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08:48 pm: Situation normal
Today I finally got all of my medical results, and everything is apparently normal, including my cholesterol levels, which I've never had checked before so I was curious about. Well, everything...unless you count the fact that the doctor thought I should have therapy because I said I would rather spend my time enjoying my hobbies than dating. @_@ No, she wasn't kidding. She was ready to set me up with an appointment on the spot. After some discussion, she finally grudgingly admitted that as long as I wasn't lonely or depressed, then I didn't need counseling to get me to date people. Yeesh.

I made considerable progress getting my kitchen counters and tabletop cleared off. ...But then I cooked some more, so I still have my work cut out for me. The potato curry with buttermilk was quite good, and I was particularly proud of the cheddar bread.

My kumquat tree has settled into its new pot rather well. I tried eating some of the not-quite-ripe fruit that had gotten knocked off when it was delivered, and I can see how it would make good marmalade. I hope to freeze the fruit as it ripens until I have enough to make something with. I ordered a second tree from a different nursery that's a variety reported to be sweeter and better for eating raw. Now I'm contemplating putting together some kind of windbreak, since the wind can get pretty strong here, and I wouldn't want it to blow the fruit off the branches. Of course, I can always bring the tree inside, which is what I did today when it got gusty.


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Date:November 21st, 2009 05:39 am (UTC)
Yeesh, indeed. The only thing worse than a doctor who thinks their 3 month psych rotation makes them a mental health expert is an actual mental health expert :p Experiences outside the norm make them reach for their prescription tablets... (this is of course besides the fact that not dating is a much wiser course anyway :p)

Grats on everything else being ok =)

I'm curious how your second tree will turn out; kumquats are one of the few fruits I've never had the chance to try fresh. The ones I've had were, as the saying goes, more fun to say than to eat^^
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Date:November 22nd, 2009 01:02 pm (UTC)
The second tree is younger, and I'm not likely to get any fruit from it until next year. I am looking forward to seeing what they will be like, though.
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