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Pain Doc Day

Posted by Cyn | Posted in Family, Health | Posted on 29-04-2008


Today was the month­ly vis­it to the pain doc, which requires trekking across town to Fas­cist Coun­ty. It was some­what amus­ing to see “Drought Threat Lev­el 4 Mea­sures in Effect!” right next to CVS water­ing their lit­tle patch of grass.

The doc­tor dou­bled my break­through pain med, so that I’m allowed to take it more often. Maybe that’ll help.

It’s always nice to have that time with Sam, although I feel bad that he has to take time off to get me there. We try to sched­ule mul­ti­ple appoint­ments, but one of Katie’s doc­tors just total­ly flaked today, so that one had to be resched­uled. The ortho­don­tist appoint­ment had been resched­uled to allow for that appoint­ment, so now we have that to look for­ward to, too. Oh joy.

When Katie and I were out on Mon­day, we found that two places we need­ed to go to were closed for Con­fed­er­ate Memo­r­i­al Day. Excuse me? Since when is it a state hol­i­day? I know we didn’t take that day off from school when I was grow­ing up, not even in Alaba­ma. When did this resur­gence occur – as back­lash for MLK Day, maybe? I find it ridicu­lous.

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Con­fed­er­ate Memo­r­i­al Day has been a state hol­i­day for as long as I’ve known. My dad was a state employ­ee so he always got it off. How­ev­er, I’ve nev­er known any­one except the state offices to take it off, the schools nev­er closed for it.

Real­ly? I guess I don’t notice unless banks, post offices, and/​or schools are closed. And yeah, one of the places we need­ed to go to Mon­day was the driver’s license office. The oth­er was a Dekalb coun­ty office, though.

Some schools do, it seems. Not that I’ve had a great deal of expe­ri­ence with pub­lic schools in the last few years, but Katie tried high school last year and they had it off. It’s on the cal­en­dar for this year, too.

Real­ly? That’s sur­pris­ing. Is that Cobb Coun­ty? I guess since I went to Atlanta Pub­lic Schools, they were quite a bit more pro­gres­sive. :p You real­ly can’t see them tak­ing it off! And, Dekalb Coun­ty doesn’t take it off, either.

Con­fed­er­ate Memo­r­i­al Daty?! That’s a new one on me.