Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Medical Maladies, Rich Restaurants, Magnificent Magazines

I awoke to the sound of rain.

At 7:00am, the sky is blacker than coffee.

It's only Wednesday.

We took our girl to the doctor yesterday. Before yesterday, I was content to watch her symptoms knowing that if I took her to the doctor, I would pay them to tell me to put her on a bland diet and give her lots of clear liquids. However, after 4 days of diarrhea, I was ready to pay for my peace of mind. It felt good to know that my intuitions were right. It just has to run it's course. No dairy. He (the doctor) did tell me the things I was expecting. He didn't prescribe medicine. He doesn't recommend the anti-diarrhea medicines because if you are vomiting or have diarrhea, it's the body's way of cleansing the bacteria inside and those medicines just hold it in the body. It was our first visit with this doctor, but I think I like him very much. I don't think he'll prescribe a pill at every sniffle. He sounds like he has some common sense.

I've spoken with my sister since the weekend and we are both fighting some kind of cold something or other. She scared the daylights out of me asking me to look up the symptoms of spinal meningitis on the internet. (Symptoms: achy back, stiff neck, headaches, sensitivity to light...) Could be mistaken for the flu but can kill you in 24 hours! We decided it wasn't that dire, she only has a cold. Good grief.

My week at work has been littered with 2 and 3 hour gaps of freedom. Nice when you don't feel good, bad at the end of the week when you count your pennies.

The girls at the salon all went out for dinner last evening to celebrate the wedding of one of the employees. It's fun watching this young girl who began as a client of mine, went to cosmetology school, became an apprentice under me and is now one of our full time employees and doing a great job. I'm so proud of her and love watching her grow in confidence in her work.

We went to a new restaurant in town. Always playing Russian roulette when you do that. We are so excited when an independent restaurant opens. It seems there are only chain restaurants wherever you look. The new restaurant called Christopher's is one of the first fine dining restaurants to open in our town. It's rather expensive, but not completely out of reach. The entrees are heavy with French titles, none of which I remember at this point. I had a seared tuna spring roll as an appetizer. It was beautifully presented and delicious. My entree was a prosciutto wrapped grouper with butternut risotto and wilted spinach. There was a sauce as well that escapes me and I can't describe it other than tangy and creamy. Others had difficulty finishing their portions, but I found I could eat every bite. We all tasted each other's choices and found everything absolutely delicious! So nice to eat with people you feel close enough to to ask for food from their plate!

Oh! I got the most wonderful surprise this week! Did you get yours ksw? Victoria magazine is back in production and I am thrilled. I have always loved that magazine and can thank my bestest friend for sharing that with me all those years ago. It went out of print a few years ago and I have missed it terribly. When it arrived I looked at it with critical eye waiting for it to be completely different. The look is different. I think that has to do with the photographer. Beautiful photos, but they lack some of the richness that their last photographer had. The magazine still has the same spirit about it and I am glad. I look forward to every issue.

In the 30 minutes I've been writing, the sky is beginning to lighten. No sign of the sun. Makes me want to hunker down on the couch with movies and a book.
I think that is as high as I will aspire this weekend.
Little girl snuggling.
Cat petting.
Hubby holding.



crystal said...

I'm a stylist, too and I know how hard it is when work is slow. I had two really great weeks and this one is slow. Atleast now I can blog when there's free time. LOL.

ksw_rootswriter said...

No, I didn't get my copy of Victoria. There's something strange going on here...I failed to subscribe and they failed to send me the magazine. I don't know WHAT they were thinking of. I mean, for 10 years I subscribed...I was even a charter member. Surely they knew i intended to do this. Where is customer service headed these days? They can't even read my mind!