20 Days

Whoop whoop! Just kidding – that’s not truly my style!  I went to the doc today – Dr. Ann Patel with Worthing Family Physicians. She seems pretty nice – no worries, I’m fine – BP was a little high though, went down in the visit – WELL, anyway – the point was to get malaria pills.

I took the prescription to Target – curious if they’d have it.  After some dialogue with the pharmacist, Sally – way nice, she said..M…Malaron?..is pretty common.  The gal next to me while i was at the counter is going to Israel!  So, the malaria med that Dr. Patel and I settled on was because: one gives crazy dreams and one or two of the three make you more susceptible to the sun…me and my inherited pink toned self appreciate the caution with that 🙂 So, we settled on the once a day version – I start it June..June 26th I think and take it for 40 days which should put my last day on August 4th.

Target surprised me and had it – however, Dr. Patel wrote out the prescription beautifully but forgot the dosage.  Damage could be $283 if you were uninsured, I’ll let you know.  If you’re keeping a running tally, the trip is…if you were to plan one in the future, you’d be looking at about $2850 – I made sure to add in the amount I saved with the voucher – that number is airfare, correspondence, immunizations, etc.

So, in the middle of calculating – I stepped away for about 30 mins and in that 30 mins I would have lost my head if it weren’t attached – I lost the receipt to the toner cartridge I just purchased – key word being cartridge. I tried to put it in..well, guess what!?!? You need to detach the butt before you turn it in – here I was thinking I was being so efficient for turning in the old cartridge – like you’re supposed to! And I need the butt. SO, if you have a Brother HL-2140 and you run out of toner (you will know this because the printer becomes stubborn and refuses to print thus forcing you to purchase a new toner – about $47 at Office Max when you use the “20% off anything you can fit in this bag” option…anyway – REMEMBER THE BUTT! They’re holding my butt for me until I can get it tomorrow.

ANYWAY – in the middle of all that, I straightened up my Ghana binder..and …it must have been one of those days. I admit – I can be a ditz sometimes…today, whoa. I thought I was a GENIOUS because I took my yellow card to work to make a copy of it..I had it after I made the copies..I had it while I ate lunch..I even think I had it when I went outside to hang out with my friend/colleague as she was doing playground duty…however…did I stick it in my lunch box? Did I leave it on the copier? Did it fall out waking up the stairs to the classroom? I SURELY hope I find it..that, combined with my passport – is the single most important piece of paper I need to get into Ghana..I have the COPIES of it, zeesh. Fingers crossed it gets found.

Time for bed. You should get some sleep too so you don’t lose your head! Gotta go, mine’s rolling away! 😀