Monday, June 29, 2009

Church Home

I am pleased to say that I've found a church home at Good Shepherd. Not just a church. A church home. A place that I feel like I can go each week and take Tyler so he can learn about God and Christ. I tried out Christ the King and liked it but it didn't feel like a church home. I attended Life Point many times but the music and singing didn't capture my heart. I've been going to Bible Study at Church at Charlotte for quite a while and the only reason I have not considered it a place for my church home is because it's kind of far away located Caramel and Colony Roads. (But thank you Megan for introducing me to that church.)Seeing that there are several churches just within a few minutes of my house I figured that I'd try all of them out before expanding the geographic radius. Well, Good Shepherd is wonderful. I feel like it's a church that I can get involved in and Tyler can thrive. I am very happy about this. :-)

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Something's Gotta Give

Having an obsessive personality and dealing constructively with stress don't go well together. That's all.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Fifty five minutes later

I thought I found a way to circumvent the system of having to wait forever in the doctor's office. Tyler needed to go to the Pediatric Eye Doctor today. We went three months ago and we waited forever. Actually, we have to wait a long time every time we go. That day, I was not happy and I talked to the office manager. Dr. Daugherty said that he had an emergency. Okay, fine. So I made today's appointment for 8:20am thinking I was cleaver. I mean, how behind can a doctor be first thing in the morning? Just to be on the safe side, I brought snacks (a good way to buy time with Tyler) and my laptop so Tyler could watch Blues Clues. After we waited in the examination room for 20 minutes it occurred to me how quiet everything was. I thought to myself, "He's not even here yet, is he?" I asked the tech that question and she got a look on her face as if to say "Oh, crap, she's on to us." Nope, we wasn't in the office yet.

I requested that she send the Office Manager, Courtney, to our examination room. She walked in, smiled and said, "Hi. I remember you. Is he keeping you waiting again?" I gave her the same spiel I did last time, "I understand that things happen and doctors get detained but the way to rectify the situation is for Dr. D. to call the office and for the office to call me. That way, I can come in a bit later and not wait so long." (But that would make too much sense, wouldn't it?)She was empathetic and asked me if I've ever said anything to him about it. I said "No, by the time he finally walks in I'm so mad that I'm afraid I'll be rude to him." She said she's talked to him about his tardiness several times but he's her boss so she has to tread lightly. I can appreciate that. She said it would be a really good idea for me to talk to him.

Well, walk in he did and open my mouth I did not. I saw his face and just couldn't tell him how rude I felt he was being. He's such a good doctor and is so kind to me and Tyler. But you see, now I'm a part of the problem for not saying anything. I decided to write him a letter to let him know how inconvenienced I've been. I'll be polite about it but I just can't go on like this without saying something. We go to him like three times a year. I don't want to switch doctors because he has been seeing Tyler for two years. He's familiar with Tyler. Besides, it not like there is an abundance of pediatric eye doctors in the greater Charlotte area.

The excuse for today's tardiness....there was an emergency. Whatever. I am an empathetic person but is it too much to ask for a stinkin' phone call from a staff member? Our appointment was at 8:20am and he saw us at 9:15am! When people have an issue with being late what they are saying is that they don't respect other people's time.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Just Stab Me in the Heart Why Don't Ya

Rick is working OT today and me and Ty have been hanging out at home. I happen to walk past my front door, which has an etched window in it, and I saw my neighbor (directly across the street) sitting outside with her newborn baby. I think he was born two years ago. (Side note: she frequently sunbathes in the driveway or sits on a chair. The husband does it also. They've done this ever since we moved in. Indeed, it's an eccetric thing to do but it was harmless until today.)

Are you freaking kidding me? I have to see them outside all the time now? Stab me in the heart why don't ya? Why can't they hang out in their back yard like most people do? Does it need to be shoved in my face that she had a baby four or five weeks before my baby was supposed to be due?

I have done well at not blaming God or getting mad at him for what happened. But even Job became angry with God. Well, people, I got mad today. The line of a Depeche Mode song came to mind, "I don't want to start any blaspemous rumors but I think that God's got a sick sense of humor..." I also told God aloud, "I am really mad at you right now."

Do I truly think God's playing some sort of sick joke on me? No. Am I mad? Yes. But that, too, shall pass.

My Day Out

Rick took Tyler to school yesterday so I could drive down to Columbia. I went to see the Turner to Cezanne exhibit at the Columbia Museum of Art. The exhibit is a collection of 53 works of art that are normally on display at the National Museum of Wales that were collected by two wealthy sisters (now deceased). Can you imagine once owning three Monets, two Renoirs, a Van Gogh, a Cezanne, a Whistler and so on?

Downtown Columbia is darling and there was a small summer festival. We've been to Columbia before but not the epicenter. I enjoyed walking around the museum looking at the exhibit. On my way back to Charlotte I stopped at Big Lots, one of my favorite places, and then picked Tyler up from school. It was nice being at the museum by myself.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Window Treatments

I'm excited because I'm dropping off fabric at Lucia's today. She's going to make window treatments for my dining room. The fabric matches the dining room chairs that we had made. I'm so behind; we got the dining room set well over a year ago and I'm just getting around to the window treatments. We've lived in the house for almost 2 1/2 years and I still have a lot of decorating to do. You know what will happen, don't you? Just when I get it all decorated we will move! We think we want to move to Fort Mill but are not sure yet. Can't wait to post the pictures of the window treatments.