Thursday, July 9, 2009

Flash Fiction Friday- juggling life

Every Friday write a story, meme, or poem of 55 words no more no less
and then report it to the g-man!!

"Trips to the dentist and plumbers working on overtime,
trying to tie up tomato plants and reading clean mammograms.
rescheduling appointments to see a specialist
juggling medical bills and calling baby sitters.
Stover's Restoration has done a piss poor job
installing the new sump pump and they
clean up like slobs.
where's my week gone?"

Here you go g-man, thought i would use my 55 to give an update on my week. still had to pay an electrician and now the sump pump doesn't work at all. has not worked for days, plumber came and said there were no holes in my pipes, as the workers reported because i saw water on the liner. he said the water is just sloshing under the liner, so the pump clearly has been installed wrong. my baby has cavities because of the dang tippy cup so this is going to cost 700 out of pocket for the anesthesiologist. insurance won't cover them. it has been a roller coaster week and my sponsor has not returned any of my calls, i have area this weekend and a dental appointment in the morning, plus baby sitting. busy busy need to breathe, gratitude list 5 things;
1. today i am grateful my mammogram came back cancer free.
2. today i am grateful my significant other considers my health a top priority and won't let me cancel my appointments due to fear of the out of pocket expense.
3. today i am grateful i can take my baby to the dentist to fix her teeth.
4. today i am grateful i am finally making money.
5. today i am grateful for my recovery, with which i would not have any of my blessings that life has given me.
this has been such a tough week we are bleeding money to the doctors for every visit and the bills are teetering over 2000 dollars plus the sump pump and the electrician which is another 800. i am grateful we have a savings it is an emergency savings, we were trying the suze orman thing but these are emergencies too so it is there and we will be ok. i had a couple of good cries over it, the back specialist just has me on a naproxin therapy for 6 weeks and said if i lost 10 to 20 pounds it might help with my back, if at the end of the 8 weeks it was sill bad we would try decompression therapy, if that doesn't work more tests and then possibly injections. that appointment got rescheduled to this morning at 8 am where i waited for 45 minutes to be called back. i did not get done until after we missed the family therapy appointment so it has been a very, very tiring day, a good day, but tiring. todays thought; "I mean life is tough. It takes up a lot of your time. What do you get at the end of it? A Death. What's that a bonus? I think the life cycle is backwards. You should die first, get it out of the way. Then you live in an old age home. You get kicked out when you're too young, you get a gold watch and you go to work. You work forty years until you're young enough to enjoy your retirement. You do drugs, alcohol, you party, you get ready for high school. You go to grade school, you become a kid, you play, you have no responsibilities. you become a little baby, you go back into the womb, you spend your last nine months floating...and you finish off as an orgasm!!"- George Carlin
boy do i miss George Carlin!!


Tall Karen said...

Oh C&C...I wish you lived closer. I would so babysit for free! Heck, I'd even fix your sump pump, if I knew what that was! I have tools, you know!

Very busy 55 and so clever too. Thanks for so many kind comments. I really would babysit~anytime!

Alice Audrey said...

Yeah, life will take up ALL your time, if you let it.

Mine is here.

Steve E. said...

Don't know Geo Carlin, but that is fun-ny!

Also a nice 55.

CJ said...

I miss George Carlin, too. Going backward in time, Mae West said, "You're never too old to become younger." F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote about this very thing in a short story that eventually became the Benjamin Button movie, and Fitzgerald got the idea from comments by Mark Twain: "Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen." and "Life should begin with age and its privileges and accumulations, and end with youth and its capacity to splendidly enjoy such advantages."

Gin said...

Great 55! Life...sometimes it just won't slow down will it?

Hootin' Anni said...

Busy week. [but the clean mammogram sounds great if you ask me.]

My 55 is posted.

Lou said...

That picture on my 55? Those were the times in my life that were exactly like yours CC. We had no money, every day was a financial crisis. I was robbing Peter to pay Paul, juggling like crazy. That was 20 years ago, and we made it. You will too. And when you look back you still won't understand how you did it. But you did!!

Excellent 55. Call it the Story of Life.

G-Man said...

You know something...You got it!
You absolutely understand all that is important in life. Your glass is half full, and you appreciate it.
Very uplifting 55.
The people in your life are very fortunate my dear...:-)
Have a GREAT Week-End...G-Daddy

Shadow said...

what a mix of a week. here's to a happy weekend!

Busy Bee Suz said...

You can really pack it in with those 55 words!!!
Glad you health scare is your gratitude list.
take care, suz

Jadey said...

Hey there,

Sounds like a hellacious week of tons of things to do. Sounds like the life of a mom. So TGIF relax and take some time all to yourself. My 55 is up.

Prayer Girl said...

I love your use of the 55 to synthesize the events of your week. Yikes. I've had weeks like that. Thank God they aren't always like that.


Mona said...

I can so relate to this. time just flies in a wink of the eye!

Great 55ve!