Raining here in Maryland, today, varying from showers to veritable ropes of rain. I've already been to the gym, and am now catching up on email and reading blogs. I did an hour of cardio while watching six TVs (three on news channels, one on the Columbia Association channel, one with the Spain-Switzerland soccer game, and the last with Regis and his fill-in hostess. I switched off from my IPOD to whatever looked interesting at the time. I call this "ADD Delight". I also witnessed what I thought was a woman having a stroke, but she was just doing the cardio portion of circuit-weights and waving her arms spastically. I really did try not to stare...
President Obama met this morning with attorneys from BP and government. I would have loved to have been a fly on that wall! Lt. General Russel Honoré (Ret) (Remember this hero from Katrina?) discussed his ideas for dealing with the Gulf. He said we should be treating it like WW III and start taking the offensive. I hope the President has an opportunity to hear him, although I'm sure the good man is up to his schnutz in advice.
I received a comment on my last posting from Heidi at Alamo. She apologized for the manner in which the incident was handled. It's nice to know that companies are willing to make good from a bad situation. All is now well.
Daughter is recuperating nicely from her ordeal with the cleaning agents. The bad news is that she sat in that ER for over eight (8) hours having difficulty breathing. This is not the usual for this hospital -- something REALLY went wrong. Triage protocols (ABCs (airway, breathing, and circulation)) would have indicated she be seen very promptly and treated, and while she was initially seen and a chest x-ray ordered and taken, she was relegated to the waiting room where she waited for six hours more. By the time the physician did see her and realized what had been going on, he was livid. He quickly ordered her meds and a breathing treatment and she was able to go home. I'm not sure what exactly happened, but I'll find out.
- I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.