Manna
20 February 2013 @ 08:37 pm
 
Geesh, I've been getting ill every time I eat. Nauseous. Yuck.
 
 
 
 
Manna
13 January 2013 @ 09:25 pm
 
These chronic earaches seriously need to go away. It's been almost a year. I slacked on taking allergy meds (due to lack of money hurr) but I don't think those earaches were caused by a sinus problem/from allergies. When I push on my jawbone in certain areas the earache goes away for a short while...so I'm wondering if it's caused from TMJ.
 
 
 
 
Manna
01 April 2012 @ 11:25 pm
 
Happy Belated Birthday to Sriya and Meg, and also Happy Birthday to my bro Kender. <3

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Lately the Adventures in Mannaland have been pretty dull. I've worked, I've worked some more, occasionally slept or played WoW, and today, I even did a smidgen of arting. (And I'm about to GASP shower GASP.)

So random stuff:

-I like my hair color. After the initial coloring faded a bit it looks more brownish and I think the darker color is nice. :D
-Finished the third HP book for the...whatever time this is.
-Started the Werewolf Fic, henceforth known as Heroes Often Fail.
-Bra size went up. 8|
-Feeling better about myself. I'm even wearing jewelry again, yay.
-Frey, aka Frey-frou/Grey Dog isn't doing too well. :( His fur is falling out, it's super thin now, and he's got huge chunks missing. I might have to take him to the vet to see what's going on. No way is it JUST fights with the other cats.

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That said, I've decided that this time, I'm going to school. I know I've said it about four thousand times before in the past, but damn, I need a degree to get anywhere in life, come the fuck on. So I need to try and get into Wright State I think. I feel it's better to forgo the closest (and only one within 50 miles) community college, because Wright State is cheap for a 4-year school and all things considered, the education is better, it's only an extra 15-20 minutes of a drive, and I can carpool for at least two years with my sister and her fiancé. And possibly even Doyle, since he might be moving back home and commuting in the fall, himself. So it's looking like the best option.

Pretty sure I'll pursue a degree in education (for teaching middle/high school) because a.) I can't stand the thought of teaching little kids, and b.) it's really the only thing I've ever wanted to do that I can still feasibly do.

As far as the subjects go, I could easily pick up on history/English material, so those are the best options. I considered briefly taking French classes because the language is AWESOME, but without teeth I don't think I could handle actually speaking it. :( All sciences are completely out of the picture, and the only mathematics courses I've ever liked were Algebra, and even then, I'm too old and tired to deal with high level mathematics. So that leaves me with reading/english/history-type courses, because I'd never qualify as a phys ed or art teacher, and deffffffffffinitely not a music teacher.

So yeah. Still thinking. But I'm pretty sure that's what I'm going to go with.

But for those of you that ARE going to college, or already graduated... how did you decide on your major?

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Aaaaaaand on the Workers' Comp front, it looks like I have two medical exams coming up, one in April and one in May. Sooooo I guess we'll see. If I can get a settlement of ~$5,000 or more, that'll pay off my car and ALMOST pay off my parents, too, so I'm really hoping to get a settlement so I can move the fuck on with my life. I won't NEED the settlement to go to college, I don't think, but I need it to pay my parents back because this job does not pay enough for me to have much extra money.

But yeah. I mean, it looks like they pick a % you are disabled (say, 7%), and then they divide that number by about %80,000. ($5,600 for a payout/lump sum settlement.) TBH it's not fair because my arms will never work well and that means I won't be able to tote around even a baby, because THEY WEIGH MORE THAN THREE POUNDS. You know when opening doors is stressful on your arms, there's something KIND OF WRONG.

But at this point I just want any bit of money so I can just get on with my life. Because I honestly doubt I can play up the "poor pathetic mid-20s toothless loser" thing very well. I guess if they make me go to court over it I can play up the whole tearful QQ can never pick up my kids bullshit, but who the fuck will believe that? Sigh.
 
 
 
 
Manna
28 March 2012 @ 08:38 pm
 
Wow I am TIRED. That said I don't have to get to work until 12pm tomorrow. And yay, 8hr days all week. WEll 8.5 including lunch but not bad!

Anyway, in bigger news.

I got a letter from the BWC (Bureau of Worker's Compensation) today.

The Ohio BWC has received your application for the determination of percentage of permanent partial disability. A medical examination is required under Ohio workers' compensation law.


I wonder how that's going to turn out. Looks like it's scheduled with a Dr. Herr in Springfield for the 18th of April. Interesting.
 
 
 
 
Manna
26 March 2012 @ 10:46 pm
 
I didn't forget about LJ, promise.

TOMORROW I FINALLY HAVE A DAY OFF.

/insert tears of joy here.

That said, you know how there are all of these sappy 'fics and movie scenes where someone stands out in the rain, or two people stand outside chatting in the rain?

There is nothing even remotely romantic or awesome about that. Why? I stood out in the rain chatting with my workbro, Julie, and all I got from that was sick. I mean, I always thought the "lolz so romantic, stood in the rain, caught a cold" thing was a bunch of bullshit invented so 'fic authors could write hurt/comfort stories.

Turns out you can get upper respiratory infections from standing in the rain. And with the weather suddenly turning cold, to make things even sweeter (aka: worse), I had my windows open while I was at work Friday, so when I came home Friday, changed my clothes (but didn't shower or blow-dry my hair), then fell into bed after shutting those windows...

...I woke up Saturday feeling like DEATH.

I still feel like DEATH. Oh man. Throat is SO SWOLLEN. And I woke up Sunday three times during the night almost choking on my own phlegm. Talk about awesome. /eyeroll.

So anyway, since I worked all weekend, I didn't get jack shit done. I have a new Facebook picture though, which I didn't link here.

WHICH I WILL SHARE NOW.

A photograph and this one was actually taken with my CAMERA so it's a NICE PICTURE YAY. )

What else.

Uhhh... I haven't done anything interesting. Just playing WoW now and then, and mostly just texting Neal and assorted bros from work. Tomorrow I'm visiting Doyle for a bit and then I will come home and do a post about cats. Because cats. (Speaking of cats I had the crazy urge to write a story about cats. I was getting dialogue in my head and stuff. Very weird.)

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And to those I didn't tell.

Why do I get the sad calls? Dx

A little old lady who is like 85 and lost her husband two years ago, okay. She finally scraped together enough money to buy 14 rose bushes for a little rose tribute garden for her deceased husband. She calls in on the Miracle Gro line to find out how to care for them because she spent all her extra money on them and wants them to grow great so she can tell her husband "I TOLD YOU SO!" (they failed at caring for roses when he was still alive) as well as of course, honoring him. I was like ;_____;.

And then the old guy whose wife died last year so he lost most of her social security and he doesn't have the money to buy a new bag of fertilizer but he has this old bag of the Turf Builder Summerguard, and can he use that? Because he just wants to make the grass over his wife's grave look pretty. And I was like ;___;.
 
 
 
 
Manna
15 March 2012 @ 09:43 pm
 
FMLLLLLLLLL 9 and 10 hour shifts all next week.

...QQ.

Had this guy call in who sounded and acted like Shannon. It was weird as hell. He was from AZ but still. Weird. I wondered if he could possibly drag the conversation out any longer. I almost expected a proposal by the end of that call. Lmao.

Still don't know what to do for 'fic.

Sister is making Apple Brownies. IDK who the hell linked me that but all it took was a wellplaced mentioned on my facebook page about it to get her to make them. Oh yeahhhh. 8D

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That said, my 3-month-long earaches of crap and death are very likely a part of...

...allergies. Which I thought I had mostly outgrown. From childhood until I was about 20 I had allergies that were so bad it was like walking around with the flu 80% of every year. I ALWAYS had a drippy nose, I was ALWAYS sneezing, and I always felt extremely ill.

Well, damn. I hate nasal sprays with a passion. But if it helps...I guess it's worth it.

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Enjoy this pretty song and fabulous viddya. Wish I could trill at all while singing. This dude does it singing falsetto and shit. Not fair, I say.

 
 
 
 
Manna
01 February 2012 @ 08:12 am
 
Oh my goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooodness I posted my first two attempts at fic for Harry Potter.

/splutters nervously

ANYWAY! What is sleep? Baby don't hurt me, don't hurt me, no more.

REM sleep? What is that, like a band or something? Cause I slept so badly last night it wasn't even funny. I figured being up for way over 24 hours would let me sleep until dawn or something, but I guess sleep and I were never meant to be together. :(

I went to bed at 10:30, fell asleep after 11 sometime, and woke up at 3am. Before 3am, but I tried until 3am to get back to sleep before I gave up.

Luckily while I was laying there, my upper back and shoulders and neck burning with pain, I managed to a.) end one 'fic appropriately in my head (!!!) and b.) write another whole fic in my head, so of course I got the laptop out and tick-a-tick-a tapped away after a hot shower (it didn't help much).

I noticed when I was getting clothes out of the bedroom for my shower that my sister had her sketchbook open and I peeked at it; a flower bouquet is what she drew.

And I had a feeling it was her wedding bouquet she was planning. Sure enough, when she woke up around 4:30am due to the evil known as cramps, she brought her sketchbook out and showed me, and then we talked wedding plans.

Her boyfriend ordered the engagement ring she wanted, and it's on its way.

Now, to see how he plans to propose to her...

(They want to get married on 12/12/12 by the way. HAHA. Her colors are: Ivory, Red, Gold, with green accents.)