Monthly Archives: July 2011

This Is A Test . . .

And Prince Charming passed with flying colors.  It was his “how do you take care of a sick girlfriend” test.

It’s been hot and muggy here the last couple of weeks.  Highs in the 90’s with humidity so bad that the heat index is like 110!  The weather man is calling it “air you can wear” and you can feel it the minute you walk outside . . . it hasn’t been this bad in quite a few years.

Normally, I don’t mind summer.  I like the warmer weather.  I like the heat.   I don’t like the humidity.  Or rather, the humidity doesn’t like me.  The humidity triggers my migraines.  I’ve been very lucky and have had the migraines under control for a while . . . so much so that I can take over the counter meds whenever I get one.  Well, that streak has gone out the window.  I’ve had migraines off and on for the past week.

You know me, I’m a trouper.  I suck it up and deal with it.  I take the OTC meds and soldier on with life.  One foot in front of the other and all that jazz.  This has been a new experience for Prince Charming.  I’ve explained my history of migraines to him and that it’s not unusual for the headaches to last so long . . . and I’ve explained why I don’t have anything stronger than OTC meds to help me deal with it . . . and he’s been wonderfully understanding . . . and wonderfully supportive . . .

But there comes a time when “soldiering on” doesn’t work anymore and I have to give in and cry “Uncle” and let the migraine win . . . and that’s what I did on Monday.  I woke up and my head hurt worse than it had in a while.  I just didn’t have the strength to fight it anymore so I cried “uncle,” called in sick, and crawled back into bed.

Prince Charming woke up and was surprised that I was still in bed.  I explained that the migraine won and I was staying home from work today.  He asked if there was anything he could do to make it better . . . awww . . . I told him I just needed to sleep . . . bless his heart . . . he had me put my head on his shoulder and rubbed my right temple until I fell asleep again.

But wait . . . there’s more . . .

He waited on me hand and foot . . . he took the phone out of the bedroom so it wouldn’t wake me up . . . when I finally got up he made me tea and toast . . . he sat on the couch and let me rest my head on his shoulder and nap off and on most of the day . . . he gently convinced me that I needed to eat lunch . . . and take more meds . . . and drink more tea.  At one point I told him it was okay if he had stuff that he needed to do and he said that the only thing on his agenda for today was to make sure my headache went away . . . aaawwww . . .

So we sat on the couch and watched TV . . . not the trash TV that I normally watch when I’m home sick . . . it was the debt ceiling debate stuff on CNN and Fox but it didn’t really matter because I was napping most of the time . . . and besides, I was with Prince Charming . . .

I got lucky and the headache went away by the end of the day and (knock wood) it hasn’t come back . . .

I got lucky and have found a man that isn’t afraid to show his sensitive and caring side . . .


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It’s hotter than blue blazes here in Ohio.

High temps during the day in the mid to upper 90’s with humidity to match!  Low temps at night at like 80 something.

Heat & humidity have given me a migraine that will. not. go. away!

Thank Heaven the AC is working!  Although I’m paranoid that it’s gonna break and I’m too broke to get it fixed!

Too hot to cook.  Too hot to cut the grass.  Too hot to clean the house.

Darn . . .

What’s a newly single girl with a hot new boyfriend to do??!!

We went to Wal-Mart today for the pure enjoyment of people watching . . .

What did you think we did??!!

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Hey, That’s Not Funny!

Okay, I have to confess . . . I was looking forward to the new phone books being delivered . . .

Seeing my name in print in the phone book was something exciting . . .

Remember that scene in “The Jerk”?

“The new phone books are here!  The new phone books are here!  I’m somebody now!!”

Yep, that was me tonight when the phone book showed up on the front step.

I stood in front of Prince Charming and flipped through the book . . .

Well, it’s not there.  Maybe they put it under the OLD name.

Hmm . . . it’s not there either . . .

Considering how the phone company messed up my bill, why am I surprised that they messed up my FREE listing in the phone book.

Guess I’ll have to wait til NEXT year!

Sigh . . . .

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I love the little house.

But there are things that XH did that I hate and I want to change. I want the little house to be a home for me and Prince Charming.

I have a big list of things that I want to do . . . and I want to do them all now . . . but since money is an issue, they go on a list and the priority of the list changes based on my mood!

It’s my house now so I should be able to do whatever I want, right?

So why do I have pangs of guilt every time I think of removing something that I tolerated for years because it was what XH wanted? I didn’t want it in the first place, I don’t like it now that I have to deal with it, but yet I feel guilty that I’m taking down something that XH did?

How long before I finally start to feel comfortable in the little house?

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Road Trip

Prince Charming had to go to Virginia for business pertaining to his divorce.

He asked me to come along . . . and of course I said yes.

It’s a long drive and I didn’t want him to be driving all alone thinking all kinds of horrible thoughts.

It was a quick trip . . . it was a fun trip for the most part . . . the results were what we were expecting . . . we were hoping for better news but got exactly the results we were expecting.

And he did think all kinds of horrible thoughts all the way home . . . and I was there to help him see that the situation isn’t nearly as dire as he imagines . . .

I love the man and I would/will do anything and everything for him . . .

But I’m going to have serious second thoughts if he suggests a 33 hour road trip where 20 of them are spent in a car!

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Longest Week Ever

How it only just now be Friday?

Weeks with a day off for a holiday are always difficult . . . I can never tell what day it is!

Just one more work day and it’s the weekend again. Whoo hoo!

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Today’s My Birthday!

A cake has been baked FOR me not BY me!

Bacon is being cooked FOR me, not BY me!

A present was bought FOR me, not BY me!

My wildest birthday wishes have all come true! What a difference a year makes!


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