8:50am

this is what I’ve done so far this morning. I watched Intervention. I ate eggs, toast, tomatoes, and some granola for breakfast. then I watched Hell’s Kitchen. all of this from bed, mind you (except for cooking the eggs). I still don’t really feel like getting up yet; it’s so white and quiet outside, and so warm in here! I do need to walk up to the mailbox because I think my w-2 will be in there … but like I said, it’s so warm in here.

I also ought to take a shower and start cleaning the house. and feeding the cats.

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Good thing I have health insurance already.

I just want to say.  I do NOT understand what the big deal is about this health care bill and the public health option.  I don’t mind paying more in taxes if it means having a public health option.  I can’t but conclude that it comes to this — the decision-makers in DC have never been in a situation where they do not have health insurance.  Because I have, and if the McCoys hadn’t paid my medical bills then I would definitely still be paying them now.  I know people who have substantial debt because they don’t/didn’t have health insurance.  It sucks, for real!

Seriously.  What is the issue here?

New Blog!

I hereby resolve  to start blogging again this year.  I know it’s a little late to call it a New Year’s Resolution, being the 26th of January already, but that works for me because I never keep the resolutions I make for New Years anyway.  I’m starting a new blog because 1) I don’ t keep in touch with my family or friends enough (I’m sorry), and 2) because I need to be writing again on a much more regular basis.

Also, blogging with be much easier this time around!  Let me explain.  The story begins a couple of weeks ago when Matt and I came home from work to water pouring through the light fixtures in the kitchen, bathroom, and TV room.  If you remember, this also happened last year.  Ironically or not, after the plumber and landlord came out and got everything fixed as well as they could, they discovered that the pipe that froze and broke was the one that was replaced last year!  Ridiculous, I know.  So far it hasn’t happened again this year….

But anyway, the only big thing ruined by the water (besides food and toilet paper) was my old Dell.  It was just as well really.  We had been talking about getting a new computer for a long time, but as long as the Dell still worked we were going to try to save for a car first.  Well, the computer got bumped up.  And let me tell you how vast the difference between the two computers is.  It still astonishes me.  My old computer was from back when I took Organic Chem at Pellissippi State … which would have been 2003?  It was SO old.  And it had SO many viruses on it.  We use Clearwire (recommend it too) for internet, and occasionally they would block our internet access because of excessive spam being sent from somewhere in the depths of the computer (system 32, I believe).  On top of that, the computer was SO SLOW.  I mean, from the time you turned it on to the time you’re able to enter the URL you wanted, it was probably 10 minutes.  I’m not even kidding.

So we bought a refurbished MacBook for $600 — $50 off because the screen is scratched.  Oh–another thing about my old Dell.  It had multiple lines running vertically through the screen, lines that were caused by damage to the screen and that would only get worse.  This computer has nothing running through the screen!  It makes watching TV and movies so much better!  

Anyway.  All that to say that I have a new computer which connects quickly to the internet and which I’m able to carry around with me to coffee shops and such.  

Right now it’s almost 9am on Tuesday.  Matt’s asleep in bed because he’s sick — I think it’s just a cold or a sinus infection or something.  Whatever it is, I gave it to him, but I didn’t get this sick at all.  I had a sore throat and a cough (still have the cough) for 3 days or so, but never really felt sick.  Today’s the second day poor Matt’s called out of work, though.  I would feel worse except that he doesn’t seem too miserable….