September 2010 - I went to a new dentist for a cleaning. Apparently they take the blood pressure of all their new patients, and mine was very high. So much so that they recommended I see my doctor about it. I tried to point out the fact that I was at the DENTIST, hello?! Not the most relaxing place to hang out. But even so, they were concerned.
I went to my doctor the following week and it was still high, so she recommended something I'd never heard of: diet and exercise. Okay, I had heard of it, but certainly didn't think it would ever apply to me.
From that point on, I've made exercise and healthy-ish eating a priority, and I'm happy to report that my blood pressure is right where it should be. Yay!
Alright ... in March of 2011 I was supposed to return to the dentist for a 6 month cleaning, but the week of my appointment brought about a cold-virus-thingy that left me with no choice but to call and cancel.
Fast forward to this week: October 2011. I'm at work and my phone rings ...
Caller: Hi Tamara? This is your dentist's office calling to reschedule your cleaning.
Me: You mean the one I canceled like 8 months ago?
Caller: That's the one.
Me: I guess you could say I was playing hard to get ... I've been waiting for you to call.
Caller: Yeah, I know how it is. So how about next week?
Me: Uh, sure. That'll be fine. And as long as you're making this appointment, could you schedule my mammogram as well? That's another appointment I keep forgetting to make.
Caller: Ha! I'll be sure to give them a call ... for BOTH of us.
Me: Great, thanks.
I hung up the phone and realized: THAT'S what I need!! A personal assistant!! Someone to make all my appointments for me, then remind me of those appointments. Oh ... and they might as well raise my kids while they're at it, right? Right.
So who's interested?