Monday, January 05, 2009
One of "those" days
Did you ever have one of "those" days when you realize by the afternoon you probably shouldn't have gotten out of bed?
The Buick finally gave up the transmission ghost and we dropped it off to be checked (I drove behind my hubby on the highway with emergency lights blinking since he could only drive in 1st gear). Later we received the news we expected, a $1,500+ estimate. We told them to go ahead and fix it... sigh. We knew it was coming.
Then on the way home, we stopped by the health clinic to pick up insulin that was suppose to help me get through to when my three month supply came in. I had opened my last pen yesterday. I should have realized the lady who is usually so nice was in a bad mood. She admitted to having a cold and flu (which I've also had so I know the symptoms).
She was convinced I had already picked up the insulin and sent me home without any and told me to contact the clinic's pharmacy over the phone to try to obtain a few samples until my regular supply comes in the middle of January. Sigh...
I did call but I did not hear from them today. It wasn't until this evening that I realized what the problem was... she had forgotten I'd stopped by a few weeks ago to give her the new prescription to send in and at the time we BOTH realized my doctor had not ordered enough for me to get through until the next shipment. (I receive my insulin free through the drug company program but I go through the people at the clinic to order it.)
She was suppose to order an emergency supply for me and the insulin she was talking about was my original amount in November. She had already increased the amount I will receive later this month but she had forgotten about the extra insulin I was to pick up. So I was right (that I hadn't picked up the extra) but she was right (that I had picked up the original supply in Nov. that was not enough).
Did I mention my cell phone is dying?
I often think of the title of a sermon a former pastor gave called The Inconvenience of Being In Need. Indeed, a lack of time or money or health does make everything less convenient. However, if we stop to think of it... life is inconvenient.
I did the only thing a sane person would do today... I took a long afternoon nap. So, there are still e-mails not returned from WEEKS ago and snail mail thank you notes not sent out. You are all such a huge blessing to me and I am so sorry to be behind.
I'm off to make some sugar free Swiss Miss hot chocolate and read something soothing. Yes, only chocolate will help on a day like this.
Posted by Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks at 6:41 PM