I am definitely a ponytail mom. When you get up at 3:00am there isn’t much time to style and fuss with a ‘do, which is another reason I’m glad to be on the radio… I can get away with the “just rolled out of bed” look.:) I normally just throw it up in a ponytail and call it a day. I love how quick and easy it is but it would be nice to have a different style every now and then. Whether I am hanging with the boys, cleaning or running, the ponytail is the most convenient way to go. If you are in a ponytail slump too though and want to switch it up check out In Style for some good on-the-go updo ideas.
I also ran across a good breakfast idea, especially for back-to-school. It’s a crock pot oatmeal recipe. You throw in the ingredients before you go to bed, and when you wake up the house smells like maple syrup and cinnamon and you’ve got a warm meal ready to go! I made this on Monday and it was a nice feeling to know the family could wake up to breakfast waiting even though I am not there. Yum! Here is the recipe.
Finally, here is a question. Why is the wait at a doctor’s office notoriously long? I have sat in more waiting rooms this year than I have in a long time and I can’t figure it out. I mean if you are waiting to get your oil changed or and the BMV or any other place that requires appts. or waiting, it’s never usually as long as the doctor’s office. I know when you are dealing with symptoms, people asking questions, etc. it takes longer but I wish they had a way to let you know when things were running super late. Like, why don’t they give you a pager like they do at Olive Garden? You can walk around the hospital gift shop, go next door or take a stroll and come back when you are buzzed? Or they could text you to say they are running 30 minutes late so you don’t have to leave work as early. I was waiting with 6 other people today (none of us were called for more than a 1/2 hour…I don’t think the doctor was even there)! Lol. Anyway, this poor lady was so stressed and ended up running out because she had to get back for work and never even saw the doctor. I think it’s just a matter of respecting others’ time; we respect the doctor by being on time can’t they respect the people in the waiting room? I’m not complaining, just observing and thinking….maybe I’ll create a waiting-room invention and get rich. Ha ha.
Hi Brooke, I love the Olive Garden pager idea for waiting rooms, especially doctors. I think you are on to something!!!!
that's why i love the Cleveland Clinic family health centers! I've only had to wait a couple of times. All other times I am usually called back before I can even sit down!
They have the "Olive Garden" pagers for loved ones waiting for surgery patients so why couldn't they utilize them for other reasons? I must say though your 30 minute wait was nothing compared to a wait I once had. I remember I was running late for an appointment with my OB and called to see if I could move it back a bit. I was told no because the doc was booked and was running late b/c she was doing a delivery. Even though she was running late my appointment would have been canceled if I was more than 15 minutes late! I rushed to get there on time (which meant dropping my husband off at work about an hour early) and then got to the office only to have to sit in the waiting room for 2 hours!