so tired and fed up today.
spike is in full-on fucking annoying psycho hosebeast mode despite a soccer game with Chico and the Shih Tzu Crew. Kittens are rocketing up and down the hallway and quite literally bouncing off the walls after being mostly shut-in for two days to give Cassie some peace. Squish gets rather freaked-out by ballistic catmissiles after a bit, especially since they've ricocheted off him (and me, and Spike) a few times.
tomorrow: Mum's birthday. I have to walk over to her house, leave my dogs there and spend the day with her, both my sisters and my niece.
it's not that I don't love my family. it's not even that I don't enjoy seeing them. it's just... I suppose I don't like the reflection of myself I see in their eyes. I don't look forward to spending several hours as that person.
also, I appear to have ringworm. In my armpit. None of the pets have it, so I assume it's a new phase in the fungal takeover bid that started with The Athlete's Foot That Wouldn't Die. TAFTWD has been living on my right foot for the best part of a year now, despite daily treatment with miconazole, clotrimazole, tolnaftate, tea tree oil and terbinafine - not all at once, I just kept finding myself finishing tubes of ointment without the damn thing dying off, so I'd try something different every time. The creams and powder (mostly) stop it flaring into the red blisters and the gnaw-your-foot-off itching, but that's all. I believe it to be a genetically-engineered immortal version of the fungus, probably created by the companies that make the damn cream. It's also probably evolved enough intelligence to know a sucker when it meets one. I should probably just give in and give it a name and its own food bowl.
one good thing happened today. I taught the kittens not to climb on my damn window blinds any more. I'm almost sorry they learn so fast. There's a certain satisfaction in hitting the riotous little sods with a jet of water - and I only had to hit Hamish and Naamah twice each and Cassie once for them all to get the idea.