Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Movin' on Up

After 462 days of living with my mom and dad, I have FINALLY moved out!!!

This is my pretty house. It's almost 100 years old and it's a wood frame house, which everyone knows makes excellent financial sense.

I really love it, although it still feels like I'm house sitting along with all my stuff.

Coopie is adjusting well. He is currently sleeping on my bed, something he stubbornly refused to do for our entire duration at my parents' place. I think he senses that I'm holding the reins again so he needs to at least pretend to like me.

Oh, and of course my dear sister Kerry moved in with me.

She has already tumbled out of a second story widow, stopping herself from rolling off the roof only when she hit the gutter. Don't even ask.

I got put back on crutches the week before the move, so my family ended up having to do most of the work. If you want to feel like a bum, have someone unpack your kitchen for you. I'm going to be kissing butts for a long time after this week. Big thanks to my mom and dad, Annie and Kerry, Aunt Jen, Beautiful Goddaughter Jamie and her lesser twin brother Johnny. I owe you guys.

Things are looking up, and hopefully I'm not only talking about my monthly expenses.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Friday, April 6, 2012

Good Good Friday

Today I changed my Facebook banner timeline picture thingamajig to this.

My darling cousin Missy and me on a hike while visiting our aunt in Colorado in 1982 or 1983.  Adorable, right?

Immediately, my sister Evil Annie, the one that everyone thinks is so wonderful and so sweet and perfect, posted this.

SO MEAN!  And check out her mocking little thumbnail pic.  You can just tell she spends hours staring at herself in the mirror and admiring her intact muscle system, the bitch.

EDITED TO ADD:  Just a reminder of how ladylike my sister has always been.  Please compare this photo, which has been edited to save her "dignity," to my dainty pose.

I also got an incredible gift in the mail today from my dear imaginary Internet friend, Patty.  How perfect is this?

I LOVE it!  It's just the classiest thing I've ever seen and it fits my new decor perfectly.  I know that when I move in 404 hours, that'll be the very first thing I hang up.  Thank you, Patty!  I wish you were my sister instead of Awful Annie.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Ups and Downs

Up: I can feel my hip getting stronger and stronger every day and I am walking like a champ.  Seriously, I may be the greatest walker that the world has ever known (or it could be just a side effect of finally being able to ditch the crutches for 90% of the time after a year of lugging those things around).

Down:  Still really ridiculously painful.  This is normal.  Helpful hint: never injure soft tissue in your hip area.

Up:  Saw the surgeon yesterday and he is super happy with how the hip looks.  I can go back to rehab, yay, and I don't even have to go back to see him for another two months.  

Down:  I didn't get cleared to go to my dear friends' wedding in Tampa next month :(  I am so sad to miss it, and it gets added to a long long list of stuff I've had to miss due to this stupid hip.

Up:  Haven't gained any weight.

Down:  Haven't lost any either.  This will change hopefully soon now that I can add a little bit of activity to my life.

Up:  I can drive now!

Down:  Since I can only sit for a limited amount of time still, my destinations are pretty limited.

Big Up:  The big move is only 430 hours away!!!

Down:  That's still a long time to wait to cook this on my own personal stove.

Up:  My mom still makes me laugh on an hourly basis.

Down:  She still has some peculiar issues.  This is Example 438.


Yes, she is afraid that sushi will give her nightmares.  (And yes, I did secretly record that and that's illegal.  I'm hoping she presses charges because at least going through the criminal justice system will be a nice change of pace from the monotony of my daily life).