I have read so many articles, books, blogs…8 steps, 7 steps, 5 easy steps, 10 steps…12 steps. I can’t do a thing in a few easy steps. So, I have started my own blog and I’m giving myself one year – 365 steps to regain my Muchness. Today is really not Day 4, but I started over when I lost my place. Anyway, here is my Day 4 entry.
Day 4 – The Plastic Surgeon
Maybe I’m getting the cart before the horse. Maybe there will never be a horse. Or a cart.
My visit with the plastic surgeon went very well yesterday. It was a free consultation, which turned out to be me, sitting in a little room listening to acoustic music until I was ready to scream for some electric guitars and a little angst – for 2 hours. I got out my iPad, read some in a book I’m reading, played Black Jack and lost enough to cover the procedure, and checked my Facebook account. Finally, the doctor came in, moved his chair very close to me, handed me a mirror and proceeded to tell me what he will do to make me look “fresh.” I loved every word he said…
Four minutes later he asked, “Do you have any questions?”
“Well…how much does it cost?”
“One of the ‘girls’ will be in to talk with you about that.”
Apparently doctor’s bedside manner only extends to the cerebral discussion of bruising, swelling, and sanding my upper lip.
One of the “girls” did come in with a piece of paper with a bunch of writing on it, but I saw only one number – $20,000. $17,000 if I let his partner do it since said doctor with his smooth bedside manner and obnoxiously white veneers pretty much caters to Mrs. Lotsarocks.
Do I sound bitter? I’m really not. I’m a realist if nothing else. This “girl” is getting her priorities straight for once in her life. Here they are in no particular order:
1. Get fit. Look at this – really – this lady is 86 and she’s doing gymnastics. What’s my excuse??? Well, I’m not going to do gymnastics, but I am going to get fit.
2. Reduce my debt. I would be foolish to think I can get out of debt in 365 days – but I’m going to be gazelle intense as Dave Ramsey says.
3. Smile at everyone I see – this is easy for me because I tend to do that anyway. People think I’m nuts or they think they know me.
More things to come. I have 365 days to regain my Muchness…to come into my own.
So…$20,000? $17,000? Facelift? Let’s see how I feel about that in a year!