Thursday, March 23, 2006

This 'n' That

I've had to be out of the office unexpectedly several times this week. When someone who might fall under our agency's services is being referred for nursing care, I have to go out to see whether or not our services might offer a better alternative. There is a very limited window of time given by the regulations to accomplish this, and it was just an oddity that so many had to be completed in one single week. Either that, or the vernal equinox is at fault.

In any event, I now have a nice backlog of work waiting for me tomorrow, and several phone calls to return. Thankfully, the Mommanator went with me on these forays into the American healthcare system. Thank you, Nursie! There was one nice bonus today: I ended the day at a visit about 7 miles from home. I had a nice short drive at the end of the day, and I got home much earlier than usual.

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I'm so glad tomorrow is Friday. I desperately need my weekend break, and I'm taking Monday off. I have an early appointment on Monday, then the rest of the day is mine, all mine! Maybe I'll spend the afternoon in Cape May (I can hear the Pax Family Singers breaking out in song as I type (On the way to Cape May, I fell in love with you... )

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I'm mulling an idea for a post suggested by Pax. The idea has a sci-fi/Frankenstein element to it. Maybe early next week. We'll see if I'm up to developing it...

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When you have your health, you have everything...
That was one of my Mother-In-Law's favorite sayings. She was absolutely right. If you're poor, but healthy, you can work hard and improve your lot. If you're rich, but sickly, the money alone won't make you feel better. All of the money in the world can't cure some ailments. If you're poor and sick, you're in trouble!

If you feel well, you can get over most of the things life throws at you.

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I finished a book this week called The Queen of the Big Time, by Adriana Trigiani. It's a coming of age story about an Italian-American girl. The story begins when she is age 14, in 1924, and it follows the rest of her life. I enjoyed the book, though the end felt a bit rushed and a few of the elements introduced later in the story were a bit hackneyed.

I especially appreciated the descriptions of the hard-working immigrants and the life they built in a small Pennsylvania town. It was refreshing that the book never once mentioned the Mafia or organized crime.

12 comments:

Virginia Gal said...

What a refreshing perspective on one's health. I suppose I take it much to much for granted - which probably angers God.

I wonder though if good physcially health can make up for a poor mental one?

MissMagnoliaThunderpussy said...

Darling, I had a brief but memorable stint in Nursing Care, in training we where taught that a good pillow, held firmly over the face does wonders. ;)

Angel, I'd steer clear of the "Pax Family Singers", their most recent tours have not been popular, Pax has re-invented them and is sending them out as a Swiss bell ringing act.

Merci said...

Virginia Gal-
My personal opinion, good mental health is the most important thing of all. BUT if you have MH problems, becoming physically healthy is part of the healing process.

Miss Magnolia-
When it's my turn to go to the retirement community (nursing home), I'll make sure it's NOT in Canada!

Unfortunately, errr, fortunately, I invested with Pax in his singing family. They're really swell! Not to be missed! Here all night!

You'd think he'd at least give me a chorus to sing (or ring) for marketing them on my blog!

MissMagnoliaThunderpussy said...

Darling, are you kidding, they even make you pay for your own costumes and what costumes! Slightly soiled Dirndls from Whatshisname's "Drag Trunk", at 227.98 a pop! No dear, I'll offer my talents to the Vienna Boy's Choir!

Merci said...

The Vienna Boy's Choir doesn't know what their in for. I'll bet Pax will have a comment for us!

Merci said...

Oops. That should say, "The Vienna Boys Choir doesn't know what they're in for!

PaxRomano said...

Merci,
Maybe you read about that unfortunate incident that involved the Vienna Boys Choir and Our Miss Thunderpussy... I think it was back in 51 or 52. It was a horror from what I can recall; essentially, they found Mags and several of the choir members as well as the Vicar of the local church at a barn in Göttingen -- oh you must have read it, even Walter Winchell made mention of it!

So despite her snarky remarks about The Pax Family Singers, Magnolia knows how lucky she is that I gave her a chance to "strut and fret" again considering her sordid past!!

MissMagnoliaThunderpussy said...

If there's any justice in this world Pax, you'll end your days in a Burlesque house, swinging your weary old hooters over the orchestra pit!

PaxRomano said...

Better Burlesque (it's making a come back!) than the Saskatoon VFW calling numbers for the weekly bingo game! ;)

MissMagnoliaThunderpussy said...

Darling, it may be making a comeback but when they get a load of you in your tarnished (much like your reputation) pasties, you'll succeed in killing it off again.

PaxRomano said...

And remember, sweetheart, the balls are for calling numbers, NOT eating!

Merci said...

OK, road trip for the Pax Family Singers. Who's up for the tour? First, we'll headline at the VFW in Saskatoon (I guess the VFW is not unique to the US?), with a round of Bingo on the side. Then it's off to do the backup music at the local Burly-Que.

This should be a lengthy commitment. Travel by mule train and covered wagon into the wild Canadian Provinces can take weeks, I'm told. All Pax Family Singers should clear their calendars if they plan to participate.