Wednesday, October 29, 2008
How's that for a title? My apologies to the three males who read this blog!
If you are hear for the give away, Click Here.
(Your also welcome to read this post!)
Yesterday I had my annual check up at the doctor, and can I tell you how awesome it is to be stationed at a remote duty station? It is awesome, because we get to see doctors who aren't at the Base clinic. Not that military doctors aren't fine clinicians. It's just that organization of those branch clinics can be a nightmare.
A nightmare I am SO VERY GLAD not to be participating in!
Who knew that a girl would be so thankful for a well-woman check up!.
Speaking of such personal issues. Some of you may know that I have a tattoo on the small of my back that has the Song of Solomon verse "I am my Beloveds, and he is mine" written in Hebrew script.
Well, there I am sitting on the table with that dreaded paper gown opened to the back. The Doc puts the stethoscope on my back, and I am taking in deep breaths while she listens to my heart.
Then she stops, but I can tell she is still looking at me. At my tattoo. Suddenly, in a rush of epiphany, I remember that this doctor is Jewish. (She was my doc when we lived here before.)
And she begins to read.
She's cool with it, and asks what the story is behind it, and I feel grateful about two things: That is she is not offended, and that the tattoo actually says what I wanted it to say.
How embarrassing it would have been to have her reading it and it say something really crazy...
Anyway, I love my doctor here. She is very personable, right down to reading your tattoo's in their original language.
I also got a flu shot. And today I don't feel so good; kind of achy, and a little off. Not lay-down-in-the-bed-and wish-the-world-would-swallow-you sick, but just enough to make being awake a little annoying. I have only had the flu shot one other time and this didn't happen. Is this normal?
I am going to take this feeling-kind-of-funky opportunity to skip my workout this afternoon and paint the rest of my entry way instead.
Since I have spent the majority of this post talking about very personal things let's switch gears and talk about the weather.
It's cold here.
I am not complaining as much as I am wondering what happened to the fall? I mean the low last night hit freezing. As I type there is a frost warning until tomorrow morning.
It seems that 18 months in the desert was just enough time to thin out my blood and turn me into a weather wimp.
The good news? I plan to pull Cookie the Heating Blanket out tonight and put him on my bed! I do believe that this is the first time I have had to use that blanket in October!
La Vida Dulce!