Things have been most interesting lately! Here's just a few of the things that have happened over the last two weeks. 1. The toaster went up in sparks. 2. The microwave went up in smoke. 3. The bottom of my favorite springform pan got stuck slanted in the bottom of my only (and very expensive) dutch oven, rendering both completely useless. 3. Child dropped my favorite glass, which shattered. Two days after I shattered what was then my favorite glass. 4. I had a full bottle of pure, high grade maple syrup, which is something I buy only once every few years as a special treat. It dropped when I was pushing something aside in the fridge and despite it being a very heavy bottle, it shattered all over the floor. 5. Got a late night craving for nachos, hubby went and got them for me. I opened the lid and they went flying out of my hand and landed on the carpet. Every single one of 'em! 6. Found some writing assignments so I could work less hours since I've been extra sore, but retore/hurt my shoulder/arm and it's been really hard to sleep, concentrate, or write because of pain. We just had to replace a couple tires and my daughter's sweet 16 is around the corner, so missing out on the extra cash isn't the end of the world, but it is definitely a pain. 7. Lack of sleep has made things worse. I went to work today, barely made it without falling asleep a few times, came home and JUST fell asleep when the two youngest kids maternal grandmother, who hates me with a passon, called looking for my husband and hung up the phone when I answered. (she always does that if I answer) Always a joy. Right as I fell back asleep, the phone rang and it was the school asking me to pick up one of the kids because she was puking. Which meant that hubby couldn't take her and her brother to go see their maternal grandmother (Friday is the day for that), which I had counted on as a break for myself as they make it about impossible to sleep or work at home while they're here. 8. Tonight I kept waking up because my arm hurts so bad so I took a double dose of pain meds and fell asleep. Fell asleep around 2:30 am, at 4:30 I woke up to my phone ringing. Some drunk person at a party with the wrong number, now it's too soon for more pain meds but the shoulder is again bad enough that the only tolerable position is sitting up. 9. The monitor for the security camera went out, the other television we CAN hook it up to is getting ready to go out. 10. I usually take deep, calming breaths to relax when life gets nutty like this, but doing so is very painful because of those stupid muscles/tendons, and on the flip side I keep getting hiccups from not breathing normal (cuz I can't) and those are insanely painful too. 11. Took oldest daughter to the store and found out they have a stock pan like the one I needed to replace mine. On clearance. Very nice. But we just ended up buying a whole set of pans because we couldn't find one at a reasonable price and that was cheaper, but the stock pan it came with is way too small to cook in for a family of seven, but we already bought it and I refuse to take it back because nothing's wrong with it and we used it already. 12. The main company I write for sent out forms for our 1099's. Well, they sent them out to those whose addresses were on file. The deadline was December 31st. I didn't realize I hadn't updated mine until the other day. Now I have to go back to my files, find my records from there, and print it. Except our printer is out of ink and the only computer it hooks up to died. 13. Three, yes THREE of us are all waiting to get in with the cardiologist because of three different problems acting up lately. Hubby has a mitral valve issue getting worse, I have an enlarged heart giving me trouble, and my one daughter is having circulation issues most likely cause by a birth defect in her heart. WHAT IS GOING ON?! Most of this stuff is just petty things adding up. Even the heart things shouldn't technically be causing problems, they just are and usually don't get symptomatic. I've heard of being tested, but this isn't even really worthy of being called that. It's just really annoying stuff that's making me very very crabby. I'm amused to a certain point because this is kinda ridiculous to have it all happening at the same time, but on the other hand I AM TIRED! Anyone want to trade lives for a short time so I can get some sleep?!