Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Birthday Week - It's a-coming.

Well, here we are. One week until my birthday. I have to tell you, I have zero expectations and zero emotional pull to this next one. I'll be 43. No big deal. Still in my early 40s, still feeling fairly young on the inside, not looking too old on the outside. It's just another day.

But because I like to mark every occasion, I actually do have some plans. SG is taking me down to his beach house for the weekend. We'll leave Friday night, drive down to Mexico Beach, and stay through Monday. I like the distraction. If there is a beach, that makes it double awesome.

Good things are happening for my SG. His crazy ex signed the papers for him to claim his house back. She's out and left a terrible, nasty mess for him to clean up. Not to mention, she spray painted a skull on the front door. What a nut job! So glad for him to be done with that chapter of his life. Now he is trying to decide whether or not to sell or live in it until the girls graduate from high school (which is in 5 years.) 

What does that mean for us? Oh who knows. We are still doing the long distance thing, knowing we wish we could live closer, but what we are doing now works for us. I have a career, he has his, I have my life and family, he has his... it is all very interesting. Someone has to compromise eventually. 

Life has been trudging along this year. I'm sick for the first time in 10 months, like really, really sick. Terrible upper respiratory infection, and unfortunately, I don't have health insurance. My job doesn't provide it, and quite honestly, I'm incredibly disappointed in the Affordable Healthcare Act's options. Sooo.. I would rather just pay the fine and take my chances. I know, it's playing roulette with my health, but sometimes you have to gamble a little. 

Luckily, a friend of mine is a (is it Nurse Practitioner or Physician's Assistant?) and she is qualified to write scripts. Basically, just one step down from a doc. She offered to bring me a Z pack sample and some prednisone. Hopefully she won't forget! lol

Work is going well. We received a GIANT blessing in the form of a large contribution. Praise God for some miracles! People, if you want a tax break, remember your local nonprofits. We run on a tiny budget and any donation, no matter how big or small, makes a HUGE impact. My museum is no exception.

My sister has her biopsy scheduled for the 16th of February. None of us can figure out why she had to wait so long, but apparently, that's the earliest they can move on this. Still waiting. Still waiting. 

My dad just turned 70 years old yesterday! I'm thrilled for him, really. I don't know what it is about men, but for some reason, if their father dies at a certain age, they get it in their head that they will die at that age. Well, he outlived his dad, and he even said, he could not believe it. 

Which brings me back to my birthday. I'm turning 43. The only plans and goals I have for this year is to really bring some prosperity to the Cannonball House, perhaps finally snag an engagement from that awesome guy of mine, and keep on track with my healthier lifestyle changes. 

What type of goals do you have planned for this year? 

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