It has been quite a taxing couple of weeks.
I do find it funny sometimes how everything seems to happen at the same time, one after the other, relentless and exhausting.
First there was the thing with her school, which had to be dealt with. Now she’s moving to a new school and we’re all excited about it. But it was all over the place for a while before it got sorted.
Then there was ballet and the pressures of the exam. She quit then unquit. It got sorted but it was stressful.
I had car troubles too. I probably called NRMA six times in four weeks. We got it fixed then something else went wrong. Got that fixed then another thing went wrong. In the end we had to decide to get a new car. Not new new. A used new, because we can’t afford a new new. The up side is that it has a tape deck. I can finally play my old Ricky Martin tapes. Bahahaha!
Stitch’s teeth had to be pulled out. We had half pulled out two years ago because they were rotten. This time, the rest had to go. Aside from the cost, I’ve also been administering medicine everyday twice a day.
Then there’s the little one coughing like a madman. We spent the long weekend inside the house, recuperating and sleeping because the nights were spent coughing.
Also, I received some troubling news from my family in the Philippines, which needed to be dealt with. Basically, all the money I saved up for our planned trip at the end of this year needs to go because there is a much greater need for it. I should feel bad but I don’t. It needed to be done.
Oh and my health sucks too. Extra expenses this month trying to figure out what is wrong with me. After much blood tests and check ups, I finally know my thyroid has been fucked for quite some time. I will be going through treatment so at least that’s a plus. My cholesterol is high too. It’s never been high before though but of course, it had to be high right now. I am on a gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, low cholesterol diet. Tie me up outside, I’ll just eat grass.
I could sit on the floor and cry and moan ‘why me? why me?’ but the reality is that things could be worse. A lot worse. The rest of the year we are cruising along. I kind of see a pattern of one sucky month each year. But that’s okay. Shit just happens. We are still relatively better off than other people out there.
If you need me, I’ll be outside eating Durian. It’s gluten free, dairy free, low bad cholesterol. Not sugar free but three out of four is good enough.