such a stranger again.

Happy Tuesday!