My mother just woke up. Apparently, we’re fighting. She’s mad because I opened a box of Ritz crackers (hers) and ate a sleeve. I know that it was rude of me to open her food, but the only thing I have in the entire kitchen that I could’ve eaten that belongs to me specifically is popcorn and rice. (We still haven’t been able to replace any of the food that was in the refrigerator and the freezers when the power went out.) Sometimes a person needs a little more substance than popcorn and rice isn’t exactly something that I want to eat for every meal.
It’s ridiculous that she’s mad at me for eating the one sleeve of crackers. She’s eaten my food before. She eats my food a lot of the time. In fact, part of the reason that I have no food is that she ate about half of the Jello snack things that I assumed were for me alone. I didn’t complain. I just assumed that maybe I misinterpreted things.
I told her yesterday morning that I needed to go get some food to make it until Wednesday (tomorrow), when she and my dad will go get food. I didn’t realize when we went to Walmart last week that I was getting enough food to make it until then. I thought we were just getting things for a couple of days. I guess that I should’ve known better or should’ve asked.
Half the time when I’m talking lately, I’ll be mid-sentence and she’ll look at Willow and start showering her with attention. She won’t remember anything I’ll have said. She won’t realize that I was telling her something important or something she should know. Then, when I bring it up later, she’ll say that I never told her. When I try to defend myself, I will be accused of lying.
Aside from the mom issue, things have been a little better in part of my life. My laptop came back from Dell yesterday. It needed a new motherboard, touchpad, AC/DC adapter, and some other things. It had quit working the night before the big storms, so part of the time that it wasn’t working, it didn’t really matter that it wasn’t working because I couldn’t have been using it.
I still have a sinus infection and my ears are still leaking gross stuff (including blood) fairly regularly. I never finished the doxycycline, which was dumb on my part, I guess. I couldn’t get myself to finish it since it worsened my (already really bad) stomach issues. Of course, when I told my mom that I hadn’t finished the antibiotic, she seemed to think that this was one of the worst choices I could ever make. I know that it’ll just let the infection grow stronger, but I’m kind of between a rock and a hard place. Do I continue letting the infection incubate or do I take the drugs and deal with worsening dehydration & other issues related to being in the bathroom every 5-10 minutes? It seems like no matter what I choose, I’ll be sick.
I finally made some new icons and posted them yesterday. I’ve gotten a few compliments on them, but (unfortunately) I don’t remember how I got them to look the way that they do. In other LJ-related news, I posted a new challenge and voting for an old challenge at my location-related icon contest. Entries are still needed for challenges 62 and 63 at the Alexander Skarsgård icon contest that I run. The icon contests that I started for Chace Crawford and Anna Paquin are about 3-4 members away from being able to start.
Sometime this week, I need to post a few book reviews that I wrote up while I was sans laptop. Eventually, I’m going to get around to doing new themes for the boards. I’m also going to get around to re-opening them.