Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Busy Bee

Today was a busy day.  I had to go get the blood work done that I was supposed to get done before my annual wellness visit.  I had to be on fasting so I wanted to go as early as humanly possible even though I am hardly an early bird by nature.
I got there in a timely manner and went right in to provide my three vials of blood.  It took a couple pricks, but I managed to not faint.

I was a bit distressed that when I went into the bathroom the sink was covered with plastic and the toilet tank was wrapped in caution tape.  This is exactly the condition it was in from last year.  I decided I would definitely look for an alternative lab next year.

I rushed home to get my coffee started, noting as I left that the waiting room was now standing room only.

I signed up for a class at a local quilt shop.  I signed up a few days ago and the shop owner said, "Oh, I went to high school with an Olga. Olga XXXX."  Today she told me that the next day she had a friend request from Olga XXXX, now in
California, on Facebook--had not heard from her since high school,which had to have been at least thirty years ago.  I said I was glad I could facilitate the reconnection!

We made these wallets--



Every one's was different of course.  It took almost three hours to complete, but we had to share cutting space and  one iron.   The picture is not so clear, but one side has credit card slots and the other side has a pocket for bills and a zippered compartment for change.

After that class, I rushed to the book discussion group I joined.  We are discussing a collection of essays on aging and spirituality.  It is a lively and engaging group.

I still need to fit in a little yoga time and maybe some writing time as well, but right now I think I maybe better concentrate on getting something to eat.

18 comments:

  1. Well it is good that you didn't feint. Hope all checks out well.

    The wallet looks very nice. Its good to keep busy.

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  2. Gracious, you are busy. That's wonderful. Never thought about healthcare when you live in two places. I can barely keep up with one healthcare team, let alone two. I've been missing my blogging friends so I started blogging again. lrth42blogspot.com, 'Two Fixer-Uppers-Uppers'

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  3. It's good that you keep busy, doing interesting things. I like your wallet.

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  4. I felt just as busy as you sounded, but I didn't accomplish nearly as much :-/

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  5. I know one Olga (other than you). She's a very good table tennis player.

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  6. My life was busy this past month with a mammogram, fasting blood draw and of course, that lovely colonoscopy I wrote about. Did you know any of the people in your book club before you joined?

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    1. I do several of the book club members, and I am meeting some new people too.

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  7. Was it a book of essays and if so would you provide the title? (If you thought they were good.) You are already involved in community - that's great. I like the red wallet! I like red purses because I am less likely to leave them behind!)

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    1. The book is Landscapes of Aging and Spirituality, edited by Kathleen Montgomery. It is published by Unitarian-Universalist association so there is that slant to it. The group, for a heavily weighted to retired, educated, fairly well off white folks, does have some diverse perceptions on each essay though.

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  8. Good for you. Sounds like you are really having fun. Quilting would be really interesting. I'm just afraid to start another hobby! Someone needs to open a recycle your hobby shop so when you retire one hobby your could exchange the tools and materials for the ones you need for the new hobby!

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  9. Good for you. Sounds like you are really having fun. Quilting would be really interesting. I'm just afraid to start another hobby! Someone needs to open a recycle your hobby shop so when you retire one hobby your could exchange the tools and materials for the ones you need for the new hobby!

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  10. Well that is one way to never have to clean a toilet.
    You sure had a busy day and I really like that wallet and the color would make it easy to find.
    I found joining clubs are a great way to make friends of a similar interest when you are new to an area.

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  11. I've heard that when people retire, they often wonder how they managed to get everything done when they were working. You're definitely keeping yourself very busy.

    Love the wallet, it's very pretty and one of a kind.

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  12. busy day! Sorry about the lab bath issues.

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  13. Whew, hard to keep up with you, but definitely the answer if you find yourself on your own. I'm taking some tips, although I crave some female company myself at the moment, sure I will find some in this small town if I look hard enough.....

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  14. Sorry to be late! What a cute wallet and I really love your choice in fabric and color. Good luck at the physical.

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