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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 23rd, 2009 12:24 am (UTC)
I'm going to say two things in defense of the doctor, even though her suggestion kind of offends me.

First, you have a pretty good relationship with her already if you're making small talk, and she's got good instincts to follow up on what is mentioned in casual conversation.
B) I have never understood the general social need to couple up. I won't speak for you, but I suspect there may in fact be something different about the way I'm wired. (This is where being kind of offended comes in, since every difference doesn't need to be "fixed.")
III. Kumquats! (<- it really is fun to say)
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Date:November 23rd, 2009 01:09 am (UTC)
First, you have a pretty good relationship with her already if you're making small talk,

It wasn't really small talk. She was asking about my love life as it pertained to health issues. I was like, um, Not Applicable.

III. Kumquats!

When I manage to collect enough fruit to make something with, I'll have to share some with you.
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