Boy, writing all my stressies to you guys definitely helped me reduce the list. Well, and also it's several days later now, so some of those things were solved by the passing of time. But MOSTLY YOU.
1. I had my physical/pap/Tdap, which I hated but then it was over. Now I have to go get a mammogram, my first, which makes me feel like I'm getting old. I also have to get bloodwork and peework done. So I'm not done yet, but the part I really dreaded is over, and it's a relief to be getting these things tested and/or taken care of. And she didn't lecture me about my weight, which is one of the fears that makes me reluctant to go to the doctor.
2. I made the call to the vet about Mouse's Final Appointment, and I'd hoped I wouldn't cry on the phone but I did, and I'd hoped I wouldn't choke up to the point of being unable to speak but I did, and I'd hoped I wouldn't make an inappropriate joke about how it would be nice if a cat had one of those pop-up turkey timers that would let you know when it was Time To Make The Final Appointment but I did, and it nevertheless went fine. I reminded myself afterward that this is a routine part of the vet's job, and that she too probably worries about how to handle these phone calls: how much sympathetic talk and how much practical, saying too much or saying too little, knowing whether or not to talk when someone else is choking up. The appointment is tomorrow morning, and it will be fine. Mouse has been a good cat, and it's hard to let a good cat go---but on the other hand she's also been peeing all over my new carpet, which makes it a little easier.
3. My mother assured me that although there is indeed a frustratingly large financial impact from their recent medical drama, it's not as bad as I'd feared (I'd been under the mistaken impression that one entire hospital stay would not be covered), and they are able to handle it, and it just means I won't be able to buy an indoor lap pool with a future inheritance.
4. I told Paul I couldn't face calling the car place again, so he stopped by there on his way home from work, and they told him they'd found the problem, and the part has been ordered and should be here tomorrow, and the car should be ready by tomorrow afternoon, and we won't be charged for any of it.
5. I'm trying to do a small house-reorganization thing each day, and not get overwhelmed by how big The Whole Project is. Today I cleared all the junk off the bureau in our room, putting it where it actually belonged (most of it was stuff from the previous room). That meant I could get my jewelry boxes out of the dining room and into our room, which reduced (1) the mess in the dining room, (2) the mess in our room, and (3) some of the living-out-of-suitcases feeling.
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