Monthly Archive: March 2008

Exhaustion is an Ugly Thing in the Zoot House 41

Exhaustion is an Ugly Thing in the Zoot House

I’ve not been prone to severe anxiety or depression as an adult. Not of the likes I knew as a teenager, anyway. But when I get too tired? I suddenly find myself wondering if I need to seek therapy or be medicated. Exhaustion has a very bad effect on my emotional stability. I have never found myself in darker places than when I have been deprived of sleep, and last week? Deprived me of sleep to levels I’ve not known since college. In those days I self-medicated with beer and cigarettes, so it wasn’t so bad. Last week? Was much...

A Story She’ll Probably Make Me Delete When She Turns 12. 19

A Story She’ll Probably Make Me Delete When She Turns 12.

NikkiZ has a few things she’ll say once in awhile that we should probably discourage, or at least teach her to re-phrase, but they are so hysterically cute we just leave them as is. Awhile ago, NikkiZ was petting Sweetie’s belly and started kinda creeping toward the area under the tail. Instead of trying to give her a canine anatomy lesson and explain what those parts were and why we shouldn’t touch them, MrZ just grouped it all into one word: Her Junk. He told NikkiZ that that was Sweetie’s “Junk” and we shouldn’t touch that. Now, of course, if...

Hi! Remember me? 34

Hi! Remember me?

Do you know that I have never taken a blogging “break” since the day I started this blog? Not an official one anyway. That must show you how sick I was/am — my blog was even neglected! Anyway – I’m alive. I’m by no means 100% and I won’t catch up with emails or announcing winners for contests until Monday or Tuesday. (The winners know they won — don’t worry!) But I’ve gotten so many kind emails I thought I’d pop in and say…Hi. And actually? For the first time in a week – I feel like I’m getting better...

Sick Leave 76

Sick Leave

It’s 4:13am and I’ve essentially been up all night. AGAIN. This is day 2 of my antibiotics but so far my cough is getting worse. It is now associated with violent spasms and headaches. I’m supposed to give this Z-pack a full run (5 days. Or is it 6? I have no idea.) before I start demanding other treatments. In the meantime? I just wanted to post something saying that I’m going to just back away from the computer until I feel better. I keep trying to come up with stuff to talk about every day but I can’t seem...

Regarding Emails 26

Regarding Emails

I’ve gotten a few emails lately about two different topics. I thought I’d address them for everyone to read! Yes, MrZ is growing his hair out. I think it started as a “punishment” type of thing to himself for not running the marathon this year he had intended to run. He is saying he won’t cut it now until he runs the marathon in December. I think he thought it would be motivation but it’s turning out that he likes the hair and I’m not sure if he’ll want to cut it after the marathon. I’ve been shocked that it...