LIFE'S BETTER IN THE MOUNTAINS

Friday, June 7, 2013

Fridays Are Golden

 
 
 
The earth around here has just about as much water as she can hold.  More than enough in many places where flash flooding has washed out roads and bridges.  And we are expecting more.  Today is quite warm and gives new definition to "muggy."  Guess we'll stay indoors and be thankful we have air conditioning.
 
 
I had a regular doctor's appointment yesterday morning.  The office called earlier this week to remind me and also to tell me to be sure to come at least 15 minutes early to meet with the nurse.  So I dutifully arrived 20 minutes early.  I signed in, started reading, and waited.  (Reminder to self:  sync your Kindle before you go if you aren't sure there is Internet connection available to you.)  So I read and waited.  Ten minutes AFTER my appointment time the nurse called me back.  I have no idea how she got so far behind since my appointment was at 8:30.
 
My doctor was pleasant enough, as always.  He asked if things were going all right and then asked about my allergies.  I told him they were pretty bad this year, like almost everyone else.  Then he started telling me how bad HIS allergies had been this spring.  And he went on and on.  Thankfully I have no real medical problems so I suppose it was fine if he needed an ear.  But it was rather strange.  When I got back home my husband asked me how my visit went.  I told him my blood pressure was fine, my pulse oximetry reading was 100% but the doctor's allergies were terrible.  We had a good laugh.
 
The Golden Girls do not like this weather at all.  They do not like rain and they especially do not like muggy weather.  So they are happy to do what they need to do and come right back inside.
 
Ellie sits in front of my chair.  She seems to have deep thoughts.

 
 
 
Lucy sprawls beside my husband's chair.

 
 
 
She's never had a deep thought in her life.
Your point being???

There is so much trouble in our world.  So many people are truly suffering and we need to think less about our minor complaints and more about being grateful.

Novelist and playwright Thornton Wilder provides this week's quote:

"We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures."

So think of the treasures you have and hold them dear.


HAVE A MOST WONDERFUL WEEKEND, EVERYONE!!!
 
 



16 comments:

robin andrea said...

That's a very funny story about your doctor's allergies. It's always so interesting when doctors share their pain and woes.

Hope you don't get too soaked by Andrea, and the Golden Girls get a good run outside.

The Bug said...

Poor maligned Lucy - she can't help it if she's an airhead :)

I've been thinking about my treasures a lot lately - I feel pretty blessed!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Your Dr.'s appointment made me giggle....I wonder if no one ever listens to his complaints at home???
I'm glad your health is well and your girls are happy.
Stay dry!

Taradharma said...

That's my pet peeve about doc visits: when they are late after making such a big deal about the patient being on time. As if the doc's time is more precious than mine.

We're breaking temp records here: 104 today. But at least it's a DRY heat. I feel for you in the mugginess, I don't do well in humidity at all.

Hope you, the hubby, and the girls have a cool weekend inside with the air conditioning. It's the only way to go.

Arkansas Patti said...

I had a good laugh at that line also. Glad your check up was good and hope he feels better soon.
Hope Andrea is kind to you.

kks said...

nice doc appointment! glad you are healthy! my dogs hate muggy too (me too!)....we have had a very cool spring..(as you likely know:)
the house is gone.....the process has begun! so exciting...
have a great weekend!
xoxo

Ms. A said...

I'm trying to be conscious of my treasures and thanking my lucky stars for AC.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Maybe your Doctor needs to get a Golden to listen to him--They are great listeners as you know, and pretty good at keeping secrets... Well some of them are! :-)

Kerri said...

We definitely need to focus more on our blessings! Great post!

Janie said...

Thinking of treasures is good advice, especially in difficult times.
Funny about the doc taking over the visit with his own troubles. He definitely seemed to need an ear.
Glad the girls are happy enough to come in and relax while the weather is bad.
And good news that the doc seemed to need the visit more than you did - meaning you're healthy and doing well!

troutbirder said...

I do like my GP though as he's easy to talk to. And very smart...:) We often get off the subject but then he's save my butt twice...:)

M said...

We have been fostering a Golden Girl for a year now...she's pretty much ours. Yours are beautiful :)

So sorry about all the rain...we could use it here but I will enjoy the sun that has finally come out!

KB Bear said...

What a funny doctor's appointment! You should've taken his white coat.

I do believe that Lucy's feelings are hurt. She looks very "deep" to me :)

Have a great weekend.

NCmountainwoman said...

Thanks for your comments, everyone!

Robin - We are getting soaked but not from Andrea. It's a different front that wants to linger.

Bug - Lucy isn't realy an airhead. She simply doesn't bother to think deeply about things that don't affect her personally.

Suz - I suspect that his wife does not listen to his complaints.

Tara - I'm with you on that. Hope your weather cools off soon.

kks - I know you must be so excited. Me too!

Kim - Maybe I'll take Ellie with me next time. :)

Kerri - Thanks for dropping by.

Janie - Yes I am very healthy. Just have to have those labs so I think he sees me to make a little extra money.

Troutbirder - My own doctor has not saved me, but my gastroenterologist is the reason I am alive today.

M - Hooray for foster people! You do so much good in this world.

KB - Lucy's feelings are hurt only when she isn't allowed to do something she wants to do.

JeanMac said...

I think docs sometimes.confide with a pt. just to have someone "normal" to speak to. once my doc came into the op and started telling me a bout a difficult patient he'd just dealt with.

JeanMac said...

I think docs sometimes.confide with a pt. just to have someone "normal" to speak to. once my doc came into the op and started telling me a bout a difficult patient he'd just dealt with.