Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Could I have a change of luck, please?

So I wrote that book (OK, I wrote that table of contents) on how to have a stress-filled life, but really, I don't need to do any of that. Because stress just happens to me.

The cat is sick and has peed on the couch and the chair. I was told this is impossible to clean, but I'm trying to do it anyways, because that's a lot of money to just throw away (we did throw away the mattress, it's a sleeper sofa...)

My Mother in Law is currently in the hospital after her second stroke. Today she is having a pacemaker put in. My husband may need to go and stay with her and my father in law for a good chunk of January. While I'm in tech week.

Our desktop's hard drive died, and we have to get a new one. We have likely lost all of our documents. And photos. LOTS AND LOTS of photos.

Our furnace wasn't working. I tried to light the pilot light myself, but that wasn't the problem. So I paid someone to come out and fix it.

We've bought/will be buying all new tires for 2 cars.

Other life changing stressful things I can't write about online.

And did you know that Christmas is in 16 days?

13 comments:

alejna said...

Oof. I'm sorry Painted. That's a load of stress, all right.

I hope that there are people who live near you who can help out. And that you will ignore the advice from your stress book on refusing help.

Mary G said...

Ouch! I hope things ease off - soon. Regarding your hard drive - if you have a local expert, it should be possible to pull everything off it that has file extensions you want (eg .doc or .jpeg) and save to a storage device. That will give you back your documents and photos.

Sorry I missed the Mission - I was reading your book. Funny but true.

Kat said...

Oh PM, I'm so sorry. That is just too much all at once. And why does it always happen around the holidays? Crazy. I'm so sorry.

Prayers for you, your hubby, your MIL, and the rest of your family.

kaye said...

That Darn Cat!

Hope things turn around soon.

Shellie (Layers of Thought) said...

Wow...it sounds like it can't get much worse....
eat right, sleep enough, and margaritas are an awesome stress reliever!

Melissa said...

Wow. That's rough. I' sorry that you're going through all of that. Hang in there and enjoy egg nog. Lots of it. :)

Chrissy said...

Dang it. It just feels like it's all piling up on you at once, doesn't it? I'm so sorry about all of your stress, and I hope your MIL gets well soon. Hang in there!

carrie said...

That's what I was going to say, "Dang it."

Hoping the best for your family STAT.

And sending a big ol hug down there.

Kyla said...

Oh no. That is a lot. Hang in there, PM.

Rima said...

I hope things start looking up soon.

creative-type dad said...

Hope things turn around soon...

Magpie said...

Much luck to your MIL. And I'm sorry about all of the stress; it's especially hard at this time of year - there are so many many demands.

Peace.

wheelsonthebus said...

Just reading this now. I am so, so sorry.