Oh man this morning was awful! This morning they had Physical Day. Everyone on post could bring in their children in for the sports physicals and since there are absolutely no apts at the medical clinic to get physicals...so it's today or forget it! The boys and I got there and got into line (outside) at 8:50 AM.We got to the check in desk at 10:15. See how it's going? Fun times, oh yes fun times. When we actually were able to get into the clinic (I think we walked through the doors about 10 am the medical clinic side and the dental clinic side all the seats were almost all filled (it's all one big room, just split by a walk way/hall. There's seating for aprox 100 total and there was at least that many just standing, sitting on the floor, etc, and we're not talking about the people still waiting in line which was still flowing outside! We sat down and around 11 my friend Bobbie came in, by the the line was only about 10 deep. She came and sat down about 11:15 or so and we still hadn't seen anyone.
Finally I'd guess about 11:30 we go back and see the optometrist, that was actually very fast, we were back there for a MAX 10 minutes and that's with waiting and the exams for both boys. Jacob has a slight stigmatism and he said to bring him back in, in the spring to check, but said so far it's nothing that's causing any real problems, but that of course if I notice he's having problems to bring him back in. We have a really great eye dr and he's GREAT with kids! So back out to the waiting room and about 12:15 we get called back for the kids to have their bp, weight, height checked. That took about 10 minutes. We go back and again wait, wait, wait. I'm not sure exactly what time they call us back to see the actual dr I'd guess 1/2 hr. We wait in the room another probably 15 minutes he comes in and does the actual physical. Both boys got to go through all that fun including the um "check" down below which bothof them were giggling, they couldn't believe someone had to actually check there! LOL I was there the whole time and the dr was completely professional. It was after 1 pm when we left that room and went back to immunizations where I got to encounter the VERY unpleasant and simply rude immunization nurse. I'm definately leaving an official complaint about her. I tried to ask her a question and she interrupted and me and told me NOT to take MY frustration out on HER because she'd been there just as long as everyone else had. Again I was just trying to ask a question and without a doubt I was at this point testy (36 weeks pregnant and hadn't ate anything today...yeah testy oh and lets not forget about just being around over 100 kids and their parents for most of the 5 hours at this point and none of the kids were bad, just too many in such a small place). I told her I was NOT taking my frustration out on her and that if I was she would have NO DOUBT I was, but that if she'd shut her mouth and actually let someone finish a sentence she'd know I was trying to simply ask her a question. She shut up, answered my question, finished my paper work and we went to check out. The lady at the check out window was the sweetest person. She of course gets the smiles because well she's the last stop! She made copies of the paper work and shot records and gave us a small survey on how to make this better next year (oh btw this is the first time in 2 yrs they've tried to do this as a large day session and well it obviously did NOT work). I wrote my thoughts on how to make it better (which is to spread it over 2 or 3 days, by doing it alphabetically say those who's last name starts with A-F go on day one, G-O on day two, and so on). I said good bye to Bobbie and we left.
Chad was over at a friends apartment hanging ceiling fans for her, and he wasn't home and the door was locked and I didn't take my house key so I walked over to her house and yelled at Chad! I did apologize he was just an easy target for my venting. He forgave me! :) Chad finished the last ceiling fan and we came home, he jumped in the shower to wash off and he took the boys to a friends birthday party. I'm getting a break. Chad will be home in about 20 minutes and we're going to go pick up our family pictures that we had taken a few weeks ago! :) I am happy about that. It's definately the highlight of my day. It may not be Chad's since he'll be handing over the money! ROFL!
So that was how I got so spend my morning from 8:50 until 1:50 pm! Sounds fun huh? I'm hoping after we pick up the pictures we can run down town and find an outfit for the baby to come home in. I hope we can find just what we want for her. If not we may run to the PX at another post tomorrow after chapel, if we don't find anything today. I hope we find something. We also have to pull out all the newborn clothes that were Jordyn's and I need to wash them, tonight and tomorrow. I also just have family laundry to do as well. My goal would be do baby clothes today and the rest of our dirty clothes tomorrow and bedding on Monday.
I guess that's it for now! I'm really tired and could sooo use a nap, but that's just not going to happen. Hopefully I can get to bed at a descent time tonight. We'll see! ;)
Hope all of you HP fans got your books and are reading them, there were quite a few people at the clinic today with their new books reading them...of course it was ALL adults who had them. One lady it looked like she was a good 1/4 of the way through it so I have a feeling she stayed up most the night reading!
Have a good Saturday!