out of boredom (read at your own discretion and be prepared for ramblings)

It’s 6:10pm. Matt’s still not home. I’m bored.

I was supposed to work today. I went in on time, but have been experiencing mild chest pain/discomfort for a couple of months now and this morning it got so disconcerting that I called Mark to see if he could work the rest of the shift for me so that I could go to the doctor. He came in around 9:00 and I went to a walk-in (since my stupid employer changed our health insurance providers… again… and I have to find a new primary care physician… again). (BTW, this does mean that I’m not off tomorrow anymore, which is fine.) After describing my symptoms and having my vitals taken, I was told that the chest issues are being caused by bronchial spasms! Phew, not going to have a heart attack. I mean, I kept telling myself over and over again that my heart is perfectly healthy; I’m young and not overweight, I exercise (sometimes), my EKG and chest x-rays were normal, my blood pressure is always normal, I don’t have a family history of heart disease, etc. Plus, I DO have asthma and acid reflux problems, both of which could very easily be causing chest pain. But, I just wouldn’t listen to myself. Silly me.

So, after going to the doctor, I came home and did laundry. And blogged about how silly people are to think vegetarians are unAmerican. And then I came home and watched half of Grass, a documentary (on Netflix) about the rise and fall of marijuana (or, as they spelled it in the early part of the 20th century, marihuana). Turns out that it was banned because some idiot wanted to make a nation-wide narcotics ban, so he made up stories about how smoking marihuana makes you kill people and go crazy. When both of those claims were shown to be ludicrous, he started saying that marijuana inevitably leads to heroin addiction (which no one will contest is a bad thing to be addicted to). I mean, everyone knows that once you start smoking pot, you HAVE to start doing heroin too. It’s just common sense!

Anyway, I only watched half of the documentary because Matt still wasn’t home and I needed to go to the Costco pharmacy to get my steroids inhaler before they closed.

So now I’m back, and I’m bored and hungry and Matt still isn’t home. Did I mention that he’s been working about 12 hours today? OH! Did I also mention that he got a new job? Finally!!! It’s with Travis Electric, and he’s starting out with $1.50/hour raise. Which is still less than I make, but hey! Who really cares? It all goes to the same place. He starts the job on Monday and we HAVE to buy a new car before then. So either tomorrow or Sunday. I’m thinking I’d like a Subaru just because I really like the AWD on his car, but the most important factor is money. As usual.

I’ve taken up knitting. It’s harder than crocheting, I’ve decided. I’m making a dishcloth right now that requires cabling which is not fun. At least not yet….

And now, because I’m still bored, I’m going to attach some pictures. Hope this post hasn’t been too rambly or boring.

These are the basil sproutlets (uh, I’m sure there’s a technical term) which have grown from seeds.  I really  need to repot them; they haven’t grown much in the last week and I want fresh basil!!

THIS is the jewelry tree that Matt made for me out of copper wire.  It’s kind of two trees.  Isn’t it nice?  In the background you can see my very pretty fake orchids.  The real orchid is in the other room with no flowers.

Lastly, this is immediately to my right.  Silly cats think it’s their bed or something.

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3 thoughts on “out of boredom (read at your own discretion and be prepared for ramblings)

  1. Oh, I enjoyed your rambling! Makes me think I ought to go and blog-ramble, myself! It’s like seeing life from your eyes for a few minutes–what you’re doing, where you’re going, what you see. Nice.

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  2. 1) I loved it too.
    2)What’s treatment and/or cause of bronchial spasms? Is that chronic?
    3) My favorite dishcloths are some that came from Great-Grandma’s, no, Grandma. I don’t know if she knitted them or what (probably a safe assumption), but they’re astonishingly absorbent and colorfast! Although I guess that has more to do with the yarn than anything. But I love them.
    4) That’s an awesome jewelry tree … wow. I think this is the first piece of art I’ve seen of Matt’s. And, it’s beautiful.
    5) Those cats make me want to squeeze them!!!

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    1. 1) Wait, loved what? Oh, the ramblings. I like reading these types of blogs best, but always feel somewhat boring whenever I write them.
      2) Treatment is getting your asthma under control by taking steroids daily. I have a steroid inhaler. And I have no idea what the cause is… maybe bronchitis? I don’t know, though when I went most recently, I didn’t have a bad cough at all and the doctor diagnosed me with bronchitis.
      3) Turns out, I was doing the cables wrong. Went over to Matt’s parents’ and Helen (his mom, I guess that’s what I’m supposed to call her) showed me the real way. She’s a textiles expert.
      4) I thought so too!! I want to buy some glass leaves, or maybe make some out of cloth or something, and some small jewelry wire or something to attach to the tree. Entails a trip to Michael’s.
      5) I always want to squeeze them. They’re so squeezy!!! Bitey is not fond of being squeezed, and Calliope just acts nervous.

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