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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of three. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and will have been married for 57 years this February.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


 I had one of those days... I had an appointment to the dentist for 2:20 this afternoon.  As I'm about to leave the house a friend of my husband arrives on the doorstep.  He wants to know where my husband is. He's also a very talkative man and I took the time to call my husband on my cell to find out where he was and let him talk with his friend on my cell. It only took a few minutes of my time so it didn't bother me. I had plenty of time.

I had to gas up the car as it was pretty empty,.... other people also uses my car.... So I make a detour to the Co-op where I usually fill up. Gasd is going up tonight so there are plenty of cars ahead of me. Then still I have plenty of time left so I keep on going on that road and made what I thought was a quick stop at the Value Village to pick up something that I've been needing to get .  It's not terribly busy so I think that I will be in and out of there. Wrong.... I took the shortest line up and when it gets to be my turn, the cashier starts to unroll the tape on the cash register by hand and she was looking for a transaction or something. She unrolled the tape completely and then starts to reroll it by hand as she looks some more. In the meantime I'm waiting as the other line is getting longer and I stay there because I know as soon as I leave she will be calling to help someone and I'll lose my spot, right?  Then she proceeds to change to a new tape...

Finally she excuse the delay and I go through.  By now I'm running a wee bit late and I left the dentist card with phone  number at home and I can't call to tell them that I'm on my way and running late.

I hit every red light on the way and traffic is a bit heavy going down the long hill to my destination. When I changed direction I managed to hit one green light.

I know I'm late but figure that I have some grace time as every time I'm at the dentist office I have to wait for them to take me in...  Apparently it doesn't work that way for them..  I apologize for being about 10 minutes late and she said that she had already called and left a message that she was rescheduling me.

I was furious and I said " Look, my time is as precious as anyone else's time. I'm not rescheduling and you can also cancel my other appointment for August and I walked out of there. I also told her that I had left the house in plenty of time and ........... it was not all my fault...

That burnt some calories I tell you. Getting furious will do it every time. Yeah....

Now to answer Patrice's neat questions of  Wednesday Words of Weight Loss:

1.)   How are you doing with your weight goals this summer?
       Terrific, I just lost one pound at the dentist office today.   My clothes fit me and I'm leaving it at that.

2.)   Has summer been relaxing or just as busy as ever?

       Just as busy as ever. No days off on the farm..... I work till dark.

3.)   How many times have you gone swimming this summer?


4.)   Have you been to any of your class reunions.
        I skipped graduation and went to work.  I've been to my husband's  High School reunions and had                
        a great time every time. So the answer is no... unfortunately.

5.)    If you could choose one of the following ways to spend the day, which would it be?
        -a picnic
        - a day on a boat
        -shopping at a mall
        -visiting an old friend.
        That's easy, I'd go visit and old friend and arrange a picnic on a boat.   I'm not much of a mall          

Thanks Patrice for the neat questions. It kind of took my mind off my frustrating dentist office encounter with the receptionist.

I hope that your day goes smoother than mine,  and that you stopped for a visit if you have the time. I'll wait for you for as long as it takes... and no rescheduling, guarantied.

I enjoy getting your comments. Now I'm off to feed my calves.