Gran Gran and Mother

Hard to sleep when your gran is in hospital.

She had a heart attack.

92 with leukemia and the stomach flu for the past 2 weeks.

Still living by her self. Strong dependent woman, a fighter.

Not looking good this time.

I visited her a couple days ago, cleaned her house, had tea with her.

To be honest I’ve never known anyone who died. Her husband died when I was 2 and I don’t remember him.

Other then that.. I’ve been quite fortunate.

I don’t know what to do about this new fear of loss.

My mother isn’t looking to good either.

52 with heart failure, renal failure, arthritis, fibromyalgia, angina — she’s on more meds then my gran!

But she at least has age on her side.

Anyone know how to deal with loss? Or thought of loss?

About 2 years ago: Gran Gran is the one in the chair, mother is in pink above.

(We’re a short family huh!?)Image

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Ten Absurd Pet Peeves

Ten absurd pet peeves. In no specific order.

1. The word personS, and anywayS (because there is no such thing!)

2. People who leave a bunch of half empty shampoo and condiment containers and persist to buy more.

3. People who step on the back of my feet when I walk

4. Pet owners that don’t react when  you go all googly eyed over their pet

5. Drinking the milk left over in a bowl of cereal

6. People who use the word “like” improperly and too frequently

7. Getting a wet chin (and only chin)

8. People who complain that they are fat when they are clearly thinner then you

9. People who because I am white assume I can not handle spicy food and chopsticks

10. Repeating myself to completely capable people

No Wisdom Teeth for Christmas

My boyfriend got his wisdom teeth out today. All four of them. They were coming out forward instead of upward so the procedure was a bit more difficult.  And they had fully grown in 3 years ago.

Before me he hadn’t even heard of wisdom teeth, I’m glad I was able to convince him to get them out, his teeth sadly on the bottom have already been crowded together and it’s too late to fix without braces.  Being a student, no one has the time or money for that.

An hour later the extraction was complete, and I met him in recovery.

Recovery was 2 and a half hours, 2 hours longer then everyone else.

He had excess bleeding and had to go back in and get more stitches on his left side, which was already feeling pain and swelling.

Because he was 2 hours over in recovery, he’s 2 hours behind and I don’t think he will be eating solids by tomorrow.

Care is time consuming. Advil every 3 hours, T3 every 4, anti-nausea 3x a day. Soft foods that aren’t hot. Sitting up straight AND today is laundry day. Poor thing.

I’m sure almost everyone can empathize.

The nurse say’s his worst day will be Christmas.  I’m glad I could get today and tomorrow off work to help him through this!

Have a happy holiday everyone! and remember someone always has it worse 😛 🙂

Grown Men Playing Video Games and THANK YOU!

I grew up in a time where game systems only began being popular.

Game boy, that duck shooting game, then Mario Cart.

I never owned a single game system myself. I only ever played he original Roller Coaster Tycoon and Sims on PC. Those were the days.

I enjoyed my computer time although I spent most of my childhood playing outdoors and creating worlds with my toys using my imagination.

But I know a lot of people who grew up with game systems and this isn’t my issue.

My issue is people 20+ with no job… that waste their day’s playing games?

I see it as an impairment of judgement.

I feel they have had a lack of mental growth due to these games.

Leave the games for the kids, or for when you are reliving your childhood and you have your own.

What do you think?

Updated my about by the way (just figuring out how this thing works still)

Thanks for all the support so far though!

Sherlock Holmes Review

I have always taken pride in paying attention to details, although I have grown up in a world of theater I decided to try writing a movie review.

Just to begin I find reviews very biased but I suppose everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

I did not see the first Sherlock Holmes so I will not be comparing it to any other movie.

Warning smalllll spoiler alert!

It was a lot darker then I had thought/hoped it would be.  I mean reading the books, he is a lot more of a witty man and I feel like the script did not capture that side of him– holding only a couple laugh out loud moments.  Neither did I see a lot of the British comedy being used which I had also expected. So overall I’d have to say that Holmes was a disappointment of a character.  But one thing that did go right was that I did really believe Holmes and Watson’s relationship; work partners and family. There were some pretty touching moments between them– almost moving.  I also think Watson’s wife came out of character as a woman of her time as she was revealing the red books codes.  My favourite character had to be Sim, loyal, faithful and trustworthy, almost as a dog now I come to think of it (and I like dogs).  The bad guy character was typical, with the evil grin, high level of intelligence and trusty comrades, although he was a great foil to Sherlock Holmes in that they played their game of chess for the win.

The title of the movie however (The Game of Shadows) I felt did not reflect the story well, it set my expectations in a different direction. The story its self was dragged on a little too long.  Almost a 2 and a half hour movie, I feel there was a lot of fillers and things that were unnecessary to building plot,characters and feeling.  In our days a lot of movies are doing this and I believe it disconnects the audience– I mean, we get the point.  The plot was thin yet unpredictable.  I enjoyed his glancing into the future it reminded me of The Green Hornet.

Side note: One thing I noticed was when the Queen on the Chess board was brought to attention.  I think it would have been more powerful and symbolic if it was the king.  The king is who you aim for, the one you protect, the most important piece, and when you knock over your king you surrender.  Yes, the queen may make all of the moves, but she is also the most easily captured. Also just the DF (Dominant fantasy) Man=power especially back in the 1800’s.

What do you think?

Overall I was not wowed by the movie neither was I bored.  It was a bit slow in the beginning got better around the middle, then worse.  But I did really enjoy the ending.

Is it really ever THE END for Sherlock Holmes?

I give this movie a rating of 6.5/10

Everything’s solved — Now for Christmas!

Christmas came early thanks to my darling boyfriend.

He bought me a wallet that had caught my eye a couple months ago as well as a Pig Rabbit (from a Korean drama). His name is PR for Pot Roast.  We’re also going to be spending Christmas making a ginger bread house :).

The family problem was resolved, the comment was correct, he was misunderstood, he’s clarified now that I am in fact not just family but immediate family. He felt as though he didn’t need to specify.

And my dear love is having oral surgery on the 23rd. While his birthday is on the 25th (yes Christmas day).  So it will just be the two of us, sharing hot drinks watching good old fashioned Christmas movies.

I bought him a pair of boots for those harsh cold winter days on campus as well as a pair of Jordan’s because he plays a lot of basketball. And to be clever I’m going to stuff them like stockings with a gift card, red envelope, home made coupons, pair of socks and his favourite chocolates.  Each pair of shoes for a separate celebration.

He’s always lived with a big family, so he’s never received a present for himself, always sharing clothes, game systems, new toys, shoes! (even if they were 2 sizes too big)  So I thought I’d give him something only he could use/wear.

I put so much thought behind these presents I do hope he enjoy’s them.

Did anyone else have any eureka moments and got creative this Christmas?

What are your Christmas plans?Image

Oh those Summer Day’s

Oh those Summer Day's

Stunning

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