Thursday, November 6, 2008

Weekend Fragments

This is my neglectful Friday Fragments...which I am writing late Friday because I had no idea it was even Friday! Seeing as how I'm being stretched in many different directions lately, it might serve as my Friday, Saturday and Sunday Fragments...My bit of recycling to help the world...you can do your part by visiting Mrs. 4444 and joining.





***The last week has been a whirlwind of "not about me". That shit's tiring! My kids have been bathed, fed (I'm almost 100% sure), cared for properly (not necessarily by me), and present at school and practices. My house is spotless, laundry is done (what I lack in parenting, I made up in cleanliness). My husband has had his broth and jello ordered promptly (by me) whenever he desired. His anxieties were quelled by my gentle repartee request for Xanax for him. The dog has been fed and taken out every couple hours or so and EVEN bathed!

***I'm tired, I have a sore throat, and have resorted to healing myself by emotional eating of Halloween candy, ice cream and good old comfort foods. Great! My husband comes home 20lbs lighter and I have gained 20 lbs!

*** My husband just had surgery, but why do I feel like I have been hit by a truck?

*** The husband was released from the hospital yesterday- exactly 7 hours after surgery. It hurts to sit, it hurts to lay down, my driving(10mph) was erratic and irritated his incision! He woke me up 6 times throughout the night INSISTING he was BURNING UP with a fever. He had 101 and that was normal for after surgery, but he's still quite confident that there is water in his lungs, blood clots and that they must have left a suture in his abdomen cavity causing an infection. Hypochondria, surgery and an early release from the hospital- NOT A GOOD COMBINATION- GOD HELP ME!!!

*** He won't take the Percocet prescribed for him because he "doesn't like the feeling" and he's keeping a close eye on me and his inventory. I swear at the Wallgreens pharmacy drive thru he said "you stay away from my percocet." But now that it's just going to waste...!!!

***Although there has not been a lot of "me" time, I have had a little time to blog (when I should be taking advantage of free moments for napping) and skim some of my favorite blogs. I have been fairly current on my reading, but often too tired to comment.

***I have also become somewhat philosophical in my sleep deprived state. Many of the blogs I've read have touched on politics as of late, and who can blame them, with the election hangovers, it's still on many minds. I have learned that I am right in tune with some of my bloggy friends and on a completely different hemisphere as some. Don't hold that against me- I won't for you.

***I have come to a realization. My name is Tena and I am a liberal.




I have recently discovered my gay African- American inner self. I'm not gay or black, but from all the tears and emotions stirred up this week from the election, I thought I was and I think I should be considered honorable mention.

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20 comments:

Honeybell said...

I have recently discovered my gay African- American inner self. I'm not gay or black, but from all the tears and emotions stirred up this week from the election

Best two sentences ever written. LMFAO!

Jenni Jiggety said...

LOL! I say you tuck those percosets awat for a rainy day...

KimandCo said...

I'LL TAKE THE PERCOSETS. Shall I e-mail my postal mail address or should I drive across the country to get them?

georgie said...

ummmm I LOVED your confession...I wish i had more to say but reading all the comments have depleted me....I mean literally...I hope you have a great weekend!

Dads(2) said...

Absolutely love you . . . you ROCK!

Susan in the Psych Ward said...

I'd be taking the percocets.... all I'm gonna say!

Deb said...

sounds like cancer to me! KIDDING!!!!!!!
your post was frickin genius tonight, gal pal. you need to remember to make note of this post for future reference. one day you'll need it as an example of your amazingly hilarious writing.

you inspire us all. i swear.

and listen, you are spot on... if there is one good thing that has come of this election, no matter if you are thrilled or a little let down, or about to jump off a ledge, it's gotten everybody engaged and finally caring! yay!

in a month you'll look back and think "wow, i am glad that's over!" the only bad thing is then it will be the holidays and you'll be completely crazy for a whole different set of reasons!

Deb said...

ps: and if i am one of those that you disagree wholeheartedly (except i would argue we have a lot more IN common) with, stick with me!

Mrs4444 said...

Excellent post, Tena. I'm glad you're taking the time to blog (there are more important things in life, after all, right?!) I, too, have been lurking a lot lately. I just started posting regularly again this week. However, it sounds like YOUR life is twice as crazy as mine, so I guess I have no more excuses... Now, go take a nap!

jill jill bo bill said...

I am cracking up at the hypochondriac!!! I have missed your liberal/black gay wanna be heart.

Heinous said...

You should get some life insurance brochures and scatter them around. At least you can have fun with the hypochondria.

Sabrae said...

Ok I knew I was going thru your blog withdrawls when I hadn't seen anything posted in a few days! lol Now on to the hubby... I am going to give you some good advice to keep your sanity! lol Crush the damn pills up and put it in his broth! He will be out like a light and you can steal a few for yourself and get a good nights sleep with out him bothering you every few minutes with a new symptom and he will NEVER know! lol Just keep him drugged! LOL! Hey I'm gay and proud of it and pissed that I can't marry my woman! Well that is enough raving for me for now! Just happy I was finally able to leave a comment! :)

Cheryl said...

Why are men such babies? That's all I can say...well, I can say more...take the dammed percoset and stop complaining, dude. I know it hurts but it hurts everyone around you to hear you whine. Either that, or give Tena the bottle o' p's and let her have some dammed REST.

Tena, you can come over next week and hang with me post surgery. I promise I won't make you do a freaking thing. We'll take percosets together and some other fun stuff that I get to take for at least a week. I'll share. I'm so freaking easy to take care of: I sleep when the kids are at school, I eat very little unless someone waves candy under my nose and I just lay in a lump 'til I need to pee. That's probably the only work you'll have to do...make sure I don't fall as I travel to the bathroom. The kids have been thru this twice this yr with me, so they just help themselves to food and go out and play with friends.

Rest up. And don't pack the nurses uniform. Sweats, pajamas...fine.

Seriously, have a great weekend. Drink wine or something. Steal percosets while he's whining about it. He can't run yet.

Eudea-Mamia said...

Glad hubby came out just fine - even if he doesn't buy it. I'm with Sabrae - get to crushing.

Take care of your gay African-American self!!

Em

jaime said...

where do i begin!! that last part about being a gay black man made me LLOL...and i feel for you w/ the shitty week---as you know i'm right there w/ you and it's not gotten any better. However I'm glad your hubby is home and you are doing a good job taking care of him. Hang in there and try to have a good weekend!

word ver: pudabla!!

Jill said...

Oh hubby - I so do hope you're feeling better soon. You sound like a great wife for taking care of him in his time of need/craziness!

Enjoy your weekend - you TOTALLY deserve it - and a day or two off!

Ann said...

You make me laugh.
You and your gay-black self!

McMommy said...

With all that you have going on, I can't even believe that you DID Friday Fragments!!! You get major bonus points from Blog World for that!!

I hope you continue to hang in there, my gay African-American friend!! Smooches!!!

Soxy Deb said...

You definitely have had a week where you were dragged behind a truck, backed over and then dragged a little more. The Percoset should be yours by default.

I am also of the gay, black liberal variety. Not being gay or black - but I do have an ass you could set a drink on and come back for later. So that's got to count for something. And then, there was that one time, at band camp....

Braja said...

Honey your discover of your gay inner black self had me laughing out loud for the first time today. I'm afraid it looks like a repeat offense on this site, or iow, I'll be back. Slide one of your personalities over to my blog and get a little therapy. Nice to meet you...oh great now I've got the Stones rolling around in my head...slide me a percoset...