Thank you so much everyone for your comments on yesterday’s post. I spent close to three hours on the phone yesterday trying to get a doctor’s appointment. While I am grateful that my husband’s company provides us with excellent health insurance at a very reasonable price, the tradeoff is that our options are extremely limited. We have to choose doctors from a local hospital’s Physicians Network, which means offices that are staffed on a rotating basis by doctors who also treat E.R. patients, deliver babies and perform surgery. One of the offices is staffed entirely by second year residents. So I have a call in to one of the offices, the receptionist was vague but it sounds like I have to wait for one of the doctors to approve taking us on as new patients.
And not to diminish my own feelings in any way, but there are bloggers out there having a much tougher time. Our beloved Jenn from Mommy Needs Coffee is home resting after being hospitalized with chest pains and dizziness. Her husband Clint has grounded her from the computer, but if you leave a comment he will pass it along. Please stop by and wish her well. She is a beautiful person and an asset to the Blogosphere in many ways.
Dooce ended her recent Monthly Newsletter to her daughter with an apology. Depression has once again overtaken Heather, and she is sorry that it has to be a part of her daughter’s life. Since she doesn’t allow post comments, and probably gets a thousand emails a day, I don’t know how to let Heather know that I understand. I know how it feels to wish you could color more pictures, read more books, take more walks, but instead you’re lying on the bed curled up in a ball while the kids watch a video. She writes that “Often I am ashamed that I am not the mother I thought I was going to be.” Oh, how I understand that. I know that I should be taking Kaitlyn for a walk in the stroller every day that it isn’t raining or too cold. I should take her to the playground and to playgroup and to story hour at the library.
I’ve never actually screamed into a pillow, but I know how it feels to wish I “couldn’t sense the world around me”. I understand, Heather, and I’m sorry. The fact is that depression is part of our lives and therefore by extension, a part of our children’s lives, and all we can do is manage ourselves to the best of our abilities. Depression is vicious, it robs you of the very energy you need to pull yourself out of it. I hope you find your way out of the gray and back to the color soon.
And that’s all I want to say about that for now. Instead, let’s talk about TV! “Lost” premiered this week-what are your thoughts? Were there any hidden clues in the episode? I watched it twice and it seemed pretty straightforward to me. The Others are probably part of the Hanso Foundation, brought there to work on experiments and take turns pushing the button in the Hatch. Now we know why Walt saw Polar Bears, although it still doesn’t explain the horse Kate saw. I’d love to hear your theories and predictions for this season!
Tonight is the Season Premiere of Battlestar Galactica, a show I have never watched before, but I rented the miniseries and let me tell you, that is some of the best TV I have ever seen. Even if you don’t like Sci Fi, the writing, the acting, the directing are all top-notch. I can’t afford to buy Seasons One and Two right now, so I’ll have to just start with this season and try to fill in the blanks as I go. Does anyone else watch it?
I got an invitation to Vox, so I started a page there. I’ll be posting what I’m watching and my thoughts on this season’s shows there. I have five Vox invitations if anyone wants one. Did I mention I am once again NOT watching “Veronica Mars”, because Comcast doesn’t seem to have the CW network?
Blah. I’m going to lay down now. Thanks for hanging in there with me.