Monday, November 20, 2006

Doctor's Offices

I've had quite a bit of experience with doctor's offices, nurses, doctors, hospitals, clinics, specialists, etc. over the past few years, and I must say it is a very rare thing to find someone who works at these places who is nice. I don't expect nurses or receptionists to gush and make a big deal when a patient presents themself, but I do expect them to at least be nice. I don't think it's much to ask. I know offices can get really busy, but that's the nature of that world. People who aren't feeling well generally tend to visit these places, and the last thing they need is to be snapped at for asking a question. Not nice.

I have one major complaint about the clinic I go to. In the summer I had a migraine that lasted 5 days. I've never had one before, and this one was pretty intense. I don't know if they get much worse pain-wise. Anyway, because I'd never had one, I went to see my doctor, who I think is great. No complaints about him at all. He prescribed some medication and said it should start to work pretty quickly. Well, it didn't. I had to go and see him the next day because I was no better. At that point, he decided I should go for a CT scan, just because this was something new, and it was pretty bad. He told me that I was on a short list because of the migraine, and I could receive a call to go for the scan anytime. Meaning, that day, middle of the night, or whatever. Anyway, I got over the headache, and after a few weeks, hadn't heard anything about the scan, so I called St. B. to find out how long I should expect to wait. I was told 16-18 weeks. So, I didn't call again. Last week I started wondering about it since I hadn't heard anything yet, so I called St. B. again, and they said they had an appointment for me on September 22nd, and I didn't show up. I hadn't even been notified of the appointment, so that's why I was a no-show. The woman at St. B. was actually nice, and said that they had faxed my doctor's office on August 29th with my appointment time, and it was up to them to let me know when to go. I didn't receive a phone call, a letter, or anything. Plus, I've been to the doctor I don't know how many times over the last couple of months, and nothing was mentioned about it.

Anyway, I managed to get squeezed in this coming Friday, thankfully.

I'm not worried at all. I might be a little concerned if I had more migraines and headaches, but I've been feeling fine, so I really don't think they're going to find anything at all. I'm only going as a precaution. I don't know how long it takes for the doctor to get the report, but I'll have to call them to let them know that I'm going for the appointment, and I'll have to stay on top of them to make sure they let me know when the results are sent. I only hope for their sake that they're nice when I call.

That's my rant for the week.

I'm just getting home from work, so I need to go and unwind somehow. Maybe I'll just go right to bed.

Bye for now.

Friday, November 17, 2006


Today was the very first ever Parent-Teacher interview for Jake. I met with his teacher, and found out what he's been up to at school. All in all, a good review. There are a few things we need to work on at home with him, but nothing major at all. Apparently he's very serious. He and Breanne are attached at the hip. They're very chummy. He loves playing with cars and trucks, and at the sand table. He's very outgoing with his peers, but when he has one on one time with the teacher, he clams up. One of the comments on his report was "very quiet". That was in reference to him telling stories. He is very much like that, but they're working on it.

I'm going to be volunteering in his class next Wednesday, and I can't wait for that. I know Jake will be thrilled, and those little kids are just soooooooo damn cute!!! When I was younger, I always wanted to be a kindergarten teacher, and now I know why. They are just priceless. The teacher is quite anxious for me to be there too, but the only thing that scares me is that we're going to be doing crafts. I can't do crafts. I suck at crafts. Poor kids will go home with their projects and their parents won't even know what it is.

I also found out how to get in touch with my nursery and kindergarten teacher, Erika. She used to be the vice principal at Jake's school until about 2 years ago. I told Jake's teacher that I would love to contact her somehow, and told me what school she is now working at. She also encouraged me to call her, so I think I will. She was my favourite. I think part of the reason I wanted to be a kindergarten teacher was because of her. Is it too late? Have I missed the boat? I guess so. I couldn't possibly go through 4 years of university at this stage. Yikes.

Anyway, it was very cute to talk to his teacher about him today. They learned about opposites the other day, and he told me this last night. I drilled him on a few, and he's got it. So cute. I also learned that Breanne's favourite colours are pink and purple.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Quiz Time Compliments of Kenny

1) What is your favorite band and why? Tragically Hip because they're cool and they're Canadian. They're cool because they're Canadian.
2) What is your least favorite chore around the house and why? I have two. i) cleaning the bathroom because it's sick; ii) garbage duty, also because it's sick
3) What is your ideal holiday? I've always wanted to go on a cruise to someplace hot, but for something short term, Toronto
4) What is the most annoying thing someone can do? Make the same noise over and over and over and over
5) What is the best thing a person can do? Make others feel comfortable around them
6) Who is the hottest celebrity? John Stamos, John Bon Jovi, Ryan Reynolds
7) Who isn't a hot celebrity and should go away? Jessica Biel
8) What is your dream job? Stay at home mom
9) What was your worst job ever and why? Telemarketing. No need to explain.
10) If there was one body part you could change what would it be? Weight is not one of them. My nose.
11) Where would you live if you had to move(out of where you currently live)? Vancouver
12) Have you ever been in a fight? Not a fist fight
13) Have you ever been fired from a job? Not that I can remember
14) Have you ever quit a job and told off your boss? I've never burned a bridge
15) What is your biggest regret? Losing touch with old friends
16) What do you wish more people could do? Put hard feelings aside and get along
17) What could you do better? Seriously?
18) If you could be someone for one day who would it be and why? I don't know of a specific person, but some superstar so I could know what it would be like to have worries such as what to spend money on, what to wear, and actually having choices
19) Do you consider yourself to be non-judgemental? I think I'm becoming more non-judgmental as I'm getting older, but I still need to work on that
20) What is something that you need to work on to become a better person? Reference previous question. In addition to that, less sensitive

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Whoa...thanks for letting me post only one picture.

I have more, but I'm not able to put them up here. I shall keep trying.

Anyway, here are the kids on Halloween. Their costumes were both GREAT.


We were infomred at dinner tonight that the new month is Nomemory. Jake has been learning the months and days at nursery school, and shared what he learned about the new month. He knows that Emma's birthday is in December, so he's definitely understanding it. Not that I didn't think he would, but it's cute to hear him enlighten us with his knowledge.

Nomemory brings another grouping of birthdays. Today is Kenny's (HAPPY BIRTHDAY KENNY!!!!!!!), next Wednesday is Sharon, then Grandma and Denise round out the month with theirs.

I am taking Kenny to the Moose game tomorrow night, which is part of his birthday present. He opened gifts today, and then I'm taking him out tomorrow. He's never been to the MTS Centre, so he's looking forward to seeing it for the first time. I've never been to a Moose game, so that's a first for me. I'm really excited for our night out. It should be fun.

Hopefully by tomorrow I'm feeling a little more rested than I've felt these last few days. I'm now working 10 hour shifts 4 days a week. They end at midnight, so it really makes for an extremely long day. My days off are Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, and this week also Saturday, so I'll have a nice little stretch before I start back to work on Sunday. It really sucks having to work Saturdays and Sundays since those are the days my family is at home. I miss them alot. I miss putting Jake to bed at night, I miss going shopping withKelsey, and I miss my evenings with Kenny. But, I've been trying to make the most of my days off. They seem to be very full with lots and lots of things to do. I love being busy, but sometimes too busy isn't a good thing. I tend to plan everything for my first day off, which is a big mistake because I end up having so much to do in one day. Oh well. I'm sure if I didn't work at all (my dream), every day would be that busy. I'm sure one day when I'm old, I'll be wishing for these days back.

I'm going to try and post pictures again. Blogger hasn't been cooperating with me lately. I'll see what I can do.

Take care everyone, and I will talk to you or see you soon...