• Thoughts and Shenanigans

    Weather-vane for my Haunted Mansion

    I came across this while I was cruising the outdoor clearance online.  I want it.  I want it for year round.  I want all the neighborhood kids to think our house is haunted (it is) and run by a witch (I am) and trespassing across my grass might cause a temporary metamorphosis to a mouse.  But I want it.  For all the time. https://www.target.com/p/halloween-bat-rooftop-weathervane-black-whitehall-products/-/A-51065688

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  • Thoughts and Shenanigans

    I paid for a Doctor to harm me and call it help with a smile.

    I have some pretty severe back problems, which causes severe and debilitating pain.  Things I have to tried to make this pain better include years of physical therapy, intensive exercise regimen, extreme weight loss, chiropractor visits, biofeedback, lazer therapy, and dozens of excruciating Epidural Steroid Injections.  Dozens. The thing with the ESI’s, as they’re known in the medical field, is they are very expensive.  The Doctor makes an absolute fortune on them, and the beauty is you can do them again and again, technically indefinitely.  You must have four weeks between shots, but at one point the doctor I was seeing had me doing a series of three every six…

  • Parenting Hellions,  Thoughts and Shenanigans

    Say What Now?

    I just received a letter from my daughter’s school complaining that my daughter has been tardy/absent more than five times this semester and I need to pay attention and make sure she is attending.  It took everything I have not to go there in person in my pajamas with no bra and tell them to fuck all the way off to their faces. Ainsley is a competitive gymnast.  It is her passion.  She had two injuries this year, the latest is her ankle.  She fractured it in four places and tore every ligament.  She was in a cast for several weeks, then graduated to a boot which she is currently…

  • Thoughts and Shenanigans

    D is for Dentaphobia

    This morning I had to go to the Dentist and have a molar pulled.  I had an absess next to it and the tooth was so badly infected and damaged it couldn’t be saved.  I have a terrible fear of dental work.  I don’t like being in the chair unable to leave.  I panic so badly that I shake uncontrollably in the chair and sometimes the Dentist will get frustrated because I can’t stop.  The Dentist today was quiet and reserved, not overly friendly but obviously very good at his job and quietly compassionate.  Despite his empathy, it was a total shit show. I am very difficult to numb.  I’ve…

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