Last week ended on a stressful note… and then some. Oy.
Friday I had a doctors appointment…a stressful thing in itself…and after making it through the “COVID Screening” to get to my doctors office, I thought it would be smooth sailing from there, HA! Sadly, all my fears intensified when I walked into a very packed waiting room – like WAY too many people in a VERY small waiting room. I had arrived about 15 minutes early for my appointment and still had to wait about 45 minutes… gah! I have COVID fears right now… bad. But, the funniest thing happened in the exam room! My doctor is very soft spoken and wearing a mask does not inspire him to speak louder. I was feeling my age when I kept having to ask what he said over and over and over… yes, in hindsight, it was comical. At the time tho…oy.
From there, it was Flu Shot time! (Slightly shorter wait and, thankfully, way less people)
And if all that was not enough, somehow I thought hitting the grocery store would be a genius idea. HA! Grocery shopping at lunch time on a Friday… not so smart. But at least there is some food in the house now!
Our mail delivery has been sketchy at best, most days we get no mail. No bills, no junk mail, no mail period. I have long been signed up for “informed delivery” and you would think the PO would get sick of me telling them things were not delivered, but nope… it does not matter… I think we have Newman “delivering” our mail. Ha!
So mailing our ballots back to the county was not something I was willing to risk. Saturday morning we headed off to drop off our ballots. Yes, there were long lines! But it was like a well oiled machine! Want to vote? Enter Here! Want to drop off your ballot? Enter Here! So we excitedly, HAPPILY!! cast our ballots on Saturday! And let me tell you how amazing it felt to be voting with lots and lots of Biden Voters!! Hope springs eternal in the voting line!! (but again, LOTS OF PEOPLE!!)
After all that excitement, I was happy to return home and stay there for the remainder of the weekend!
I spent a good bit of time Sunday setting up my new calendar insert…and I am so excited to start this week with it! I have set up through the start of next year and it feels good! Now that laundry is underway I am going to spend some time organizing my inserts! Then I will feel ready to attack the week! I hope to share with you all next week how the new calendar set up is working!
Oh, and I have clean and fill some pens with autumn-y inks on my list today too!
How about you? How was your weekend?
What a beautiful photo of what awaits you on your desk! I love the groundedness, the connectedness with one’s self, that comes with setting up a new calendar or journal. And it sounds like that’s exactly what you needed. A few of our care providers here have us wait in our cars. I wonder if that’s an option at your doc’s office–if you have to go back anytime during this pandemic? We use our car as our ‘waiting room,’ and even though we still have to sit patiently (haha) in the exam room, at least we’re not surrounded by other people. And hooray for your ballot drop! I’ll be dropping mine at City Hall….but the good vibes you shared admittedly make me miss my blue-curtained voting booth. Whatever it takes, though. Right?! Here’s to a good start to your week.
Yay for voting early!! We are still waiting to receive our ballots. Our county mailed ballots out about a week ago…I’m not so patient and I’m worried about receiving it. I will keep checking. We are getting mail (and lots of it) regularly, so I don’t think that is the issue. Sorry about your Dr waiting room. Both Fletch and I have had appointments and so far waiting rooms have been empty (except for us!) – our doctors seem to be doing well at staggering appointments. My weekend? The wedding!!
Oh dear – that doctor visit sounds dreadful. I had my annual exam a few weeks ago and it was strange to wear my mask through the whole thing but I am grateful that I was the only one in the office, didn’t have to wait, and was able to get my flu and pneumonia vaccines right there. Things I take for granted. I think setting up new planner pages is a great stress buster.
Your doctor’s office sounds a little irresponsible to me, packing people in and making them wait in a small space, and I would have had covid fears also. I got my flu shot at Walgreens and it was relatively easy and uncrowded after making the appointment. But I am glad dropping off your ballots was easy and your planners, inks, and pens are lovely. (I am mostly planning for a better year next year!)
I’m actually shocked at the conditions you found in your doctor’s waiting room! I’ve been to WAY too many doctor’s appointments with my dad this year, and I’m pleased to report a much different experience: Staggered appointment check-in times, open and socially distanced waiting rooms, and on-time appointments. I’m sorry you didn’t have a similar experience. But . . . YAY for voting (we dropped our ballots off on Saturday, too), and doesn’t it feel great to be organized!
I haven’t set foot in a doctors surgery for about eleven years and even then it was because I was pregnant so not ill! I had to go an pick up a prescription for my neighbour this week and it was really well organised. You stood outside, knocked on a window, told them the name and address and they put it on a table outside the window. No need to come into contact with anyone. All doctors appointments are done via the phone or video calls here in England, unless it is a an emergency then you got in person.
I love your photo of you ink jars, I am intrigued by your calendar, I am looking forward to you sharing.
You had a busy end to your week! Wow. I’m glad you’re laughing about it now, though.
I LOVE your header picture. I can’t wait to see more 🙂
Like others, I am surprised that your doctor’s office wasn’t practicing safe social distancing. I had my annual exam last Tuesday and there were 2 people in the waiting room so I waited in the hallway. It felt far enough away. I got my flu shot right there in the office, too, so that’s done. I hope setting up your calendar is a good stress buster.
I’m sorry your doctor’s visit caused you so much stress — you would think there, of all places, they’d be better about not having so many people in a small enclosed place! I am, though, very happy to hear about your experience dropping of your ballot, and I heard similar good reports from other friends. Three more weeks, my friend!
yikes for the beginning … and ahhh, pretty pens and inserts and a day at home sounds delightful! I drove by two polling places this morning and decided to wait until next week, since we are fortunate to have three full weeks available for early voting.
We’re still on the fence about early voting or voting on election day. And that docs office…YIKES! Here’s to no return visits for at least another year!
sorry for the packed waiting room! here they are not overbooking and there is NO ONE in a waiting room most of the time, I am grateful. Love the photo of our pens inks and notebooks, tis the season to get all nestle-ly in our habits.