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Rainy Days

Normally I do not like the rain, but it sounds so peaceful and serene that I’m glad that it’s raining. Or maybe because it’s knowing that I don’t have to go out in it and I’m comfortable and dry inside, half-sitting half-laying on my bed, typing up this post while I can look out my window at it falling. We’ve needed the rain  – it’s been so hot and dry.

My mom’s shoulder has been hurting her for the last week, so she asked me this morning if I wanted to clean one of her houses with her. I went with her more because I know cleaning is hard on her, but the money is a nice little bonus as well. :P After we were done and on the way to the bank, my dad called from the hospital. He had had a check up and was told today he will have to have another surgery to place a port inside of him for chemo treatments. I’m not really sure on all the details. I’m glad they are doing it as a precaution, but it sucks that he will have to have another surgery in addition to the other two.

But he is still doing very well, which is more than I can ask for. I was speaking with my manager about it the other day and her daughter-in-law had colon cancer and underwent the same surgery that my dad had. After the surgery, however, the food in her stomach was not moving to her bag, it was just sitting there. So it became infected and she had to have the surgery again and she’s been in the hospital now for two weeks. My dad was in the hospital for four days.

I’m very thankful.

Today just feels like a rainy day. I’m really tired since I didn’t sleep very much last night. I went to bed early – around 10 PM – because I wanted to get up in the morning to run, but I didn’t even fall asleep until 2:30 AM. -.- I didn’t end up running since I was so tired and sore from playing tennis yesterday. It was wonderful, the first tennis I’ve played so far this summer. I haven’t been playing entirely enough!

I finally got everything sorted out with my travel blog – the huge, horrible headache of transferring everything. I just ended up not switching hosts. My first host was wonderful, I was just switching because of something minor and it really was not worth the effort. Lesson learned. I’ve been working on it yesterday and today, and I’m about half finished. I’m really excited to open it. I’m working on a sort of surprise for the opening, but I haven’t decided on the details yet. :)

I really need to go run some errands and do some shopping just for some little things. I need to get a sleeve/cover for my laptop since I’ve already managed to put a big scratch on the top of it. Dx This is why I can’t have nice things! I also need to buy some containers since I’m reorganizing my room, and some bobby pins and ponytails. I’m always losing both of them! Plus my nail polish stock has been running low. I’m thinking some bright colors for summer. But it’s so nice inside that I’ll probably push all of that to tomorrow. Oh procrastination, I thought we wouldn’t be friends after school was out!

I think that’s all for now. My tummy is grumbling and the leftovers I have from Applebee’s yesterday is calling my name. 8) I’m going to eat my salad and catch up on all my favorite blogs and return some comments. A good day to do so – yay for not working until 6:00 PM tonight! :)

Come July, I’ll Look Like a Pufferfish

These past few days I’ve been trying to transfer all of my files for thenexthorizon.org from my old host to my new host and it’s just been a nightmare. I’ve literally just wanted to pull my hair out. Everything transfers smoothly except my images. I uploaded the images to the server and then imported all of my WordPress files and attachments. It took forever for the attachments to recognize the images and connect them, so that took several attempts just to get that to work.

So I have my images and they’re loading in WordPress, but they will not attach to the pages. So I have 1000+ pictures that are just sitting there, unattached, and I’ve no idea what to do. I’ve tried clearing everything out and just doing it again, wondering if everything in the import just didn’t upload correctly, but everytime it has the same result. I don’t want to have to go and attach each individual image to the page it needs to be attached to manually because that will take, oh my gosh, I don’t even know how long.

I just want to say screw this travel blog because it’s given me nothing but issues.

Other than eating, sleeping, and working, all I’ve been doing is trying to get  stupid travel portfolio/blog working. I don’t even know what to do anymore. I’m almost to the point that I want to give up. I feel like I have to get it done now because it’s taken so long already and I know that quite a few people were looking forward to it, but it’s just been stressing me out. It’s something that’s really not worth stressing over, but because I’m a perfectionist and everything has to be running smoothly or else I worry, I’m stressing.

I went to see my dentist today for just a regular cleaning. They told me the usual: you need to floss. And like always, I probably won’t.

My wisdom teeth are coming in, which I am already scared as hell about. I’ll admit it, I am The World’s #1 Wuss. But it scares me even more because my dentist has to have back surgery and will be out for probably six to eight months, depending on the surgery. I have to have my wisdom teeth taken out in a month.

So there’s a different dentist that has temporarily been filling in but I think he’s eventually going to take over the practice. He’s pretty fresh out of college, but he feels comfortable enough to take mine out, he just won’t sedate me.

Which is not okay. I don’t care what they have to do, I want to be out; if they have to hit me over the head with a hammer to knock me out, then so be it.

So I have to see an oral surgeon for them to sedate me. The doctor that took out my mom and dad’s wisdom teeth is still in practice, so we’re going to try and get an appointment set up with him near the first of July. I just need to talk to my manager at work about when the best days to request would be.

I’m getting shaky writing about it, so I’m going to go get A Clash of Kings, and read for a while. I’ve been really falling behind with my goal of 52 books this year, so now’s a good time to pick that back up.