This is the newbie and I in Mexico. You can see a bit of my 1996 barbed wire mistake tattoo. =)

So, I've been kinda overwhelmed with so many posts on here, all the new folks (who seem pretty awesome, so yay to that)and didn't really have anything important or even inane to post about. I'm a bit of a weirdo, so it goes.

I've also been sick again, twice! I had a weird reaction to Bactrim, not anything horrible or permanent, just not right. I had horrible aching joints and just felt terrible. Then, I had a fever (low grade for two days, and then another three days of 101.5-103.2). It seems that since I had surgery last November, my immune system just isn't doing a good job. I keep getting sick. Is that a normal issue post surgery? The urgent care doc suggested that I be tested (checked? I don't know if there's a test for it) for fibromyalgia. That's a not fun thing to consider.

I did spend last weekend in Mexico, and that was nice. There were about 7 people I had never met before, and fortunately they were all pretty darned cool to be around. I took a lot of naps though, I guess I needed to catch up on sleep. We didn't even go to the beach because of the wind. Didn't matter, my newbie got to run around a lot and he was thrilled about it.


I'm currently working on getting my car back on the road. At this point, it needs tires (which umdude said he ordered this morning), a headlight, registration, and insurance. It's been pretty difficult to not have a car to run even the most simple errands (or go to the doctor's office before I'm super sick), and I think it's time for me to be back on the road. I've been two years without my own car. Since the car is functional, it's really a thorn in my side to not be able to use it.

I'm also dealing with some fairly heavy stuff with the exes (the eldest's and glamgeek's dads), and as much as I want to talk about it/write about it, I also don't want it used against me in a court of law. Suffice to say, it's been a rough go at the House of Um lately.

Anyway, I'm still reading a lot of GT, I still love you guise, and thanks for being cool about my lack of posting and whatnot. I never imagined that I would get anxiety/suffer from introversion online. Who knew?


Also, I baked a chocolate cake, with peanut butter filling, and chocolate buttercream frosting last night. I'm quite excited about it. I'm a bit lost on how to make a layer cake look pretty though. Oh, and these potatoes are to die for!

Wow, this is like one of those Family update Christmas letters only without all the 'OHMYGODWE'RESOAWESOMEANDRADANDYOU'RESONOT' stuff. Big hugs to you my darling friends.

ETA....and our landlord decided to raise the rent another $25 a month. So, we are also looking for a house to rent in a few months. I hate moving.