my sister

Jan. 15th, 2010 12:02 am
helikedmyshoes: (tori + i'm aware what the rules are)
So my sister got in a pretty terrible car accident today.

First off, by some miracle, she is completely fine. No one else was involved. She hit a pot hole going down the mountain to work and her car spun out and flipped on its side. The driver side windows both shattered. She doesn't remember crawling out of the car, but she did. She has a single scratch on her finger AND THAT'S IT.

Someone stopped to help her, then another girl who we both knew stopped to help her (she is one of five sisters; one of them was in my high school class and one of them was in Gen's) and called my mom at school, who left her class and went right over. She took Gen home and dealt with some insurance stuff, then took her to Urgent Care to get X-rays to make sure everything was okay internally.

My mom said she's really lucky. Apparently the guardrail was a lot closer to her head than she let on, she could have easily been paralyzed or worse. She's shaken up, obviously, but hopefully otherwise okay, though I guess we won't really know for a few days.

I just - it was so scary getting that phone call. I am so, so glad she is okay, but just knowing how bad it could have been....I don't know what I would have done. She's my baby sister.

Thankfully, she's okay.

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I donated money to Doctors Without Borders and Yele. Please, if you can, donate even $5. Every little bit helps. Now is the time for compassion. I gave $100, $50 to each. Give something.

I watched CNN all night. I don't know how I'm going to sleep.

It has been a very emotionally draining day. I got stopped by an ASPCA rep on the street yesterday and signed up to give monthly donations. I want to get big on donations this year. I am very fortunate and I want to give back and help those who don't have as much. I spend enough money on crap for myself, I could be doing something good instead.

And then of course I get a call from PAWS, the no kill shelter I contacted over the summer about giving my cats to. For those of you who are new, I have two kitties who I love a lot, but they never learned how to pee in the litter box. They mostly keep to puppy training pads I set outside the litter box, though one has chose the shower directly over the drain as her "spot" (it could be worse). I can't live like this anymore, and I'm not home enough and they get pissed and pee on the couch in retaliation. I love them to death but I feel like someone out there can give someone the love and attention that they deserve and, quite frankly, need.

That said, I am completely wracked with guilt over it...what if someone isn't as tolerant as me? What if someone doesn't love them as much as me and just abandons them? Luckily PAWS will take them back if they prove problematic, but still... I just, I feel so guilty for giving them away. I just can't do it anymore. I'm such a terrible person.

I have to call them back tomorrow.

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I have to go to bed. I am so emotionally drained from this day. I got my bloodwork back and everything is good so I don't need a transfusion. Surgery is Monday.

Today was full of good things that could otherwise have been catastrophes.
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4 years ago today, someone very close to me died. It feels like a million years ago. She helped raise me, and is so dear to my heart, and I miss her. I hope one day I get to see her again.

I feel quiet, and small, and full of grace.

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helikedmyshoes: (the office + the favorite)
TIRED.

Work sucked. $34 is not okay with me. Please don't let this be my entire January.

The fam is gone. It was really nice having them. The house is very quiet. I think I need to curl up in bed and put my sleep mix on my iPod and decompress.

Just be.
helikedmyshoes: (misc + canoe)
My sister just called.

My dad is in the hospital. He got an infection on his leg from his knee brace and ski boot rubbing together and showed it to the doc at the ski slope today and he took one look at it and sent my dad to the emergency room. It sounds like staph. My sister said he doesn't look so good, and that they have him on antibiotics and are going to keep him for at least a day or two.

My friend Ambrose had a staph infection over the summer, and he almost lost his foot, and he had to stay in the hospital for 2 weeks and couldn't work for 3 months. I know this is a very serious thing and I just hope and pray that it hasn't gotten that bad yet and that they are able to fight it off. I just - it's very scary being so far away from it all. And my mom and sister are coming out here on Thursday, which would leave him all alone, which is the last thing I want.

I don't know. I'm trying to stay calm but I'm freaking. And to think I was just on the phone with him a few hours ago complaining about my car. Jesus. Please let him be okay.
helikedmyshoes: (bsg + christmas pilot!sex)
Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah and all that jazz!

I hope you are all surrounded by love and joy and peace on this day. And family. Mine is in another time zone today, but I am spending the holiday the family I have made here and I'm happy and healthy and I made a kick ass lasagna. The sun is shining and everything is merry and bright. As long as I don't listen to Tori's version of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, I'll be okay. That song makes me cry when I listen to it, whether it's at Christmas or in the middle of the summer.

Love to you all!
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I have to be up in 4 hours to go pick up my parents from the airport.

Why am I not in bed?
helikedmyshoes: (ad + there's always money)
The parents are on a plane back to New York, hopefully with no snakes on board.

I am getting my life back together. Bills to pay, laundry to do, room to clean. Thankfully it's my day off. I like when things work out like that.

Snakes on a Plane is by far the best movie ever made. And I am so going to see Beerfest on Friday.
helikedmyshoes: (chicago + he had it comin')
Trying to book plane tickets...

and the hotel in Vegas (a junior suite at the Signature MGM Grand!)...

and cleaning because my parents are coming in tonight.

I have to pick them up at 6, which means braving the 405 during rush hour. Let me tell you how much fun that's not going to be. But I'm excited for them to be here, and it's weird that they're finally going to BE here because we planned this back in June and it's already August and I am leaving six weeks from tomorrow.

I also went to the gym last night for the first time in FOREVER. And I'm going to go today because with my parents here I don't think I'll be able to go again until next week. No, I'll just eat and eat and eat and be lazy while they're here. Willpower, why can't we get along?

yeah.

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