Saturday, September 20, 2008


I'm supposed to head back to California next Thursday.  While I'm thrilled to get back to my life, I'm not sure it's the right time to leave.  The family drama isn't close to being over and in some ways has gotten worse while in others it is better.  I know I'm being cryptic but the details just don't need to be released on the Internet.  Anyway, my mom still needs me and I'm a little scared to leave her alone in her current situation.  So the question is, how do I leave someone who still desperately needs me?  

I can't stay here forever, I'm already going stir crazy and I'm very close to losing my job at the hospital.  What the hell am I supposed to do?  How good of a daughter do I have to be?  I've been a shoulder to cry on, a voice of reason, and I've loaned money that I don't have and probably won't see again....why do I still feel bad about leaving?

Friday, September 12, 2008

Not Much Time

It always amazes me how quickly things can change.  I've spent my morning getting my stuff together for a last minute flight to Maine.  There is some family drama going on that needs my personal attention.  All I'll say at the moment is my step-father is a bastard!

Look for twitter updates as I'm not sure how much Internet access I'm going to have.  I also don't know how long I'm going to be gone.  Luckily Jet Blue isn't screwing me too much for the ticket and they don't charge for the first checked bag.  I imagine I'll be flagged for extra screening though since I booked the ticket at the last minute, won't that just be an excellent start to a drama filled trip!

Until next time...whenever the hell that will be!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

It's a Miracle

Yes, I'm actually blogging.  I hope my faithful reader doesn't bump her head when she faints from the shock.  I'm actually playing poker at the moment as well.  That's 2 miracles at once, you don't see that too often!

Here's a bullet form list of what has been happening in my life since the last blog post:

*The kitten has been named Milo.  No, not after the movie.  I've never even seen the movie.  I just liked the name and it seemed to fit.

*I've been incredibly busy with freelance projects.  Good thing because the hospital is either changing ownership or closing.  Both options could result in me losing my job there.

*I hurt my back over the weekend and have been on drugs ever since.  Luckily it was workers comp and I don't have to pay for the ER visit.  

*I've decided I will not be mentioning anything regarding politics on this blog.  My mind is made up regarding the election and no one is likely to change it.  I also doubt I will be able to change any other minds so I'm not going to bother.  I declare this blog a politics free zone!

*I'm going to Napa for a few days next week for some peace and quiet.  I can't wait!  No kitten biting my feet for 2 whole days!  I may play some poker at a nearby casino while I'm there, depends on how much wine tasting I do before I make a decision.

*I'm going to be in San Diego the week of Thanksgiving visiting with the nephew.  If anyone in the area wants to get together, drop me an e-mail.  I will need the break.  A whole week with a 2 year old is not my idea of a vacation.

*Finally, I will be in Vegas in December.  I'm actually staying at the IP for the first time in a couple of years.  I got a great package deal through Travelocity.  The first person who makes some snide remark about how I don't blog anymore is getting a punch in the nose and everyone after that who makes a comment will be required to buy me beer until I forgive them.  

Until next time....