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04 October 2012 @ 12:08 am
I have finally read all of hp_friendship and it only took me...way too long. Yay fic escapism? My fic bookmarks are elsewhere so I have to remember the next fest I need to finish reading. Uh...I think it may be minerva_fest from the last time it ran. Why do people even let me in fests again? You're crazy, the lot of you.

I'm also glad my Bad Things haven't turned out to be terrible.

    The Things:
  • My grandmother was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, which is a relief; it was one of those "something more normal" things I hoped it would be when I mentioned it before.
  • She's still overnight in hospital as doctor's plan to do an echocardiogram just to check how all the blood is flowing (her heart seems fine at the moment, but she did have some sort of heart surgery years back [I forget which] so it's good to check).
  • As I guessed-and-hoped again (two for two, Kiwi; why didn't you look into medicine? :P), my dog has a tooth abscess. Tomorrow he's going in for another dental clean (although they said his teeth did look clean, score!), abscess draining, quite possibly tooth extraction, nail clipping (thank goodness; he hates it), and some other random small stuff. The fact that it costs money is bad news, but the fact that it doesn't cost buttloads of money and is a one-time fix for something that isn't extreme is very good. We got some antibiotics and as of tomorrow we'll be all set.
  • Also, completely unrelated, the young vet I've never met is incredibly cute and loves pugs, so that was fun. She said he looked very good for an old pug; with the pride I felt, she could have been complimenting me instead.
  • Things haven't particularly changed with my Da, but he seems to be in pretty good spirits about it and still has his Zen confidence about it all, so I won't add to the worry that my mother is already so skilled with on her own.

So, still behind on the moving, especially since I'll need parental help to get my dresser up the two flights of stairs in Providence and thus have to wait for help. Today was Mum's day off but, obviously, she had to spend much of it with Grammie. I'm hoping that tomorrow I can manage to at least get one load of (non-dresser) stuff there in-between dropping Mugz off and later picking up my loopy puppy.

I also wish, more randomly, that I weren't the sort of person to get spooked by things and put them off. It would make my life a lot easier. I guess I've got to make the resolution to be the person who doesn't do that and sticks to it.
redbeargrlredbeargrl on October 4th, 2012 04:44 am (UTC)
Good to hear that both Gram and Mugz are doing better, or soon will be. I had lit candles for both of them last night, as is my wont these days, I forget to mention it.
Sigh...such is the life of a Bear who is moving her cave.
Kiwi Crocus: Hair || Cotton-candy locks.cranky__crocus on October 4th, 2012 04:46 am (UTC)
It is good to hear. I'll be all the more relived when Gram is safely away from all the terrible hospital puddings and Mugz is bag home, drugged and dozing, but for now I'm pleased enough. Thank you for lighting the candles! That tends to be my way of keeping others' in mind and heart, so it means a lot to me to know that you did it.

Ah, moving. This Kiwi's lair is moving, too. Just...to slowly. =[
redbeargrlredbeargrl on October 4th, 2012 04:55 am (UTC)
Ah, moving. This Kiwi's lair is moving, too. Just...to slowly. =[

Ah yes, this I understand. I'm half moved in and half moved out and it's driving me bonkers. I've always been one to need my own secure and private space, and being half in and half out is stressful for me.
Oh well, after Orlando I can really dig in and get this move over with.
I hope.
Kiwi Crocus: Lips || Golden.cranky__crocus on October 4th, 2012 04:59 am (UTC)
Ugh I can't believe I missed the extra 'o'. My typing today has been dreadful.

Yes, all of that, precisely! I've always been one to have space that is firmly and securely mine, with everything I need in it--even when I was back and forth from England. Everything I really needed came in the suitcases with me.

At the moment, my stuff is split. All of my closet clothes are in Providence; all of my dresser (folding) clothes are here. The thing that holds my hair stuff/girly stuff/accessories is in Providence, along with some of my shoes and many of my favourite (go-to-grab-when-upset) books. And more.

It's peculiar and I'm not fond. At least when I'm fully moved into Providence and still coming here to visit frequently (since I'll have to come at least once a week, on Sundays) I can have the mindset of "I am going somewhere other than home, so I need to pack for X number of days".

I'm hoping I can have it all done by the time Orlando comes around. At least have all my stuff there, even if it isn't organised perfectly.
CaroRulescarorules on October 4th, 2012 03:01 pm (UTC)
Well it seems like things will be ok!
Kiwi Crocus: HP || Rolanda || Quidditch from above.cranky__crocus on October 8th, 2012 10:40 pm (UTC)
The things I've mentioned are definitely seeming as though they'll be ok. (: Alas, those don't seem to be the things that my anxiety are now based around. Just young twenty-something life-stuff, I imagine! It's annoying, but I seem to be getting through it now that I hit my personal rock-bottom again a few days ago and am pushing myself to get myself together again.
CaroRulescarorules on October 9th, 2012 01:57 pm (UTC)
It's ok to have ups and down and hit bottom sometimes. As long as you keep getting up, it makes you stronger.