Wednesday, February 18, 2009

When I need a good laugh, I only need to call my doctor's office?

Ande's company recently had a change in it's health insurance, which requires both of us to get a physical to see if we qualify for the "healthy living" rate. The initial cost isn't any less, but the co-pays and such are quite a bit less if you qualify, so it's not a bad thing.

I called the doctor's office to set up our appointments, and tell the woman on the phone what we need. She got my appointment all set (including my "yearly" exam, oh JOY) and then we started discussing Ande's appointment. At first, I said, "He only needs the healthy living paperwork filled out." Then I said, "Well, I guess it's been a long time since he's had a full physical, so he probably should just go ahead and get one." The woman on the phone then said, "So, he'd like all of the "man" checks done?"

I burst out laughing and replied, "Well, I don't think he'd LIKE them, but it's probably a good idea for him to have them anyway."

Fortunately, the woman had a sense of humor and laughed as well. She said, "Well, I never thought about what I was saying - guess I might want to rephrase that, huh?" We both had a good chuckle out of that.

Good times, good times.

Now if I can just figure out how to lose 50lbs in the next 8 days I'll be all set. It may involve removing one of my legs.

I'm just sayin'.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Thank you

As you know, last week I went to visit a friend whose daughter passed away. I was feeling nervous because I haven't seen this friend in several years, and seeing someone on the occasion of his child's death isn't exactly the kind of reunion anyone looks forward to.

I was able to spend just over an hour at the funeral home visiting with my friend, his wife, and got the opportunity to talk to a woman who also works for the same company I used to work for. Although the circumstances were so sad, I am really glad I went.

Thank you all for your prayers for my friend, his family, and friends. Todd and Michelle both seemed to be doing as well as could be expected, but I'm sure would appreciate your continued prayers as they begin the healing process.