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Does 8:00 AM Mean 8:45 AM?

I have faults – lots of them!!  But, when it comes to being on time, especially for an  appointment/work, then I think it should be a given that both parties will be on time!!!

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This week has been one full of waiting on others and the sad thing is I don’t think any of the  late parties even cared that they were late.

Tuesday morning I had an 8:00 time set up for a company to come to the venue and service the furnaces (all 4 of them!).    Someone from the company finally showed up at 8:45.

Screen Shot 2014-11-20 at 8.20.27 PM45 minutes late!!!!

When I asked him if I was going to get the first hour free he acted like that would be ridiculous.  On top of being late he didn’t even know what he was there for – Screen Shot 2014-11-20 at 8.19.02 PM

Needless to say, I wasn’t super happy!!!

Wednesday morning I had a root canal at 9:45.  I got there early to do any paperwork and then waited and waited and waited.  At 10:15 they called me back.Screen Shot 2014-11-20 at 8.24.17 PM

Not to worry though – I think he tried to make up the time by not fully numbing me since I felt everything going on the last 20-30 minutes.  I told him it was a good thing I was a runner!!!  (I do understand that it is easy to get behind in the health profession.)

Thursday morning I had an electrician scheduled to come at 10:45 am to go through the apartment that we cleaned last weekend and that I’ve been working on all week.  (We just used this guy about 3 weeks ago – he was 15 minutes late then.)

I called at 11:00 to see if he was still coming – left a voicemail.  At 11:15 I saw his truck pull into the parking lot but he didn’t get out.  I went out and got in my truck – he was eating.  He called me and said “sorry I missed your call – I was running late.  I’m here now.”  I told him that I knew because I saw him sitting eating (35 minutes late by this point) and that I was leaving.  I said that he had been late 2x with no phone call or anything and that I didn’t have time for that type of business

He emailed me later – his version of apologizing I guess – and said he didn’t think that 15-20 minutes really made that much difference.

1.  He was over 30 minutes late.
2.  IT MATTERS!!!!  My time is important, too!!!

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In addition to all  of this wasted time this week, we have also had issues with referrals from our primary care Drs office which resulted in wasted time.

I have been waiting on a couple of referrals for about 3 weeks now for my leg.  Tuesday afternoon I got a call from an office to get my information before my appoint Wednesday morning (during the time of my root canal of course!!!).

What appointment?!  So I had to reschedule for a whole week later since no one called me!!!

Chris went to the DR  a couple of weeks ago to have a spot checked out – that required a referral to the dermatologist.  He got a voicemail last week saying – “Your appointment is November 19 at 3:30.”

He went to the appointment Wednesday( November 19).  They had no idea why he was there because his real appointment is December 19.  He listened to the voicemail again – yep she said November.

This referral system is all from our primary care DR.  I called and left a message for the “referral” person to call me – still haven’t heard back.

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Do you feel like people just don’t care about being on-time or treating your time like it’s valuable?!

Happy Friday!!!



Sometimes You Just Have to Admit Defeat

A couple weeks ago I mentioned that my leg wasn’t quite right.

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I thought that a day or two of rest would be enough.

It wasn’t!!!

I took a really easy week in the hopes that would be the end of the issue.

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Now, it has been over a couple weeks since I’ve been able to run and several weeks since my leg felt OK.

Every day it seems to get a bit worse instead of better.

Tomorrow I will go to the DR – Screen Shot 2014-10-28 at 11.48.53 PMand see what she has to say.  Hopefully it is nothing major and I can start running and doing the other things I enjoy really soon!!

Do you go to the DR at the first sign of a problem or put it off as long as  possible?

Happy Wednesday!


Progress and Pictures

I did another arm move for today’s 43.  I held 5 pound dumbbells and did a karate style punch.

start -side view
start -side view

I usually like to get in plie position to do these punches but right now that is not really an option so I just tucked my hips and put a slight bend in my knees.

right punch
right punch


side view
side view

For the move – I just alternated punches in a nice steady manner.  A right punch and left punch made 1 rep.

left punch
left punch


side view (left)
side view (left)

Another fairly simple 43 but I’m trying to let myself off the hook – I still want to meet my goal for the year by completing a 43 every day and if it means a few easier moves then I guess that is how it has to be.

Yesterday afternoon I had a follow up appointment with my DR.  She unwrapped the many layers on my legs and said everything looked good.  My legs look worse now than before surgery – bruised, swollen, bulgey and overall, a mess.Surgery LegI took a couple of pictures while my legs were unwrapped but decided not to post them (just the one above) because I don’t want to gross anyone out with the dried blood and stuff.  You can see some of the marks that the DR made the morning of surgery though.

This morning I finally got to take a shower!!!  Such a small thing but it goes a long way to helping me feel human again!!!  Before Chris rewrapped my legs, I took a couple of pictures:

left lower leg
left lower leg

You can see some of the little cuts (all over my legs) and the swelling around my ankle and calf.  All of the purple spider veins will be treated in a couple of months (after this stuff heals).

left leg - knee area
left leg – knee area

You can see a little of the bruising behind my knee here (and again you can see the swelling in my legs).

freshly wrapped and propped up
freshly wrapped and propped

I’m still spending more time sitting around (with my legs elevated) then anything else.  I thought I would at least be able to do more walking by today.  Yesterday the DR said probably another week – WHAT?!!  I’m thinking maybe Monday or Tuesday at the latest!!!

What do you do when you have to spend time just sitting around?  Do you get totally stir crazy?

Happy Saturday!!


Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho, It’s Off to the Doc I Go!

For my 43 today, I had Jordan take a couple of pictures yesterday since I knew it would be an early morning!  (However, I’m a complete dodo and set my alarm for 5:00 PM instead of AM – good thing I still woke up at 5:08!!!)

Anyway, the 43 would have been easy – a dead lift holding 15 pound dumbbells – but I decided to add an extra challenge:


Yep – I stood on the BOSU!!!

start (try to not slump those shoulders!!!)
start (try to not slump those shoulders!!!)

Standing still wasn’t too hard – the difficulty came when I started moving!!

I really do have my shoulders back - they just look schlumpy!
I really do have my shoulders back – they just look schlumpy!

I love the extra benefit of using the BOSU for this move!  (I can’t believe that this is the first time I’ve ever used it for dead lifts!!!)

stick that butt back
stick that butt back

Dead lifts are one of my favorite moves – I think because they are so great for my hamstrings and butt!!!

After the balancing act I moved on to the rest of my work-out.  Les Mills Combat – Combat 60 Ultimate Fighter!!!  Perfect way to start a Monday!!!  Other than my 11 wall-sits at 1 minute each, that is the extent of working out today.  Super big plans for tomorrow’s work-out!!!  One I’m really looking forward to!!!

Today is my yearly physical/well-check – WooHoo – Good Times for Sure!!!!  Actually, I’m sort-of glad because this getting older is really not working out like I thought!  I’m pretty sure my DR will be happy when I leave today cause I have quite a list of stuff to ask her about!!!  Sadly, I’m sure I will be wearing one of these lovely items:Screen shot 2013-02-11 at 7.51.41 AM


Can hardly wait for that – I hope I can leave my socks on so I don’t freeze. (Fashion is over-rated sometimes!!)

I’m sure that even with my list (just petty little things, really!) I will walk away and not see her again until next year!  (Rare for me to go to the DR other than for my physical – except when I crack my hip!!!)

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Happy Monday!!!  (hopefully y’all have as much fun this morning as I know I will!)