Friday, April 20, 2007

ARGHHHH! I Spaced (the final frontier) Yesterday!

I swear I wasn't being lazy last night. I simply "spaced" on writing a blog yesterday after I got home. I think it's because I was up until 2 a.m. building the CafePress site the night before and worked my fool head off from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. afterward. Somehow my brain went off line when I got home here last night and I did nothing except eat, answer emails and look at Ali's blog. Now, HER blog should have reminded me, wouldn't you think? Not a clue at all...

Gads, Ali is one heckuva writer -- and she's just a puppy (half my age). Maybe I oughta throw in the towel...

Nah! What would I do with my free time if I stopped writing? Perish the thought!

I write all day long at work. Wouldn't you think I would come home and dread writing some more? Nope! The day job has liberated me from any lingering suspicions that I "don't measure up" as a writer, and that makes me want to do more of it. I have always loved writing -- I've just kept most of it to myself (light under the bushel thing). Not any more!

Tomorrow Jackie, my cousin Tim and I are going to furnish and decorate my Aunt's new abode after Tim gets up here from Oregon and brings up what she wants in it. Then next week sometime either Jackie and Tim or Jackie and I are going to buzz down to Oregon and fetch our aunt and bring her up. If it's during the week, Tim and Jackie will go, because I can't get away. If it's the weekend, Jackie and I will go. It'll be a whirlwind, one day, 11 hour round trip journey because my aunt needs dialysis every other day and she can't travel on days she has dialysis because it wears her out. Remember, she'll be 94 in just a little over a month... Gads! I guess we'd better plan a little surprise party for her...

Remember when I went to the doctor for bloodwork and a urine test less than two months ago? Everything came back normal.

Well.... My primary care physician just refused to refill my thyroid prescription because they want me to get bloodwork and come in for a sit down discussion of it before they give me the prescription again. This is extortion and an abuse of health insurance and I am going to pitch a bitch. I already left a terse voicemail asking them to give me a call and explain what the h--- is going on in their accounting/database department. I don't have to give blood more than three times a year, IF THAT. I think they make their money on tests these days. That's the only explanation I can think of. It's utterly ridiculous. I'm thinking of giving up health care visits altogether if they can't even get their records straight. What good is it except as a cash cow for medical establishments?

Few things tick me off more than this type of thing. I have no patience for it. It's a travesty and it's why health care costs are so exorbitant and rising all the time. It's enough to give me high blood pressure. (Luckily, this is just a figure of speech. I have perfect or slightly low blood pressure and very low levels of cholesterol.)

Enough on THAT TOPIC, thank you very much!!!

And that's about it for tonight. I will go get some faux beer (Sharp's or O'Doul's) and drown my sorrows and boost my electrolytes...


Alison said...

Come to England! Live there for 3 months and you have access to the welfare state! If you need medical help they give it to you. If you don't need it, no-one cares! It's great! Though you could be waiting for an operation for some time (unless it's serious) - there's still the option to go 'private' if necessary.

Love from the Puppy (who started writing again because of you so don't throw in the towel or I'll whip you on the ass with it!)

Kristine M Smith said...

Sounds positively SANE there in Merrie Olde England.

Not a chance I will ever stop writing till they pry the pen/keyboard out of my cold, dead fingers.

It's that bad!

Alison said...

Arrrrrrr - Here be dragons. (Olde English saying).

That's a great image, by the way. I can imagine you'll be buried/cremated clutching the pen/keyboard. Like Tutankhamun.

Well.... kinda!!!!!