Sunday, September 30, 2007

Last Day of September

I can't believe today is the last day of September!! The holidays are right around the corner!!! Of course, they've had Halloween candy out since the middle of AUGUST!!!!! WHY? I guess they figure people will buy it and eat it (or else it will go bad-- it's NOT going to be good after six weeks!), and they'll have to buy more. I'm starting to look forward to Halloween now that it's October, but I passed a house TWO WEEKS AGO that was already fully decorated outside, including blocking the entrance with those spiderweb things-- for SIX WEEKS they're not going to use the front door?! 'Cause there was no way to get through them up the porch steps.

This weekend has been pretty lazy, I guess. Didn't go anywhere yesterday, and today just ran a few errands, including going to the grocery. We've been looking around for a new place for P.-- but, we didn't really find any to look at this weekend.

Trying to get the house straightened up so that I can do some in depth organizing and cleaning.... making some headway, but... seems like it'll never be done!!!

Well, not much yesterday except to go for the SECOND time, to get a Glucose Tolerance Test... went to this particular lab because they are the only one open on Saturdays. And was told, for the SECOND time that they couldn't do it because the doctor wasn't in and they didn't know WHICH one she wanted. They could have told me that the FIRST time I was there and they told me they wouldn't do it, last week. Then I could have taken care of it. They were rude, AGAIN. I'd never been to this lab before, and I am NOT going back. When I asked what I was supposed to do now, she said, "You can come back on Monday." This was after waiting for 1/2 hour AFTER my appt. time (when I was there 15 minutes early). So, I wasted yet ANOTHER hour and a half. ::SIGH::

When I informed her that I could NOT come on a weekday, her response was, "Well, I'm sorry you work 12 hour shifts every day." I was SO upset, I didn't say anything (I was afraid once I got started, I would say something I would regret), but I wanted to ask her how, exactly, I was supposed to be at the lab (1/2 hour away from where I live) even at 6 am, for a TWO HOUR TEST (and that's presuming I don't have to wait a half hour again before even being checked in) and be an hour and a half BACK the other direction by 8 am. OR, how I'm supposed to leave work at 4:30-- or even 4, which would be the earliest I could leave-- and drive at least an hour and a half (probably more in rush hour traffic), for a two-hour test when they close at 6pm?

I FINALLY found another one (which is further away, but is the only other one open on Saturday), and I'm going to make an appt. with them. I will NOT go back to that place again. They were rude to everyone else there, too. It seems their goal is to make everyone feel as stupid as possible. During that 1/2 hour I waited, I was APPALLED at the way they treated the people who came in or were waiting. I am going to inform the doctor's office when I call just how rude they are (and they made some pretty disparaging remarks about HER, too)-- and suggest they not send people there anymore. If it weren't for the fact that EVERYONE (and I DO mean everyone) except my sister on BOTH sides of the family is/was diabetic, I wouldn't bother going through this-- I'd just say FORGET it.

Saturday, September 29, 2007


Went to a sukkot dinner last night with P. We had a wonderful time! The food was great (potluck), and then a service in the social hall, where we each got a chance to touch the Torah. Really nice!!!!

Also trying to decide if I should get a new car... need to get off my bum and get out and look at them. I know what I want (a Honda), but just not sure if I should spend the money right now.... well, we'll see.

Did finally get the money sent for the workshop, and there's another one I want to go to, as well.... there go three weekends before Thanksgiving!!!!! ACK! But, I think they'll be worth it. Terry is an amazing teacher.

We have suddenly been 'given' the Sunday papers, apparently. The last two weeks, they've been placed on our yard on Sundays.... last week, it ended up all over the yard, because whoever it belongs to didn't pick it up. So I had to clean it up. This week, there's another one. So I took it in and hey, got the coupons for free, at least. But, it's annoying, 'cause I don't want it, didn't ask for it, etc., and it made a HUGE mess in the yard!!!!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Home Woes!!

WHY does it seem that no-one who is in the business of home repairs actually wants to DO home repairs?! ::SIGH:: Need to get the roof fixed. Most won't even call you back, the one who did (well, actually, I called them AGAIN, and just happened to catch someone) was rude, and when they came out, they didn't say what needed to be repaired or what problems they found, just left a contract that said, "here's the cost." I don't even know if they INSPECTED it or not, or what they found, and they're not answering.

Have to try a couple more tomorrow-- NEEDS to be done by winter!!!

Meanwhile, Mom is getting her roof replaced, too-- she had three people out within a week, and one of them came on a SATURDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's so different down there! They have services and stores and restaurants out the wazoo! Meanwhile, we're supposed to be twice as big here, and you have to go 10 miles to get to anything (what there IS). :(

I AM pretty proud of myself, though-- I got a lot done around here yesterday!! Got four loads of laundry, the upstairs vacuumed, to the grocery and pharmacy, sheets changed, kitty litter boxes changed (BLECH! The ONE thing I HATE about having cats!!), trash out to the curb, and some meals fixed to be refrigerated/frozen for the week... not bad, I think! Gonna have to see if I can figure out how to upload pics of the furbabies someday soon!

Watched part of Ken Burns' "The War," last night, too-- caught parts of it walking in and out while doing stuff (and then fell asleep!), so I'm sure I missed a lot, but it was wonderful!!! I learned a LOT about the Pacific theatre I hadn't known, especially about Bataan and Midway... and, shall we say, MacArthur didn't exactly come off as a sterling leader! Who knew?! Some of the film was very hard to watch. :( But, of course, since it's supposed to be 14 hours, I don't think I'll get to watch most of it-- which is exactly why I NEVER started mini-series when they were big-- I knew I'd never get to see the rest of them!

Gotta get going and get out a headshot and resume for a workshop I'm (HOPEFULLY!) going to in a few weeks.... and get some stuff done for work! ACK! We are well and truly into the school year!! Hard to believe Fall is officially here (Especially when it's 90 degrees!!!).

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Lazy Sunday

There is so much I SHOULD be doing..... but right now Last Comic Standing is capturing my attention..... I just can't handle watching the news right now... it is so depressing, and everything I read and hear gets worse. I really hope JR wins... both of them (ALL of the last five) were really wonderful, but he makes me laugh like NO-ONE else has. Y'know, this is what I did during 9/11, while worrying about people who might have been there, and my kids.... turn to comedy of some sort... is that what they did during the Depression? I think so-- ANYTHING to try to forget things that you can't really do anything about. :(

I worry about Wolf and others who are over there fighting in Iraq.... we don't agree about ANYTHING, and he thinks there's a good reason for him to be there, but it just makes me so worried and so sad. I did find out about and am in the process of donating-- we need to ensure that as long as they're there, they have what they need to make them as safe and comfortable as they can be. That's about all I CAN do right now.