Archive for : January, 2016

I’m officially sick.

That’s why I haven’t been posting the past couple days. I have to go out of town tomorrow for my doctor’s appointment. I’ve also officially decided not to participate in Febooary, after reading this little post. There’s one word that sticks out there, “non-mandatory.” Um… I’m sorry, but you can’t legally require me to answer a question! Febooary wasn’t started to legally bind participants to answer questions, it was simply started to be a fun audio exercise, and to allow people to make friends. If I want to wing it, (or be as freeform as I want, and offend as many people with the use of that word as I did last year,) than I’m going to do it! I think I only answered a few of the questions in 2013. I almost skipped one, and that’s how we got “yeah, I’m still here.” I might have to upload something on 2/19, just for kicks.

I got up early this morning.

I set my alarm for 6:30, to be exact. I wanted to watch the service NASA was holding, it started at 7, so I got up at 6:30. There was also a debate tonight, we all know how I like watching debates! I actually had a hard time streaming this one, for some strange reason. I couldn’t get the streams to work. I had to use Tunein, and listen that way. On a completely unrelated note, today is also the second anniversary of the oral arguments in my very first appellate case.

Today and tomorrow.

I finally got my lab tests done! I did eat before I went though, so my blood sugar might be a bit high, last time this happened, my primary doctor got a bit paranoid. Fortunately, I’m not seeing my primary doctor. After that we had to make a quick trip to Wallgreens, I discovered I didn’t have any day/night cold tablets, and if I’m about to get sick, I needed some of those. On a completely unrelated note, tomorrow is the 30th anniversary of the Challenger explosion. Why do I know this? I wasn’t exactly old enough to actually remember anything from it, but I did a research paper on it when I was in high school.

I don’t particularly want to get sick.

I just had to wake up with a soar throat this morning. I really hope I don’t get sick, because I’d like to enjoy the day trip I’m taking on Monday, (at least the non-doctor’s appointment part, anyway.) I never enjoy the doctor’s appointments, I always leave with a long list of instructions, which have gotten worse in the past 6 months. Last time, she asked me to track fluid intake, and volume output. I really don’t want to do that again!

The wasted trip.

When I schedule my out-of-town doctor’s appointments, they always tell me to go have blood tests taken a week prior to the appointment. I tried to do that today, but for some strange and unknown reason, the lab order wasn’t in the system here. I ended up having to call the doctor’s office, and have the nurse call me back, so that the doctor could resubmit the lab order. I’ll have to go back in Wednesday for the tests. I did take a quick trip to WalMart, to get a couple things, but other than that, it was pretty much a wasted trip. I always like to fast before my lab tests to make sure I drink enough water, (sometimes I find that when I’m eating, I don’t drink as much as when I’m fasting,) not only that, but I had one time when my blood sugar was particularly high. I had to have an A1C test after that, and my A1C was perfectly fine. If I fast before taking lab tests, I won’t have any problems with that.

Strange TV issues.

Well actually, I blame my kitty for causing the issues. He decided to start playing with the cord for my digital antenna, so I put the cord underneath it. Unfortunately, this caused the antenna to flake out for some reason, (it wasn’t sitting on a flat surface, most likely.) I wasn’t getting my local CBS affiliate while this was happening, (but I was when it was sitting on a flat surface.) I even tried moving the antenna into the window, but even though my dad said he got it to stay there, I couldn’t for some reason, and that didn’t work. I just had to take the cord out from underneath it, which means the cat will probably end up chewing on the cord

A few things going on here.

  1. Melissa’s up for jury duty this month. She was supposed to go in today, but she somehow forgot.
  2. I have one of my out-of-town doctor’s appointments on February 1st.
  3. I’m supposed to have labs done a week before my appointment, which could be a problem if Melissa has to go in for jury duty Monday.
  4. We didn’t have a good night here last night. Kitty seems to be building up a tolerance to the spray I ordered to keep him calm at night. I had to get up for a few minutes, and as soon as I went back into the room, he came right up next to the door and started meowing. I thought he would calm down eventually, but he didn’t, and he did it again a few minutes later, and again. Eventually I just ended up sleeping on the couch.

We failed at installing baby locks.

When you have a cat who likes to hide in the weirdest places, you need baby locks. My cat has taken to hiding in the cupboard with my pots and pans, and I really don’t want cat hair in my dishes! I had to go on a shopping trip earlier, (grocery shopping,) so I picked up some baby locks. What I don’t have however, are power tools, I need a drill to install these things, apparently.

This is my 1750th post!

I also skipped last night’s post because I fell asleep, so I needed to make it up. I did one of those things where I fell asleep on the couch, but once I hit the bed, it took forever for me to get to sleep! I’m definitely not a fan of those things!

Planning Febooary topics.

I’m planning to participate in Febooary, (like I usually do,) but this time, I’m going to be planning my own topics. That way I won’t just have to wing it when I decide not to answer the question provided. I’ll be posting them on Sound Upload, and archiving them here as I usually do.