This is one of those times when all the shit seems to have hit the fan at the same time, specifically in the form of freak illnesses and dental emergencies and an enormous change in my lifestyle.
I had a computer of my own for a blessed 24 hours before it started acting up again. Now it works but I can't open up a browser. Phooey.
My brother is currently in the hospital being treated for some horrible strain of pneumonia. If you are the praying type, please pray for him today because he's having a procedure to drain his lungs of the sadistic fluid that's making him so miserable. He'll be under anesthesia for the procedure and in ICU afterwards. Mortality, I bid you a reluctant hello.
Both my girls have bad, bad teeth in need of immediate attention. Naomi had an abscess and had a baby molar pulled last week. The only upside is that with that experience as a teaching tool, it is no trouble to get her to brush her teeth anymore. And I don't even want to tell you how bad Miriam's teeth are. Jesus gay, it's amazing she can eat at all.
On top of all that, my boyfriend Damon is moving in this week. His lease ended suddenly and it seemed the most obvious, logical thing to do. So as of May 1 I will officially be living with another adult. I just pray I won't ruin it by being, well, me.
All of this on top of the normal stresses, it has made me depressed. I want to turn off my phone and pull my blanket over my head. And I know people are tested far beyond all this but I've had enough. I want life to stop so I can catch my breath. If there are any of you left reading, could you please leave me stories about the shit hitting the fan and how you made it through? I don't care how trivial or how deep, just give me something to read, something to connect to, or even just a reason to check my email.