18 March 2010

Pity party

Thank you so much for the BD wishes, and the nice words about the sleepy elephant from a couple of posts ago.  I promise more info about him this coming weekend.

So it's been quite the week for me.  Last Friday, I spent the day at a Disaster Preparedness Workshop, which was interesting, and good stuff for me to learn (since the day before, I found out - SURPRISE! - I'm in charge of that stuff for the library).  The down side was the beginning of the weekend deluge, which meant that I was pretty wet when I got home.  Though at least getting soaked going home means you can immediately change into some dry cozy clothes. 

Saturday morning, I had an appointment to get my hair cut.  Woke up feeling like crapola, but was determined not to miss my appointment.  Came home from that completely soaked - even my down jacket was soaked through.  Stayed put, until that evening when we were going to Karen and Sebastian's house for dinner.  That was a lot of fun, with yummy food, and good conversation.  Plus, we haven't seen Seb since Christmas (well, Tim saw him once or twice, but I hadn't), so I was especially glad to see him, as I'm sure he was thrilled to see me ...

Sunday was my actual birthday.  Deluge of rain continues.  Feeling sick continues.  Time change has caused everyone to bitch and moan about how much they hate the time change.  Deluge cancels plans for birthday afternoon hike, so we'll just watch some movies.  Fine, but first I go to CVS (during a brief rain respite) for some medication I need for a test the next day.

Waiting in line at CVS, a woman approaches me.

Woman:  Excuse me, I know this is none of my business, but are you a cancer patient?
Me:  No.
Woman:  Oh, because I was going to tell you that they make wonderful wigs now, you wouldn't *have* to wear your hair that way.

I was so stunned, I had nothing as a response.  I looked around me, and no one seemed to have noticed.

Fortunately, the rest of the day included a yummy dinner, cake, and presents.  Pulled it out of the depths and prevented it being an all around sucky weekend.

Monday, then I headed off to my medical test, having taken my medication before I left the house.  Sadly, I didn't take enough and the test had to be rescheduled for this afternoon.  It went fine today, but due to the fact that I had to have an IV each time, now both of my arms look like I've been tripping the light fantastic with heroin ...

Never fear, though.  Tomorrow is Friday.  The weather has turned really nice.  My sister and brother-in-law are coming to visit for the weekend.  And tomorrow is March 19, making it St. Joseph's Day, which can mean only one thing:


Get thee to an authentic Italian bakery, and enjoy!


Jenn said...

Good Lord, you said "No" and then she said what she said ANYWAY? Holy moley.

How is it that my mom's family is Italian and I missed out on a category of baked goods?

I do hope that you're feeling better now.

Kathleen said...

Yay, zeppoles! Sadly, I went to St. Joseph's grade school, but all we got on St. Joseph's Day was another visit to church :)

Sorry about the dolt at CVS - what is wrong with people?

Happy belated birthday, dearie! Mwah!

Chris said...

Wow. I don't even know what to say about the crazy-assedness of that woman.

Channon said...

Wow. People never cease to amaze me.

Let's hear it for holiday treats (ANY holiday) and a good weekend!

Anonymous said...

Wow- I was shocked speechless by that woman. You know how you always think of the best stuff in hindsight? You should have asked her if she was still waiting for her wig to arrive?? (ok, that's not the best response, but still)

Glad there was cake & presents.

sprite said...

OMG! What an amazingly, shockingly rude woman!

And happy birthday belatedly. I hope it was a great day!

knitseashore said...

I am so sorry you had such an awful week. I hope you are getting some of the sun and warm weather this week, to make up for the deluge (our basement is still drying out, so I feel your pain). As for that woman, I'm just stunned at the obnoxious and rude depths people will go to. Egads.

Carol said...

People are jerks.
I think you are perfect just the way you are.

UnderMeOxter said...

I've opened this comment window because I feel the need to say something about the incredibly unkind rudeness of that woman but now I find that I'm too stunned to know what to say. I can't add more to what others have said. Leave her here in this blog post and don't carry another thought of her with you.

Oh! and belated happy Birthday.

Carrie K said...

Zeppoles, YES!

Insanely rude woman at CVS, NOOOO. Honestly, the things people say. Did you kick her in the shins?

mary said...

I'm late reading this post and like everyone else, postively stunned! What would cause someone to say such a thing?


Belated (really belated!) Happy Birthday!

I've never heard of zeppoles. They look delicious.

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Oh man, that hair comment gave me a belly chuckle! I remember when you cut your hair and came out looking like that movie star - I forget which one. Never you mind. Your hair style looks cute as a button on you and NO ONE looks good with wet hair.

Sounds like you have a new job at a library! What wonderful news.

Disaster preparedness. I so need to do that with more zeal and commitment.

Quilting Mama said...

What a bitchy statement thing to say especially that you said no. Good Grief!

Bookfool said...

I've never even been to an authentic Italian bakery. I guess that's what you get for being stuck in the Deep South. Darn.

Mariss said...

B - I just saw this! Sorry you had a crap day. I think you look totally rockin', that lady must have been trippin' on the heroin!

Happy birthday a bit late :)

Marin (AntiM) said...

Even if you were a cancer patient, even if your hair looked like hell, why on earth would it be anybody's business (except, of course, your BFF, whose sworn duty it is to keep an eye on these things) to tell you you should be wearing a wig?

People amaze me.