Tidbits Part Tribus ~ 4/30/21

Doh! I jinxed myself. Tribus, isn’t that a regal sounding word?

Results already in! What the what! That was fast. Too fast. I had already told myself that I would accept my fate with grace and dignity whatever that means. Yes I am and will forever be the Queen comma Drama. I fully expected an all clear and to go on medication for depression as I wailed about here in Thursday Thoughts. The CT was going to be negative, making me think I was crazy. How I hoped the doobie would be an alternative for all of this “stuff”. Kidding, not kidding.

All I know is my doctor called because this scan was anything but normal. Ha! Vindication! I was not imagining my pain. While the CT didn’t give a formal diagnosis, it signaled the need for a colonoscopy. I am already booked for one week from today. Doc used a lot of words that are still rumbling through my brain but I am resisting becoming Dr. Google. No WebMD for me! Instead I will ride into the weekend with this mantra …

It is nothing until it is something.

Tada! And with that I am off to pick a new book to read. Until next time.

As always, more to come.

Tidbits Part Deux ~ 4/30/21

Old fashion popcorn, I tell ya what. Too many thoughts to contain. Picture the machine at the movie theater concession. When that bad boy begins to blow and the kernels pop and spill out. I can almost smell the goodness. Yeah buddy! We’re cooking with hot oil.

I’m off today and don’t do well with idle time. Work which I love btw despite my sometimes haranguing is a necessary distraction. What can I say? I’m cursed.

Anyhoo. I had a CT scan with contrast this morning. John the Fantastic Radiologist hereby known as John FR just so happens to be an Army veteran. His name tag shows it. I like that idea. He obviously is very good at what he does. Despite technical challenges, we got through the procedure together. Here is where I wrote about my vein incident. But there was so much more packed into our hour together.

First things first. Much has changed since my 2020 visit to STRIC = South Texas Radiology Imaging Center. One does not have to pay for parking if you arrive before 9am. That makes me happy. I always felt like paying to park was a donation. I mean the lot is typically bought and paid for. How much maintenance can there be? And I’m not adverse to donating for a cause. Just don’t gouge me.

Second things second. The protocols have changed. Last time I had to stand in the hallway, get a temperature check, and verify paperwork already filled in before entering the lobby which was reduced to minimal capacity. As much as they could, people were placed in rooms quickly to avoid congregating. Today we walked right in and stood on dots six feet apart that had been previously pushed out to the hallway. The check in was back in the usual spot but the paperwork was still prefilled. Win/win. Every other chair was open. The hurry to get folks back to the back seemed less intense.

I imagine this is because of the vaccine or because we have learned more about what’s what when it comes to the Rona. And by we I mean the scientists and people in the know. The decisions makers. I’m Jane Q Public who is out of the loop. I simply do as I am told. Is that awful? Maybe but oh well.

John FR said something that affirmed my suspicions. I had to remove my mask to drink water as he got the IV going. He sensed my reluctance to drop the mask. Made light of mask protocol and the changes. I piped up that I am double vaccinated as of 3/1 so I wasn’t worried. Him too as of January. Anyway, he says “all we can do is follow the science” and “I read study/real science by someone at MIT which confirmed 6 ft or 60 ft when in an enclosed space without the windows to open and draft to pull, it makes no difference” He continues “which we knew all along”. Well I didn’t know all along. I only assumed. Which subliminally may be why I only feel comfortable in public peoplely places that are outdoors. Even if I am overreacting … which is probably the case.

I just want to know what is the TRUTH! Before July preferably which when I have to go back to the hotbox at 9800 Fred Rd. Things I am sure of (mostly). They are not putting us in harm’s way. This exercise is all about appearances. Well that and money. The root is always money. Forget follow the science, follow the money. They have done absolutely everything to make things safe as evidenced by being named one of 12 well/health/safety something or other certified buildings in the US. The decision makers are going back first. They surely wouldn’t put themselves in danger. I wonder if their part of the building aka the C suite has a bunker. LOL! Ya know for extra safety. Let us pions be outside the bubble. Now I am MSU = making stuff up.

See why I need work to distract me. Left to my own devices, I go bonkers. Just a lil bit huh?

Glad you agree. Hehe.

Okay, I am done. For now. I think. Unless later today I need a part tribus aka part three 🙂

As always, more to come.

#WATWB ~ 4/30/21

End of the month Friday yet again. The last day of the month too making today extra special. Here is my offering for April 2021 #WATWB …

#WATWB is a blog hop on the last Friday of every month. Here are the intention and rules. Which aren’t being maintained any more but I’m using just in case. Find #WATWB on FB and Twitter. Sylvia McGrath ( Professor Owls Book Corner ) and Belinda Witzenhausen will co-host. In darkness, be light!

Tidbits ~ 4/30/21

Nothing like the time to practice mindfulness 🧘 when the CT machine is erroring out and needs to be rebooted. Ohm ohm ohm. I wish I had my blanket. Lol 😂

Edited: All done. Whew! John the radiologist was fantastic! Talked the whole time. Called me “sister”. He’s a brother from another mother with all that chit chat. “Sis or sister” are terms of endearment that I use too. Really relieved my anxiety.

Bonus is he showed me which vein to use for next time which we both hope is never! Always left and not the one on top that goes straight but the one underneath that goes sideways toward my pinkie. It’s softer and wider makes for an easier stick. And now I’m giggling at the innocent innuendo. There was nothing untoward. I promise. But now I have something I can remember. 😂

Z: Idiom of the Day ~ 4/30/21

Can you just hear it? Barry Manilow belting out “Looks like we made it!” What an amazing ride.

I’m tired y’all. No, not tired. I’m giddy! I’m also sad because #AtoZChallenge is over but glad that it happened.

Alrighty, enough rambling and musing. We’ll save that for another day. Rat-a-tat-tat, rat-a-tat-tat, rat-a-tat tat. Drum roll puhleese!!! Our final idiom.

Starts with Z – Zero Hour

Jilly’s Take: Not a term I am too familiar with but then again Z is always hard. Instead of zero hour, I thought what about midnight hour? Could they possibly be the same thing? If not identical, somewhat related. I’m pretty sure zero hour is the start of something special.

Curiosity took me to my friend Google. Sure enough zero hour is 0.00 AM aka midnight. Mind you this was a quick Google not to be confused with a quick pickle. I’m watching way too many cooking shows. Love me a good quick pickle.

For more on today’s idiom LOOK here. This wiki page has a lil bit more. After that, check out not one, not two but three “zero hour” videos shown below. I wanted to end with a bang!

Writer(s): Wilson Jr. Pickett, Stephen Lee Cropper
Writer: Peter Case – More at the wiki.
Writer(s): Rami Jaffee, Georg Ruthenberg, David Eric Grohl, Chris Shiflett, Nate Mendel, Odie Hawkins

Until next year!!

As always, more to come.