Cough twice for me…

I have been having a brutal head ache for the past week that I couldn’t place my finger on the cause.  It is weird mostly because it feels like it hurts on the outside, but sends shooting pains deep into my skull. I have finally caved and made my way to a walk-in clinic to see a doctor.

While sitting here in the waiting room, I have come to the realization that I don’t have a regular doctor in Calgary. I mean I go to the same clinic every time I am sick, which thankfully isn’t very often, but I don’t have a “family doctor” anymore.

I suppose that technically I could call my doctor back in Manitoba and make appointments and go back to see him. However, I went in for a basic checkup and he didn’t suggest any blood tests or anything to check to make sure my body was functioning “normally.”  Plus it is a bit of a commute to fly home, especially when I am feeling under the weather.

Perhaps this whole family doctor is something that I will have to pursue a little further for Mike and I.  This sounds like it is going to be a bit of a research project.

Have you moved and had to find a new doctor for your family? Did you have the opportunity to choose between several doctors, or did you take the first one you could find? What type of questions did you ask before making your decision? Let me know in the comments below.

I missed the one month mark again!

Well I should start by saying HAPPY NEW YEAR! I am so incredibly late. Life seems to be really good at distracting me from writing. I wish I had a valid excuse for it, but I don’t.

So much has happened since the last time I was online and actually wrote a valid post that I don’t even know where to begin. For the sake of getting this posted before next year, I am going to crack a bottle of wine and give you the Cole’s notes version.

Beginning of December brought a week of vacation which Mike and I used to go back to Winnipeg to visit family and friends. It was a rushed visit in which there were many hugs given to many important people in our lives. As always, there were friends that were missed, but we did get to share amazing food and gifts with both his and my families.

The holiday season is the busiest time of year in the travel industry, and as a result both Mike and I were working. We did have the pleasure of sharing dinner and way too many gifts even after we said we weren’t exchanging anything.

January brought more work as everyone tried to get home after the holidays. Luckily I was on days off for the majority of the Toronto ice storm so I can say I survived. Mike picked up a tonne of overtime this month and worked as many hours as he essentially legally could.

I feel like I have been working non-stop as well. I was dispatching almost every day it feels like in order to get myself 26 days of freedom from work. However, the bus driving has kept me busy and I feel like I am working full time for them even though I am supposed to be on holidays. I shouldn’t complain though as it will hopefully mean paying off Christmas and the last few pieces of furniture that we need for the house.

I did get the opportunity to go up to Edmonton for the last two days which feels like a bit of a wasted trip. Although I did get to see Mike, I was sick and felt like death. However, when I did venture out, I was involved in a minor car accident. I am okay and there is very little damage to my car, but I have to figure out how to deal with that tomorrow.

I have attached the video of the dashboard camera in my car. I am fully aware the date on the film is WAY off, but I sure am glad that I have it since she backed into me and I can prove it.

Hope you all are well!

XOXO

-Matt