Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Funky Tuesday

I am in a funk today. I am pretty sure that I am PMSing, but just because I realize that it doesn't make me feel better. Here are some of the things that have been on my mind the last couple of days:

*I am still having mild to moderate side effects from my new medication. I don't like taking Imodium AD very much, but I have had to the last week. Today my stomach is really upset and I wish I could just stay at home in my very cozy little apartment.

*I am stressing about what to do with my new lease for my apartment. I am not good at negotiating and I am afraid if I push them on lowering my rent or length of the lease they will say, "fine move out" and then I will have to find a new place to live. I have never once been homeless (or even close to being homeless), but that is one of my greatest fears. I am thinking about going and talking with them just to see if they will budge on the rent amount. I hate that new renter are getting my exact apartment for $180 less then what I am paying. That is a huge difference, so for them to say they will only raise my rent $3 if I sign is a 13 month lease is bullshit. I want my rent lowered and I only want a 6 month lease. We'll see how assertive I can be.

*My parents 40th wedding anniversary is on November 30 and I think I am going to send them a card. I remember 10 years ago for their 30th anniversary I planned this whole surprise party for them. It was so much fun and my parents were so surprised and loved it. Since JW's don't celebrate holidays or birthdays, we always made a big deal about wedding anniversary's. I hate hate hate hate hate hate the fact that I am no longer part of the family and I really miss having parents.

*Thank you guys for all your ideas on what to take on Thanksgiving. I think what I am going to do is make a batch of my homemade sugar cookies with frosting. They are always a huge hit when I make them, so I think I will do that.

*Susan's birthday is in a couple of weeks and I am planning a big surprise for her which includes me taking the day off work. I can't say anything else in case she reads my blog.

That's all for now......


Renaissance Woman said...

Im sorry that you are missing your family. It is sooo their loss...but I know it doesn't ease the pain at all for you.

Lynilu said...

Have you talked to the doc about the side effects?

The lease - did you discard the idea of writing a letter? That might be less stressful. If you request equal treatment, they aren't likely to tell you to simply move out. Don't *push*, just *inquire*.

I agree with Renaissance - it is your parents' loss. Unfortunately, we can't change the decisions of others. This is kinda like a divorce where one person decides to split and the other is left holding all the emotional entanglement. I hope one day you will be able to untangle from that. :')

Cookies are always a good deal, and easy to transport, too.

And Susan .... look out! I'll bet a wonderful event is in your future!

MJ said...

Why haven't I ever had any of these so good sugar cookies?

redfrog27 said...

I am sorry your in a funk. If it makes you feel better I am in one too snow and I am not feeling well,is contrubiting to mine. I am also sorry about your parents sugar cookies with frosting yummy I am ready to bake sour cream cookies with frosting now i feel like homer simpson. Heres to hoping the funk ends for both of us.

Monogram Queen said...

I love you are planning a surprise for Susan... nothing better than a good surprise!

Sonya said...

Be strong on your lease situation. Did you send in the letter?

You won't be homeless, you really won't. You are a stable woman in a stable situation.

If they don't meet your requests you can ponder your options. I doubt they'd ask you to leave, but even if they did I'm sure you could find a new apartment to bridge this time between now and your future plans. As long as you are current on your rent, etc... I doubt they can kick you out without proper notice. But I just don't see them kicking you out when they have open apartments to fill. If they did, it would be foolish of them.

And what about Susan's 2nd house? Could you camp out there for a short time if you need a place to sort things out? You could pay rent just as you are now. It may mean a further commute for you. But hey, at least gas prices are lower!

I just doubt that Susan or any of your friends would let you be homeless.