Totally on top of things

By Mir
August 27, 2013

Because I know everyone is terribly concerned about the state of my bladder, I’m happy to report that all is well. I am also somewhat perplexed to report that—after going to the doctor first thing last Wednesday morning for this issue—I didn’t get a call from the doctor’s office until the following Monday evening to confirm that yes, indeed, my urine culture had grown bacteria and I had an infection. (To my credit, I didn’t respond to that with, “No, REALLY?”) I mean… nice of them to let me know… three days after I finished the antibiotics. When I questioned the need for the call at all, the nurse said, “Uh, well, we wanted to make sure you were feeling better.” Thanks?

In other, unrelated, news: Nothing in the world makes me feel dumber than parenting teenagers. Seriously, Mother Nature is a stone cold bitch, making babies all adorable and kids intriguing and delightful and then being all, “HAHAHAHA, you’re all invested in these people who just TURNED INTO SOUL-WITHERING ALIENS! Suckers!!” I hear I’ll become smarter again in a few years, but in the meantime, oof. Sometimes I write about stuff to remind myself that I am not a complete failure when it comes to them. For example, today on Alpha Mom I share that I am pretty good at getting my kids to do their chores, and I don’t scream or beat them or anything. So I’m still stupid, but at least we don’t live in squalor. (I’ll take my points wherever I can get ’em.)


  1. Heather

    What a considerate doctor’s office ;)

  2. Mandie

    It takes a day or 3 for the organisms to grow, sometimes longer. So, a call on Monday wouldn’t have surprised me.

    And why do I know this? Because I’m all too familiar with this condition, having my own special bottle of antibiotics that has a label that reads “take 2 tablets 1 hour after coitus.” Sigh.

    Glad you’re better!

  3. suburbancorrespondent

    Dementors – teens are dementors, plain and simple…

  4. Megan

    You could vary your ‘comparison is the thief of joy’ quotation with ‘comparisons are odious’ which is a personal favourite as it’s a) awesome and b) attributable to so many amazing writers- Cervantes, Donne (<3) and Marlowe (rawr).

  5. Nelson's Mama

    I have the same drugs as Mandie. Sans the “coitus” ;)

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