Lost some blood

December 11, 2013 Leave a comment

We’ve had a couple of snow days out of necessity. I’m hosting the Christmas party for one of my son’s soccer team and their families, so I needed the time to clean and finish decorating. Oh, what fun I had hanging outside lights in the snow-not! I think I shocked myself at least six times when I was connecting the strings because of either water or broken bulbs. Not my finer days but it had to be done. Then, I cut open my thumb with broken glass from one of the bulbs and left some puddles of blood in the snow. If I never hang lights in the snow, that’ll be fine with me. I did place a blow-up Santa on our front porch. Now, you know blow-ups are the tackiest thing ever, but I broke down and bought one this year. And you know what? They make you feel so happy when you look at them. I may need to have a blow-up figure for every occasion-ha!
Off to conquer baths after the kids finish watching “Home “Alone”.












Doc in the Box

May 3, 2011 Leave a comment

Doc in the Box…

He’s made out of shiny metal and has lots of buttons all over his chest.  Each button has a unique function.   At the top left of his chest, he wears  his initials in black…….”db”.  He thinks that’s very cool-looking.  He told me once that he thought his initials looked like an eighth note not finished or a pair of dancing feet so he was sure he was destined for the performing scene..I don’t know, but he’s very entertaining, nonetheless.

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May 3, 2011 1 comment

Have you ever heard the expression, “They have a love-hate relationship?”  Well, Nurse in the Purse and Doc in the Box do not have this kind of relationship.  It’s more that she doesn’t like to be around him and that he has no idea what’s going on.

He’s clueless that she doesn’t care for him even though she leaves no room for question.  Nurse in the Purse is quite vocal.  (She’s a diva in the truest sense of the word).  The reality is she just finds him annoying.  He’s incredibly intelligent with a huge medical database, but he has no common sense.  And she greatly dislikes his dancing and singing around the clinic likes it’s his stage or something.

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What to do with Doc in the Box? by Dr. Joy

April 27, 2011 Leave a comment

He’s so funny to me.  A robot who thinks he’s the next pop music icon.  Today, I found him in one of the exam rooms looking at himself in the mirror.  I asked him what he was doing and he just said, “I’m practicing my new dance moves”, as if my question was absurd.  I tried hard not to laugh out loud so as not to upset him.  I mean, can you imagine the sight to see a 6 foot 5 inch robot made of shiny metal trying to get his groove on.  So, I left the exam room to give him some privacy while we waited for our next patient.  Nevertheless, I continued to watch him as I peered around the trim of the doorway without his knowing.  This was a moment too good to pass up.

Doc in the Box is one of my two very special medical assistants.  Nurse in the Purse, whom we’ll discuss later, is the other one.  I obtained Doc in the Box a few years ago after I’d contracted with the United States military to sort of rehabilitate him.  He was a failed project at the time.  The military’s goal for him was to be a robotic physician able to be sent into war-type scenarios in place of human physicians.  His success in the field would have meant less medical manpower needed in dangerous areas.  The project, as you can imagine, was quite expensive.  Ultimately, his development was halted because there were too many quirks not able to be worked out.  A few months after that I was approached by the Head of Medical Research and Development for the Air Force to see if I could “fix” him.  So, Doc in the Box came to live in the lab of my medical clinic, and since then, I’ve had quite a few happenings.

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