Honestly, you meet the most appalling sort of people....

Giles ,'Chosen'


Natter 77: I miss my friends. I miss my enemies. I miss the people I talked to every day.  

Off-topic discussion. Wanna talk about corsets, duct tape, butt kicking, or physics? This is the place. Detailed discussion of any current-season TV must be whitefonted.


meara - Mar 20, 2023 10:12:45 pm PDT #21239 of 30000

Thanks for that, Consuela! It joins “is the mountain out” as important yes/no questions to answer.

I could not get my shit together today—even though I thought I slept fine I was a wreck all day, yawning and unable to focus. Got lots to do tomorrow and starting early, so hoping I can get over that!! Wondering if it’s a side effect of the new drugs or possibly my body saying “eat more food dumb dumb”


DavidS - Mar 21, 2023 8:13:22 am PDT #21240 of 30000
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

My mental checklist today:

Pharma (pick up meds)
Piggies (they need kibble, also cage cleaning)
Mail (need to send something out Priority)
Surgery
Laundry
Dishes

At 3pm I have to get "clean margins" on the spot where the dermatologist cut out the melanoma on my shoulder. Whee!


dcp - Mar 21, 2023 8:16:41 am PDT #21241 of 30000
"I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam," -- Popeye

Consider doing the chores which require shoulder movement *before* getting surgery on your shoulder.


DavidS - Mar 21, 2023 8:21:54 am PDT #21242 of 30000
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

Consider doing the chores which require shoulder movement *before* getting surgery on your shoulder.

It doesn't impede my movement, but it does make carrying a backpack tricky.


-t - Mar 21, 2023 9:56:10 am PDT #21243 of 30000
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

I hope the weather doesn't make your to do list too challenging, Hec. It's pouring over here, just hearing the rain on the roof is making me want to go to sleep.


Laura - Mar 21, 2023 10:26:02 am PDT #21244 of 30000
Our wings are not tired.

Surgery~ma, with an extra dose of getting the stuff done ~ma.

It's pouring over here, just hearing the rain on the roof is making me want to go to sleep.

There is hardly anything better for putting me into a sleep state.


Laura - Mar 21, 2023 11:09:22 am PDT #21245 of 30000
Our wings are not tired.

They are testing the fire alarm system in the building, and it is horrible. They don't have an alarm as such but super loud MAY I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE MAY I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE THERE HAS BEEN AN EMERGENCY REPORTED IN THE BUILDING PLEASE EVACUATE THE BUILDING BY THE NEAREST EXIT DO NOT USE THE ELEVATORS - repeated about 20 times already. LOUD I really hope testing an alarm isn't next.

Skinner is not pleased, and neither am I. Also, how many times can they repeat this message. Sigh.

eta: it has been repeating for about 20 minutes now. No end in sight. I think they are going to every unit to make sure we don't have the sprinklers or speakers blocked. They came to me already. I think there are maybe 80 units? Okay, over, I think. It was a full half hour.


DavidS - Mar 21, 2023 12:05:38 pm PDT #21246 of 30000
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

I hope the weather doesn't make your to do list too challenging, Hec. It's pouring over here, just hearing the rain on the roof is making me want to go to sleep.

Drove Matilda to school because it was raining hard.

Then swooped around the corner to PetSmart and sat in the car for five minutes until it opened at 9am.

Got Piggy kibble.

Cut through the Breezeway and down into Target and got a Latte and egg sandwich at Starbucks.

Back up to the car and drove in the rain to the UCSF Walgreens on Parnassus.

There's never any parking there but I thought I would chance it.

There was no parking there. Parked down the hill a few blocks away.

Trudged up in the rain to the Pharmacy to collect prescriptions for both JZ and Matilda.

They were not ready. Half hour. Cooled my heels in the food court at a table, came back and after much palaver left with my drugs.

Back home. Moved laundry to dryer.

Showered. JZ finished card so I could send out package, and now I'm ready to go out into the rain again to the PO to get this thing in the mail.

When I come back, I'll bring up laundry, and THEN I'll do some dishes before I go to have them carve a new hole in my shoulder.

The last one has gone from the size of a fifty cent piece to a nickel. I don't know what will happen with this one. Maybe stitches.


Tom Scola - Mar 21, 2023 12:20:54 pm PDT #21247 of 30000
Mr. Scola’s wardrobe by Botany 500

Good luck with the surgery, David.


DavidS - Mar 21, 2023 2:03:20 pm PDT #21248 of 30000
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

Good luck with the surgery, David.

Thanks. It's nothing really. Lidocaine, snip snip, stitch stich.

What's more stressful is that Cedars Sinai just called to say that MAYBE they wouldn't be ready for us to start this Friday after all. They were trying but it wasn't all together yet.

We're getting on a plane on Thursday! Tickets bought, hotel booked! Matilda sitting lined up!

And NOW you tell us you maybe won't be ready until next week? Do they not grasp how stressful that makes it? I would've welcomed another week off before we started. They should've done that from the beginning.

Gah.