thanks for the well wishes, guys... really appreciate it. as an update, I visited my grandmother in the hospital yesterday. she did have a stroke, and is under observation. from the looks of it she probably won't talk properly anymore and she seems to be at a loss for words. her hearing and eyesight's has also gone down from the time I last saw her in November. she's not in i.c.u., but we know she's not gonna be with us for long and I think I'm fine with that... I just hope she finds her peace- she's the type that likes to feel sorry for herself a lot, and I have this impression from our limited communication yesterday that she's very afraid to pass away. growing old really sucks!
Originally Posted by A Canuker
I hate to say but at times LC's little sister reminds me of Ed's. The amount of times that she has picked up and moved to a new city in the last few years is amazing. It seems that everytime stuff either gets hard or good a "event" has to occur which shines the light back on her. Sad as she has two kids whom are very nice but are getting the bad end of the deal. One has gone to live with the dad but still gets dragged into the BS and the other one is to young. At times I think we should just offer to take him and let her go live the single life.....
you and lc seems like great parents... I'd also consider that if I were in your place... at the least the kid can get a whole new wardrobe sewn by lc
Originally Posted by imatlas
I'm pretty sure I've developed plantar fasciitis, going to see the podiatrist as soon as he can fit me in.
I certainly hope the podriatist won't make you wear ugly corrective shoes.
Originally Posted by edinatlanta
The latest installment in The Adventures of My Sister's Fuck Ups...
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
So my great aunt who is effectively our grandmother moved to Atlanta a few years ago. She is nearly 80, I forget exactly but is having real trouble moving around now and is sick. Basically not expected to live that much longer. Well, her and my sister had been talking about genealogical research on our family, its something my aunt is very interested in and my sister was just getting into it, really doing some in-depth research and they spent a lot of time talking about it. They were going to get lunch yesterday.
Except my sister stood her up.
Which I would be surprised by if she hadn't done it to me so many times growing up (and is probably partly why I'm perpetually afraid people are going to do the same to me. It was always a big deal as a kid for me to hang out with her and when she wouldn't call or anything it seriously hurt my feelings for days afterward).
So anyway, my aunt called my mother and chewed her out for a while, for the first time since my mom has known my great aunt (decades) she legit dropped the f-bomb and vowed to never come over to my parents' place as long as my sister is living there. Its too long to type but--that's bigger deal than it would seem.
My mom was going to talk to my sister about it but my dad said she walked out of the house while my mom was talking to our aunt, came back, left a note that said things "weren't working out" at the house and she is moving to North Carolina (one of her original plans when she moved in).
So fucking glad I do not live there
your sister needs a good man, ed. I suggest conne.
so last night I was at my sister in law's party, and her brother in law was there. the most annoying piece of shit I know. anyway, he got into mountain biking a while back, and ignorant me went with him a couple of times and those were the two times I seriously considered stopping. he's the type that would go on and on and on and fucking on about some mundane issue, even if you stop talking to him. he just won't stop. and he's so offensive I'm surprised no one has beaten the crap out of him yet. (during my mother in law's wake, he went up to another sister in law of mine, who was obviously grieving, and said something like 'why are you wearing make up like you're going to a party?'). ((also last night I heard him talking to my wife about his wife's thyroid problems, the wife was sitting beside him, btw- and said something like his wife's gonna look like a frog)) so anyway he just wouldn't let up about us biking together again, and he'd call me up. and this is after telling me that I should bike more often because I look like I gained weight.
fuck him, if he calls I think I'll finally end what he believes is our friendship.