Saturday, January 23, 2010

The Wild Child

Dear Reader,

Today I did something really EXTREMELY exciting! I'll tell you about it after I bring you up to speed on what has been going on in the house of Ellaneous.

On Thursday I changed my meds. I've been feeling pretty good lately, good amount of energy, decent appetite. So, I decided that it would be a good time to lower my Prednisone (puffy-face steroid). Mom was the first one to actually voice the idea, I was a bit worried about doing it without seeing Patch first, but she was really sure that it was safe.

Patch gave me permission a while back to do what I want with my meds, specifically Prednisone. She trusts me with me. Now I'm only taking 10mg a day. It is the lowest I have ever been (since I got ITP(Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura) ) and I'm doing good!

BTW, if you, Reader, happen to bump into Patch, if you could tell her that I lowered my dose, I would appreciate it. Patch doesn't read my memoirs....... yet.

Friday was the last day of the school week and Jupiter was going to come over for the weekend. I had been craving lasagna the night before, and since Jupiter was coming, it was the perfect time to make it. Jupiter can really eat sometimes.

I put zucchini in it, so there was a vegetable. It tastes really good though, even little kids would like it. Jupiter confessed that lasagna gives him gas. It's a good thing he sleeps in Brother's room. Hopefully that bit of zucchini helped it go through faster.

Today Rio had an away soccer game. I was thinking about going with, since I had been feeling so good lately and all. So, I got up early and went!

I drove all the way there except for the last 2 blocks. I accidently missed the turn. I was going to take the turn, but Mom said, "No. It the next turn on the right." so I listened to her instead. When we had passed the turn, Mom told me to pull into somebody's dirt drive and turn around, and I scared her with the turn, so she kicked me out.

It didn't matter a whole lot to me though because I got to drive all the way there and I did pretty good. I took I-75 and went over 80mph for the first time. I drove in the fast lane practically the whole time because we were running on the late side. I'm a decent driver now that I can see.

I watched the game with Jupiter, and Mom talked with one of the other Moms. Actually, Jupiter and I did a lot of talking too. Brother's team was getting creamed by the away team. They were a red team and all the players were Mexican except for one who was a Mexican-Chinese. They were a really good team, and won 3-0.

I drove some on the way home but Mom wanted us to stop at the Toys-R-Us to get a gift for my friend, and Brother wanted to stop at Dick's to look at shoes. I got to pick a store too, so we went to Petco to look at dog collar items for Piggy.

We went to Toys-R-Us first and Mom bought the toy for my friend. Thanks Mom! I wore my mask in that place. After we were done there we went to the Petco, I didn't wear a mask in there. It wasn't too busy, and I didn't fondle any items or animals.

When we were in the Petco we looked at collars. Mom saw this big really cute pink harness. Piggy needs something if she is going to be a therapy dog, and she lost the collar and leash she used to have. We were wondering how we were going to tell if it would fit Piggy when it hit me.

"Put it on me!" I say, "Her and I are about the same size."

"Okay!" Replies Mom, eager to place her child into the harness.

Before I know it, the harness is around my neck and rib-cage with the strap between my little girls. It fit!

I wore the harness while we looked at the other dog collar items, after all, it did match my outfit. Turning my head, I noticed 2 older women walking down my aisle. There was a man too, but I barley noticed him. Both women looked old enough to be my grandmother, but I think they were a mother-daughter pair.

The one who looked like the mother was pushing the cart and walking down the aisle ahead of the daughter. She was glaring at me and my dog harness with disapproving daggers. The daughter woman was staring right into my eyes, with a huge smile on her face and pointing enthusiastically at the woman in front of her, she was practically jumping up and down trying to communicate with me.

I had no clue what she wanted me to do at the time, but now I'm guessing she wanted me to bark.

Upon seeing the daggers, I asked Mom, "Could you please remove my harness?" She obliged, even though she was about to put another one on me over that one. Then I turned to the ladies and I smiled and said, "I have a dog the same size as me."

Both of the ladies just broke out laughing.

People are so strange sometimes.

After that I went to the van and Mom took the boys over to Dicks. I just waited, I was tired and really hungry. I only had half a bowl of oatmeal and 2 bites of ham for breakfast, and that was at 9am. Luckily (because Mom really adores Dicks) they didn't take long.

Mom was in the driver's seat because it was getting late, and I'm not allowed to drive at night until next month. We stopped at the Burger King to get the boys and Mom something to eat. They were hungry too. I would have to wait until I got home to eat. I'm still on the low-microbial diet.

This is where the exciting thing happens.

Mom got some kind of burger and it came with fries. I was really hungry, so I ate some of the fries. I actually ate a whole packet of ketchup worth, so about 6.

It was so bad! I don't know what over came me. I just turned into a wild woman! Such a high! It was like jumping off a bridge. What a feeling! And you know what else? I'm not sick from it yet! Isn't that cool?! If I cheated before, I would have already been paying for it, and I'm fine right now!
I hope you had a greatly exciting day like I did, and if you didn't, you can borrow some of my excitement. I think I almost over-dosed anyway.

The Wild, Miss Ellaneous


  1. You are so wild and crazy! I am so glad you are having so much fun! Just please don't over do it. I bet your mom really wanted to put a leash on you to and walk you around the store like a pet.

  2. Go Crazy Miss E! (as long as your mom says it is ok). Before you know it you will be eating a small fry all by yourself! We love this trend...and we love lasagna too.