Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Good News and Bad News

Good News: After my hedge trimmer broke in the middle of the last hedge-trimming session (leaving my very large hedge rather scraggely and lopsided) I FINALLY (as in a month and a half later) purchased a new hedge trimmer.

Good News: The hedge trimmer works very well, and is even a little lighter than the old one.

Bad News: The hedge trimmer works so well that I now have to buy a new outdoor electric cord before I can finish trimming my large hedge. Sigh.

Saturday, October 06, 2007


I've mentioned that I run an after school program for the HIGH SCHOOL that I teach at.

Yesterday I got a call from the bus "depot" saying that one of the students taking the late bus home after the program was over didn't know where she lived. No, this is not a special ed student.

Don't they make kindergartners memorize their addresses? Oy, again.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Fun With Insomnia

The great Kidney Stone Crisis of 2007 is (almost) officially over. Although the incident did confirm that I am a medical freak - I put off going to the doctor until Monday, on the grounds that since I didn't have a fever, I didn't have an infection so just needed pain killers. When I saw the doc on Monday, she did give me some painkillers, and confirmed that I didn't have a fever (my temp was 98.4 for the record)...but found that I did have an infection as well. Sigh. I'm the only person I know who gets bacterial infections (strep, urinary tract, etc) and doesn't get a fever. Oh well.

Now, of course, we are back to our regularly scheduled bouts of insomnia. As an example: I took TWO Vicodan before bed last night. That was, to be precise, exactly 3 hours ago. Um, yes. And now? I'm wide awake after less than 3 hours of sleep. Is that normal? I think not.

I swear - is there anyone out there who is prone to colds and flu who would like to trade medical proclivities? I'll take some constant sniffles over only occasional but always frustrating weird medical ailments.