Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Wednesday Hodgepodge 5/11

1.  How many times in your life have you moved house? 

Oh, let's see.

There was the time I moved to U of I.
Then I moved back from U of I.
Then I got married and moved in with my husband.
Then we built a house and sorta viking moved into it.

2. What subject would you study if you had a year to devote to it?
I think this is like asking an alcoholic about her drink of choice, because there are so many things I would study.  I would love to spend a year in seminary.  I would love to go back to school and spend more time studying literature.  I think I would like to learn a little about film.  Actually, I'd love to take a class about film and literature.  And mythology.  OOh...I'd love another class on mythology.

3. What in this world breaks your heart?
Lately, the realization that there are so many hurting people who struggle to understand God and who he is through their grief.  I hurt for them.  Actually, sometimes I think I hurt with them.

4. What is one item that symbolizes the times in which we live? Why?
A new sports car:  We have a destination; we need to get there fast, and we need to do it in style.

5. Share a favorite bumper sticker or t-shirt slogan.
On a Breast Cancer Awareness Shirt:  SAVE SECOND BASE! 
It took me a second to figure out what the shirt was talking about--then I cracked up. 

6. How do you like your spaghetti? 
Without calories or carbs.  Is that an option?
Sadly, I LOVE spaghetti so it's difficult to limit my intake or cut it out completely.

7. What is one piece of advice you would give a recent, or soon to be recent, graduate?
If you can accomplish it, get rid of those "I have to do it NOW" feelings.  Take your time.  There is no rush to get through college.  There will be people who tell you to get your degree so you can get your life started, but I hope you realize that THIS IS life.  The here and now.  You aren't wasting anything.  And maybe you'll find a little enjoyment where you are.  And those people who told you to rush will be the same people who ask you when you're getting married, when you're having kids, when you're building a house or when you'll see some grandbabies.  Rarely do they give you the opportunity to savor where you are and what you have.

8. I can't seem to get enough sleep these days.  Anyone in this boat with me?  I've started taking a B vitamin complex because it's just getting ridiculous.

Oh, and does anyone have any idea how much of an advocate you should be for your own health situation?  With my old doctor and my new doctor, I feel like I make myself a pain when I ask questions.  But when I don't ask questions, blood work is lost, questions go unanswered and I have no idea what I'm supposed to be doing.  Thoughts?


Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

It took me a bit to get it too!!!

I'm exhausted all the time ~ maybe I should be looking into vitamin B.

As far as advocating for your own health - no one knows you as well as you do, and no one is going to fight for you as hard as you are. Don't ever apologize for fighting for you own health.

Joyce said...

I think we all have to be our own advocates now, even if your doc finds it annoying. I don't sleep well these days either. I blame hormones or maybe the lack of?

Zoanna said...

Okay, I tried to comment 2x already. No luck publishing. Third time's the charm.

"Save second base!" made me "bust" out laughing!

I agree w/ the advice for the grad except for one small thing. It's fine to take your time if you are not on your parents' dime like our kids are.
Their colleges charge the same full-time tuition whether they are taking the minimum 12 or the max 18 credits. We gave our kids a 4.5 year statute of limitations for getting thru, and thankfully they aren't lollygaggers:)

AS for the dr question, I have found that nurse practitioners listen better, longer, and are almost as knowledgable. They only have to "bump it up" to the dr when they're out of their league , in which case you probably need a specialist anyhow. So I would advise trying to find a CRNP even if you have to travel a ways for the visit.