It is not my fault that I have been slacking so badly. There were 6 weeks of my dad’s brain doing really crazy things and that was all chaotic and stuff. The bottom line – he had a spinal fluid leak and it was really quite bad and we thought he was going to be a not talking not walking not moving person forever. It was horrible. This is what he was like for a long time, so you can see why I thought he was dying.
But he is almost totally fine now because they did a blood patch and that fixes things. I’m serious. Nearly totally fine. 95%. The biggest problem is that he doesn’t trust himself because he was in a hospital bed without standing or walking for a month, so he thinks he is fragile now. But look! My Miracle Dad!
I just blamed my laziness on my convalescing dad, that was really bad. Everyone really knows this is the reason I never get anything done:
The things I learned from this experience – it is NOT ok for my dad to not be around. We stayed with him at the hospital for all but about 7 hours at night, mostly because they kept trying to kill him there (they made a lot of mistakes)(one that resulted in him being intubated and on a breathing tube for a week). For a lot of the time he just laid there sounding like he was suffocating, like that first video. He does not remember anything from that time, which is probably good. Then he had to lie there with the tube in his throat and he could not talk and he had to point to letters to spell things out. They had to put a feeding tube in his stomach and a central line in his chest and like, a million IVs. He could not sit up because if he sat up he basically lost consciousness – all the goo went from inside his head to somewhere else and it made his brain sink down and then he could not function. He also does not remember being taken by ambulance to the hospital, or the two weeks he was at home after his first hospital stay (they thought they fixed it that first time, but they did not). He does not remember getting stuck with me and him in the bathroom because he was so out of it I was physically holding him up and he could not do anything. He does not remember us using the computer chair to transport him during the times when he was semi-functional but not really. I still think it is good he does not remember all that.
I bought 19 tickets to see American Idiot at The Beck Center. I love Green Day. And then guess what? Out of NOWHERE – I am telling you, out of the COMPLETE FREAKING BLUE – Green Day announces they are doing a show in Cleveland in like, two weeks. TWO WEEKS. I really assumed I would never see them in concert because Billie Joe would always be in rehab or dead. I accepted this fate a long time ago when I missed the last concert that they ended up canceling anyway. I joined the fan club so that I could get pre-sale tickets, right? Brilliant move on my part. I sat watching the countdown before 10am today and the SECOND they went on sale, I was there selecting my seats. It kept telling me no, Darcy, you cannot have tickets. Two minutes later, every pre-sale ticket was gone. GONE. Now I have to try to get tickets like a normal person at 10am tomorrow.
I wore my shirt inside out and backwards at work a few days ago and everyone laughed at me but then I did not have time to switch it so I had to sit in a meeting like that and I was talking about Very Important Things and Melissa (Hi Melissa) could not control herself she was laughing so hard at me and I finally said “I KNOW MY SHIRT IS WRONG!” The sad part is, this is not the first time I have done that.
I did a quote for a pet named Butt Butt.
I will be entering new quotes very shortly, so you should keep an eye on that.
My friend Steve fixed my iMac and he lives in Pennsylvania and I live in Ohio and he did not come here in person, he fixed it from Pennsylvania. The hard drive died completely and he managed to un-die it and restore everything and I think that is really very impressive, so I sent him Cheryl and Company cookies – I can say that without ruining the surprise of cookies because he refuses to read my blog. He will get 12 cookies a month for the next year.
Ben and Jerry’s has a new flavor called Boom Cocolatta and oh my gosh, it is the best thing ever. EVER. You know that chocolate fudgy crunchy stuff in the middle of a Dairy Queen ice cream cake? It is just like that.
I am going to go eat a pint of ice cream now.