I swear. I don't even know who I am one day to the next. This morning I had to get up early-ish and go to town to get my blood drawn in preparation for next Monday's annual exam with my doctor. As you can imagine, I am in quite a state about all of this and to my vast disappointment, the comet has not hit the earth disrupting and ending all activity as we know it so there was no putting this off any longer.
My doctor is part of a very large group although all of the doctors practice independently, sort of, but almost every test you need is done at one central location. I have gone there to get x-rays and mammograms and ultra-sounds and of course, lab work. There never used to be appointments. You'd just show up and wait your turn. And so I showed up this morning, only to be told that the wait time was two hours and thirty minutes, the waiting areas were full, and people were waiting in their cars.
And of course I was fasting because it's that sort of bloodwork.
So at first I said, "Well, THAT'S not going to happen but then when I got back to my car I thought, hell, let's just get this over with. So I went back in and got in a queue and was told that I'd get a text when I should come to the waiting room. And back out to the car I went. I had brought a couple of New Yorkers, thank goodness, but I got so sleepy, waiting. I'd had no coffee either. Finally, after about an hour or so, I got called in and then had to wait in two other waiting areas. By the time I finally got into a room with a phlebotomist, I'd been waiting almost two hours. Turns out they are way understaffed with only two techs. They're trying to remedy that situation but for the moment, that's the way it is. One can make an appointment but from what I learned from other people waiting, there are no appointments available until the middle of October.
They have to fix this.
When I got out, I needed to eat and went to Japanika! because I hadn't been in a long time and was craving their curried tofu Bento box and that's what I got. It was delicious and I thought about all the times we'd been there when Owen and Gibson were little guys and how much they loved the sushi and miso soup.
And then I went to Costco and Publix because no matter how often I go to those places, I always need more stuff and I got that stuff and came home and was so tired I had to take a nap after I got everything put away and the kitchen all cleaned up and the bed made and the dead animal which I assume Jack or Maurice brought in and left on the rug on the back porch, taken outside and the rug into the washing machine.
"What was it?" my husband asked me when I told him about it.
"I do not know," I said. "I didn't really look. But it had guts."
And that sort of sums it all up for me as to today.
I haven't taken a nap in forever but there seemed to be no choice about the matter today.
Lily is still testing positive and not feeling great. She hasn't seen her babies since last Saturday and is not very happy about that.
And so it goes.
Let me know if you hear anything about a comet heading our way. I could use some good news.