This to my U.S. friends. This afternoon a client had the news on and an American Town Hall program was on. A Republican got up and said something along the lines that Canadians and English citizens have free access to healthcare and we are regularly turned down for surgeries. Not true. I have never, ever been turned down for a surgery, and I have had several. No family member or friend has ever been turned down. When my mom had Ovarian cancer she was not turned away or given anything less that excellent care. I work in the healthcare field and no client has ever, ever gone without a needed surgery. In fact, any healthcare received has been 100% covered. (I can’t speak for England. Joey? Can you tell us?) I’m not saying this to try and say how much better Canada is because it’s not. We sometimes have long wait times in non-emergency cases. I am saying this because I am angry that US politicians are using deceit and fear to try to sway good and honest Americans to think that Universal Health Care is a bad thing.
Okay, that rant over.
We have a small municipal referendum today. It is voting yes or no for the city to borrow 80 million dollars to finance a hockey rink. I have never seen so many people divided over an issue! People are angry on either side. It is what everyone seems to be talking about. For the record, I voted no. My daughter came with me today and it was her first time voting. She voted no as well. I was actually surprised that she knew so much about the issue. I was so proud. I was going to take a picture but you aren’t allowed to take pictures at polling stations.
Putting the cart before the horse, I ordered a quilt for my bedroom. Since you all have not ever met me you don’t know that I rarely wear makeup. The only jewelry I wear is my wedding band and on my days off, my engagement ring. It can scratch the thin and fragile skin of my elderly clients and is unsanitary. My clothes are simple and fit into one tiny closet. But I love a pretty and feminine bedroom! I love the traditional “girly” colours like pink and purple. I like things with flowers. Last night I went to Overstock.com and ordered this. I spent way too much. am very cheap thrifty and rarely spend money on silly things but I decided to get this after several hours of getting to the point of giving my credit card information then deleting what was in my cart and leaving the site. Anyway, it’s ordered and on its way. I don’t expect you all to love it, everyone has different tastes. But I love it!
Okay. That’s all I got.
And again, I can’t edit this post. What’s up, WordPress?