I rarely wear makeup anymore. Mostly because I am too weary from my life of worry to worry about how I look. However, today was an exception, as I was taking the husband to see yet another new specialist. And we all know, that the world treats a woman better of she has a bit of makeup on, nothing extreme, just a spot of concealer, a stripe of eye liner, some mascara.
And then, I forget I'm wearing makeup, and I look in the mirror for the first time (since the initial make up application at 7 this morning) at 4:40 this afternoon only to realize that I have been rubbing my eyes the entire day and the only thing left on my face is under eye smudges of what once was eyeliner and mascara. I wish I could call myself a hot mess, but alas, I'm just a plain and simple mess and I know it.
The latest doctor is another geneticist, and I have faith that she will look in all of the right places in an attempt to unravel the mystery of the rapidly failing husband. She did say that in the end it is possible that everything is the result of 2 decades of diabetic recklessness, but it looked like it has the possibility of something more. Let the blood letting begin! I was ready to drain the husband of at least a quart of testable blood, they felt it would be better to do this in stages, so they took a handful of blood vials for a preliminary round of testing (along with some pee) and now we have to wait months for all of the results to come in. And by months, I mean could be up to 5! Some tests might trickle in sooner, and the doctor said she'd call if anything legit showed up.
I'm not good at waiting.
If you're thinking of going to med school, maybe try being a geneticist, I am pretty sure there are openings in that field.
There have been so many things that passed by which I thought to write about but couldn't muster the energy for. I'm functioning on a code necessary for sustaining life mode right now.
So, let's catch up. I did contact the two reviewers from the portfolio review- one said he'd talk to me next summer, the other said to send images, which I did but haven't seen them make it to the internet (his blog) yet. He didn't confirm that he got them, so I might shoot him an email some time soon, just to make sure.
Pal didn't make it for thanksgiving. I know Matt and Evan were both disappointed. Matt mostly because Pal is way more interesting than we are and Evan because Pal was going to make his signature pinch souffle which he writes on with cheese and was planning on topping his previous all time winner which said F*CK ISIS. Pal's husband has parkinson's. Which is just crazy for both me and Pal to be in such similar circumstances at the same time, so I was particularly looking forward to that kind of my life sucks-give me sympathy bonding, but it was not to be. If you don't know about parkinson's, it can be very up and down and the day before they went running to the doctor, so it would have been too much.
But it was lovely to have all of my kiddies in one place and the table conversation was typical click family competition of who knows the most about any and everything (I just watch- they totally get this from their father) So it was lively to say the least. Also, my turkey rocked. I did a 48 hour brine followed by a 24 dry out before cooking, then I cooked it half breast down - half breast up and it was the juiciest turkey I ever made.
Before thanksgiving was Josh's play. Naturally he was brilliant in his little part during which he stole the show for the last 5 minutes of the play, because he was only on stage for the last 5 minutes. Now, I know I am supposed to say this because I am his mom, but I swear to you that women who I don't know were stopping me on the street to tell me how brilliant he was. Also, both the husband and the wife who live across the street called me separately to share their fabulous impressions of my sweet little baby. Commands the stage, comedic timing, true actor's presence..... those Moms didn't have to stop me because I didn't know who they were, and I'm not even sure how they knew who I was (other than Josh being my male clone) because as far as I am concerned I keep the lowest of profiles) but they did because Josh is THAT GOOD.
Also, someone recommended him for some sort of honors kid type program which sent us some flyers in the mail and I think I'm going to try to convince him to go to Yale for a 3 week theater camp next summer. I won't hold it against Yale that they rejected me (twice) they can still have the honor of educating my child. (For a hefty fee, but that's beside the point)
The hair on sweet pea's nose grew back after a week of anti fungal cream followed by two weeks of antibiotics. I'm really glad it wasn't anything more serious. Also, I'm really glad the hair grew back. I was uncomfortable just looking at her shiny nose skin! Also, I didn't want catch mange.
I can't think of any of the funny little things I thought to write about here. I'll try not slack off so much.
Hey Mitzy- Thanks for caring!