Friday, May 13, 2011
Of Doctors, Cars, and Tastycakes
"The time has come", the walrus said,
To talk of many things:
Of doctors, cars, and Tastycakes
Of cabbages and kings
And why the day was not so great
and whether pigs have wings."
I got the feeling today might go a bit askew when I was making the bed and a spider was on the bedspread. I am terrified of them. So you can only imagine me running around the house naked trying to find a way to quickly kill it without getting near it. That over, I went to my doctor for a check up. There I found out that I am pre-diabetic and I likely have some kind of rare genetic disorder that is turining my bones, ligaments, and tendons to mush. Don't know what the disorder may be, because we don't have a name to look up, and such is the state of genetic testing and insurance...blah bla blah. I left the office with a 30 page printout to read, and found out our car was dead again. We put in a call to son and daughter-in-law to rescue us. Daughter in law Melissa stopped in the middle of making jam and was there with jumper cables and our granddaughter in five minutes. Do we have a great daughter-in-law or what? Son arrived shortly thereafter, having missed all the fun. Word to the wise: not good to put your cell on vibrate. Back home, and after photographing me with my five pound diabetes printout, I finally decided it was time for some serious sugar. No irony here! How about it, is this a one cupcake day, or the whole box? I am actually fine because I am not diabetic YET, we have a wonderful family, and the car is back home waiting on our good mechanic. All things in perspective. And let's just totally forget that today was Friday The 13th.
"I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength."