Friday, March 26, 2010

Sewing machines and medical stuff!

Okay, I haven't posted in a while, but I have been really busy. We just wrapped up the first 9 weeks of our second semester and have been dealing with calculating grades, turning them in, and explaining to students how their grades actually reflect their efforts (or lack thereof). Not a lot of fun.

In and amongst this, I have had to have my normal physical, which requires bloodwork. Since I had eaten, they took only my thyroid bloodwork last Friday and then I came back in on Monday morning for my fasting bloodwork. Got a flat tire on the way back to work, but that is another story.

I got a call back that the lab had changed the procedure for how to handle the fasting glucose samples, so I am back to get that re-drawn this morning.

Fortunately, though, the doctor changed my thyroid medication and added another. I am hoping for a spring in my step to begin to happen really soon.

On the sewing front, I have been disappointed to learn that I probably won't get to purchase my sewing machine that I have been waiting on. My current machine is junk and it is getting worse by the day. But, my mom found an older machine that she had that is all metal and works like a charm. She cleaned it for me and checked all of the stitches. It is just a straight stitch and zig zag machine. Nothing fancy or pretty, but it works reliably so I am happy. Better to not spend the money if it isn't immediately necessary.

Well, off to get the blood drawn....


mindji said...

Hi there Jan,

Life has its bumps and then its flats! :). Hopefully the next week will be better for you. I teach college (junior) and I gave back mid terms this week and I hear you on the lack of effort. Thank goodness I have my sewing and crafting to take my mind off work. Hopefully you get into yours this week-end and use your brand new to you machine!


Jan Hatchett said...

Hi Mindji,
We have spring break beginning this weekend and I am certainly hoping to dig into some quilting with my new to me machine. I am really tickled to have it!

Hope you get some sewing in also!