Yesterday was quite a long day. We had an 05:30 alarm. Wife was over at niece's before 07:00 to "watch" two little 4-year-olds, one's mom at work, the other in court. I did some stuff around the house that needed to be done. I took her some coffee around 09:00. Then had to take their dog out around 11:00. Weather was nice enough that I took him on an around-the-block walk, which allowed him to "mark" just about EVERY utility pole in the path, and to leave a more "solid" reminder by a business owned by some Moslems. Then back. Then I got detailed to run to Micky D's to get a Happy Meal. Got back to discover that the variant was unacceptable. My bad. Fortunately, by then the older child's mother had picked the daughter up. And sister-in-law showed up to "watch" the Little One while I took Wife on a 40-minute trek to the rheumatologist's office. A VERY long consult, which is "normal" with this one: he is very good and very very thorough. Best one we've had, ever. Then off towards home, to be messaged that a bunch of prescriptions were ready -- or nearly so -- at the Pharmacy after he'd called them in. So off to the Big Box store / pharmacy, To discover that they weren't "quite" ready. So another hour of waiting. Fortunately, they didn't have to have them shipped in, as some of hers have had to be. And, courtesy of our new insurance, we were able to again afford to buy the drug that allows her tear ducts and sweat glands to work a little bit. A bit. $28 for 3 months we can afford. Had we stayed with our previous plan, that would have risen to around $300 or more, which we simply could not afford. And similar for another drug as well.
But it made for a very long day. After an 05:30 wakeup, we dragged in around 6 p.m. Threw together something to eat, and patted cats, and rested up a bit.
But today, we "get" to make another long trek, quite near the office we were at yesterday. Different doctor, getting some "labs" done. A repeat of some done last week. Quite a "fun" life we lead. So we'll be leaving here in a little while.
UPDATE:========>> well, no we aren't. She's got the nausea and diarrhea again. Not only does this make travel problematic (not what you want while flying down the Interstate) but the lab involved was urine test due to signs of reduced kidney function. Having all kinds of stuff going on at either end is not conducive to being properly hydrated. So we've left word at the doctor office that this will have to be rescheduled.
And we just got a call from another doctor, practically next door to the one we were at yesterday. They have her set for some sort of infusion next week to help with the reduced bone density issue. She had one of them several years ago, 2014 I believe. So that is one thing.
She's also scheduled for a "sleep study" to take place Sunday night in yet another town. This is one that has been a bouncing ball between doctors and insurance carriers for well over a year. Like many other things in our life.
And today is scheduled to be the inauguration of President Trump. I do not presume to know how this will all work. Haven't a clue. Wish him well, and will covenant to pray for him. I can't imagine that should enrage anyone, but these days one never knows.
The reading from the Old Testament today is chapters 46, 47, and 48 of the Genesis.
Joseph is in Egypt, and by the Lord's doing, is precisely placed in precisely the right place and at the right time to preserve the lives of his father and his brothers, continuing the line from Abraham right up to then. Quite a series of "impossible" events, some weird "coincidences', right? No. Not accidents. Not coincidence. Not happenstance either. The Lord was at work in ways no one could have imagined. He still does that.
The New Testament reading is verses 22-36 of the 14th chapter in the Gospel of Matthew. Think you know the Lord's limits? Think that there is anything He can't do, anything too hard for Him? Think that when He calls you to do something impossible, that He can't carry you? If so, you're wrong. Peter learned that, a lesson that doubtless remained with him in future struggles.