Saturday night I went to the Symphony. The man who usually sits behind me was there and we had an interesting chat before the concert and during the intermission. He shared an idea he and his friends/family do during Christmas. He said most of them are at an age where they don’t need more stuff so they exchange charities when asked what they want for Christmas. He makes a donation in the questioner’s name to a charity they like/support and they do the same for him. I think that sounds like a great idea. What do you think?
The program was interesting. All of it was music I had never heard but I found it to be easy listening. I’ve misplaced my program so I can’t tell you much about it. The first number was by Sibelius and the second was by someone I’d never heard of. The final portion was a piano concerto. It was very well played.
I’ve been gathering things for my charity donation tomorrow. I still need to get them in a box and set it out on the porch. The truck will be by between 7 a.m. and dark which would be about 5 p.m. If I set it out tonight, I don’t have to get up early.
Yesterday I finally met my new doctor. She seems to be on top of things and has ordered x-rays of my knees, bone scan of my spine and “scolded” me because I haven’t had a mammogram in a couple of years. She gave me a referral to a dermatologist since I have a new mole which needs to be examined. The dermatologist she referred me to isn’t taking patients who have my kind of insurance so I called the insurance company and got a referral to one who is in the network. I’m feeling rather virtuous because I now have an appointment for my mammogram and one with the dermatologist. I don’t need appointments for the x-rays since they’ll be done at the hospital. I think I might get those done tomorrow or Thursday. It depends on what time the home health nurse comes tomorrow.
I’ve started my Christmas shopping. I drew my niece’s name at Thanksgiving. On her list was a pair of floor lamps. She said they were from Walmart. I couldn’t find them in my Walmart store and thought, “Oh, no! This is another case like the boots she wanted one other year when I had her name. I had to order them over the Internet.” I’m not a great Internet shopper and much prefer getting something at a store. I checked the Walmart website and there was a link to which of their stores had the lamps. My regular one didn’t but another one that is nearby did. So I went there to get them.
The lamps that store had were similar to the one she told me she wanted but not the exact one. I decided to buy them anyway and if she isn’t happy with them, she can exchange them. The big difference, I think, is the light bulb. The one she told me about comes with a CFL lightbulb. The one I bought uses a three-way lightbulb. So we’ll see how that works out.
It’s so nice to feel a sense of accomplishment at the end of the day.