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Six Things Saturday

  1. I’m sick. I don’t know exactly what’s going on, but something is wrong. I haven’t been able to eat a meal since Wednesday afternoon. On Friday, I packed myself a lunch. At lunch time, I heated it up and had ONE spoonful. That was all I could take. A few minutes later, I forced two more. That was it.
  2. Today, my little cousin went back to his mother. His dad asked me to accompany him on the plane ride. It was nice to be able to take him, and chat with him. He had a little moment of crying, saying that he wanted to stay with his dad, but it didn’t last long.
  3. My aunt is like a doctor without the degree. She knows all kinds of home remedies and can diagnose things like nobody’s business. Yesterday, she looked in my eyes (the pink part you see when you put your finger right under an eye and pull down). She can see iron levels by the colour. Usually, she just tells me, “Yeah, your iron is low.” That time, she said, “You’re anemic!” I said, “That’s news?” Hahaha. I am feeling a bit lightheaded these days though. It sucks being alone when you feel like crap, doesn’t it? My cousin checks on me every now and then though, so it’s okay.
  4. Babe is still away. She’ll finally be back on Monday. YAY!
  5. Some weird things are going on in our apartment. We’re finding out just how much the owner sucks. She doesn’t respond well to the issues we bring to her attention, and it’s really getting old. Time to move on, I think.
  6. It’s super hot. I think that may be contributing to how I’m feeling. Weak, tired, and no appetite. I’m trying to drink lots of water. I got two bottles of Gatorade from my aunt’s house last night. I’m drinking a mouthful every now and then, just to get something in my system. I do NOT want to end up laying up in a hospital on a drip like last time. I can usually tell when I’m heading down that road, and it’s not good!

Oh, how about a bonus thing? I decided on the writing competitions I’ll enter for the rest of the year. Now I just have to get cracking with the writing and editing of my work. I thought I’d get lots done this week, but health issues deterred me. Bummer! Hope to make up for it after a nap today, and tomorrow while at FamJam. Hopefully my appetite makes an appearance tomorrow. If not, my family will notice, and will probably take me straight to the hospital. Gross!

What are you up to this weekend?

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Wordless Wednesday: Denmark Prezzies

She loves, she thought about me, she brought me things. T-shirt, CD, magnet, chocolate, shot glass, and the cutest salt and pepper shakers ever

Five Question Friday!

It’s FRIDAAAAAYYYY! As always, I’m doing Five Question Friday. You should do it too! The questions are posted weekly here.
1. Dream job…realistic and completely unrealistic.
Realistic: Wife, mom, and director of a youth organization. Provide a home, give support, teach life skills, give homework help, etc.
Unrealistic: An artist. (Unrealistic because I have ZERO artistic bones in my body. ZERO. But I sooo wish I could draw, paint, sculpt, dance, sing, etc.)

2. Do you fart in front of your significant other?
Nope. Not in front of anyone. I go to the bathroom for that. I know… Miss Priss. Except that I’m NOT.

3. What’s the furthest you’ve ever traveled from home? How far and where was it?
Halifax, Nova Scotia (from Nassau, Bahamas). It’s about 5 hours flying time, but takes from 1pm to 10pm (with a stop in Toronto) or from 8am to 10pm (with stops in Miami and New York).

4. How do you celebrate birthday for your kids? Family only or friends? … Alternate for those without kiddos: How did you celebrate birthdays as a kid?
I have a cousin who is 13 years older than me. She loved me to pieces, from I was born. She wanted to be a teacher, so I was her (very willing and able) student. She took me with her everywhere. She also planned my birthday parties. They were at Burger King (very near her house), and lots of fun. Clowns and everything!

5. Fave thing about fall?
I LOOOVE the colours. The changing leaves. The crunch of them under my feet. Leaf pile diving. Fall coats. (Unfortunately, none of these apply right now. There’s really no fall season in The Bahamas. Just varying degrees of summer.) The in-between sort of weather. The feeling of a new beginning (with new semesters starting). The smell and feel of the air.

How commercial airplanes SHOULD be laid out – The Oatmeal

How commercial airplanes SHOULD be laid out – The Oatmeal.