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I have been reading about Japanese porn on Wikipedia. Don't ask me why. (I am not providing a link, since I've already lost the page and I think that's easy enough to find, if you really feel the need to read it.)

Things that made me happy today (I am tempted to say "Japanese porn" but since I didn't actually see any I don't guess that counts):
- actually doing some useful things
- clementines
- apple pie (from HEB again, they make really good apple pie)
- finding a letter in my mother's handwriting
- the fact that I don't actually need Mr. Darcy for Christmas, thankyouverymuch, since I already have a perfectly good husband. (Ok, better than perfectly good.) Admittedly the "rich" part would come in handy but I'd rather not have to deal with his relatives. Lady Catherine and I would not get along.

Rob took the apple pie to his party at work and apparently nobody ate any. He said there was an overabundance of desserts. (It wouldn't be a Christmasholiday party without an overabundance of desserts, really.) Fine, then, we have to eat it. Such a terrible thing.

I have talked to all the relatives involved in my holiday plans, I think, and we are going to Bryan on Tuesday and probably coming back late on Thursday but might stay til Friday morning. This latter decision partially depends on whether my nephew and his father decide to stop by (on their way between Austin and Lake Conroe) and if Parker comes his mother may actually come too, which would make it interesting. Some of you may remember some drama on this subject from last year. I am absolutely not holding my breath that Paula will show up, but I suspect that the presence of her son might do it if anything will. They don't seem to see a great deal of each other even though they live in the same town.

Then at some unspecified time after we get back, I am actually going to cook dinner for my Dad and Barbara, something I've never done before... well, not in their presence, anyway. I figure pot roast is really really difficult to fuck up, though, and I'm not planning to have much of anything else complicated. I will manage. (I will also have to clean up the living room, but it's not in all that bad a shape, luckily. I cleaned up much of the overflowing paperwork during my flurry of usefulness earlier today.)

My dad had called and said, "It's nothing, I just wanted to chat with you" to my answering machine, and that's not a phrase he ever uses - and so I immediately wondered if that actually meant something was wrong, and I guess I was right about that. His prostate cancer seems to be reoccuring. However, it seems that in this case it's not necessarily as dire as other cancers can be when they reoccur. At least, they don't seem unduly concerned. They are going to freeze part of his prostate and cut out the offending part, or something like that, tomorrow. I guess I could have volunteered to go hang out at the hospital with Barbara but I didn't. I am very bad at waiting and I'd rather do it at home if I have a choice.

I finished the damn cards, finally, and I boxed up the apples and jewelry for the in-laws (along with a card explaining what was for whom and denying any responsibility for the apples) and I need to go to the post office first thing in the morning and get all that in the mail. There is also somebody supposed to be calling me about bank stock, of all things. And I may actually make a visit to Chase. (If I actually manage TWO productive days in a row, Rob will faint.)

Date: 2008-12-18 02:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] profrobert.livejournal.com
Good thoughts aimed at your Dad. FWIW, prostate cancer (unless it's the one, really nasty version, which I'm sure this one isn't) moves so slowly that it's easily treatable. My father was diagnosed with it in 2003 and was told treatment was his choice, as his life expectancy either way didn't change! I convinced him to get the treatment (radiation) by pointing out that if you could choose what to die of, why the hell would you pick cancer? We just visited the urologist this month, and everything is fine.

Date: 2008-12-18 04:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anjea.livejournal.com
I also love clementines! I just bought a box this week. I've been waiting on buying citrus fruit, because most of the stuff in the stores was er...not the right colors? I love tangelos, too, come January/February....mmm...

Now I have to go and eat one! And it's all your fault!

Date: 2008-12-18 08:05 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nonelvis
I'm sorry to hear about your father, but at least things sound easily treatable.

Date: 2008-12-18 11:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ursulahitler.livejournal.com
Yeah, prostate cancer is weird... In older guys, it's not unusual to just leave it alone. I gather it can take a long time to really become dangerous. But I've had prostate trouble off and on for years, and I'm always scared of that diagnosis. Yikes. I hope your dad is OK.

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