I once prayed for patience...and things got worse...so I prayed harder...and they got even worse...and then I realized....God was teaching me patience...so I quit praying for it and went on to something less painful. We spent the day in Alex City today...and I mean...spent the day. We had big plans...not gonna happen. We both were out of refills on our meds...so we had to see the doctor. I personally believe that the doctors, pharmacists and drug companies are in cahoots with each other. Soooo....I made us both an appointment. One was at 1:30...the other at 1:40. This is right after lunch...so I thought...great...we will be right in and out. We had some bank business to do....should have taken 20 minutes...took 40....we were going to look for a painting at Longleaf...that took 40 minutes too....we ate lunch...I of course tried to feed the girls...I had on a white top....we ate at Pizza Hut...when will I learn to eat Ranch Dressing when I am wearing white....NOT Catalina! We did not have enough time to see mom BEFORE the Dr.....so we planned to see her on the way out of town. We arrived at the Dr.'s office at 1:15...and by the time I filled out all the updated papers and paid the copay...they were calling us...the key word here is US...back to be weighed, blood pressure, etc...taken. I made Frank stand out in the hall. What I weigh is a touchy issue with me. He stood in the hall and laughed. 1:35 we were back in the cattle stall, also known as the main waiting room....where we sat...for an hour before being called back to sit in the room. Last time I went to the doctor....I sat in the waiting room 2 hours...and then the exam room another hour....before I walked out. This time was not as bad...we sat an hour....in both rooms. The doctor came in and examined us....again with the US. We paid two copays...but only used one room...that should have meant....discount! Nope...it didn't. Our doctor is from Korea I believe....he has no sense of humor...and Frank of course was in rare form today....spouting forth pitiful jokes...the poor doctor just looked confused. NOW for my pet peeve. I teach high school....I know you know that....IF....this doctor...had scheduled an appointment with me to talk about his child....he would have expected to meet with me at the appointed time.....RIGHT? So, is he telling me that my time is not as valuable as his? I had an appointment...but I did not see the doctor until 2 hours after appointed time. What do you think his reaction would have been if I had done that to him????????? ANYWAYS....because of the length of time used...we hurried through a couple of other errands and ran to see my mom...who greeted us in her jammies. She had never dressed for the day. This is a hard one for me...my mother NEVER left her bedroom as long as they lived with us in her jammies...and now she sits out on the sun porch with strangers...in jammies, no robe, and her black shoes...she is a sight to behold. Anyway...they made her dress....well they did not MAKE her...they can't...they urged her to dress....and then she came and ate at her dinner. She ate a bite of turnips...and she loves them, a bite of chicken and dumplings that looked positively delish, a bite of cornbread (her favorite bread), and a bite of peaches (she can take them or leave them.)....that was not even 25% of her meal. I would be starving again in an hour...she will not eat again until breakfast (her favorite meal). We left about 30 minutes later...stopped by Mary's, where we were supposed to go and swim...but now it is nearly 6....and headed home. Wasted day....hung pictures tonight...so the night was not a total wash. I hate days like this....don't you?
I am a woman who wears many hats and loves them all. I am a singer - I sing with the group Still Magnolias. I was part of the original First United Methodist Church Arbor Praise Team until we moved. After 24+ years of teaching English 11 and Spanish I - II at Benjamin Russell High School I decided to take a job closer to home. I now teach Spanish I & 2 at Randolph Co. High School and Wadley. I thought I was getting close to retirement and looking forward to it, but decided to move my cheese and try something different. I am a preacher's wife and a preacher myself. My husband Frank is the pastor at Rock Mills United Methodist Church and I am the pastor at Midway (Wedowee). It has made our conversations interesting, to say the least.