Not Done

Not Done

The Patriots played the AFC Championship game and won! Now they are off to Minnesota to play in the SuperBowl. I am not sure when that is as I am not a football person. I think it is 4 Feb but I could be wrong. It usually is played in Feb, as far back as I can recall.

My mother made a huge gravy. When I went downstairs and started making coffee, she asked if I could open seven cans of tomatoes. She has trouble with the can opener and I told her I will open the cans for her if she promises not to use the new can opener I bought. It’s not the best and she has done something to it so I need to get a new one. Maybe I will order a new one on Amazon, an electric one as ours broke and we haven’t replaced it yet. Neither of us goes shopping anymore, least not in stores. I do mine online and my mother orders from catalogs.

After the game, I wanted to go back to my room but my mother wanted me to see if the ribs were done. I checked one and it was soft. I checked another one to be sure and the damn thing went flying spraying me and the floor with gravy. I was not fucking happy. I cleaned up and decided to shower rather than go upstairs. I had gravy all over my clothes. I took a shower and my ankle went berserk. It’s still hurting.

I am kind of tired. Before the game, I went to Walgreens and then the bakery. I wanted to get some bread but they closed at 1300. I’ll have to get it tomorrow or maybe Tuesday. It was warm and I wore a Pats shirt that I swear is not breathable. I was sweating by the time I came home.

I’ve had the RAM I need for my laptop in my Amazon cart. It was supposed to be “in stock” Jan 26. Now it won’t be until the 30th. I might get the hard drive as it is close to the same price. Only thing is, I want to see if the RAM solves the memory issues first. I would also have to back up my documents and stuff on my laptop before I did any work with the hard drive. That shouldn’t take long as it is just copy and pasting. I just hope installing the drive is not as hard as I am imagining it. From looking at the manual, it seems easy enough but I’ve never done it before, least not with a newer laptop. I still need to get a connection wire for my old laptop so it will work again. I kind of miss it. I think next month I will have enough money to bring it to the shop to see what is wrong with it and then go from there. It might just be a dead screen and I don’t know because I’ve never messed with hardware before.

Anyways, once I have a bigger hard drive, I will be able to install some software that I want. I might have to buy the latest EndNote version. The last version I bought was X6. I think they have X11 out now or maybe later. It keeps track of my bibliography. It’s not a pressing software I need because I don’t write papers anymore, least not that often but it’s nice to have so that Word and it can communicate. It has a nice link feature where you can cite as you type and makes the bibliography for you. It was a godsend when I found it. I wish I had it when I was taking my archeology class. I needed to cite 20 articles and it was a pain doing it by hand, in the format that the professor required. EndNote does all of that for you. It’s a beautiful software.

I am a cookie monster

I am a cookie monster

I woke up around noon. I was hungry so I made a bacon and egg burrito. My mother and sister were in the kitchen as I cooked. We made small talk. My mother was making some apple dish in the oven. The house smelled nice with the spices and apples cooking. After I ate, I went up to my room and scrolled through Facebook. My sister made cookies in the shape of footballs so I took my recycling down and found she not only had those cookies, but chocolate chip as well. I was in cookie heaven. I made some coffee and had more than a few. My sister’s brother in law was over and I told him that I was changing my name. He didn’t know that I was transgender so I told him. We talked briefly about it. He wanted to know why I wanted to change my name. I told him I hate my birth name, always have. My middle sister will be going with me to the courthouse. I asked her if she could make it. She wants to know the time and I told her I need to call this Friday to set up a time. I will let her know then. I might use Uber to get there depending on the time. I really would like to go to the Square to get my espresso first so I could catch the bus to get to the courthouse. I can’t walk the few blocks to the street that the buses run. I wish I could but those days are long gone.

I came upstairs and a Lady A song started playing in my head. It’s been playing since yesterday. I put on the song and played the rest of the album. I checked Twitter to find out the score of the Pats game. They are losing by one point. Panthers are a tough team. Last week was a nail biter as the score kept going back and forth. Looks like this week it is going to be the same. I’m not watching it because my ankle is really hurting. I am trying to not take my strong pain pill. I’m not sure if that is going to be possible because I have bone pain.

Listening to the last game of regular season baseball. No score yet. Pats are now losing by 7 in the 4th quarter. Ballgame is going slow. I hate when there are more outs than hits. I asked my mother if she put my extra money in the purse so I can order pizza for supper. She said she wanted it, then argued with me about spending my money. Pisses me off.

I’m really hurting but I am being stubborn and won’t take the strong pain pill. I have been having severe constipation issues so I am trying to lay off so I can go without going into labor. It’s really straining my back to try and go. My nerve injury makes it difficult to get things moving so the stool just stays there without some serious pushing. I hate getting backed up. I have taken fiber pills today so I am hoping to go sometime today with ease. But it’s not an exact science.

Pats have tied the game. Think they will be going to overtime. I hate OT games.

UPDATE, Panthers scored a field goal (3 pts) so my Pats lost. BOOOOO