Thursday, February 20, 2014

Closer and Closer

Taken February 2, 2013.
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  1. Morning all. Snow's almost melted so if there's any green moss out there, I'll be able to see it today. Downside is that seeing anything green makes me feel very, very hungry for spring.

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  2. It almost looks like an insect holding a drop of water.

    Mason had a discipline issue at preK yesterday… someone took his spot in line, and he shoved the kid into a door. :-( It's conference time. I wish I knew what the heck his problem was. He might have been carb-deprived, as he ate only part of an apple on the way in, but he gets like that when he's not. Too old for this.

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    1. Aw, poor little guy. Impulse control can be a hard thing to learn, especially when life is throwing you extra challenges and you are too little to understand them all. I hope he's able to settle himself down and master the use of his words in these contexts; he'll feel more confident and more relaxed, too, when he feels more in control of his own behavior.

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  3. So, someone from the hospital who seemed to be a secretary -- I don't know, she never identified her position, but she clearly wasn't a doctor and didn't seem to be a nurse/medical professional of any kind or sort -- called me yesterday to inform me that I flunked another mammogram and she wanted to schedule me for a followup. When I asked for the actual mammogram report, because I have already been through this routine up to the point of biopsy dx-ing two benign breast diseases and I want to know exactly what the report says before I freak out, she told me she couldn't send it me because HIPAA. Now if I had had a fish, such as a large wet mackerel, and if she had actually said this nutty bullshit to my face, it would have been a youtube-worthy moment. Her ridiculous lie was exposed, and the report is allegedly in the mail, because I almost lost my effin mind. Because of the benign breast diseases I have, I'm at a very slightly increased risk of breast cancer, but at significantly higher risk of being a target for profit-soak, and I just don't trust anything this facility is doing or saying, so at this point I am thinking the smart thing to do is to have my films transferred to a different facility/network and go see a specialist somewhere else.

    And I really need to think about something else until I can actually schedule new appts so if the thunderstorms don't knock out our power I am going to spend the day in the kitchen making delicious foods.

    Good day to you all, and may you pass all your tests on the first go.

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    1. Bummer on the bad report but I am so impressed with your making her do what you wanted. I'm always just give in to medical people -- maybe it's the result of having an uncle for my GP when I was growing up.

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    2. My crazy conflict-oriented mother never lost a fight in her entire life. Either she'd win flat out or else she'd wear the other side down until they gave in just to get rid of her, but she never lost, and for many of these fights, I had a ringside seat. I'm far more conflict-avoidant than I am conflict-oriented so I'd rather not get into it with folks at all, but if they start it, I'll finish it.

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  4. Here's hoping for good for Mason and Jen's crazy report!

    Love this picture. We have way too much snow on the ground to see anything but snow but it is melting.

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    1. Hope it melts soon but too soon so there won't be flooding. The ground disappeared 2 days after I took this picture and today is the first day since then that the moss is visible.

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