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

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Mothers in Medicine: THE BOOK

It's finally announced on social media! I'm part of this book I'm so excited. Coming out in the Fall or Spring. I organized one chapter and wrote a third of it (had to delegate the other parts to experienced authors). No money to be made but lots of wisdom on medicine and mothering from fantastic women on the blog - many of whom I have met or at least developed e-mail relationships with over the years. Here's a link for more info:

Mothers in Medicine Book

Man I'm getting rusty I almost forgot how to set up a link lol.

Happy Tuesday - Elizabeth

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Checking In

I'm traveling three weekends in a row, starting tomorrow at 8am. And while I'm horribly disillusioned about the conference I am going to tomorrow, I am excited to meet a small cohort of women physicians in Stylish AF for drinks Friday afternoon. Also, Gay Purcell told me about the Omaha Zoo which is supposed to be amazing - so me and my best friend Trishie from residency are going to spend Friday there before the conference starts. I managed to read 5 books on my LA trip (two were short) so I'm being ambitious - packing four. And I'm proud to say I spent not one dime on new PJ's for the pajama party or cocktail dress on Saturday night - I pilloried my own closet.

How many people out there can say they have their own Troubadour? Not many I'll bet. Do you also have the certainty that this lifetime is not unique, I mean, that what you are experiencing now happens in every lifetime? For centuries past and present and future? It's a comforting thought, especially in these chaotic times. Because Houston, LA, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Florida, US and B V.I. - it's so scary it's apocalyptic - Harvey. Irma. Not to mention the White House. Last gasp of the old white privileged mansplaining male I'm praying. My daughter was asking tonight how I get my news and how I am so caught up (Mom, I notice at dinner you know what you are talking about). Loved helping her get apps for Slate, NYtimes, Atlantic, and HuffPo. She's 15 years ahead of me at her age. Navigating public school/high school/ life with aplomb.

Sending love and health and happiness and prayers to the Universe. I'm in a really good mood:). But also lots of money to Houston and plans for Florida and PR. Because tithing. You've got to put out more than you can ever expect to receive.