Tuesday, May 10, 2011

When she asked the question

I thought about just making something up....because if I tell her what is really happening, she might give me a psych referral :D

I went to the doctor today to check my blood pressure - it gets a bit low sometimes - but today it over normal and close to high.

"Is anything stressing you out?"

"Just busy" - I say (hoping it ends there)  But I know it won't she asks lots of questions.

"So what is going on in your life?"

"Just events at work and some conventions." (Please don't ask about the conventions!)

No such luck!

"What kind of conventions?"

In my head just lie and say something work related and boring like at "banking" convention - trust me, those are boring on an epic scale.  And not at all stressful unless you are like me and worry about falling asleep during a presentation! :D

But I say, "Halloween decorating conventions"

"Wow, really?  What are those?"

So I go on to explain what we do and why we do conventions....she pulls up our website on her laptop and does the oohs and aaahs.....and then calls one of the nurses who also loves Halloween....before I know it her office is full of staff....(I hope the patients are alright) - asking me all kinds of questions.

See.....this is how I get stressed :D

Anyway, I think there will be a few extra attendees this weekend and that I had to write the details of the convention on back of my business card for several of the staff that want to come.

....only the Frog Queen can turn a 10 minute doctor visit into a 45 minute visit that has almost nothing to do with my health......I am just so creative that way! :D

Sorry to all the patients that had longer than usual wait times.....and to all the people I passed in the waiting room on my way to the car.  Sorry - you needed the extra time to catch up on magazine articles from 6 months ago anyway.


  1. I'd say any visit anywhere that becomes a visit about Hallowe'en is excellent for anyone's health!

  2. I think Jeff needs to take you on a NON Halloween themed date, and GROUND you from talking about anything about Halloween! I even think you should have to wear PINK. Hahaha, well, at least that should have gotten a good smile out of ya.... or a grimace.... or a knife plunged into your laptop screen.... whichever... :)

    You need to stop striving to be perfect, you are already mostly all the way to perfect, and if you bump yourself over that hump of ABSOLUTELY perfect, then I can't adore you any more, I will have to hate you! (As for your busy schedule stressing you, well, can't help ya there, LOL)

  3. I'm sure you made the doctor's day brighter. Doctors like meeting interesting people

  4. Magazine articles from 6 months ago? My Gawd, your doc has NEW magazines!

  5. You likely made their day! That is, if all the other patients survived . . . :D

  6. Stressed you say... so is it a bad time to ask if you'd mind filming a movie, penning a book, no book series, and if it's not too much trouble, launching a perfume (DG Haunt- just throwing it out there)?


  7. This post made me laugh...this happened to me at my son's parent/teacher conference!

    Hang in there and try to stress a little less.

  8. Instead of six month old magazines, you could conduct haunt-making workshops in the waiting room!

    By the way, did they ever get round to checking your b.p.?

  9. I must admit, I love Halloween and would probably ask to see the Halloween decorations.

  10. I only get stressed out about discussing my Halloween decorating passions when I don't know what the person's reaction will be. Y'know...you're not sure if you're gonna get "that" look, like you just told them you like to eat babies for breakfast. If I get the reaction you did at the doc's office, I usually am a bit relieved.


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