Yesterday I woke up, in a great mood and feeling like I had made a full recovery from the sickness that gripped me over the weekend. I drove 40 minutes down to the Mobile Infirmary for my doctors appointment, forced my mini-van into one of those parking spots that said it was for small cars only, and raced in so not to be late. I sat in the waiting room, looking at mostly pregnant women and thanking Jesus that the days of being pregnant and having babies was over, and read the latest Time Magazine. Twenty minutes later the girl at the front desk sheepishly calls me up and barely whispers that my appointment was last Friday and that the good doc is away skiing. She must get used to getting her head bit off for other people’s mistakes. I’m not sure if it was my fault or the nurses fault that did the scheduling, but I clearly have in my little black book of dates that the appointment was Monday the 16th. O well. So no official weight up date from me and I guess I will have to wait to get my blood drawn to see why gobs of my hair keep falling out in spite of my ingestion of large quantities of protein.
This morning, I actually woke up with an ear ache and a cough that I can’t seem to shake. Can I just say again how much I hate being sick. (I am so glad I am not Kim or my Complaint Bracelet would be worn out) For breakfast I had a cold chicken cutlet, two homemade pancakes, fruit and coffee sweetened with cancer causing agents. Now that is what I call a breakfast for champions! Lunch is just as appetizing – salad and soy burger! I know you are envious.
My thoughts of late have been a bit heavy. Mr. Knowles and I have been talking about the Great Secret and I’m beginning to have serious doubts. Going back to school and running with the gazelles scares the crap out of me. I am being assured by all my 30-something friends that have returned to higher education that while I may not be able to out run the gazelles, I will be able to out smart and out last them. Juggling college and five children was not exactly in my life plan at 35 so we shall see if I fall flat on my face on this one.
In other news, are you looking for an inexpensive, entertaining night out around town? This weekend the University of South Alabama’s Department of Dramatic Arts presents The Water Engine. Tickets can be purchased at the box office located in the lobby of the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center. I’m not sure if Mr. Knowles and I will be able to go to either one of the performances this weekend but we do hope to get over there and support our local dramatic arts program while it is showing. If you are interested in something more on the big screen try the local Crescent Theater, Mobile’s only independent arthouse movie theater down on Dauphin Street. I’ve yet to visit the theater but I’ve heard nothing but great things from those that have. This week The Rocky Horror Picture Show is showing.