Listening to: Tim Janis - O Come, O Come Emanuel
Gma and Gpa Lester was in SLC a few days ago, for the only reason they'd ever stop and call family, they had to fix some things on their motor home before continuing to Yuma, AZ. The two birds that go south for the winter. They thought they'd just be a day at the shop, they ended up staying overnight and then they learned they'd have to stay another night. So they decided to call me and tell me they were in town and invited me to visit them. The phone convo started like this "Hello?" "Sara?" "Yes..." "Do you know who this is? This is Gma Lester. Do you know who yer talking to now?" ........... (nope still dont know who I'm talking to! beside my caller id telling me....) She's cute.
Of course I had time to see 'em tho, I'd make time. I only seem them once a year or so now and then I get yelled at for not calling or seeing them if I don't and since it was convenient for me.... They were out in West Valley in some empty parking lot the only ID license plates there.
We sat and talked for like three hours, okay, well, they talked. I ate their food and smiled and nodded. I know Gma likes to bake things but I didn't think actually cooking was her thing, but I could tell they didn't have the same budget they used to in regards to food and going out to eat an' stuff. She gave me hamburger helper and toast. Cute. Something my Gma Spencer would give me.
She, of course, talked about Chanelle and Tina, mostly RaeAnn's family. I don't know that side very well, but its all Gma talks about, her support group apparently. Chanelle is only a year younger than me and I've been compared to her and Kara in Gmas eyes our entire lives. According to Gma, Kara has gained weight and still lives with Mum with no job or college, Chanelle got prego at 22 with some guy she has no intention of marrying and is working at Kmart or something while trying to be mum and get some schooling?, and here I am in SLC working with an attorney, with a degree and making money, living in my sisters house for the time being and she juss recently found out that I had a boyfriend. Yeah I'm sure she loves us all the same. Pff. Whatever.
I got like two sentences in about my boyfriend before they were off on another subject. They only ask the questions they want to know about the situation and then move on, no added information needed or wanted. The only thing they said that validated me was when she asked about his job and I told them and her comment was "Well its a good thing he even has a job" and I thought Amen, why doesn't he see that and be grateful?
They asked about Mindy. They always seem to wonder if she's ever decided to use her BA degree. I told them about CA, well as much as I could get in. They didn't ask about Dustin. Called Dallins wife Aaron (not even the girl way to spell Erin might I add). Gave me pictures and ID potatoes. I'm not sure why she takes pictures anymore cuz she refuses to collect them and just gives them to everyone else. Introduced me to her crocheted grip-its one for me and one to give to my Gma Spencer. I've always kind wondered why Gma L is so....interested or thinking of Gma S. all the time. Do they really even know each other? I mean its her daughter-in-laws mother. The -other- Gma. They should be rivals or something. Weird. Anyways, she complained about Utahns, mainly their driving and weather.
She talked about Dad and his busy life. She said he would be a good bishop unless he got mad. She told some stories about how angry Dad got at her and ran away. I'm not sure the relation of Dads anger and running away as a child relates to being a bishop and getting mad, what's he gonna do, run away? Anyways, she said Doc and Mike got in a fight and Mum yelled at both of them and Mike got mad and ran out to the hayfield and they couldn't find him, she sent out a search party.
Then another time was Christmas day, the first Christmas his Mum left his Dad? The boys were playing with their toys and Mum asked them to clean up after themselves and Mike seemed to refuse, got mad and ran away. I'm assuming Mum took the toys away from him so he'd clean up his mess first, so he juss ran. She thought he juss went outside to a freezing car, an hour later she went to find him and he wasn't in the car. No police at the station on Christmas. Soon the garbage man LaMond? came down the street in his garbage truck with Mike in tow. Apparently Lamond found him in between some garbage cans outside some building curled up in a ball freezing and crying. Mum was freaking out with all the snow and cold and all she could think about was their Dad telling his boys if they got mad at their mum or something they could just follow the train tracks and they'll find their dad. So she thought he was in the blinding snow following the train tracks trying to get back to Dads house.
She attempted to talk about Grants scare with the doctors and his health issues, but she started crying so we changed the subject. I don't quite recall what was wrong with him. I think it was a tumor or cancer or something similiar to what happened to my other Gpa. I dont recall ever seeing Gma ...cry... about the well being of someone else. She must really love him and rely on him. I know physically she does rely on him, but I didn't think she'd let someone in emotionally that openingly to get to her like that.
Anyways... we had a three hour chat and then we kept yawning so I opted to go and they came out in their PJ pants and robes to watch me leave. I don't think I've seen them that...comfortable dressing before, but then again I dont usually catch them in their "home" at night to be able to be that comfortable in front of company. I seem to see some different sides of that woman every time I see her. I think Grant has softened her up a lot over the years.
It was nice seeing them again though. I didn't make it up to her for her Bday tho. I forgot to ask if she got my card.
Anyways, on to October 5, Wed.
Went to go get my annual PAP smear. I made the appointment like a month ago and didnt realize my period would be the same week. So I manipulated my BC so that I would finish my period hopefully just before the 5th. It worked. I decided to use the same doc cuz I was too lazy to find one that took my insurance. Last time I waited for like 1.5 hours, but this time I made the appt first thing in the morning so I'd be the first in line! Gave him a second chance. I was in and out in about 25-30 minutes. boo yah!
I told him the recent issue of my current BC being temporarily "out of stock", "supply problems" or "recalled" because the placebos we not correctly placed in the package and told him the pharmacy said I had to get another kind of BC. He said it was just a "supply problem", he'd give me the perscription for the same BC and if I couldn't find it at any pharmacy I was looking for then I'd have to switch to the name brand which would be way more expensive. I like the generic. He also gave me three month samples of the name brand. But he did not want to switch brands on me if this 'hormone' worked for me. And it totally does and I dont want to switch either.
Sooo hopefully after I use the three months samples some pharmacy some where out there will have the generic back in stock and ready to go! Otherwise I'm going to be paying out my butt for these wonderful little happy magical pills.
The weigh scale said I was 136lbs. I don't know if anyone really trusts the doctors weight scales, but I've heard that some ppl prefer the docs results rather than their own when they are at home. I like that number, not the best, but I doubt I'll make it back to 120-125lbs like I was in high school.
The nurse asked if I was doing the annual. Um...yes (I hope they know why I'm there....) and she asked "how old are you?" and I told her 23 and she's like "Oh, okay. We just dont do Paps anymore til your 21 or older" Here we go AGAIN..... I look young, like its my first time, so I get treated like its my first time, all the questions and obvious statements, blah blah.
First of all tho, that sentence did not make sense to me. Why wouldn't you do paps to girls younger than 21? Juss cuz typically the teenagers dont get cervical cancer? They can't get breast cancer either? What are they supposed to do to get BC when they are sexually active and that young then? How do they know they are clean and safe when being sexually active that young? Be celebate or fend for yourself if you get cancer or STD that could have been prevented? Whatever. And second of all, why are you telling me? As if you dont believe I'm 23? You have my bday right there.
The doc came in and asked if I was there for the normal annual. o.O Does he normally schedule appts without knowing what he's going to be doing? I said yes and I needed more BC cuz of the issue I encountered. And with that he asks "And you're not planning on expanding the family any time soon are you?" *blink blink* "um...no" There is no family to expand, and I do not have any desire, hence the request for BC!
Anywayss.... the doc stuck me while the nurse distracted me by asking me questions. That was kind nice actually. Sometimes I still wonder the actual consequences to my vagina when they stick me or steal skin or whatever it is they do down there. One time they said I didn't get any results and wanted me to come do it again they said to wait a few months before coming so I could "heal" from the last one. What the hell do they do that I have to heal? I remember that cuz it cost me $60 to get stuck twice. And I didn't want to get stuck the first time.
Moving on... He gave me the prescription and asked for the third time if there was any other questions. I'm glad he asked me that so many times. I didnt feel afraid to ask him when he seemed so eager for a question. Then he left me. I think its always weird getting undressed and waiting for someone and then getting dressed and wondering if you are supposed to wait or just walk out of the room. In almost any situation I feel weird. I was confused if the perscription was for a whole year so I went out to the front desk and there happened to be a nurse to ask so I did. She gave me the beginners verison of BC and the perscription. She thought I was coming for the first time and starting to try out the brands to see which one worked for me hence the samples in my hand. blah blah. Annoyed. Leaving office now. Eating my Sconecutters breakfast burrito. mmm and peach mango slurpee. mmm and baack to work.
Now to wait for the results, hoping they get one period so I dont have to do it again, in 2-3 weeks. The postcard looking thing in the mail that says in bold "your test results were negative" so everyone who sees my mail will know that I am clean.