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Mammogram is fine. Other thoughts

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Ok I guess with the new system the hospital and doctor's group have now initiated I get alerts in my email. They started doing this a while ago and insisted that one should join, you get in using you Facebook account ID. I got the alert yesterday afternoon and all is fine, which is what I thought, but nice to read. It said I should also receive an hard copy soon. We shall see. I really hate this new system, but you can go on and see just about everything from at least the last 10 yrs. online. I just worry about identity theft which I experience in 2009.

Painted both bedrooms this morning and we installed the new light fixtures last night. I also have already gone to StatersBros Market this AM. SB had good prices on whole chickens @ .99 cents a pound. I picked up 3, having one tonight. Jeff purchased a new freezer for me a couple of weeks ago from Home Depot and it was delivered last week. We purchased a bunch of ice from the local ice house to help it keep everything cold until we can get it filled up. It is a May Tag energy star rated and self defrosting (woo hoo). I am slowly getting it filled up. I plan to go back to SB Monday and get some more whole chickens. I also purchased some boneless pork chops, 5 to a pack for around $5 bucks, give or take a few cents.

I have been reading every night on my Kindle because with the only tv working in the master bedroom gets turned off when my hubby decides to go to bed. He sometimes hits the hay around 7:30pm. I either hang on my laptop or read. I downloaded some free classics a long time ago. So having never read Uncle Tom's Cabin, I had been reading it. Since I am not from the south, it is a bit difficult to sometimes make-out the dialect being used by both the master's and the slaves. I find it to be a real eye opener, even though I am aware from my black studies classes in high school and college about slavery, civil rights, etc., it really gets to the heart of the matter. Even after all these years of being written so long ago, I have been close to tears a number of times.
Having visited the south in 1971 (15 yrs old at the time) I can remember being in shock at the living conditions of some black families as my mother and I drove down from Washington DC, along the East Coast to Florida. As bad as some blacks thought they had it in areas like Oakland and Los Angeles, it was nothing compare to seeing the shanty's and huts I observed then. Anyway I find it to be a example of what the South really was like before the Civil War and think more people (of any color) should be required to read it.

Enough preaching. I hope everyone is doing grand and the weather cools off for everyone.
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    Hi! So happy to see you back on SP! I would hate my med records being online or tied to FB. But, it is nice to be able to access your results so quickly. But, Ben Franklin said something to the effect that if a nation gives up even 1 freedom in the name of safety they deserve neither. I'm afraid we did that very thing with the Patriot Act. Anyhow, happy your test went well, happy for your new freezer and all the great buys you are getting and for such great progress on your home! I live in the south and would not live any where else. The thing is that you see more blacks living in those poor conditions but it is about even when it comes to race and poverty. I'm from up North and I actually have witnessed more blatent and ugly racism up North than down here. My family lived in conditions worse than or very near the slaves after the emancipation proclmation. They worked hard for very little and worked in coal mines and owed it all to the company store which was very close to slavery with low wages thrown in to make it not. So, I don't like to hear anyone whine about their circumstances! We all have it much better than we could, so don't ask for handouts, ask for hand ups! Sorry.... I just had to say that we can't generalize on any race based on books or even casual observations. Life is tough. For all of us in some way. Stop moaning and do something about it. OK, stepping off my soap box. I must say, I've read more classics as an adult with better technology and it is amazing comparing then to now! Thanks and truly, glad all is well and so good to have you back here on SP!
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    So glad your test was okay! I would absolutely hate it needing my medical record tied to my Facebook account. There really is no privacy on there, its not secure. Someone managed to hack my Facebook password in spite of it being one of the more secure ones using numbers, capitals, etc. I just don't want it online.
    Its great those rooms are coming closer to being done.
    Reading exercises your mind more than TV ;) good for you reading some classics. I wish I had more time to read. Just have too much going on in the summer.
    Have a Fantastic Friday and Wonderful Weekend!
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    1708 days ago
    Teri, I'm glad that the news on the mammogram was good. I don't have a Facebook account, what would the doctor's group do? emoticon
    1710 days ago
    Whew! Great to hear the "all clear!"

    Well one blessing in your husbands tv habit is that it grows your reading habit. While I miss reading as used to read all the time, I just don make the time for it.

    1710 days ago
    Reading the classics is a great task for your mind Keep up the great work!
    1710 days ago
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