Thursday, March 20, 2014


1. My daughter is turning into an absolutely lovely young lady. Inside and out. Last night, she was wearing just lip gloss and the wind caught her hair while we were taking a walk...Wow. I'm pretty sure I'm not ready for this. On the upside, she was asked to the spring dance and told the young guy no - stuff like that is not her thing.
2. Not drinking caffeine will cause me to hit a wall right around 2 pm. This sucks for the late afternoon patients.
3. Seeing the birth of your first child universally is amazing. Yesterday's dad spoke no English and I didn't speak his language (my patient is bilingual) but I could easily understand the tears that streamed down his face as he cut the cord while beaming.
4. I can't do it all...need to temporarily hire a housecleaner. I'm spending 4 days a week with my mom and 3 days a week at home. Balls that used to be up in the air are being dropped. My house is a disaster (by my standards).
5. 4 am is NOT an appropriate time to be awake and typing blog posts.
6. I had to laugh at my vet on Tuesday, as he was delayed because of an emergency. As I was leaving, he was apologizing left and right. I pointed out that I completely understood...
7. And my chow-chow looks at me as if saying "Just TRY to get me to take that pill!" I think she's more stubborn than me.
8. I haven't drunk Diet Coke since my surgery. Have switched over to water and tea. A first step towards getting healthier. My daughter wants us to join a yoga class. Maybe THIS will be the exercise that can't injure me.


Anonymous said...

You can indeed injure yourself with yoga--especially shoulders (poses have you put your weight on your hands.)

Exercise in water in are highly recommended. If you swim, take it easy, but there are other water exercise programs (aerobics, etc.)

Anonymous said...

Don't be fooled by yoga. Admittedly I'm biased because, well, I absolutely HATE it. Many people have this image of sitting cross-logged with their hands on their knees humming "ommmmm" when, if done right, is actually quite strenuous, requiring a hell of a lot of core strength and flexibility. I'd rather run 5 miles than do yoga.

The benefits of yoga are fabulous, but to me the soreness and feeling like my face is going to explode (from having the head lowered so much for so long) wasn't worth it.

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Did the guy who asked your daughter want an Xbox?

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Also, I'd never let my daughter outside wearing "just lip gloss." Call me a prude, but I still believe shirts and pants are appropriate.

ER's Mom said...

Grrr, GRUMPY!!!!!!

No, no Xbox. And yes, clothing was invloved on her body. You are as bad as my DH.

Y'all are killing me about the yoga! UGH! But thanks for warning me.