It's been awhile since I have done a random catch-up type of post. I was riding my bike this morning and composing in my mind. I hope I can remember what I wanted to say -
It has been an interesting couple of weeks. I have been crazily running from doctor to dentist to mammographer to blood tester to colonoscopist to bone scanner (coming up tomorrow) - opthamologist coming up. It has been a race to beat the end of my current insurance coverage. (Don't look up most of these words in the dictionary!)
The acquiring of an independent insurance policy has been an unbelievable challenge - since I'm too young for Medicare and the policy offered to me by the State of Colorado is too expensive, an agent who works with our financial planner has been helping me. We thought we had made a good decision when they decided to double the monthly premium upon their discovery (by my answering questions honestly) that I had a tiny BENIGN polyp removed from my colon a year and a half ago - thus the most recent "icky procedure" to prove I was really okay - which I am. They still aren't putting it back down to the original offer - it seems I am a terrific risk to them based on this teeny tiny BENIGN polyp.
So - then I heard from my new doctor's office that they had received my blood test results back and I'm now on the cusp of too-high cholesterol numbers and too-low HDL numbers. I don't even know what good numbers are, because I've never had this problem before! I have assured the doc that I will definitely be weighing at least 20 pounds less by next year's check-up and I will definitely be using my gym membership more efficiently. I'm pretty tired of giving them my money every month without going in as often as I should.
Speaking of which - there is a contest going on at the gym and I intend to win. If not the contest, I will definitely win a better body. The winner, who will be determined by the greatest percentage of weight and BMI loss, will be off on a Mexican cruise for two. Worth a try!
Speaking of weight loss - the good news on the nasty procedure - 3 pounds lost! It was a good launching point - and I lost 3 more the rest of the week. Good things come in very strange packages at times!
Another little visit to the flower garden - these are from the first iris bulbs DC ever planted - we saw them in the yard of a little lady from our church and asked her for some when she thinned her crop. I just love them.
My shoe fairy, Ruth, is an expert iris grower - I'm going with a group from church (it happens to be the seniors group - I now qualify!) to a tour of her iris garden this week. I'll definitely be sharing some pictures from that adventure.
Now I'm going to throw something really random out there. Years ago I read my first D*nielle Steel book. It was good. I even wrote her and asked her if she was going to write a sequel, because she left the characters hanging. She actually wrote me back on her very old manual typewriter, telling me that she never did sequels - once a character is written about, they are gone. I read more of her books until they became much too sensual for my taste. She weaves a pretty good story, but she is really not a good writer. She is the Queen of commas, rampant run-on or incomplete sentences, AND AND AND - beginning sentences with AND - over and over and over again. What kind of editor does this woman have, for goodness' sake?? Didn't you learn that you do not start a sentence with "AND" back in about the 5th grade??? The woman is a kabillionaire, with 560 MILLION copies of her books out there in circulation. I've never bought one, but have checked them out of the library. I decided to try a couple of really short ones - kind of like long short stories - the other day when I ran out of anything to read and I needed something quick and easy. I will not do it again. I just don't get it.
If you're a big fan, I apologize.
I am dreading going to work tomorrow, getting back to the writing of my Desk Manual - seriously dreading it. I got a bit of a start finally last week. I have only 2 more weeks to finish it - and for some reason the regular workload just doesn't slow down so I can do the extra! They have actually finally hired someone for me, but I have not met him yet. Yep - him. Younger than my son. The students wanted them to clone me (that as not meant to be bragging, just something they said to me), but it seems that they've gone about as far the other direction as possible. Should be interesting!
Have a wonderful week!