Thursday, October 22, 2009

Spinning Head

There is so much going on at times in my life that it seems some sort of sh!t hits the fan every day. Here's a quick rundown of the happenings in my life over the last week or so...non-TTC related:

1 - the Little Guy's mother fell off a horse Tuesday night. He came to stay with us while she went to the ER. No problem...other than he was still with her and it was 9:00pm which is his bed time. He finally got to our house at 9:50 and then didn't end up in bed until about 10:20. He has to get up at 6:00 and he's only 8 with a heart condition that makes him need more sleep. Also found out that they didn't do all his homework because they were rushing to get to the farm. Also found out that she packed him a lunch of turkey bacon and cheese-its. WTH kind of lunch is that for an 8 year old? There's a myriad of "what was she thinking" episodes that we go through every once in a while with her. She's a good mother and loves her son, but I could fill a blog with the stories I have just about her. She is ok from the horse fall, thank goodness.

2 - we ran into our new neighbors at the new house last weekend. Pleasant people. The wife talks a lot and I can tell there is some busy bodied-ness going on there. All in all, I hope they are good neighbors. The husband is a cop and wanted to exchange cell numbers with BJ. BJ is now getting text messages from him...."they poured our basement walls". And this morning...."they put insulation in your house yesterday, I saw it from the outside". Hmmmm....have we created a monster? I am a social person - outside of my home. I've never been close with any neighbors...this situation scares me. I like to wave at neighbors and talk about the weather we are having. I don't particularly like the idea of them in my house (albeit it IS still under construction) when I'm not there. I'm sure I'm over reacting but I'm worried that the can of proverbial worms has been opened. The good thing is that I find them very nice and friendly. I will hang on to that right now.

3 - My sister had her appointment with her neurosurgeon. He was an ass. He basically dismissed all of her pain and complaints. For any new readers, this is why my sister had to see a neurosurgeon. He told her to have another type of MRI in November and come back to see him. She has headaches that radiate through her neck and her spine. How is that irrelevant? Especially since she is getting worse, see here. He said that her situation wasn't severe enough to think she needs any surgery right now. Ok, that's good, but why is she still in so much pain? I just don't know how to help her. Very frustrating.

4 - My thyroid doctor's office is full of rude ladies. I went to her in April just before beginning my first attempt at IVF. She told me that if I got pg to come back right away and if not then come back in 5 to 6 months because my TSH has leveled off and I'm doing good. IVF came and went and we all know how that turned out. Well, I called her at the beginning of September to make my appointment. Nothing was available until 10/27. My meds were out of refills so I had to call and talk to a recording to get a new script mailed to me. I did this on Friday. I called yesterday because I hadn't gotten it yet and now I'm OUT of meds. The first girl told me that she would see what she could do about taping it to the door after hours. Well, BJ offered to go and get it instead. Yay for a good man. When I called back to let them know that he'd be picking it up, I was asked to hang on. The girl came back and said that Dr. L is not going to refill this before seeing you because you were supposed to check in with her from April. I was rushed off the phone and stunned. BJ didn't get my message not to go by there and so he did anyway. She was rude to him before offering a sample box of my Synthroid. He would have let her have it if she was any worse with him. I will be letting the doc know my feelings on her scheduling practices anyway. It's one of those offices where your appointment is at 3:00 and they call you back at 4:00, 4:15...whatever suits their fancy.

5 - the neighbors mentioned above have a closing date of 1/4/2010. They just poured their basement walls yesterday...about 6 weeks after ours was poured. So you would figure that we would be moving in about 6 weeks before them. Not so much. BJ talked to the builder this morning and he's pretty sure we have a closing date of 12/18/2009. All of 1 week before Christmas. Fun for us. That means no decorating the rental because we will be packing and then rushing like crazy to get the tree up and all our things mostly unpacked by the 24th. That's a lot of work in a small amount of time. Oh well, it will make a good story for our first Christmas in the new house.

Ok, I guess that's all for now. If you made it through all of that, I commend you. I might post again later with something a little more light hearted. Ta ta for now!


Anonymous said...

One nice thing about nosy neighbors is that when you aren't they they'll keep an eye on things for you! We donated an organ and they sent an unmarked moving truck to pick it up in the middle of the day (I came home from work to be there for it). My neighbor rushed down the driveway because he thought they were going to empty out our house while we were gone! It was really nice that he was so worried about us :).

I'm sorry you are moving in so close to Christmas, but hopefully you'll be able to enjoy the first holiday in your new house!

Mo and Will said...

Here from ICLW and so glad i've found your blog. Really enjoy your writing style. Sounds like you've got a LOT going on with the home construction, "involved" neighbors, and rude endocrinologist. hang in there!


TeeJay said...

You know what, bring up a good point about the neighbors. I will keep that in mind. That's funny about the moving truck.

Pie said...

I'm the same way with neighbors. Wave, friendly, but not all up in my business. I'd be wary too.

Lara (NoodleGirl) said...

I've got the neighbors who point-blank asked me why we don't have kids and another who told me that she has fantastic eggs, like those of a 21-year-old! IF purgatory! I've scaled back to the waves instead of the chat and I think they find me aloof now, but oh well. It's better for my mental state.

My thryoid doc's office was the WORST too. I finally gave up and switched to a different doctor when I was finding myself feeling homicidal while in the office - I later found out that the rude receptionist was the doctor's wife! That explained everything.

Finally -- at least keep out some strings of Christmas lights. I know you love holiday decor and some twinkling lights will do the trick and are easy to pack up! Don't give up on your twinkle! ;)

Anonymous said...

Having been in an apartment for more years that I care to mention, I can't quite relate to the neighbors other than to say that my best friend lives in DC and though she is close with her neighbors they set the precedent that they always text or call before coming over. Good luck!

Sorry about the volume of stress swirling right now.

A said...

Wow, that is alot! Hope it all settles down to a manageable chaos ;-)