Wednesday, November 22, 2017

I Really Hate Thanksgiving

This day has been Hell from the moment I woke up. And I think I have talked before about how much I hate this holiday and the food (except rolls and stuffing), and all the freaking gratitude. I'm grateful every other time of the year so on this holiday I'm taking a huge break to sleep in and sit on the couch and watch TV and cook my kids favorite meatballs for dinner then go to work on Friday because the hospital is the only place on the planet where people have to go back to work on Friday. This is probably not true, but I'm feeling really whiny right now as I'm surrounded by too much work - people gotta meet their deductibles!! - and my office is too hot and I've had two workman here to fix it but it's not helping and I can be too cold all day long but blazing hot is not an option I had to go home and change for God's sake to get my work done without getting nauseated that's a first. And propping my door open to let the heat out has somehow invited everyone in the lab to pop in and say hello and ask what I am doing for Thanksgiving and it is so hard to small talk anyway but when you are in a fowl mood (pun intended) it really sucks.

Ok I feel a little better. Now I can concentrate on my bug stains I've got a tray full of them. But first I've got to go prop the door open again it's getting hot. Again.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017


Majesty needs no
recognition only qui
et acknowledgement

Tuesday, November 7, 2017


I walk a tight rope
Eight legs searching for stronghold
Eight eyes seeking prey.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The Harvey Effect

I wrote it yesterday afternoon. You can read it over at MiM

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Board Meeting

Dr. Music: The Great Pumpkin has arrived.

Me, curtsying as I entered the ancient library: That would be Pumpkiness to you.

Chief: Let's start.

Dr. Music: I'm here now. On the board.

Me: Where is Dr. Woods?

Chief: AWOL. He's rotated off anyway. Let's start. Dr. Music is rotating on. He's the secretary/treasurer. You are the President.

Me: Me? You mean Presidentess? So he's my secretary for how long?

Dr. Music: Can I sit in your lap?

Cheif: Ha! Harvey!

Business leader: For a year. Now let's get started.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Friday, September 29, 2017

397,000 Points

Me: (answering phone to unknown local number tersely) Dr. Seng

"Um, my boss called you earlier, I work at the bank, I was trying to get him to tell you, he said you were upset,"

"Yeah, tell him I'm sorry I was being cold I just don't like to talk about a deposit box still linked to my name that isn't mine. I was divorced 10 years ago. I don't like being called Mrs. Schneider anymore, especially when I am in the middle of something. Did you get him to close it out?"

"Um no it's not about that. Did you know you have 397,000 points on your credit card?"

"No. I have no idea what that means. I get e-mails about some rewards thing but I've always deleted them."

"It's just that I've never seen anyone with that many points!  I had to tell you!  That's $4,000 in cash!"

"Are you sure you are talking about me, and not some old account?"

"Yes, it's you. If someone told me I had that many points I'd faint!! I mean you can get a vacation or a KitchenAid blender but I'd want the money. Want me to tell you how to get it?"

"Sure I'll get my computer. I only use my phone for bank transactions. I don't know the format."

LOL. I just found out I had 4K I didn't know I had. A few clicks later there is 4K in my checking account.

"Thank you so much for letting me know. I was waiting for a quarterly bonus to donate to Irma and Maria relief now I can do it this weekend. And this will help pay for a couple of upcoming trips."

"Your welcome!! Have a great weekend."

"Thanks again you too."

Gotta check casseroles for doc mom book club tonight. How much better can a day get with book club and 4K. I cannot imagine.

Happy Friday