summer 2011

summer 2011

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012
family

Thursday, February 2, 2017

soaking it in....


This is right now, from my comfy chair. It's a lovely winter day, with more snow in the forecast.

And I don't have to go anywhere! For the first day this week, I don't have any appointments. We are thinking of the library, but with more snow coming, I'm not sure. We still have some science books to look through, and they really want new chapter books to read, as most nights I don't allow tablets in bed, just books, unless they luck out and get to watch a few episodes of Naruto.

Yesterday after taking off that awful heart monitor, I hurried real fast to take a shower and get out the door to my appointment. I took a few wrong turns, despite the GPS on the phone, how was I supposed to know the left two lanes were for turning left? It all makes total sense once you know where you're going. I drove to the wrong building in the wrong parking lot, and once I found the right building, I couldn't figure out where I was going. The check engine light is still on in the van, and it started making a new noise. I had to go to the bathroom, but didn't want to be even later, so I passed by the Ladies' Room in the hallway. This decison wasn't smart, but that's another story. I didn't pee my pants, but it was close. Long story short, I was 8 minutes late, and was greeted with, "You're late, Della!", chastised by a receptionist I never met before, and will now always hate, ha. I was thinking more like I should get a huge prize for finding the place all by myself. harrumph.

The good news is the nice cancer doctor said my lump is a non-issue, don't even give it a thought, just a small fatty deposit, almost gone away. The bad news is that she thinks the odds are really stacked against me with family history, and my sister's genetic testing results, and that I should have it done too, along with being monitored every six months. Um...I am not sure I want to do this.

Tomorrow is my stress test and neck ultrasound at the cardiologist. He told me I should be going in at least once a year for checkups.

This, in my humble opinion, is a grand idea, but also ridiculous. Using up so much money and time...

I feel like they get you into their clutches, and they see the dollar signs. Oh, I'm sure they are really nice people, and they want to make sure you're well and healthy, but it IS a business. And they seem to love to "run some tests".

Anyway...today, no appointments, and I love it.

Yesterday after my appointment, I stupidly didn't check the route I chose for "home" on the GPS, and I followed directions all through the worst part of the big city. I did not like that one little bit. I stopped at the grocery store for this raspberry salad dressing the girls have discovered they love, half and half, milk, bagels, pepperoni, and yogurt.

Home, ah home. The kids helped me put things away, we talked, went over some work, then the three Real School kids came home on the bus. Evelyn and Suzanne wanted to know if their glasses came in yet, so I called, and yes, they were in. ugh. That meant another outing, but Suzanne's old glasses had broken and were taped together, plus, they wanted their new ones! So off we went. Sonja joined us too.

We went to Old Navy in the mall, and found some sweet things for the little girls for $1.99 each, and a sweater for Suzanne. Then Target, because Sonja needed a bathing suit. Then to Dunkin, I got an iced coffee with cream, and a shot of sugar free raspberry. mmm.

Home...again. I made a big salad, and the girls put some pizzas in the oven.

I called my sister, and she's doing well....as well as one could be, considering what she had just been through, such a major surgery just the day before! She was pleased with the experience at the surgery center, she had her own nurse, and felt well taken care of. I am amazed at such a short stay, but that's the way of the world now.

Our furnace is patched up, again, and hopefully will hold together until warmer weather, when we can see about getting a new one.

The kids are up, so I am going to get busy...have a really good day!

1 comment:

Marilyn Reid said...

Oh Della.......it is wful when you get lost in an unfamiliar place😫 Been there, done that more times than I care to remember. Before we left to come down here I had a specialist appointment.......that I had booked 2 months ago. So I get up early.....don't want to late........get there 10 minutes early.......go up to receptionist only to be told my appointment was the day before!!! 😫😫😫😫😫 My doctor's receptionist made the appointment and I'm sure she made the error as I distinctly remember she said she was able to get me in 2days before we were leaving for Arizona. But. I apoligzed perfusely and took the blame, smiled sweetly, apologized again, and she said it was surgery day so couldn't squeeze me in, so we made for when I get back. I hope youri sister continues to do well. Not a pleasant thing to go through for sure. You have a great day!! 🌞🌡🦎😎

Marilyn from Canada........now Arizona πŸ€—