Tuesday, May 26, 2009



I haven't updated in a while--again--and quite a bit has been going on. I also would like to blog about the fact that the scale is gradually creeping up, up, up--I am now 7 pounds heavier than when I started Weight Watchers in 2003 and perilously close to 220--but I seem to be complacent about it. Well, actually I am repulsed by myself, but it hasn't spurred me to any action. I may have to wait until later in the week to blog about my self-loathing in more detail. . . . ;-)

Work has been busy! A case to which I am assigned was scheduled to go to trial on June 9, so the past two weeks, I have been spending 80-90% of my time working on various trial preparation stuff: indexing depositions, reviewing exhibits, drafting pre-trial motions, etc. We found out at 2:30 last Friday afternoon that an issue has come up (for the plaintiffs) that will prevent the trial from going forward as scheduled. I'm actually kind-of glad the trial is being continued because now I can focus on the deadlines I have in other cases, which are several: I have five projects due this week or on Monday of next.

But for Friday's development, I would have had to work several hours yesterday. As it was, I spent the entire day doing nothing productive. I didn't even do housework, laundry, or grocery shopping, though I needed to do all three! I did no work, and I didn't write the court report for my CASA case that is due before close of business today. Instead, I relaxed: I surfed the internet and played games; read two books; and watched three movies on TV (Divine Secrets of the YaYa Sisterhood, Napoleon Dynamite, and Idiocracy) and part of the Diamondbacks game. It was wonderful!

My dad and stepmom were visiting from Friday afternoon around 3:30until early Monday morning. We had a good visit with them. It was good to see them, and they seemed to enjoy themselves. My dad made the comment that MM "grows on you," which sort-of implies that he didn't like him before but now he does. I thought it was funny. (As for my stepmom, she seems to have liked MM at both of their prior meetings. . . . but she is inclined to be less critical than my father.)

The four of us went to my in-laws' for dinner on Sunday. All the parents seemed to get along well; it was the first time that my stepmom met my FIL, though she had met my MIL before and my dad had met both my MIL and FIL previously. Other than dinner at the Ms', we also went to a movie (Night at the Museum), to the farmers' market, and out to eat a few times, plus watched The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (good, but depressing).

I love my father; however, visits with him and stepmom can be a tad tricky, for a variety of reasons that are too complicated to discuss in this post. Suffice it to say that I count any visit as a success if (1) he and I don't get in an argument; (2) we don't talk about religion; and (3) nothing offends him or his wife. Check, check, and check.

Lots of developments on the Hunter front, too. Since my last post, the poor thing developed right-sided facial paralysis which now seems to be resolving. For two days, his right jowl was drooping, causing food and water to dribble out and lots of slobbering; he couldn't blink his right eye; and his right nostril doesn't flare. He can now blink and is less droopy but still doesn't have full sensation or movement. He has been at the vet's three times in the past eight days. The good news is that he had his right ear bandages removed today, and his ear is healing well. I'm extra glad that the bandages are off because they have rubbed raw spots on the skin of his throat and under his left (unoperated) ear (which will now require a twice-daily powder to treat). The vet is encouraged at the improvement in his facial paralysis, and he doesn't have to go back for two more weeks for removal of his ear stitches.

While I have been exceptionally busy at work for the past week plus, MM was also very busy last week and continues to be this week. (Funny how that works out.) We have both been pretty stressed out between both our jobs, taking the dog to the vet multiple times, and preparing for my parents' visit. We have nothing planned this week or weekend, and I think we are both glad!

I can't think of too much more that's going on. I still feel like I'd love to take a couple of days off to get caught up on "life," but I do feel more relaxed after having a lazy day yesterday.

Tonight is piano lesson and probably a trip to the grocery store to pick up some food; I have basically nothing to eat at home but a couple of frozen dinners for lunches, frozen edamame, and instant oatmeal. LOL


TUWABVB said...

Poor Hunter! Karma needs to move onto another dog for Pete's Sake (knock on wood, not Sebastian OR mine). Glad you had a good weekend with your Dad. I don't think my Dad liked my husband too much when they first met...but then again, my husband was a bit of a conceited womanizing ass back then! :)

I totally need to start WW again. TOTALLY. Can you please do something to get my ass moving?

Valerie said...

I'm impressed that there were no fights, religion discussions, or offenses. Much better than their last visit here! LOL BTW, my therapist would encourage your lazy day--sometimes you need to just Be.