In a previous post, I mentioned having our first experiences with medical facilities in Maui. The Kihei Wailea Medical Center is one in which I was referring. It's nice. Convenient, too. I don't just mean in location. It's a comprehensive facility. Need imaging? It's right there. Need a prescription filled? Right there. Need to see a specialist? Down the hall. Need labs done? Have a seat, we'll be with you in a moment.
I love your energy.
I haven't heard that a lot in my life. When I was young, I heard a lot of, "boy you have a lot of energy!" When I worked as a phone agent right out of college I heard, "give me more energy." And, I heard a heck of a lot of "calm down" when I started down the management path. I had a lot of nervous energy.
I've had two unhealthy obsessions in my life.
That's not true. I've had a lot more than that. And these two weren't particularly unhealthy. Let me try again. I had two objects of obsession as a young person. We're going to exclude some of my teenage years here and focus more on under 16. I blame my father for the first of these obsessions and The Voyage of the Mimi for the other.
My father was the outdoorsy type. He chose well when he chose my mother, also in love with nature. To celebrate their 12th wedding anniversary, they decided to venture deep into the lush vegetation of Canada for a relaxing retreat in a small, two room cabin. My sister and I were just wee ones, so some time alone in the remote depths of the wild was just what they needed.
Or so they thought.
Upon my return to Indiana I was met with a great challenge - the flu. The second somewhat debilitating illness of the year and it's only March. This is not normal for me. I'm chalking it up to stress. After three days in bed and several rounds of Tamiflu, I'm finally feeling like I'm on the mend. To celebrate, Miss Monster and I took a very long and well-deserved walk around the farm. She has been the most doting companion for the last few days. If you've ever met a young GSD, you know that sitting quietly is not in their nature. It's most definitely not in hers, usually.