Monday, October 27, 2014

How I Spent My Summer by Ms Martyr

Unpacking boxes. Donating stuff. Barely riding. Going to physical therapy. Trying acupuncture. Having outpatient surgery on my back (ongoing/more this week) Dealing with more deaths and bad news about other's illnesses than anyone should have to.

My back has been causing so much pain that I've given up riding for the time being. Doctor seems to think my facet joints may be causing nerve pain. Insurance company requires two diagnostic tests where they numb the joints temporarily to see if that helps. If it does, then they can laser the little suckers to death for permanent relief. I had a steroid injection a while back that didn't seem to make any kind of difference.

Sister's moving in with me is having its ups and downs. I think it will all work out once everything is unpacked and put in its proper place. Right now the house is pretty much in chaos which irritates me no end, to the point that I snap over the slightest little thing. There have been so many changes that some days I don't even feel like it's my home any more. I'm just set in my ways and have to adjust. Probably living alone for almost a year didn't help my adaptability. I'm a minimalist. The only time I decorate is at Christmas. My sister, on the other hand, loves "stuff." Right now I'm looking at five Hummel figurines on the fireplace mantel. There are others scattered throughout the house - one has even made it into my bedroom. We could open up a video rental store with all the VHS and DVDs she has. I intend to alphabetize them and then discard any duplicates that we may have between us. Right now I don't have enough storage for all of them.

I could go on and on with my bitchiness about changes but I'm just going to put on my big girl panties and deal with it.

One of my very good girlfriends has been diagnosed with stage four non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Reading about it on the Net makes my breast cancer look like a walk in the park.

There have been two deaths recently of family members. I think the count is up to five now for October which qualifies it as the suckiest month of the year.

Let's see if I can be positive for a moment. I've set up a couple of aquariums which are kind of fun. My sister's dog integrated with my two without a hitch so now I have a pack of three running amuck. I've been forced to de-clutter, something I've been putting off since I moved here two years ago. The house should look really nice once everything is put in order. Attended a lot of horse shows this summer and went to the State Fair three times.

So, nothing too thrilling but just keeping busy which does not make for good blog fodder. I'm going to try to catch up with some of my favorites; even my reading time has been lessened.

Happy fall y'all!


  1. Hey Pam, I can't read your blog. When I try to I get the following message:


    You don't have permission to access / on this server.

    Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

    Any clue on how to fix this?

  2. They took my site down yesterday for server overload, only my knowledge and patience doesn't extend that far... it's pretty frustrating. My last email to them was pretty scary, so it might be down until I find a new host. ;)

    Thanks for noticing, though.

    Sounds like a lot of changes in your life, but you're dealing with them as best you can... I'm so sorry for your losses; that truly sucks. And putting your friend on my prayer list!

    Hope you get some relief for your back soon!

  3. Hi Mrs. M. Good to hear from you but sorry to hear you have had such a rough patch of road, guess you're getting it all over at once so hoping the future road will be smoother. Keep in touch.