Pluviophile Mama

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21 DAYS IS NOT ENOUGH — October 19, 2021

21 DAYS IS NOT ENOUGH

For the longest time I would have no problem buying books at all. I’d spend a small fortune at the local book store and then turn around and order more on Amazon. Thankful for my kindle or my husband might have left me for spending so much.

Then I discovered the library. *cue romantic music and birds chirping* its amazing and the Libby app is also fantastic. I’ve learned over time to managed my hold list and not request too many titles and end up with all these books and no time to read them all.

BUT there is still one problem. I read long books sometimes. Even The Discovery of Witches is a longer book. Let me add here that I’m not a fast reader. I read a lot because its all I do in any spare second I can steal. But I’m not a fast reader. Which means when I check out a book from the library I need to mentally prepare myself to read it in 21 days. Who set that limit? Is it based of average reading times for people? Who are these people who can read 500 pages in 21 days?

Truthfully I could read 500 pages in 21 days. But I would have to sacrifice something. Like sleep. I just started sleeping decently again, which means I’m able to wake up early and get my workout over with before the day starts. I like doing that. I feel more productive the whole rest of the day. I have more energy and am more pleasant to be around. Most of the time.

Since I started writing this post I’ve finished A Discovery of Witches. I loved it. It was a fantastic book and aside from my issue with the short lived Twilight vibes it was ignore laundry good. Not ignore your kids good though.

I started reading the second book… I can’t do it. Maybe if they came right back from 1590 but from the start of it and the summary that doesn’t seem likely. I want to know what happened but not as enough to read through a massive book from that time period!

ANGRY RECEPTIONIST APOLOGY — October 8, 2021

ANGRY RECEPTIONIST APOLOGY

A few years back I did a blog post called “The Angry Receptionist”. I let loose on all the things receptionist think and how we feel. It was brutal. It was a bad day mixed with PMS and having just been verbally attacked by a patient. I let loose on all the things we joke about when no one is around and while its funny to joke about the reality of the situation is its not funny stuff. Don’t get me wrong I think I’m funny but when I wrote it things were different. The big bad C word has changed everything. (not the see you next Tuesday one, the other C word!).

I stand by everything I said in my rant. However these days things are so charged and its not a joking matter when people are calling and getting really angry at the receptionist. When we hang up the phone now its not a small joking matter over not getting a medication filled immediately (please for the love of Kayne call us 4-5 days in advance we are at the doctors mercy!). No, now its about people getting the test they need so their kids can go back to school or so they can go to work. Now its lively hood at stake and to most people the only thing standing in their way is the receptionist.

So I deleted the original Angry Receptionist post. I’m not caving to cancel culture, I don’t think anyone was trying to “cancel” me. I’m not really big enough to even be thought about (that’s not a reach or pity party, I don’t get paid to do this). I deleted it because I think people already feel receptionists are bitchy and rude. I didn’t need to prove them right.

So what I will add is that we are all under stress. There’s so much going on in the medical field right now that being nice to the receptionist goes a long long way! By the time you talk to the receptionist she’s probably already been yelled at 5+ times, been given orders about the doctors schedule 3 times, and is trying to do 14 different things. Talking to a nice person in the midst of all that immediately makes us grateful.

In the midst of the pandemic anyone in the medical field has gone from a selfless hero to a domestic terrorist over night. So on top of everything we’ve always done we are also dealing with that. I don’t give a flying rats butt about your view on the vaccine it is a choice everyone has to make for themselves so save it. I don’t care. I’m simply saying to keep in mind there’s more going on in every office than ever before and it’s emotionally draining. No matter where you stand. It’s a lot.

While the original Angry Receptionist was the only post that gained any attention and brought people to my site it had to go. Considering this page is a glorified diary I’m sure the internet will survive.

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