More Random Ramblings
January 17, 2008
NO SUGAR FOR THE OLD MAN: Red reminded me over on her blog that I hadn’t said anything about the husband’s recovery. It’s going very well. His blood sugar is hovering around the 130 mark, but has been as low as 98. I’m really proud of him for eating
right better, and for learning to drink Diet Coke and tea sweetened with Splenda. His birthday was Sunday, and it was different celebrating without his standard chocolate cream pie, but I pulled out an old recipe, substituted sugar-free ingredients for standard ones, and it was delicious, healthier, and a heck of a lot easier to make. I’ll try to get the recipe up this week.
BILLS, BILLS, BILLS: The night in the hospital sans health insurance is only going to set us back $450. We were able to get a percentage taken off due to an income-based program the hospital has. Not as bad as I thought, but still the most we’ve paid to stay anywhere for one night. The ER trip, however, is another story. That bill is over $1,500. I still have to make arrangements on that one.
MESS, MESS, MESS: Those are the 3 words that best describe our house right now. I have fallen behind on filing my paperwork, about 2 years behind as a matter of fact, and I am tackling project that at the moment, so everything else has gone to pot. It’s bad.
A REAL FLAME(R)’: I have agreed to direct our church’s VBS this year. Every year there is a pre-determined theme, complete with a snarky puppet and accompaning script to keep the kids entertained. This year’s theme is “Beach Party” and the puppet is “Flame’ the funny wayward flamingo“. This is, quite possibly the gayest puppet ever. It’s not enough that they picked a pink flamingo, a gay symbol in itself, but they had to name him, Flame’, and describe him as “wayward”, plus, we all know where the puppeteer has to stick their hand. Maybe I’m reading too much into it, but I almost peed myself laughing at all the homosexual inuendo.
SCARY SEARCHER: The following search term appeared on my dashboard: “I HATE YOU AND WANT YOU TO DIE AND BURN”. I’m disturbed, and I hope the searcher did NOT find what they were looking for here.