There's nothing like a complimentary review to make a girl perk up. Thank you so much, Ray! You made my day!
Other points of interest from yesterday... I had my annual boob squashing--otherwise known as a mammogram. In our area the new digital mammogram is available. The results go directly to a computer in less than a minute. Zoom! No more waiting around in those hokey gowns while they check the films.
I always find the entire process so weird. Fifteen women sitting around in icky pink gowns that don't quite close in the front, pretending that they don't know why everyone is there. Noooo conversation. Nooooo camaraderie. Yep, there's probably a couple of them who are there for follow-up tests and they're scared out of their gourds, but me--I'd probably be blabbing my head off, just because I was scared.
It reminds me of the time that the house hunk went for his second vasectomy (no, I'm not gonna explain that one). I was fourteen months pregnant with our fourth surprise! child and because my babysitter had the measles I had the three other children with me in the waiting room. It was a huge room with zillions of couches and fish tanks and there was one woman on each couch, and each one was very pointedly acting like they had noooo idea why everyone else was there. Hello! It was a vasectomy clinic! That's all that those folks did there.
Anyway, one woman finally rustled up the courage or foolhardiness to ask me why I'd waited until number four???
"Oh, we didn't. The last one didn't work."
In exactly three seconds, every woman in there was crowded around me wanting to know the real low down on the procedure.
One guy came out to collect his significant other, looked around at the babbling group of women and demanded rather testily, "Whatch'all doin'? Having a party?"
I have to admit that the gabbing made the time pass a lot faster. Well, that's about as exciting as it got. Maybe today, I'll actually get back to writing after my flu hiatus. It would be good if I finished that last little bit before next year. Yeah, it would.