It was so exciting! It probably lasted for an hour or more. I didn’t time it so I can’t say for sure.
I got up and did my vision therapy. Before I did it, though, I called and talked to one of the registrars and asked her to let the proper people know I wasn’t coming in. I had a doctor’s appointment today which made me have to get in the car and go for the first time since Friday. I’m getting ahead of myself, though.
25 ozzies grapefruit juice
24 ozzies cantaloupe smoothie (really really good)
3 nectarines (one so-so and the other two delicious) (I forgot I had some peaches on Sunday and again yesterday)
20 ozzies banana/pear/spinach smoothie
1 quart salsa
Large romaine/red leaf/green curly leaf, cucumber, one little beet (I don’t think I like raw beets), red onion salad dressed with Matt’s Dip (the lettuces, cucumber, and red onion were all organic)
In between breakfast and the snack, I went out and lay in the sun for an hour. I came in and lounged around for awhile and happened upon Rachael Ray’s talk show and watched what was left of it. I might see if I can go to that while I’m in NYC next time but I won’t get my SIL to take me because he doesn’t like her. I think she’s cute as a button. I don’t appreciate her cooking but I wouldn’t appreciate my own if I had known then what I know now. If you know what I mean.
When I called the doctor’s office at 11:50, I asked the nurse to verify my appointment time. Seems I had missed it by five minutes already. I said I thought it was at 1:30. She said it might have been, that she had probably re-scheduled it, and to come in at 1. That’s 2 at my house.
I jumped in the shower, got ready, and left. I was wearing my size 6 Levi’s and my “IT’S AWESOME TO BE RAWSOME!” shirt. After going through a hard rain that lasted only long enough for me to wish I hadn’t left my umbrella home (once, it was coming down so fast I couldn’t see the car in front of me) I pulled up to the office to see people sitting in cars waiting for the door to open after lunch. We filed in, signed in, and I was preparing to sit down when my name was called.
First order of business was the weigh-in. That isn’t enough to stop my heart any more and I’d gained a lub since the last time. The nurse was knocking those little slide-y things so quickly I didn’t really get to see what it was but I had my clothes on so it couldn’t be completely accurate, anyway.
She came in behind me and put the blood pressure cuff on me and off we went again. I have no idea what my BP was but it must’ve been okay because there were no uh-ohs or any other ominous noises. She no sooner went out but the FNP came in. She checked me over thoroughly and approved of what she found except for the fact that I have a “coarse cough”. She insisted on giving me an antihistamine for that. I told her I wouldn’t get it filled so not to bother to write it. She gave me the tablets then and there and begged me to take one at night so I could rest and the drainage wouldn’t go into my bronchi. I took the packet and told her I was going to be a non-compliant patient. I rest and I’m still alive. She agreed that I don’t have an infection but I needed to stay away from the hospital until Monday. She wrote out a statement saying as much. We talked and laughed and she told me about her husband saying she’s a quack. I said, “Oh, great! Now I’m seeing a quack!” There was something said that brought up my experience in highschool when I swallowed an antihistamine without water. It was almost down when I sneezed. Somehow, it flipped into my right sinus under my eye and was burning and causing me to blow yellow stuff out of my nose. Finally, I blew extra hard and what was left came out. She laughed until I thought she was going to have to excuse herself. My last TSH satisfied her and she called in a refill for me to pick up on my way out of town.
I took my excuse and put it on the HR coordinator’s desk and stopped in to see my boss. Her husband had the baby in her office so I didn’t go in. She told me to come home and get well and I left.
This is my week off playing the organ so I’m in for the duration. To prepare, I got bananas, cilantro, green onions (in the hope of finding some corn which I never did) (I’ve been wanting some corn chowder), peaches, and an organic red pepper. And now, to introduce some more of my produce vendors.
These good people usually have a nice assortment of fresh fruit. This is where I got the peaches today and the pear I put in today’s smoothie.
After making sure the FNP called in my prescription so I could pick it up on my way out, I sailed right by the pharmacy. Since I’m only there once every three months, it isn’t routine. I went on down the street, turned around in the Baptist church parking lot and went back. My prescription was ready, I paid for it, signed, and left. One of the clerks in there calls me “Miss Tommie.” That makes me feel old but I know she’s being nice and respectful so I take it for what it is.
My last stop was on top of the mountain. I get most of my fresh produce here that I buy in bulk. It’s also the place where I can count on getting good organic foods from time to time. The reason they look so happy is because they are laughing at me. After all the thousands of pictures I’ve taken, I failed to take the lens cap off the first try.
See the red sweet peppers to the right? Those are organic and they sell for 75 cents each. This is outside the building. Inside is a huge room with a stove for the winter. They sell fruit and veggies year ’round, plus they have a large assortment of crafts, homemade bread, jellies, jams, boiled peanuts. You name it, they have it. I’m a lucky person to have all these resources so close. The woman on the left is one of my co-workers, too. The one on the right is her daughter and very astute when it comes to produce.
Speaking of organic produce, I called My Farmer and left voice mail that I would be in town only a short time today and I’d be okay until next week.
I caught my neighbor mowing my lawn when I got home and had to wait a few minutes to be able to park. I appreciate his taking care of it and gave him a cantaloupe as a reward.
It wasn’t long after that the storm hit. It knocked the satellite out for a few minutes and I enjoyed the wind, rain, thunder, and lightning. One bolt was so close the lightning and thunder were simultaneous. Amazing! I don’t think it hit anything. It surely was loud! I need to get a rain gauge so I can know how much we get. Not that it would make any difference but I’m a curious sort, especially when it comes to weather.
That’s been my day. The clock just chimed 10 and I must get to bed soon. I can sleep in tomorrow morning if I want. I don’t have anywhere to go or anything I have to do which is so nice. I didn’t go anywhere close to the office today. I knew if I did, I would feel compelled to, at least, work on the schedule. This is the first time, ever, that they haven’t had a completed schedule for a whole week. Plus, they have to go into next week without one. Guess they will learn to self-schedule. I do know I can trust my staff to do what’s necessary in my absence. They are well-trained and know what it takes to get the job done and I appreciate every one of them.