Friday, Day 28 - I hit the ground running this morning. Ouch. Yes, all the stuff I hoped to do yesterday I did today. All those phone calls, and now, all those appointments. More doctors. More lab tests. More medical records to gather and redistribute. Now I am dealing with two labs, two surgeons, two psych persons, three lists. I really have to take full advantage of this burst of mental clarity at the moment it occurs, and I have, and I'm glad. By this afternoon, I could be a mushbrain once more.
Today is also National Siblings Day, at least according to Facebook, the arbiter of all things social. As you might imagine, given my broad-based family disjunction and dysfunction, I have mixed feelings on this topic, which I posted on Facebook:
So apparently today is National Siblings Day. That's a complicated issue for me, and I feel a blog post in my immediate future - but let me at least wish my sister Nora Speranza a happy siblings day ;-) and also to Larry, Fred and Patty looking down from heaven - I wish we'd been able to meet. Someday. And to my brother Elliot - someday. And to my cousin Cary Altschuler, my brother from another mother.
It was only two years ago that I found my father Mike's family and learned that in addition to my younger brother Elliot, I had two older brothers and two younger sisters. No use crying over spilled milk, but I like to think that I would have had a good relationship with each and every one of them, that we would have shared a childhood and a life.
(Big, deep sigh.)
I am now in possession of the paperwork I need to forward to the Nice Lady in Human Resources regarding my medical leave. I also did some food shopping at the Walmart grocery to get the important stuff - white chocolate covered peanut butter cups, an avocado, and some tender chicken. Our dinner appointment with friends got reset to next week (Korean food!) so I have a more immediate need to cook the chicken. Working on a flavor profile in my head. I want orange but I don't want it to dominate, so I also want lemon and lime. I want a little sweetness, but not too much, and I don't want Asian flavors. I don't want just an orange version of my Greek marinade. I want it herbacious, but no oregano. I don't feel like firing up the grill, but I don't want to bake it.
I think I've got it. I'll let you know tomorrow.