Getting It Out of My System

I don’t like to write about my worries, but sometimes I find I can write nothing until I address them somehow. So, dammit, I will get this over with by listing what has been bothering me of late.

  1. I’m damn tired. My doctor ordered blood tests to check for problems (i.e., anemia, since I hate green goddamned leafy vegetables). Everything came back fine, but I am such a hypochondriac that I stressed myself needlessly for two whole days. Sheesh.
  2. My serious conversation with Mother two weeks ago about her seeing a doctor for a simple checkup (she has not had one in many years) did no good. She is already backing away and making ridiculous excuses. I could pull out all of my hair, plus some of hers, too.
  3. Egor’s younger brother is having health problems in Russia. Andrei’s condition is not life-threatening, yet his quality of life has been dealt a serious blow. Poor kid.
  4. Petty annoyances have been conspiring to bombard me all at once. I’ve had my fill of Netflix shipping problems, insurance company incompetence, and those check-losing fools at Wells Fargo. And if one more f***** from the police/fire/sheriff association calls to pressure me into another donation, I will commit a crime just to spite them.

Whew. All done, I feel much better. On the bright side, Egor and I finally bought a new TV for the New Year. We wound up purchasing a modest HDTV instead of the lottery-winning monstrosity we lusted after two months ago. A quick call to Comcast, and we added a handful of HDTV stations to our programming.

Our first morning with the new TV set up, we gazed slack-mouthed at Discovery HD’s Sunrise Earth, which featured an hour of nature footage in the Florida Everglades. It was so serene; I expected to be euthanized any second.


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