For the most part I’m a pretty healthy gal. Other than the fact I like to eat foods that no one should eat really which of course has its other effects (not my topic for today, however). But I had an abscess on my tailbone that required draining this week, in fact as I write this I am actually leaving in the next couple minutes to have the packing removed. Not an activity I am looking forward to. Now the doctor told me I could do this myself or have someone do it for me, and to just tug it all out in one pull, like a bandaid. For the record I am the kind of person who tugs tiny bits of a bandaid off at a time, never in one swoop, I am that much of a baby. So today in the shower I made the effort to tug just a small piece, well let me tell you, I almost fainted right there in the shower, had to turn the faucets to freezing cold to avoid that and puking my guts out.
It is now the day after having the packing removed, and I have to say it hurt a lot, I won’t lie, but it was much better than I was expecting. He told me to take a deep breath and as I was preparing to bite my own hand to keep from screeching, it was over. And it honestly feels better after just having that done, but there is still some pretty nasty looking and smelling gunk draining out of there, and the doc said it will probably take 5-8 weeks to heal fully. Holy crap on a cracker!! Let’s hope the heat doesn’t cause infection since (on me anyway) sweat likes to pool up in that area.
Well that’s about enough grossness I can take for one day so I’ll move on to lighter subjects. We had ourselves a pretty intense light show here in Hali the other night. I am terrified of thunder and lightning, so it kept me up half the night. Lightning flying all over the place, thunder booming every other second, it was insane, and there my husband is standing in our window recording lightning on his cell. Now maybe I’m behind in the times & technology, to be honest I don’t really care, but………. YOU JUST DON’T HANG OUT THERE WITH AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE!!! wait let me add a few more !!!!! Yes I know tons of people do it, but not with me in the room they don’t. If (insert desired deity here) forbid I would be the most terrible person to have with you in a medical emergency, I am just not that great at handling that stuff, it makes me feel faint, my legs turn rubbery and I want to vomit, kind of like pulling that gauze myself. There’s a reason I chose a 4 year course having absolutely nothing to do with gore over a two year course for the nursing field which let’s be honest here, you can actually find work for right away. Ah off on a tangent here, sorry, back to the thunderstorm. SO after a terrible night’s sleep I woke to check FB and then the news as per usual and there’s a million pics about this storm, and articles about the causes behind one of the most severe storms they’ve seen etc….. So there are more than a few crazies out there recording and taking pictures, I for one will stay snugly under my blankets with my earplugs in.
I just read this story about a woman who has racked up 117 fraud charges. 117 REALLY!! How on Earth did it take this long to figure this out. Honestly it just blows my mind how some companies don’t even bother checking out personal information, yet because I have no credit and in the financial world do not exist I can’t do a darn thing. So people like this woman make me sick, they do nothing but take advantage of others and granted they have apparently learned to think of themselves first and foremost, but that’s not on the top of my list of things to strive for.
Lately I’ve been thinking of things I’ve never done that I would like to do before I die, now a friend of mine recently did a short list of things to do before 30. I debated on doing that but since I am a student it doesn’t leave me a whole lot of time to do those in 2 short years plus there are a couple bigger things that require some saving up for. So I’ve decided to make a list of things to do before 40, that will give me 12 years. I’ll not be writing this blog anymore I can almost guarantee that, but for the time being I can have some ideas thrown at me. Here are a couple I have thought of so far, in no particular order.
-Skydiving, not bungee jumping because I am scared of taking out my back bungee jumping, so I’d rather jump out of a plane instead & hope I don’t splat on the ground. One of the more expensive things because you have to take a training course before you can go, which makes a lot of sense since you know….YOU’RE JUMPING OUT OF A FLIPPING AIRPLANE!!
-Visit Costa Rica, it was where we wanted to take our honey moon because I REALLY want to sail through the treetops on a zip line, but alas another pretty expensive thing to do and it just wasn’t feasible for our honeymoon but we hope to be able to do it for our ten year anniversary in 2018, and I will zip line through the trees!!
-Volunteer at a shelter or soup kitchen. I know, I know I have had plenty of time and opportunities to achieve this, but in all honesty I can’t think of a good enough reason to why I haven’t done it before. In fact the only thing I have ever done for volunteer work is the Waterloo Buskers Festival. I sold popcorn and was a security guard for the final show. Really a 13 year old kid as a security guard what the heck were they on? I used to justify not volunteering by giving donations, but it’s not really justification it just made me feel less guilty. But I will get to this, and I am hoping to do it before 30.
-See Cirque du Soleil. I have always wanted to see one of their shows for as long as I remember, but some friends recently went to LV for their honeymoon and she raved about the amazing show so it has woken up the beast inside me, and now I really want to go. Again though, it’s quite expensive so it’ll have to wait. Another would be to see a show on Broadway, but that’s really in addition to seeing a Cirque show.
-Run a marathon, now I am in no way, shape or form ready for even a quarter of a marathon, but I would truly like to get there. It will require a lot of motivation and training and the right equipment since running is difficult without the right sports bra, trust me I could hit myself in the face if I’m not careful.
-Get my grandfather a real headstone, not the cheap cement cross that was all my grandmother could afford at the time. My aunt and I would like to get them a double headstone but that would require digging up my grandfather which in my opinion should never happen. But he was buried alongside his family, and there was no room for my grandmother, which I’m sorry for the deceased but how rude to make room for other spouses and not her. Yes she came from a small fishing village, but that doesn’t mean you couldn’t be nice to her. Honestly, you weren’t so high up on the financial tree that you could see the top of her head.
-Start an RRSP. Yeah, I know they say that 25 is the latest that you should ideally set one up, but we didn’t so I would like to get this done by age 30, so we are not struggling at 70
So this is getting kind of long for now, but I will return to this list. I would like to poll you now on a couple smaller ones to get done for the year.
What do you think I should do before the year is out?
1. Climb the mountain 5 times when I go home for the summer.
2. Do a good deed every day for a month for random people.
3. Ride my bike everywhere for a month, save work because it requires highway travel and Hali drivers are crazy.
4. Give up chocolate for 6 months.
5. Learn how to knit.
And my blast from the past to finish off today is………..
Sweet Valley Twins & High
I am currently waiting for the new one Sweet Valley Confidential to get around to me at the library. I have heard terrible things about it, but I still want to read it. I read the SVT & SVH all the time, and even some of the university books, which weren’t as good as the younger ones. I loved Jessica but wanted to be Elizabeth, I might have to go see if I can look up some of the older books and re-read them. Especially the Sweet Valley Mysteries, lol they were so great.