Cats of Sunday

Swoop of cat whiskers
All of a Sunday Morning
Waiting for breakfast

things that make you go – huh

Went to see a new doctor recently. Same practice, different doc. I asked who they had that was new because I needed a change. I got a younger woman who was ok Did a very quick, cursory physical. Declared my lungs clear and my back suspicious spot free. Asked about switching my meds to the by-mail plan that my insurance provides and I explained as best I could about how the process works. The doc allowed that she’d send one set of prescriptions to the local pharmacy and then await the digital request from the online process. She also asked if I needed nebulizer stuff. I didn’t have a nebulizer til a year ago when their urgent care sent me home with one but ok. And she wanted me to take the heavy duty vitamin D stuff, one a week for a couple months and then regular OTC. Personally I think D is the new drug du jour. Don’t go out in the sun, wear sunblock and take all this vitamin D.

A few days later I had the vitamin D, four BOXES of nebulizer stuff (one hundred treatments!) and an inhaler from the local pharmacy. I kept poking at the online thing and hoped it was going to tell me it had worked.

First a big package came with SIX inhalers. SIX! My understanding was that I was supposed to get a three month supply. A few days later I got three of the preventative drug that I really needed. That sort of confirmed the three month supply idea but what about the other one?

And that, boys and girls is how I went from needing prescriptions filled to getting a boatload of stuff for what it would cost for one month’s supply. Ummm thank you insurance company? Where to store it all…

Gratitudes that slipped away, almost.

I almost forgot these two things:

  • By chance I met a woman sculptor, an artist and teacher. I always enjoy meeting her. She was telling me about her current show and asked me what I was doing. For some reason, rather than showing her my finished quilt pictures, I told her about Kathy Nida’s quilt that was pulled by AQS. She was appropriately horrified and sorry that this was going on. What a nice moment. Keep on keeping on you people down in Chattanooga! (and AQS, I’m looking at you – not even a polite email acknowledgement? Really? Lame. Majorly lame.)
  • Heard a great horned owl the other night, the looong hoooooot, lacing through the night. Later on I heard the barred owl
  • Thank you Stewarts! I really needed some olives tonight and you really came through for me.
  • To date: 30 of 31 postcards received plus a bunch of bonus cards! Woot – thanks everyone!
  • Glad to get Verge back from its four year tour. Thanks SAQA for a great run.

A List of Gratitudes

Today is a good day to make a list, short or long of things remembered and good. In no particular order:

  • This morning, I never touched the brakes going over the two one lane bridges near my house. I don’t remember this happening all summer.
  • My coworkers were funny and witty and supportive in ways that were notable.
  • My morning coffee was just the right hotness.
  • I helped some people. For one woman, I helped her until she understood that all of her notes and information was gone and it wasn’t coming back.
  • I was grateful and pleased to have made all my places-to-stay reservations for my upcoming trip so I can start figuring out what to do for fun. Now, where’s that bookmark for the Chocolate Kebab Place?
  • I was pretty excited to crack open a new box of peppermint tea and find a lip balm free inside! Organic and peppermint too!
  • Glad for people who find my postings fun or informative and back at them for theirs
  • Glad for the sky and all its clouds and stars.
  • Glad to see the changing moon and even the variable sun
  • Grateful that, in reality, the cats are glad to see me when I come home.
  • Very grateful for friends and family who say supportive things to me whether I’m looking for them or not. Thanks for having my back.

Yesterday and today my list of small things and big goes on in a pretty big way.