December 31, 2007
He’s Back…….: J got to come home Friday night. He’s been doing really well with the diet, and his blood sugar has been slowly decreasing. He only spent one night in the hospital, so maybe we won’t have to go to the poorhouse. We will, however, probably have to be Master Card’s bitch for a few more years.
New Year: We plan to ring in the new year (who am I kidding, I’ll be crashed out by 10:00) with a few close friends. They’re all descending on our house for food and board games. I got Trivial Pursuit Totally 80’s for Christmas and am looking forward to playing. I also got The Singing Bee game, and we played it once, for a few minutes, before J lost his shit and started yelling at all of us. (I now know that was a side-effect from his wacked out blood sugar.) Anyways…..I’m looking forward to replacing the memory of that game, with much more plesant ones.
Like Moths to a Flame: Every time I attempt to weed out the toys in my boys’ room I get caught. My oldest knows how I am, when he sees stuff in a pile he says, “DON’T SELL THIS, I LOVE IT, I STILL PLAY WITH IT”.
I Cannot Be Trusted: Christmas 2003, my sister’s (then) fiance, gave us a restaurant gift card for Christmas. I lost it. Christmas 2004, we got 2 restaurant gift cards. Learning my lesson from the previous year, I placed them in an envelope together, and put them in my wallet. When leaving restaurant #1, I left the envelope with unused gift card #2 on the table. Christmas 2007, the tradition continues, I have lost this gift card. J says I probably threw it away on accident. I’m sick over it.
Welcome To The New Millenium: Our remote for our satellite dish recently bit the dust. J called the company, and was fully prepared to shell out $30 for a replacement. I however, happened to remember a conversation I had with the company back in the summer, when I was threatening to cancel our service in order to trim expenses. I told them that one of the reasons I was (thinking about) leaving was that “new” customers could get new recievers, installation, and an iPod for free, and “old” customers got charged out the rear for upgrading. They offered to send me a new DVR system, but I was so pissed that I declined. Long story short, they took $15/month off my bill, and I kept everything the same. So, when the remote died, I thought, “why pay $30 for a new remote when they will give us a whole new system for free?”. I asked, they put me through to the proper department, and WE’RE GETTING DVR TOMORROW!!!!!!!! BROUGHT TO US AND INSTALLED FOR FREE!!!!!!!! AND IT WON’T COST US ANY MORE PER MONTH!!!!!!! AND THEY’LL GIVE US $20 FOR OUR OLD RECIEVERS!!!!!!! AND WE GET STARZ FREE FOR 3 MONTHS!!!!!!!!
I predict I’ll have that thing full of unwatched Mama’s Family and Dr. Phil’s in a month.