Ogre or Goddess? Plus: The Right Number of Houses

Thought I’d better post about some things, since it’s been a while, and I have news!  Good news! Very soon I shall be the owner of only one house (and only one mortgage! Woot!).  The work is finally done on the house that the renters destroyed, and it’s been on the market officially for about…

How I Lost 22 Pounds Without Even Trying!

Okay, maybe I did  try.  I tried  not to either pass out or throw up every day.  I tried  not to bleed on everything I wore, sat on, or walked past.  I tried  to actually stay at work every day.  (A day not spent in the ER was a win!)  I tried  to just survive until surgery…

New and Improved Janet

Now with fewer internal organs and more blood inside! Well, I had my surgery on December 12, and I’m finally feeling up to posting about it.  The only pain killer I’ve taken today is ibuprofen, and so far, I’m making it on that.  First time in weeks I don’t have narcotics in my body while at…

Don’t Do Drugs

I mean, unless you have to.  I’m writing this post on Percocet.  We shall see if it makes my writing better or worse.  For science. Since you know I don’t do recreational drugs, that should be a clue that I’m not doing much better physically.  In fact, since my last post, I’ve had another ER…

One

Well, you can’t blame (or credit) me for the election results, because I didn’t vote.  This is the first election since I turned 18 in which I didn’t vote.  Calm down.  I had a good reason.  I had every intention of voting, but the day’s events instead landed me in the hospital getting a blood transfusion. My…

Update All of the Things

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, and there really is a lot going on in my life. I figured I owed it to you to share some updates.  Where to begin… Kittens!  I has them!  Mama Cats had her babies just one week after I rescued her (and her siblings) from their hellish situation. …

Epiphanies: Part 1

Thought I’d post an update on my continued improvements and deep thoughts.  I saw the doctor for my follow-up appointment yesterday, and he says I’m healing nicely.  My stitches are out, and I’m going back to work Monday, with a little bit lighter schedule planned than normal. My pain is pretty minimal, just taking two…

Have You Tried Restarting It?

Well, that was an ordeal I hope never to repeat. After I wrote that last post about being home from surgery, things went sharply downhill, and I found myself in the hospital for eight days and another surgery.  Seems a section of my intestine got blocked as a result of the first procedure, leading to…

I Told You I Was Sick

Thought I should post an update and let my loyal readers know I survived surgery.  It’s been four days, and I’m fine pain wise, not so fine tummy wise.  Note to self:  The food you think you’re going to want to eat after surgery does not remotely resemble the food you are actually going to…

Out of Control

My body is out of control.  I feel like whomever is in charge of it needs to get their sh*t together and teach it how to act.  Like when there is a toddler throwing a fit at Wal-mart, and you try not to be judgy, but the whole time you’re thinking to yourself, “Wow.  That thing’s owner needs…