5. Our vegetable garden
Our vegetable garden is growing quite well. We have not had any critters in our garden so that has been good. I am looking forward to enjoying the fresh vegetables.
6. The Mailbox
Isn't it an exciting vision when your mailbox has all these letter/magazines/parcels inside them. I have to give a thank you to my sister Pam for this excitement. She has signed me up for many freebies. Today I got dish washer soap and deodorant in the mail as a trail. Very exciting. Thanks Pam!
7. The romance of raindrops
Does anyone else find rain romantic? I love it when it rains. I love hearing the rain on the window and on the roof. It is a relaxing feeling when you can close your eyes and listen to the rain. I have always felt this way about rain. I look forward to raining days with Ryan. We had a rainy day a couple of weekends ago where we watched movies and just had a quite day. Rain and peace seem to work well together.
8. Doctor Visits as a RN
So today I had to go see a Gastrointestinal (GI) MD regarding my stomach/intestines. As most of you know, I have had many years of nausea and vomiting occurring in the middle of the night. Lately, I have had cramping in my lower abdomen associated with my colon. When I was sick last month, the PA that I saw thought that I needed to see a GI doc. Now, as a RN seeing a physician that I work with at the hospital it is hard not to form my own diagnosis and skew the story to reach my diagnosis. Ryan told me to just tell him the facts and not make it sound like a diagnosis. So that is what I did, and my MD says it sounds like I have gastric reflux, which was one of my diagnosis', and a colon that spasms. I left his office today with 2 prescriptions, 1 blood work request, 1 ultrasound request, 1 x-ray request , and I save the best for last, 2 requests for scopes- gastro and colon! So, it looks like July is going to be a fun month for me. But, it is interesting how as an RN the MD looks at you for no bologna. They want you to give them just the facts. They expect that of you. It is also interesting that he sees you as someone special, making arrangements for testing to be done on the same day, which he doesn't normally do, but since you are an RN that looks after his patients, he will do this for you. Cool.
9. Car appointments
Our Saturn is reaching 100, 000 kms. Which means our warranty is almost up. So, at the last oil change I asked them to do a head to toe of the car to make sure things were doing OK. Well, the items that were under warranty were all fine but there was about 700 dollars worth of maintenance work that needed to be done. I opted for half of the items on the one day and will tackle the brakes another day. It is interesting to see how a car reacts to some TLC. After getting the transmission flushed I could feel the Saturn running more smoothly. I sure hope we have lots more of smooth rides left in her.
Anyways, that was just some general thought flying through this brain of mine. Sometimes, I just want to write them down and see where it takes me.