The Busy Season Continues…

Well, my sister arrived Saturday morning around seven. Earlier in the week it was assumed that my brother and father were going to go to where she lived to help her get ready for her trip this coming week. My sister being who she is, changed this at the last minute. We were expecting her to come around noon as well.. Well, she crashed in the guest room. I guess my washing the bed coverings, cases and so forth was of use.
I woke up two hours after that. I ate breakfast, did some chores and took a shower. The day was pretty normal for a Saturday minus the lack of going out for a walk. Mom’s back had been bothering her a great deal so it was decided that we would skip walking this weekend. It seemed fine enough a plan since my sister would be here.
Dad and I went grocery shopping around ten and got back around eleven. After putting up the groceries I ate lunch and admittedly I cannot recall what went on after that. I possibly took a nap. Well, I know I was up again around four. My sister was up an about, I’m pretty sure my brother stopped in soon after as well and I got to doing some chores.
Making a quick dinner of ramen noodles I mainly kept to myself and stayed in my room the rest of the evening. Around nine my sister decided to go to the grocery store to grab something – likely food related items. She asked if I needed anything and if I would like o go. I declined. It was nine at night and I was preoccupied.
My decision was sound. My sister called the house a while later. She had gone to the store, gathered her things and it wound up she forgot her wallet. Dad had to fetch it, drive over there and save her. Yep, I am glad I didn’t go.
The rest of the night was pretty normal. Well, I stayed up quite late, but I could get away with it since I wasn’t going out walking in the morning. Also, I slept a good deal during the day so it was inevitable. I’d leave my room at times to do chores and I’d see my sister either dosing or watching something on her computer. I eventually went to sleep around four that morning.
I woke again around one P.M. Sunday. To my surprise my sister was still here. She was still asleep even. Well, I just did my usual… ate, did some chores and pretty soon my sister woke as well. She took a shower, Mom made herself lunch and pretty much breakfast for my sister. I sampled it, but I knew it wasn’t my thing anyway. It was a good thing I had eaten an hour before.
Anyway, my sister’s time had come. Her car had been checked out, my dad bout her new tires… It was time for her to leave. She left around two to three thirty. All she had left to do was get her things ready for tomorrow and say goodbye to her friends. She of course does this by partying and staying out until four in the morning. Dad was not pleased.
Monday morning around eleven my sister finally left for her long road trip to Virginia. She should have left at eight for good timing, but she’s my sister. She does things her way. This rather angered my dad and he tends to take this stuff out on Mom. Mom of course confided in me. We have a system. Fortunately after driving all day and into the night she made it was starting point A to point B safely. Dad even called her up to make amends later that night. Now she had two more days of driving after that.
Mom also went to see the chiropractor again. They took x-rays and did things to help alleviate her problems. She came back admittedly feeling a difference and got some answers. Now it is the slow progress of helping her get over one hurdle in order to reach the smaller ones.
Tuesday, I chipped a decent amount of my left front tooth off around noon time. I had finished eating and was flossing my teeth. I’ve had a small chip on the edge of it for a while, but it never really gave me problems other than snagging floss at times. Well, it really snagged some this time. Fibers were lodged so I used some more floss to get those free. Well, it certainly got them free… took off a nice chunk too. To my fortune it hasn’t caused sensitivity or anything. I just know if it stays like this for too long I’ll likely irritated my tooth or the gum line near it because my tongue is just drawn to it like mad.
Well, something will be done about it soon. My mom made an appointment for me with the dentist. It will be tomorrow afternoon at one thirty. Along with that my Dad’s birthday is to be celebrated. We got him the cards and his gift a while back as mentioned. It seems Mom completely forgot, too. I checked the calendar and it was confirmed. So I got out the stuff and handed her the cards. Her reaction said all. Well, the cards are signed and enveloped. With his sunglasses, they are safely resting on his desk to be discovered tomorrow morning. Other than those two things, I’m pretty sure tomorrow will be the usual.
Also, out of the blue, I must mention my sister again. Tuesday she made it to point C and today she made it to final point D mid afternoon. Dad should sleep better tonight and hopefully my sister will get some much deserved sleep as well.
As for Friday and the weekend everything should be the usual… well, minus the Chakra class Mom and I will be going to on Sunday. Then on next Friday we’ll go on our haircut expedition. Oh, joy.
I still have no idea when my brother is going to come down for his birthday though… Mom said she emailed him about that a couple of times now but he hasn’t answered back. If she got any reply recently it slipped her mind to tell me.
Anything else? Well, my mom called the podiatrist to talk about getting her orthodic leveled with a cork padding again. That is one factor to her back problems. Well, the doctor wanted us to come in for a check up, so I’m reeled into that now too. That will occur later in September on the twenty-seventh.
Then on the thirtieth mom and I will have our teeth cleaned at the dentist.
That is all for this month and the coming month  from what I know so far.

Different Sort of Weekend…

My sister is coming over tomorrow. The indecisive bugger she is, this visit has been flip-flopped around a couple of times. First she’s coming, then she isn’t, now she’s coming again. Of course the final decision is last minute.
This visit is all to get her ready for her long trip to Virginia. To see us and give goodbyes seems to be an added bonus, since before her final decision my dad and brother were going to visit her. From what I know, all of this is about getting her car ready… inspect it, get it new tires and so forth.
My dad will likely buy the tires. He’ll also likely buy all the gas when they are on the road together – yes, Dad is going with her. Well, hopefully buying my own clothes and such for the wedding will ease that a bit… doubtful. My expenses wouldn’t leave a dent I’m sure.
Mom woke me up this morning to tell me all of this. I’ll need to tidy the guest/sewing/cat room up more than usual just in case my sister stays the night. She’s allergic to animals so hello washing bed covers. I’ll try to get some dusting in as well.
I’m not quite sure when we’ll be doing groceries though… Maybe we’ll go this evening opposed to tomorrow. Who knows?
I guess it is also a good thing that my mom is taking a break from walking this weekend since when my sister comes along “so much goes on” and she can be energy draining for us introverts. I think she is actually the only extrovert in this immediate family…
Mom is taking the break from walking because her hip has been acting up big time lately. She even went to see and doctor about it yesterday. They did electrotherapy or something like that. I’m not too sure, but it had something to do with that. She said she felt better after the procedure though and she’ll be seeing the doctor again on Mondays. It isn’t certain if this will be a long term thing or if the Monday appointments will dwindle in time, but good luck to her.
Anything else? Nothing comes to mind. Okay!
I just felt like getting this out. Whoo.

The Busy Season…

Somewhere in July we got a ten minute rain shower in the middle of the night I of course had to get up to look. Yes, we‘ve been in drought for maybe ten months now if I heard correctly… maybe longer? Anyway… we don‘t get rain. It was mainly little, pathetic sprinkles… pin-head sized. It became an actually shower eventually and as said… it was like that for ten minutes and then let up again. Likely didn’t even make a .01% dent, but we were happy just to see it.
I saw Mrs. Wynne on the twenty-ninth of July. It was going to be rescheduled but someone canceled so we were able to be her last session of the day. Hearing about my hill walking expeditions with my mom and the recent once-a-week yoga classes must have pleased her because she didn’t get onto me about getting out and socializing more. She also heard about my brother’s wedding and is interested to hear about how I will end up handling it come our next session, which will occur a month or two later. Peh.
Well, the day after – a Saturday -  it rained while Mom and I were on our walk. Yay for Don. It wasn’t an incredibly long rain, but it was rain. The morning was mainly wet, but no rain or sprinkling… just like a heavy fog. On occasion there would be droplets and admittedly Mom and I sweated like mad due to the moisture in the air… but nothing.
It was when we were three-fifths into our hill walking did a light sprinkle begin. By the four-fifth a light rain came. Halfway down that 1one-firth left to go rain actually fell. I was whooping, waving my hands around and exclaiming things like, “Awesome!” Yes… rain is a dear rarity here.
It continued to shower as we made it home and after I rinsed off inside. Sadly, it didn’t really get to settle in because the sky didn’t stay overcast after it stopped. Pretty soon the clouds dispersed and the sun was out. Boo.
In other things…Yoga is going well. I haven’t had any more muscle problems lately and that one knot that wouldn’t go away… I think it might actually be scar tissue from an injury I had back when I was… maybe in sixth grade? I also found a pose I rather like. While I always did well with the “tree” pose, we learned what is apparently a very hard pose called the “pigeon” pose. It did wonders on my legs. I didn’t even know it was an extreme pose until I was told. Heh. I guess I am naturally flexible.
Recent news… Well, my sister has been trying out applications recently because her job “can’t  afford” her – she does a lot of overtime. Well, after a while of talking and dealing with a three-hour interview – Three hours! She got a job in Virginia. She actually got the results just yesterday – Friday. Back on Wednesday my dad and a friend of his helped her move out of her apartment. Thursday or yesterday she went on a four day vacation in Colorado.  In any case, good luck to her. With how the economy is, she has gotten a really bad hand. Hopefully things will look up and she’ll get into a position that she deserves.
In other recent family news, my brother and his fiancée are worried about the wedding considering their financials – he has only so much on his income and his girlfriend doesn’t have a job because as everyone knows teaching is taking the economy harshly. My brother is trying to sell his junkard of a car. He hoped to sell it for a thousand, but at best he’s looking at five hundred. Yeah, they are throwing a “small” wedding and all, but they cannot even pay rent to my parents. I learned yesterday they haven’t paid for three months.
As said, I think most people should elope or simply go to the courthouse, sign the papers and then head off for memorable honeymoon. My brother is a traditionalist and wants it to be special, romantic and such. Nice thought, but really… you so do not have the money. Heck, I’m not sure my family even has the money for the rehearsal dinner, the clothes, the fees for staying three nights in a hotel, kenneling the dogs and so forth… Meh.
More stuff to do with money will be coming up as well. My Dad’s birthday will come up in this month, so my mom bought him the gift while I bought the cards – no I didn’t pick them out for the others… so, money went into that. Also, in all irony… he bought himself a birthday gift. It was a new computer since the one he’s been using is around seven years old.
He ordered it a while ago and he had me stay up during the day to listen for the delivery man since the item needed a signature – I wake up late and stay up late so doing opposite is troublesome. Well, it didn’t come that day. In fact, it hadn’t even shipped from what he found. Well, I had two keep on alert two others days after that. We got his monitor one day. I had stayed up all morning and afternoon. Guess what? It didn’t need my signature. The second time? It didn’t need my signature either. So yeah… I was pretty sleep deprived for a while. Well, he’s had it for a couple of days now and has been working on transferring all his files and whatnot.
Anyway at the end of the month my mom is having us take an extra class regarding Chakra, which has some yoga in it. Those classes require money.
After that we go for haircuts in the beginning of September, so more money needs to be put aside for that. My eldest brother – the one getting married – has a birthday after that. Then by the end of the month there is the dental appointments. I’m thinking it is somewhere in this month my cat also has his yearly physical and shots… so I’ll need to keep my eye on money for that too.
If anything happens in October, I do not know, but it wouldn’t surprise me if we start shopping for things to wear for the wedding around that time.
November… wedding. Oh joy. We’ll need money for various things listed earlier to consider. I’ll definitely need my pills.
Then guess what! Thanksgiving, my birthday with a possible doctor‘s appointment on that day, my other brother’s birthday and Christmas!
Well… I guess I’ll not what happened today. It is lighter. I got up around nine thirty. It surprised me since we usually lave at nine thirty by latest. So I got up, got a cereal bowl and ate quickly as my mom changed from pajamas to workout clothes. I finished eating, pulled on my shoes and hat and then entered the kitchen. I rinsed out the dishes and saw my mom was finally getting to her chair to get on her socks and shoes, so I handled the dishwasher some.
We headed out eventually. My mom’s youngest dog was troublesome today so I walked ahead. We got home, wiped away the sweat and replenished our water supplies. Then we headed out again with my mom’s older dog for the hill walking.
Well, when we make it through the first fifth of the walk we stop to give my mom’s dog some water. I noted a dog had been in “Killian’s Spot” and left the proof in a small pile. Thing is, a dung beetle had found said pile too. I joked it just goes to show “One person‘s shit is another person‘s treasure”. We laughed and cheered the bugger on since its load was like King Sisyphus and his boulder of punishment.
Continuing our walk we stopped again at another point where my mother and I need a water break. There we encountered three dung beetles. Now this was truly King Sisyphus and his boulder. All three of them had the same size amount of dung and were trying to push their loot up a drain curb – in other words straight up a tall wall for them. It was pitiful.
Up, fall, up, fall…
I muttered to my mom if I had a sturdy leaf or such, I’d help them out. With this weather, the leaves are puny, though. She apparently felt the pity for them as well because she scrounged around her pack and found a paper towel she had used on a previous walk to wipe off sweat. Using that she helped all three get over the curb.
Just as she finished though, the owner of the property we were in front of came out. She wasn’t angry, just curious. It is known that people around here will pick things from other people’s yards. Those things being fallen seeds, pods or such. My mom did this a couple of times… one, picking up a stray cactus leaf and using it to plant in our yard and a pod from some tree elsewhere… Well, this lady doubted she had anything a person could use so she investigated. We told her in amusement what was going on. She laughed too. As we headed on our way Mom and I joked over it. Very silly, indeed.
Well, we continued on, finished our walk and got back home. I took a shower, cleaned out my cat’s drinking bowl and then headed out with my dad to grocery shop. We got that handled, grabbed lunch and then got home. Putting up the groceries we then took out the lunches we bought and headed to our places where we usually eat.
Once done, I cleaned the dishes and dealt with the laundry a bit. I put a few things to order in my room and then surfed the internet. Now I am here relaying all this useless to silly to semi-important stuff down. Whoo.