Monday, January 15, 2007

A Day of Small Things

Today I kept busy with small things that I had been putting off. I know, I know. You're absolutely shocked to find out that I'm a procrastinator! LOL It's almost like my hobby, really. Anyway, I spent a lot of time at my desk today, grading some papers, making some phone calls, and receiving a phone call.

I don't like to make appointments. I don't know why. They aren't painful or embarrassing. I think some of it has to do with my southern accent; it just really catches people's attention here, and I'm just a teensy weensy bit self-conscious about it. Teensy weensy. I hope Wes doesn't read this! ;) I had an eye doctor's appointment back in December, but that was the day after a big wind storm and the power was out all over Vancouver. So I needed to reschedule since a month ago. I also have received two notices in the mail that it's time for my annual mammogram. Oh, joy! I guess that would fall into the painful and embarrassing category, so there's my excuse for not calling that one in a hurry. Well, today I decided I was going to get these things done, if I had to sit at my desk all day. Need I say that it took a very short time to make these appointments?

Another thing I had been putting off was getting a typo corrected on an insurance card. So I called there, and it took a little longer than the doctor's appointments. But the actual resolution of the problem was incredibly easy. I just told the guy the problem, he verified who I was, and fixed it. After that, my way was clear to register us for a supplemental insurance which will help pay for my diabetes testing supplies and medication - a tremendous help!

Middle of the day I received a phone call from a young friend in Texas needing some advice. I was glad to talk to her and try to help her. This young mother was a teenager 10 years ago when Wes became assistant pastor at our sending church; now she is a wife and mother of four little ones. She and her husband are doing a great job raising their kiddos! It was nice to talk to her today!

In the middle of waiting on hold and talking to my friend, I was clearing my desk and credenza. I procrastinate on that too. My desk was so messy that even Andrew noticed it, and that's saying something! LOL I had more on my list of things to do, but only a few more. They will still be there tomorrow, I'm sure.

It's supposed to snow again tonight, with sleet and freezing rain to top it off in the morning. I think tomorrow would be a good day to stay in! ;)

And thank you all for your comments on my rant. I didn't realize that many people even read my ramblings. I was just so heartsick about it last night - not so much offended as heartsick. It was nice to know that there are still a few of us out there who believe in guarding our hearts and eyes!


  1. Susan, Please don't let the brief pain of the mammo make you put it off. I know too many woman dealing with breast cancer. My closest friend is on 13 years and now has bone cancer that she is losing the fight to. I guess she is going to start her third try at chemo to find one that will work. Another friend had double mastectomy and is in chemo now.
    Another friend lost her fight. I know two friends that have been cured.
    If the mammo is too painful check if it is being done right. God Bless Joyce

  2. I had one of those "catch up on loose ends" days yesterday too. I meant to clean my house . . . but today I will do it :)!

  3. Joyce, thank you for being concerned that I definitely have that mammogram. It's scheduled for March!

    Julie, I had other intentions for yesterday too, in addition to those loose ends. I have another long list for today! We'll see how I do!

  4. It feels so good to take care of all those little things we put off. I am a MAJOR procrastinator. In fact, as I write this I am sitting in a room full of "stuff" I should be going through. : )


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