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Thursday, January 25, 2007

Thursday Random 13

  1. WEEK 77

# 28

  1. Winter has finally arrived in my Nation's Capital ~ 10 points if you can name that capital.

  2. A pretty kool chica, originally from #1, made it through on American Idol tonight.

  3. Please answer my two quick polls below. Very fast, very easy. I need lotz of responses to make a scientific determination. Thank ye~!

  4. My Dad sold his house and is moving in with us in a month until he finds a new place. It's all good for us. I hope he doesn't go nuts living with this crazy family.

  5. Lotz of organizational changes coming down at werk by the end of the month. Don't know what they are yet just know they're coming.

  6. My 17 year old daughter is being treated for ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) starting yesterday. She wrote her first exam today. They gave her extra time. It took her 4 hours.

  7. Tomorrow is history .... I mean tomorrow she writes her history exam. Today was English.

  8. Tonight I saw my therapist for the first time in over a month. I started seeing her last fall due to depression. I don't think I need to see her too much anymore. I'm feeling a little better and a little more in control of the things I can control and a little less responsible for the things I can't.

  9. One of the things I focused on getting back into control is the shape of my household. I managed to make good headway on this over the Christmas break with some extra holiday time I took to do it.

  10. My sis has not been well due to another relapse of bipolar disorder. She's hanging in there but there's been some issues which I would rather not go into now. Amongst all of the other things I've been dealing with, this is probably one of my greatest sources of stress.

  11. Pool Boy is likely going to need major surgery on his back. He has broken vertebrae. He saw the surgeon last week after a long wait to get an appointment with him. He goes back in 3 weeks to discuss. This has been another great source of stress as he has been unable to work (fully) due to decreased mobility and pain. He is self-employed so this has not been great for the household finances. We've decided that at this point, surgery is probably the only way to go and we'd like to get it done quickly. Pool Boy's real MRI --->

  12. I think I'm finally able to accept my Mum's death. It's been a long time coming. She died suddenly and unexpectedly June 2005. I can't believe it's taken me this long to get to this point. I'm starting to be able to think of her sometimes without crying. She would want me to be happy.

  13. I've asked the Lord to help me with all of the above. (Well except for #1, 2 & 3!). I know he's listening. My faith has always been strong. Many times I have not gone to him for help, thinking my problems are minor and not worthy of his blessings. I'm learning to not think this way.

Thanks for hanging in to the end of my 13. Kind of depressing now that I read it.

Oh well, some things need to be said so they can then be put aside.

My family and friends don't get this blogging thing at all. But you internets do. Thanks.be.to.dog for that.



Anonymous said...

((hugs)) to you & the pool boy. Back surgery sucks (& mine was minor)...my prayers & good happy thoughts are with you both!

Christina said...

Saying prayers for pool boy and for you and your sister as well. I also made sure to answer your polls below :)

Gattina said...

Ottawa ! Youpee I knew it, I knew it !
Sounds not very depressing but rather worried ! That's more than understandable. You will always have to live with your mum's death, but it will be less painful with the time. Time heals everything, someone said, and it's true.

Anonymous said...

That was a great List. I keep my fingers crossed for Pool Boy's surgery. Hubby had slipped disc last year so I know what you're talking about.
To #12: It's really hard to live with your mum's death. I know. My mommy died in 1998 (cancer) and I still haven't got over it. And I think I never will completely. I accept her death, but don't understand.
I'm sure your mum don't want you to be sad. Keep her in your memories. She'll always be with you. She and my mom now are in heaven and take care for us....

Hugs and happy TT,
Sweet like Kitty
I will exercise for comments!!!

Maribeth said...

Ottawa isn't it?

I have BPD so write me if you need to talk about it. I can certainly relate.

Lisa said...

My family doesn't get the blogging thing either! LOL It's like free therapy- no better than that!

Your daughter sounds a lot like my son. School and ADD can be such a challenge- I hope these new changes will help her! :-)

Your TT isn't depressing, just honest. I like that! Life isn't always tulips and daisies. But you stay positive and keep your faith. I like that too! :-)

I think it is terrific about your dad moving in. The energy and vitality of your family will be good for him, not drive him crazy. ;-)

So sorry to hear about PB's back and your sister. Both very tough things to go through. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Big hugs to you- sorry for such a long comment- II needed to catch up with ya' and I'm notoriously long-winded anyhow. LOL

Sanni said...

Thanks so much for sharing this very personal TT - I´m sure everything´s gonna be alright with the surgery!

My TT is up, too. Please stop by @ Coffee2go - Thanks =)

Oh... and: I like your MEEZ =)

Raggedy said...

I took your quizzy things.
This was a very honest TT. My thoughts and prayers are with you for you, your sister, and pool boy.
I think your Dad will love staying with you. I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom. Huge Hugss
I don't know if this will be of any use to you but many have found it comforting. I recently lost my touch stone and best friend in December and I blogged about it.


Hang in there!
Try and have a wonderful day!
(=':'=) hugs
(")_ (")Š from
the Cool Raggedy one

Carmen said...

i poll-voted for ya. :)

MarillaAnne said...

Wow That's a lot to deal with. I'm glad you're not dismissing/minimizing the issues nor yourself. Tell pool boy that i read about his back and automatically sat up straight ... doesn't help him and probably doesn't have anything at all to do with the health of my back ... but i thought it was a pretty funny auto-response.

My t13 is about my favorite firefox add-ons ... yes, i'm geeky like that.


pam << gon ta vote

The Shrone said...

Sounds like you and your family have a lot going on emotionally.

I answered your polls. Everybody grieves at their own pace; I'm glad to hear that you are beginning to integrated the experience of your mom's death now.

I work with kids who have ADD. It makes a world of difference to allow them extra time for taking tests, etc. I'm sure she'll do well!

Mrs Lifecruiser said...

Depressive? No, that's LIFE... sometimes.

SnOwttawa? *lol*

Made the polls like a good girl, for once ;-)

Sounds like a good solution - at least temporarily - to have your dad moving in. I wish that had been an opportunity with my Mom, but she needs help lifts and help 24/7 which is not possible for any of us siblings.

One of my young nieces has ADHD/DAMP and a very severe case of it too, so I certainly know something about how it is to have that kind of disorders.

It has been very tough on my sister, so there has been a lot of consequences for her too that I can't start listing here, let's just say that they're many... So I know that stress factor well too - worrying about a sister I mean.

And the back. Ouch. I so know how that is! I'm so sorry to hear about that! I do hope it all goes well!

I'll try to swing my magic wand for you'll ;-)

Anonymous said...

Wow...hope everything works out well for Pool Boy.


Anonymous said...

I see that Ottawa was guessed and I dont your one of those French Canadian's who throw support to Quebec City.

I hope pool boy comes thru everything ok, though I will say Mrs Duck had broken vertabrae and you wouldnt know it now, so things can be good.

crap -knocks wood now- dont wanna jinx anythin

local girl said...

Sorry, I have no idea what the capital's name is. How cold is it there?

Anonymous said...

I understand grief over your mother's death. My mom died suddenly last February. I don't know how I have made it through the past year, next week it will officially be one year. It has been soooo hard.

Hope pool boy does well on surgery.

Anonymous said...

Will be praying for your daughter to pass all her exams.

Check out my Thursday Thirteen

Anonymous said...

Love this, ICL...You always blog from the heart and I admire your spunk and your determination to avoid spinning your wheels and get on with it...If I could wish anything for you it would be to have peace in your heart and contentment that you can only do what you can do today.

Hope Pool Boy comes through his surgery with flying colors.

Don't give up no matter what!


Irish Church Lady :) said...

Awwww! You internets ROCK! Have I told you that lately?

Thank you so much for your comments about Pool Boy's back surgery, me daughter, me sister, me Dad and me Mum.

I'm off to visit. Have an awesome weekend!

Oh yes and Snow - Ottawa it is ! Drinks all 'round. *Chuckles*

Anonymous said...

Glad you're getting on the good side of your life.

You asked me a couple of questions about Blogger beta on my blog, i'll try to answer them:

Q: Do I have to convert all of my blogs at the same time? I have 4 blogs and some backup template blogs and some new blog designs I'm working on. 10 altogether.
A: I converted my main blog only. I made a copy of it first. Read about that here. I did not go all the way with it though and I don't think I have to, ever. I did not take this extra step of upgrading to use the new customization tool. The customization tool is like Design Templates for Dummies. Google was trying to make it easier for people who don't understand HTML and CSS. With the tool it appears you give up total design control for fast and easy changes. If you don't "upgrade" you simply change your template the old fashioned way.

You know what I did, I made a new blog, which automatically is a beta blog, and tooled around and played with it. I found the customization tool would limit me, so I opted not to use it for my main blog. I highly recommend taking beta for a test run with a new blog.

Anonymous said...

prayers to you and your family!

Anonymous said...

I couldn't load your quizzes before, but now I'm off to answer them.

Anonymous said...

Lots of prayers and hugs to your family. Thanks for sharing, I hope it helps. Happy T13

Anonymous said...

Oh you poor dear, you seem to have quite a heavy load to carry right now. I'm glad you are turning it over to the Lord for strength and wisdom. Hugs and prayers!

Debbie said...

Sometimes just writing things down helps to organize your mind. Also talking with someone helps too! the loss of loosing one's parent is never easy to get use to. I still miss my mom.

Anonymous said...

Sending you some virtual hugs to Ottawa (*wink* that ? was an easy one for me). Sounds like you need some.

Off to see your polls. :-)

Anonymous said...

Sending you some virtual hugs to Ottawa (*wink* that ? was an easy one for me). Sounds like you need some.

Off to see your polls. :-)

Trish said...

Already answered your polls, hon.. and sending you warm hugs in the midst of our freeze. LOL

Happy TT!
Thanks for visiting mine.

Frances said...

I'm asking the Lord to help you with all those thing stoo.
Take care,

Barbara H. said...

Wow, a lot on your plate right now. I lost my mom Dec. 2005 -- I don't know if the ache ever competely goes away, but it's not constant any more. Will pray for PoolBoy's surgery.