Thursday, June 26, 2008

Stone Goes Unturned

Ok, it's getting harder to see the humor in the whole kidney stone thing... but I'm trying. There hasn't been any change in my condition, although I'm starting to feel some more pain in my right side - so either it's been to long since I've had a pain pill or something is moving around in there. (or both.)

I've had my full 64 ounces of liquid today in the form of 32 oz Gatorade G2 (the low calorie kind) and 32 oz of water... and I'm beginning to wonder how long it's going to take for this to resolve itself. Sarah told me that it usually took her a couple of days to feel better... but since I'm already down with the ear thing - who knows?!

I haven't been able to do much lately - but today I got another of my writing assignments sent off for my writing course, it was an interesting assignment - as I typically like to just get in there and write something... you know let my brilliance take it's own course. (HA!) This particular assignment though had two parts - 1) was to write a physically descriptive story about a child, and 2) was to write a mentally descriptive story. The mental one was tough because it's really hard to be 30 years old and try to think, talk, and act like a 5 year old.

Anyway - I got that sent off, and other than that just did some house work... oh and watched a few Lifetime movies to entertain myself. Have I mentioned that this is getting boring? I mean - I love Lifetime as much as anyone that loves a good chick-flick, but after a while they all seem the same. Or at the very least - they pick a theme and show all the movies they have for that theme. At any rate - it did break up my marathons of ER and Law & Order that I'm used to... so it was a little variety.

We've also FINALLY gotten some rain at my house - I was beginning to think we were in some sort of black whole and everyone else in the Houston area was getting rain, but our neighborhood was just getting missed. It's still not enough to prevent us from having to water with the sprinklers, but there's always hope for another shower or two. If we could get a good tropical depression (a very minor storm in hurricane season) we'd be doing well... we need a good 2 inches or so to save me a few dollars on the water bill. (Lord knows I need to catch up somewhere from all this doctor/prescription mess!)

Does anyone else enjoy the Bill Engvall Show? It's on TBS on Thursday nights... and it's funny stuff. Of course I've always been a fan of his "Here's Your Sign" jokes... but the show isn't about that. It's just good family humor... and we get a kick out of it.


  1. I have to change up my television in the summer when it all goes into reruns, so I have become an "Animal Cops/Precinct etc" fan. I've always loved these shows (yes, one can look at them as sad, but I prefer to look at them as these people giving all they can to save and be a voice for the animals) and have been eating them up this summer. Some of the Humane Society workers are wonderful and I am a huge fan of Houston and especially Jim Boller...yum!

  2. I'm stuck on the "I Love the New Millenium" shows on vh1 right now. Don't have time to watch a whole lot, but I have to squeeze those in!

    I am SO on board with the Tropical depression issue. I'm in the mood for a nice, strong Tropical Storm, so long as it stays under hurricane category. I'm so not up for a hurricane. A good tropical storm, though? Awww, yeah!


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