Too Much Information


  1. My mom is a pitiful mess this morning. They think her gallbladder might need to come out, so hopefully she’ll be in less pain after they do that.

  2. Therapy.

    Therapy.

  3. 9/14/14

I set up a skype with Sylvia so my mom could talk to her. To say it was a hit would be an understatement. 

Sylvia described some of the rooms for my parents. She told is about the animals and how they take care of them and how they make money from them. She explained how buying and caring for meat chickens works. They are considering getting pigs later in the year now that the turkeys are gone. 

She made everyone pancakes this morning and she was ridiculously pleased about it!

She sang a bunch for my mom who loved every minute of it.

    9/14/14

    I set up a skype with Sylvia so my mom could talk to her. To say it was a hit would be an understatement.

    Sylvia described some of the rooms for my parents. She told is about the animals and how they take care of them and how they make money from them. She explained how buying and caring for meat chickens works. They are considering getting pigs later in the year now that the turkeys are gone.

    She made everyone pancakes this morning and she was ridiculously pleased about it!

    She sang a bunch for my mom who loved every minute of it.

  4. My friends know how to cheer me up.

  5. Is this what it feels like to be high?

  6. 9/13/14

    The kids went to the Chalk Festival in Cleveland, which I still haven’t googled due to unusual levels of having to focus on other stuff. They had fun.

    She played Football after they got home. She talked a little bit about how much fun the sports are there. Evidently she scored an “EPIC” touchdown.

    She got her “makeover” this morning. Her roommate fixed her up as “modern day Snow White.” She promised there were pictures.

    She ranted about the general obnoxiousness of adolescent boys and said if there were an adolescent boy emoji it would be an angry pile of poop.

    She sounded pretty tired, but not unhappy.

    They are having homemade pizza for dinner. She’s pretty excited about that.

    My brain is mush.

  7. Just chillin’ in the ICU

    Just chillin’ in the ICU

  8. Things are stable here. Some improvement. Thanks for all your kind words.

    Things are stable here. Some improvement. Thanks for all your kind words.

  9. The phone ringing at midnight is never good.

    My dad called and told me my mom was in renal failure, heart failure, and respiratory failure. The doctors were taking about life support. I told him I’d get home as soon as I could.

    I started looking at flights to STL. Then I realized I might need moral support and woke Aaron up. I booked a one way flight and rented a car. I packed and showered. I tried to lay down and get a little bit of sleep before we had to leave for the airport. I managed about an hour.

    I’m at the airport now. My mom seems a little more stable right now, so hopefully everything will be fine. Last night I thought there was a chance she’d be unconscious or maybe dead before I made it home. That’s a really not great feeling. Knowing she’s awake and talking and pretty pissed at her doctors is heartening.

    Anyway. If you’ve got spare good thoughts I’m in the market.

  10. 9/12/14

Sylvia says it’s very cold there. She’s wearing her long underwear already!

Sylvia traded some of her dice with a boy (who she says is very irritating) for a deck of Magic cards and played a game. She liked it! I’m a little disappointed I gave away the huge number of cards we had!

For community work today she made candles. She said she made a dip candle that got “a little bottom heavy” so it kinda looks like a Christmas tree. 

We got a bunch of photos from school today and I told her one was of all the boarders in the hall right before “hug time.” I asked, “So you really do that every night? All hug each other?” “Yes. That is something we do. They’re not lying to you.” Something about the way she said it made me snort. 

I thought they were going to Kelly’s Island this weekend, but that’s next weekend. This weekend is The Chalk Festival, which she says I must google. 

Tonight they are watching Catching Fire. They were supposed to watch The Two Towers, but the girl who really loves LotR is laid up sick, so they’re waiting. 

They slaughtered the turkeys, but so many people were interested that only the 9th graders ended up getting to do it, but the other kids will have a chance with the meat chickens they are getting soon. 

She wants to plan out every minute of Thanksgiving break at home so she gets to do everything she’s been missing. 

Guys. She’s just so damn happy. I hardly know what to do with myself.

    9/12/14

    Sylvia says it’s very cold there. She’s wearing her long underwear already!

    Sylvia traded some of her dice with a boy (who she says is very irritating) for a deck of Magic cards and played a game. She liked it! I’m a little disappointed I gave away the huge number of cards we had!

    For community work today she made candles. She said she made a dip candle that got “a little bottom heavy” so it kinda looks like a Christmas tree.

    We got a bunch of photos from school today and I told her one was of all the boarders in the hall right before “hug time.” I asked, “So you really do that every night? All hug each other?” “Yes. That is something we do. They’re not lying to you.” Something about the way she said it made me snort.

    I thought they were going to Kelly’s Island this weekend, but that’s next weekend. This weekend is The Chalk Festival, which she says I must google.

    Tonight they are watching Catching Fire. They were supposed to watch The Two Towers, but the girl who really loves LotR is laid up sick, so they’re waiting.

    They slaughtered the turkeys, but so many people were interested that only the 9th graders ended up getting to do it, but the other kids will have a chance with the meat chickens they are getting soon.

    She wants to plan out every minute of Thanksgiving break at home so she gets to do everything she’s been missing.

    Guys. She’s just so damn happy. I hardly know what to do with myself.

  11. The Farm sent a photo album of pictures from the first few weeks of school!

    The Farm sent a photo album of pictures from the first few weeks of school!

  12. SKYPE! 9/11/14

    Today was “boarding girls skirt day.” All the girls wore skirts. I asked how they decided to do it and she said, “I don’t know, so-and-so ran up to me this morning and said, ‘SYLVIA CAN YOU WEAR A SKIRT?’ and I said sure.”

    She went riding today! On a horse! 

    Dinner was a steak cooked in butter with some kind of cheese! What are these kids, royalty?

    Sylvia described what it’s like to feed the goats. Chaotic is what it sounds like. 

    Yesterday they had a tornado warning and had to hide in the basement!

    We got to say hello to one of Sylvia’s roommates.

    There were a lot of computer screen kisses when we said goodbye.

  13. Speaking of Jensen’s arms…

    Today at school I was talking to coworkers about a person who seems to have lost weight/buffed up over the summer. I said that I hadn’t really noticed because i tend to not really pay that much attention to people’s body types. (I might think, Oh, so and so looks good today, but I don’t tend to equate that with losing weight or whatever)

    Anyway, my friend says, “Oh, really? tell me about Dean’s body type.” 

    To which I start to splutter and say, “Th-that’s different.”

    He starts laughing at me and says, “You are blushing just thinking about it!”

    So I did what any self-respecting grownup in a professional environment would do, I walked away yelling, “I’m not going to talk about this!”

  14. sleepsintheimpala:

    I was tagged by lost-shoe and yaelstiel. Thanks, lovelies!

    TAG GAME: CHARACTERS WHO SHARE THE SAME PERSONALITY TYPE AS YOU.

    If you don’t know your personality type, take the test here.

    Rules: Find out what characters share the same personality type as you here and list the characters that you find relevant below. Then tag five friends and let them know you tagged them!

    INFP: Healer

    INFP personalities are true idealists, always looking for the hint of good in even the worst of people and events, searching for ways to make things better. While they may be perceived as calm, reserved, or even shy, INFPs have an inner flame and passion that can truly shine. Comprising just 4% of the population, the risk of feeling misunderstood is unfortunately high for the INFP personality type - but when they find like-minded people to spend their time with, the harmony they feel will be a fountain of joy and inspiration.

    Being a part of the Diplomat (NF) personality group, INFPs are guided by their principles, rather than by logic (Analysts), excitement (Explorers), or practicality (Sentinels). When deciding how to move forward, they will look to honor, beauty, morality and virtue - INFPs are led by the purity of their intent, not rewards and punishments. People who share the INFP personality type are proud of this quality, and rightly so, but not everyone understands the drive behind these feelings, and it can lead to isolation.

    We Know What We Are, But Know Not What We May Be

    At their best, these qualities enable INFPs to communicate deeply with others, easily speaking in metaphors and parables, and understanding and creating symbols to share their ideas. The strength of this intuitive communication style lends itself well to creative works, and it comes as no surprise that many famous INFPs are poets,writers and actors. Understanding themselves and their place in the world is important to INFPs, and they explore these ideas by projecting themselves into their work.

    INFPs have a talent for self-expression, revealing their beauty and their secrets through metaphors and fictional characters.

    INFPs’ ability with language doesn’t stop with their native tongue, either - as with most people who share the Diplomat personality types, they are considered gifted when it comes to learning a second (or third!) language. Their gift for communication also lends itself well to INFPs’ desire for harmony, a recurring theme with Diplomats, and helps them to move forward as they find their calling.

    Listen to Many People, But Talk to Few

    Unlike their Extraverted cousins though, INFPs will focus their attention on just a few people, a single worthy cause - spread too thinly, they’ll run out of energy, and even become dejected and overwhelmed by all the bad in the world that they can’t fix. This is a sad sight for INFPs’ friends, who will come to depend on their rosy outlook.

    If they are not careful, INFPs can lose themselves in their quest for good and neglect the day-to-day upkeep that life demands. INFPs often drift into deep thought, enjoying contemplating the hypothetical and the philosophical more than any other personality type. Left unchecked, INFPs may start to lose touch, withdrawing into “hermit mode”, and it can take a great deal of energy from their friends or partner to bring them back to the real world.

    Luckily, like the flowers in spring, INFP’s affection, creativity, altruism and idealism will always come back, rewarding them and those they love perhaps not with logic and utility, but with a world view that inspires compassion, kindness and beauty wherever they go.

    Famous INFP Fictional Characters:

    I am tagging: feandra, neven-ebrez, dustydreamsanddirtyscars nicky36 :) 

    Oh, hey, this is pretty easy because INFP is what I got too!

    In the past I think I’ve gotten INFJ though, so, who knows!

  15. when guys on tumblr post a photo and all you can see is their crotch, legs, and maybe feet while they’re in jeans?

    atsirhc:

    that’s SST enough for me. 

    also baseball caps mostly backwards.

    hands.

    forearms.

    NICKY, I NEED A SHOT OF JENSEN ARMS, STAT.

    How’s this?