Here's the Patty Report (Oh gee, these complaints probably sound like a man!)
We had a computer problem for the last couple of days that prevented me from getting online. This was probably caused by either my husband's tinkering or my computer genius 17 year old son.
On Sunday, I received word that a dear friend was killed in an car accident. She was such a dear and talented lady. Another driver crossed a median and hit her head on. It has been a bitter sweet time because of her death, many of us who knew her have been in touch and renewed our friendships which has been heartwarming.
On Monday, I learned that another friend was dealing with breast cancer. That was the same day that I sat in the dentist's chair for 3 hours getting a crown preparation.
On Tuesday, I found out that my 25 year old daughter's "boyfriend" is coming from San Diego for a visit and that they are thinking of getting married next year. This is a 56 year old recovering alcoholic that has already been married twice. He flies her out there once a month. She is completing (I HOPE!) her 4 year veterinary tech program at Purdue. One reason he is coming here is to meet my parents.
Today, the good news is that the computer is working. I was late for my dental cleaning today, so I didn't get breakfast and when I got home I returned a phone call to my parents.
The bad news is that my homosexual brother (visiting from Oregon) will not be part of this family get together for my daughter's boyfriend to meet the family because he feels that the church we belong to discriminates against homosexuals, therefore, he assumes that I do too. And he hates me for it! He severed our relationship 2 years ago WITHOUT EVEN TELLING ME! I don't have any bad feelings toward him or any "group" but he hasn't taken the time to talk to me about it.
My mom and I were discussing how to resolve the problem when all of a sudden we discovered that my 86 year old father with senile dementia was listening on the phone. He got very angry and hung up while muttering something!
My daughter has a miniature dachshund whom I am dog sitting (along with her cat and her bird) and during all of that, I forgot to watch him carefully. He went through the house and ate all of the "delicacies" from all of the cat litter boxes. He then came down to the office and was sitting in a chair when all of a sudden he barfed everything up, plus he had made a mess in the recreation room. (I need a barf smiley here.) That was a TERRIBLE mess to clean up. He needs a bath and a good toothbrushing. You know as a mother of 4 children, I have seen it all, so I mean it when I say, this was bad! If I had morning sickness, I couldn't have done it!
All of this has happened and look at the time! I haven't had breakfast or lunch! (That dog thing kind of killed my appetite.)
Outrageous Patty is thinking about going out to eat! Wait, I have a better idea: I think I will go get something to eat, take a sleeping pill, and then eat so that I will be asleep about the time I finish eating! The problem with that is that I won't remember having dessert.
I can't win!
Maybe I'll get lucky and have a delayed orgasm from about 2 months ago! (For those who haven't read that post, you might enjoy it. If you don't have a sense of humor, do not read it!)
Whoa! I just realilzed that a significant part of these things were caused by :evil: men: computer problems, brother, father, 56 year old boy friend, male dog....
If any of you have any solutions to these and other situations I might get into, let me know!
I am so thankful for my girlfriends and my Hyster Sisters!
By tomorrow, I will try to post something HILARIOUS! In the meantime...I'll keep my chins up!