25 Sep Happy Birthday to Me….
The well wishes started the night before with a text from my son, Grant. I received another 20 or so text messages and about another 90-100 congrats on Facebook.
I got 2 phone calls; my dad and my mother-in-law.
I received 4 cards; 1 each from 2 offices and the surgical center, and one from my mother-in-law.
I received my favorite birthday cake. AM from Woodburn Surgical Center personally delivered my carrot cake…on her day off! Thanks AM!
Times have changed.
FaceBook and Texting
I replied personally to every “Happy Birthday” I received on FaceBook and via text. Social media and texting (from a cell phone) has made communications so much easier and convenient. I appreciated everyone’s personal time to remember my birthday…even if electronic.
I would never think of writing to thank someone for sending a card via snail mail.
So the next time you see someone working on their cell phone…they might be wishing someone Happy Birthday.
AARP and Health
Ugh. Really? Yes, I am now a member. Truth is, they had a great dental plan for the family. Amy switched jobs and now works for our marketing company full time and, thus, had to find new health plans.
I am in relatively good health. I try not to doctor myself, too much. Playing the role of patient; however, is very difficult for me. I don’t like going to another doctor’s office.
I exercise at least 5 times a week. Cardio tennis is my favorite outlet. I’ve been promoting our club’s cardio tennis program for over 18 months and now have even more respect for professional tennis players. I think they must be the best conditioned athletes.
Memory Loss and Medicine Bottles
Seems to me to be occurring more frequently. I know I know the answer to something and I used to get frustrated. Now, I just wait with confidence that I’ll remember…in a few minutes. I wonder why remembering names is the most difficult.
I recently realized that my nighttime bathroom break usually does not wake anyone up, but opening my medicine bottles in the morning does.
I sat for my recertification examination yesterday. What an experience. First of all, no #2 pencils!
My exam was taken at a Prometric testing center. I was to carry my photo ID at all times. No personal articles were allowed including phone and watch. My personal affects were stored in a locker.
I was escorted to a small booth containing my computer. Each test taker (many people taking a variety of tests) was monitored by an individual camera.
I took a break between each of 3 parts of my exam. This required that I sign out and present my ID.
To reenter, I had to;
- Present ID
- Resign my signature
- Lift my pant legs and prove my pockets were empty.
- Undergo hand held metal detector screening.
TSA couldn’t do a better job. Fortunately, no cavity search…this time.
Enjoy the year!