Some weeks are busy and some not so much. This past week was supposed to be in the second group but quickly moved into the first. How does that happen? Throw a new car in the mix! Car decisions suck the life out of me!
Cars, cars, cars – I finished my car shopping and picked up a sparkly red Toyota RAV 4. The funny thing about cars is that you always expect the new car to have what your old car had plus new features.
I have features that are amazing (which I may or may not use) but my sun visor is so thick that I can’t clip on my remote garage door opener. Who would have thought to check that? There must be a logical solution. (There was….the beloved husband took a pliers and rebent the clip. Very down home solution and free!)
The instruction guides and owner’s manual are a whole lot bigger than my algebra textbook in high school and a lot more daunting!
Oh yes, blue tooth — For a long time I had no idea what “blue tooth” was. Still don’t. Sounds like a stupid name to call anything. I have it in my car and it means I can talk to my steering wheel and magic happens. I may have to try that out. There is a tutorial so I can “train” the car to recognize my voice. This is scary stuff! I wonder if it will order from Starbucks for me….
The week of family connections – If you read my last post, you know we had a death in the family. I also have a nephew recovering from major surgery.
His sister and I went to visit him. Family dynamics were at work. He is a man of few words. Never has been much of a talker. He said less than 100 words all afternoon.
His wife, sister and I rambled on for several hours. He laughed and smiled. Hopefully he was entertained. We had a good time! It was great to see him in good spirits with “return to work” plans.
Mini-medical school – One of our local hospitals runs a 5 week session on specific topics every year. I went last year (robotic surgery) and really enjoyed it. I wrote about it here.
The new session started this week and it was all about ARDS (acute respiratory distress syndrome). There was a huge plug for getting the flu shot because flu can cause significant long-term lung damage. They showed comparisons of X-rays (healthy versus not healthy) and MRI scans. I can almost read those things now. Sort of. The lungs are fascinating and we need to take care of them.
Next week is the heart. I am “pumped” to go! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. If it weren’t for disgusting body fluids and yucky sick people, I could have worked in the medical field. It offers such great problem-solving opportunities.
I am still not sure if there is sex in the supply room as you see in Grey’s Anatomy but I’m working on it.
Let’s boogie! – No week is complete without some fun. The beloved husband and I went to an oldies dance! It’s always fun. Last time we sat next to a group of dedicated partiers who came with coolers of stuff (bottles of liquor, pudding shots, shrimp, bologna and cheese, that sort of thing). We had pretzels. I want to join their group. For more on that experience click here.
Morgan? — No Morgan stories for this week but she was afraid you would forget her so she begged me to post this!
So how was this week for you?