WTF Priorities: Few people would disagree that the media’s priorities of what “news” to cover are questionable, but come on… is reporting on the cut of the President’s jeans really important? Shouldn’t we be hearing more about proposed Health Care plans? Details, such as possible life-time coverage caps, penalties for not having coverage, etc. concern me more than Obama’s fashion choices. Other issues, such as the creation of national registry for people with certain chronic diseases, have also been brought before congress, but we seldom hear anything about “trivial” happenings such as these. This list is billed as a tool to help people with these conditions, but I’ve yet to read about any tangible benefits. Generic promises of “tracking illnesses to help those effected” do not console me, nor do they convince me that signing up is a good idea. What if the powers that be decide that those with expensive diseases are expendable? On a side note, one of the senators proposing this registry was a key proponent in passing, Dru’s Law. Dru’s Law was passed in 2006 and its purpose was to create a national sex offender registry. Does this mean that people with chronic diseases should be viewed in the same light as and tracked like criminals?
WTF Hungry: Hungry, hungry, hungry! I’ve been experiencing tummy troubles this past month. I’ve been poked, proded, had stuff taken out of me, stuff put into me, but to no avail. The doctor is still perplexed as to a cause and he’s passing me on to a specialist. In the meantime I’m not allowed to eat for three days in an attempt to let my stomach and intestines “calm down.” At the end of three days then I can slowly start the BRAT diet. For those of you without children, the BRAT diet consists of bananas, rice (white only) applesauce, toast. Mmm, toast! So far I’ve made it through one day without food, but I’m grumpy as all get out. Cooking fajitas for everyone else’s dinner was torture, especially the smell of the meat grilling on the bbq.
Meals for the rest of the family for the next couple of days will consist of cereal and other foods that I don’t have to stand over a stove and cook.
WTF Criminal: I couldn’t stand watching the neighbor’s kitty hobbling around any more. They asked us to feed him this week while they’re on vacation so I took it upon myself to trim some of the mats from around his neck. He can turn his head now. Does this make me a vandal? My husband is very unhappy with me.
I may try cutting some of the mats from around his legs so they don’t pull when he walks. He really needs sedation and a professional shave.
WTF Clever: A young man in Britian wanted to help his arthritic grandmother with her knitting so he invented a knitting aid for her. The music is obnoxious, but the device is quite clever. What a thoughtful grandson!
WTF Sven: Besides being an avid knitter Sven also studies medicine on the side. He’s coming by later for a visit.