Monday, November 7, 2011

I Am Such An Idiot!

Come again!
I was a nervous wreck a couple Fridays ago because I had to take off work for some follow-up tests:  a bone density, a bone scan and a CAT scan which would take all morning.  The doctor said if the insurance wouldn’t cover them, they we would skip them which makes me think they really aren’t necessary.  I was instructed not to eat anything after 6 a.m. since my tests were scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. I truly believe that both hospitals and veterinarians have such great technology now that they just like to use it any chance  they can, whether it's really necessary or not.  (What do you think about this?)

Gerard gets back from walking our dog between 5:30 and 6:00 usually and then I eat with him so in my mind I figure I can just keep my normal routine so didn’t give it anymore thought.  But they didn’t get back until after 6 a.m. that day and so I ate some yogurt before remembering I wasn’t supposed to eat after 6:00 a.m.  Oops, oh no!  The thought of going without breakfast does not sit well with me.  I like breakfast and am used to eating throughout the morning.

Abby and Karen
 After blowing up at myself for being such an idiot, yelling how stupid I am at the top of my lungs, I realized it was all Abby’s fault.   I realized that I shouldn’t let it ruin my day.  After all, getting upset won’t turn back the clock—what’s done is done.  Psalms 118:24 popped into my head which says:  This is the day which the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.  So, I chose to praise God and trust Him to help me through and started thinking where I wanted to go for a good lunch.  My mood quickly improved.

As it turned out, all I had to get was the bone density test because the insurance authorization hadn’t come through for the other two.  Guess those will get done another day.  I was out of that hospital within an hour and had my normal breakfast as soon as I got home.  The rest of the day was great and still enjoyed a good lunch at Cracker Barrel!


Don’t let circumstances steal your joy, rejoice in the Lord and have a good day!

What scripture has popped into your head recently?  Do you get mad at yourself when you forget things too or is it just me?  (Now I understand how my dad felt when he used to always forget things; not always, but often.)

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9 comments:

Max the Quilt Cat said...

Yes humans do let their minds steal their chances of having a good day at times. Next time, take a page from our book. Kitties just seem to not worry about anything. Glad you have that test behind you. Hope it came out well.

pawhugs, Max

mountainwoman said...

I do things like that all the time and yes, I get frustrated with myself. I'm so glad you were able to tun it into such a positive experience. I have various Scripture verses running through my head all day because they help keep things in perspective. Cracker Barrel is one of my favorite restaurants but we don't have them here :(

Ann in the UP said...

I love that verse---and I surely do stupid things. I'm glad it turned out OK for you. I hate when I can't eat early because that means I can't take meds, which means I forget them entirely. I'm quite dependent on my schedule.

We used to sing This is the Day The Lord has Made at camp a lot. Especially if it was dreary..

Rebecca Mecomber said...

I agree with you about the health care technology. It's getting a tad out of hand.

Oh, everyone forgets things, don't feel bad! I think it has more to do with getting into a rut (a schedule). A little excitement after you've forgotten something adds a little spice to life- although it surely does not feel that way at the time!

One of the worst forgetful moments was when the kids and I traveled to a children's museum. I take photos and write reviews of places we travel for my blog, so I packed my camera, batteries, my business cards, ets etc. The kids were REALLY looking forward to this all-day trip. And the admission was outrageously expensive, too-- it would cost us $45 to get in. Yow. Well, when we got there I realized I'd forgotten my camera's memory card. My camera has no internal memory, so I was stuck. Since the admission was so high, I knew I'd never get the chance to go back again with a camera to take photos. Even though we were in the city, NO ONE ANYWHERE sold memory cards. I couldn't believe it! The kids were devastated. I drove all the way home to get that blasted memory card and drove all the way back to the museum. GRRRRR

BeadedTail said...

I forget things but I don't get mad at myself since there isn't much I can do about it at a later point. I hope your test comes back with good results!

Helene said...

I can relate to that feeling of wanting to smack yourself upside the head for forgetting something! But it sounds like it all worked out...and hopefully your tests will come back with great results!

Sandee said...

Forgetting things comes with age. It doesn't get any better either. I'll just roll with it.

Have a terrific day. :)

Lin said...

Being mad at yourself is the worst kind of mad, don't you think? It's because you have to forgive yourself too--which is hard.

I do stuff like that all the time, but we are human after all. :) Be kind to yourself, Karen!! It all worked out, right?

Mike Golch said...

I hate when I get forget things as well.and yes I cuss myself out as well.

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