Monday, October 11, 2010

Free Surgery

How often would you get surgery if it was free?  I got my eyes lasered last year and it comes with a lifetime guarantee.  That means that I can go in for a "touch-up" if my eyes change at all.  After one year, my astigmatism has return in my right eye.  That means that sometimes, when I am really tired, I feel like I need to strain to get perfect focus.  Should I go in for another eye surgery?  Will I need to go in every year to get my cornea resurfaced again and again?  How many times can I have surgery on my eyes before things start to go really wrong?  Or, should I just get a really cute pair of glasses that I only wear when I feel like it.  What do you think?

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Who Stole My Cats?

For the past six years I have thought that I owned two cats.  This week I have realized that they are actually dogs.  Amos has turned into a lap dog, that whines and complains unless he is sitting on my lap, sprawled over whatever book or project I am working on.  Annie is a watchdog.  She stands at attention with her front paws on the windowsill watching for any intruders into our backyard.  If she sees anything, she runs from window to window growling.  Did I say she runs?  I meant she lumbers.   Thump thump thump thump thump thump.  No stealth at all.  Where did my cats go?  Will they return the animals I used to know that slept on the bed all day, or moved from sunbeam to sunbeam chasing the endless nap?

Friday, October 1, 2010

Working Conditions

Of all the nerve.  The hospital calls me in and offers me double-time for an extra shift so I can't say no.  Then they actually expect me to work.  Unacceptable.  Don't they know that I am almost done with a really good book?  I must see how it ends but it is too busy for me to even crack it open.  My Kindle lies there on the counter calling to me every time I run by on my way to the next patient.  Please please please just give me a few minutes to reconnect with the characters and READ THE ENDING!!!