Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Wednesday Hodgepodge

 This is my 2nd HP entry this week.  I was almost finished with my 1st one and I must have accidently hit some key that deleted the entire post.  Grrrrrr........I was not happy at all.  I have had that issue several times since I got this HP Pavillion laptop.  I cannot stand it and will never buy another one.  The keyboard is overly sensitive and drives me bonkers.  Now on to the Hodgepodge.

1. It's officially summer (in the northern hemisphere anyway). Which summer month is best and why?
 I will go with my birthday month, July. In fact, one month from today is my special day.   My Mom told me that in her last days of pregnancy with me that she would get so hot that she would go and stick her head in the freezer of their refrigerator to cool off. ~bless her heart~

2. Can you swim? How did you learn? June 27th is National Sunglasses Day. How many pair do you own?
There was a time in my life that I could swim but I would certainly hate to have to swim today.  I took lessons as a child but it's been at least 35 years since I last swam.  I own two pair of prescription sunglasses, a bronze/brown pair and a dark grey pair.

3. What characteristic do you judge most harshly in yourself? How about in others?
I thrive on neatness and orderliness and it  can be my worse enemy or my best friend.  I would have to say that it has been my best friend for the most part.

I get aggravated when folks think their time is more valuable than any other persons.  And, when they are late or make others wait then they are in essence saying they value no one's time but their own. 
~not good~ And, there are always exceptions but I'm talking about habitual.

4. Robert Frost wrote the now well known poem entitled The Road Not Taken. What's a road (literal or figurative) you've always wanted to travel, and where do you hope it takes you? 
I am drawing a blank on this one.............sorry!

5. Popsicles-yay or nay? If you answered yay, what's your favorite flavor? 

I am not a big fan of popsicles, unless I am not feeling well.  In that case I'll take a cherry flavor.  I can't remember the last time I even had one.

6. Brexit-on a scale of 1-10 how knowledgeable are you on what's involved here? (1=very knowledgeable and 10=what's Brexit) Is this news you'll follow or is it something you think won't impact your life in any way shape or form?
 I'm at about an 8 and I will not be following it.  I wouldn't go so far as  to say that it will not impact my life but there's so much in the news right now that is or will impact my life negatively that it gets me in a funk if I let it.  My brother told me yesterday that he had gone on a news fast and I'm thinking that might be a  good idea. 
7. Share a favorite song on your summer play list.

Good Good Father by Chris Tomlin and indeed He is a good, good Father!

8. Insert your own random thought here.
Recently I went to my Orthopedic Dr.  When I signed in the receptionist handed me a clip board with about 4 sheets of paper and asked me to fill them out.  Well, I have been to this Dr. many times and nothing, except my address, had changed since my last visit.  No new medications, no new health issues, same as their current info.  I told her this and she said, "well, we're required to get this."  I just took it, sat down and began the process of answering the 1000 questions.  When I got home I was telling Hubby about it and he said I should have asked her who was requiring it. And, if they say, the Doctor, then I may well just tell them that I will let him know that nothing has changed and see what her response is.   I don't want to be an "old goat" but the medical forms we have to fill out these days are enough to make one crazy and when it isn't necessary and they make you do it anyway, it makes one double crazy.  And, I have to fill them out not only for myself but also for my Dad. I totally get it when seeing a new Dr. and I totally see them asking if there have been any changes since your last visit, but to start over from the beginning, well, I don't get that.
 Okay, rant over!

Happy mid-week! 
Lea @ CiCis Corner
Lea @ CiCis Corner

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!


  1. Oh Lea... I am with you about paperwork and the doctor. I have been going to my dentist for over 2 years. Every time I go I am handed an ipad with mounds of questions. It makes me crazy. My Texas dentist used to ask if anything has changed and that was it. I am now looking for a new dentist. Enjoy your week!

  2. Welcome to socialized medicine, Lea...sad to say...sigh...

    Enjoyed your answers, have a joyful rest of the week.

  3. The thing about the questionnaire is that they ask the same questions when you get in the exam room. Makes me wonder what they do with the paperwork from the previous visit.

  4. Brexit. Never heard of it until today. Guess I need to check that out.

  5. That's so cute about your mom putting her head in the freezer! I agree with you on those forms at the doctor's offices. My insurance is in a group and they all have access to all of my records. Those forms are so tedious. Now when I make an appt. I ask if I can get the forms online or have them mail them to me.

  6. Lea, I think that there should be a setting that allows you to determine how sensitive your keyboard is. I seem to recall doing that for my mom way, way back in the day.

    Thankfully I only have to fill out two pages of info when I see my gynecological oncologist ... but since I see him so frequently, it does get to be a pain in the neck.

  7. I agree 100% with your rant. Sometimes it's just someone ticking a box without asking why the box needs to be ticked. I have been known to pop my head in the freezer : )

  8. I agree with Simply Linda. It is the new socialized medicine requirements and once you get on Medicare it gets even worse. Yes, you answer all the questions, the PA comes in and re-asks then the doc comes in and asks again. So frustrating! When I was expecting John in mid August, the last week of pregnancy, I stood outside the open frig and ate a whole watermelon on the shelf. Double satisfaction!

  9. I agree with all that paperwork at the doctor's. It is ridiculous. I should have answered neatness and organization because it drives me crazy when others aren't neat and organized ;)

  10. We can all agree on the ridiculousness of that paperwork "required" when nothing has changed. I feel like answering everything differently just to see if they READ what I wrote, and then say, "Wait, that was my alter ego. The real me hasn't changed. Ask the receptionist."

    A news fast is in order here. It affects my mood too much!


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