Thursday, April 24, 2008

some people...........

I will start with good stuff because I have not updated about dad. He is doing well, moved to a rehab facility and thinks of it as a bit of a hotel. The food is better first of all. The nurses like him, he cracks jokes with them. He has made a couple of rehab buddies including a lovely lady who said she is 94, but I could not see it. So either she is fibbing or she has good genes. There is a table in an alcove in the hallway that is out of the loud and overwhelming dining area for Dad's wing of the place. He eats his meals there instead of the dining room. Dad said he sees Mrs. L head past his door to the table, and he jumps out of his bed and takes his spot at the table too. He got stuck in a corner of the dining room yesterday and liked to lose his mind from the chaos in the room. One old biddy (not his words) was just complaining about everything, and he asked that she be wheeled out of his way so he could get out. She started throwing a tantrum about being moved from her spot and he looked at her and said "what are you hollering about, you don't have food in front of you right now anyway" (and I suspect he was scowling at her as well). He is in better spirits and seems to be doing ok there. The exception is his roommate who leaves the television and lights on when he falls asleep. Dad has never been able to tolerate that.

I am considering some gun range time this weekend or next, just to blow off some steam. Plus it's been 3 years since I was at the range. The blog picture needs some updating. A lot of it depends on how my wrist feels. It's been overworked for the past month while I covered stores for another person.

And then ... we have the adventures of today. I am not even going to try recollecting any of the other stuff between my last blog post and today. Today was just one of those days, involving some of those people. Let me just say that as weird, odd, strange, crazy, etc as I am, I really am something resembling NORMAL!

It started with the stupid woman driving around me in a residential neighborhood on a street with a double yellow line. She was going to the SAME SCHOOL where my child attends. I accosted her in the parking lot of the school demanding to know what emergency warranted her to drive like an idiot. She looked at me and kept walking fast towards a classroom. I made two calls. First was to the cops to report her and tell them where she was parked. The second was to the school principal because I would surely hope it was not a school EMPLOYEE doing this. I later got a return call to confirm it was a parent who'd done this to someone else and that person complained to the principal. After work, I learned this spankin' new maroon Honda Odyssey driven by a woman in her mid-40s (tag number available upon request!) was being driven in the same manner one day with my husband on the road. He told me he moved over to the middle of the road and slowed to 5 mph down the street. I would have done the same thing if I had seen her prior to the lane shift. I didn't notice her till she was next to me already.

THEN, I learn a sibling who shall remain nameless and could potentially become disowned or disinherited or dis-something-ed, was at dad's house "cleaning". Uh, yea. Where the **** was this person when dad is HOME, and NOT in a hospital or rehab facility????? We are not stupid like this person thinks we are. I am not even going to go any further into this rant. This person has ABSOLUTELY NO BUSINESS IN DAD'S HOUSE AT ALL, NOT EVEN ONE IOTA!

But wait! Theres MORE!!! For the low low price of $100 a month, car insurance and cell phone bill.......My SIL said she'll move out finally, and take the neice in exchange for these things from my brother. She left my brother and neice for 6 months last year, and could not get her act together before her father tossed her back out of his house. She's probably moving in with her brother of equal caliber and his girlfriend and daughter who also occupy the house with my brother and neice. Did I mention my SIL's boyfriend is there too? Gee. No wonder there are behavior problems with my neice at school.

Can the world stop forcing the rest of us to deal with the results of failed Darwin processing??? PLEASE? A mere handful of change could remedy some of these problems, but there are laws that would cause more problems for everyone else left in the aftermath. Some days I think it would be worth it. Some people just need it.


Sunny Yukon said...

I guess using the maroon Honda Odyssey for target practice is out of the question... :)

AzureLynn said...

UGH! I can agree with you that you'd prolly also say that there was not enough chlorine added to the gene pool huh?

Mrs. A. said...

Bless your heart!

Dad's orneriness is a good sign! Seems like when the old folks start being crabby they're on the road to recovery.

People and possessions...before my late MIL's gurney was wheeled into her room at a nursing home (where she lived the last five weeks or so of her life) a greedy SIL was chomping at the bit to go through my MILs room at the assisted living facility where she resided prior to the move to the nursing home. No kidding, my MIL was still in the hallway on the gurney and said SIL was asking about a dresser and other items. Later that very day she showed up at the assisted living facility with her equally greedy daughter, but luckily my MIL's daughters got there before the room raiders.

My MIL was not a materialistic person, a lesson greedy relatives should take note of.

Feeling for you there, feisty, been there, done that, bought the T-shirt. It really leaves you feeling violated and outraged. There seems to be at least one in every family.

Persnickety Ticker said...

Don't you hate it when you are surrounded by the mouth-breathing knuckle-dragging occupants of Darwin's waiting room?

Or worse...when you have to live with them...

(My word verification is practically unreadable...dimmit, dimmit, dimmit...just not my day.)