Thursday, January 22, 2009


Back in late September, Caleb went in to his GI specialist for a check-up. At the end of the appointment, the doctor told us to make an appointment for sometime in January. As we checked out, the receptionist put us down for today, Jan. 22, and handed me a card.

As I was cleaning out my purse a few weeks ago, I ran across that card - and another one for the same doctor from January a year ago. One was dated Jan. 22, 2008; the other, Jan. 23, 2008. I wasn't sure which card was the right one since they both had the same year, so I called the office to check. The receptionist told me it was for Thursday, Jan. 22 at 3:30 p.m. I marked it in my Day Timer and on iCal.

Today, Thursday, Jan. 22, 3:25 p.m. The receptionist didn't have Caleb down for an appointment. She asked which doctor, and when I told her she said this is his procedure day and he wasn't in the office. She checked their calendar and didn't find Caleb at all. The doctor is going to be working out of the Plano office for the next three weeks, so we won't be going back until Monday, Feb. 9 at 3:15 p.m.

Not only did I waste time driving to North Dallas and back for nothing, I wasted my gas and $1 for the parking garage for the 10 minutes we were there. Not that the drive was that far or $1 is much money. It's just the principle of the thing!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Daily Monkisms

I love Monk. He's funny and smart and quirky. While I'm not obsessive compulsive like he is, there are things that have to be done a certain way. I've listed some of my Monkisms before - I just can't find that post to link to.

I've noticed a few other things I do here and there that would make Monk proud. Last Wednesday when the boys and I were finishing up lunch at Wendy's and I dumped our trash into the garbage can, I straightened all the empty trays sitting on top. I'm pretty sure I've done that before. Today (and other days) after I loaded all my groceries into my van, I wheeled the buggy to the "cart corral" and shoved all of them together. It just makes it easier for other people to fit their buggies in, as well as helping the person who gathers up all the buggies to return them to the store.

I wonder what I'll do tomorrow.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Goals? What Goals?

I haven't thought much about goals for this year. I'm sure I can come up with some, but I've been busy doing other things. Off the top of my head, here's what I'm thinking...

1. Lose 10 pounds by June. Yes, I know this is not as lofty as last year's goal - which I failed miserably at, by the way. I'm working on it, but it's really hard when you love food as much as I do. I wish I didn't like it so much; then it would be much easier.

2. Promote to Senior Consultant (Pampered Chef) by May. Not much came in this area last year, either, but I quit trying after a few months. I had a few leads, but they all fizzled. I'm going to work harder at it this time around because the company is restructuring the team-building portion to make it easier and more beneficial. We'll see.

3. Finish writing my children's book by September. I had a really good start on it, but once I hit a rough spot, I put it aside for a while. Then I forgot to get it back out again. The format I've chosen is harder (rhyming), but it would lose a lot if I changed it.

That's good for now. Nothing too lofty and not so many things that I lose track of everything.