Voting — We voted mid-morning. Our local precinct is staffed with centenarians. At least they look and work at a speed that I think someone would at 100. Small things (like a dropped pencil) are huge issues taking considerable time to resolve. Add to that a combative presidential election where people are coming out in droves, wearing their political view on their hats. Sigh. The one person who was young (relatively speaking) was running around solving problems; giving and taking computer card keys to the voters. It took us about a half hour which isn’t that bad (with some efficiency it would have been 10 minutes). It was good to see so many people voting. I just wish they’d get younger poll workers. (Yes, I would do it but they don’t have any “openings.”)
Doctors — In today’s world it seems that all doctors have specialties. Even when I go to my primary care physician he will transfer me to a specialist. Today I met with a new one. I was impressed. I was seen first by a “fellow” (someone serving a fellowship). He was so thorough and kind. The specialist looked young enough to be my granddaughter or at least in one of the medical shows. (Do all docs have sex in the supply rooms? No, I didn’t ask.) She also had a great manner. I have docs that I really like. The difference is that they listen, take time and care. They also had some of the best updated equipment I’ve ever seen including a rubbery specula that doesn’t hurt.
Attitude adjustment required — The busier I am, the crotchetier I get. It’s a busy week. My 86-year-old sister-in-law had shoulder replacement surgery yesterday. She’s coming home today (I know, holy cow!). Layer in a new doctor, voting and a slew of errands. I feel like a spinning top, just barely in control. Fortunately, the end is in sight. I’m looking for an easy landing by the end of the week.
Is it margarita time yet!