Make New Friends But Keep The Old…

Good Morning!  Happy Tuesday!  I hope you are off to a good start to your week.  Mine is okay.  I’m pretty busy at work which is a good thing.  It definitely makes the day go by so much more quickly.  So yesterday after work, I picked Melissa up and she joined me at my follow-up eye doctor appointment.  I was telling her how rude the doctor was to me the last time I went for my appointment and she wanted to see him.  Can I tell you how awful this appointment was??  It was beyond horrible.

I had to go back for the doctor to look at the trial contacts that he gave me and see how they fit.  Well I HATED them.  I hated them with a passion.  They felt like sandpaper on my eyes and they weren’t strong enough at all.  I was having a hard time seeing street signs while driving.  I absolutely loved my other contacts.  There was nothing wrong with them.  He was just set on getting me into monthly contacts instead of my every 2 week contacts.  He also gave a lower prescription.

Well I first met with his intern who was SO rude!  Most definitely one of the rudest people I have ever dealt with at a doctor’s office.  I told her I couldn’t see and I didn’t like the contacts.  She did an eye exam and I couldn’t read anything back.  This proceeded to happen for like 10 minutes.  You think she would have tried other lenses or something seeing as I need a stronger prescription but no.  Then the doctor comes in with an attitude lecturing me on the contacts that I wanted.  Isn’t it my decision to make?  It’s MY eyes and MY money that I am spending on my contacts.  That is up to me.  So he said, lets put you back in your old contacts.  He ran out of the room.  The nasty intern came back and said for me to try them.

So I ask her what the strength of the prescription is, she doesn’t answer me.  I ask her again, she still doesn’t answer.  I said, I’m not putting them in my eyes until you tell me the strength.  I have a right to know what I am putting in my eye.  She said a random strength which I knew was not correct and the doctor confirmed that with me later during the appointment.  What was the point of her lying to me?  Seriously!  Finally after all of this crap, he put me back in the same pair of contacts that I went into the doctors wearing.  I honestly don’t think this guy knows what he is talking about!  I’m planning on calling my insurance company and seeing if I can get reimbursed or go to another doctor.  What an awful experience!!!  Have you ever had a bad experience at a doctor’s office?  Which doctor is your least favorite to go to?  Mine is the dentist for sure!  I hate going there!

After my appointment, I went back to Melissa and my mom’s house for a bit.  Then when I got home, Mike had already started on dinner . We made one of our favorites, Shepard’s Pie.  I love this comforting dish!  It’s so good.

Shepard's Pie

My dinner plate

Delicious Shepard's Pie with homemade mashed potatoes that I made!

If you never had Shepard’s Pie, you are missing out! This recipe is fantastic and it doesn’t take that long to prepare either.  I made the mashed potatoes from scratch with the skin on.  Yum!  They were delicious too.

So I wanted to talk about friendships today.  I used to have a close-knit group of friends in middle school.  Once we went to high-school most of us went our separate ways and found new friends.  I ended up making a group of new friends and I thought once college started, we would still keep in touch.  Sadly, we didn’t.  I’m not even sure why.  Sure, it makes me sad sometimes.  But so is life I suppose.  I have one friend from high school that I have kept in touch with and that is Courtney, who is a bridesmaid in my wedding.  I occasionally will talk to some people from high school on facebook but it’s nothing significant.

I keep in touch with a few people from the first college I went to for 2 years and the second college that I went to where I met Mike, I don’t really talk to anyone.  I felt like an outsider there because I transferred when I was a junior.  Everyone had their own clicks and didn’t want to invite other people to be part of theirs.  It was hard.  I became very good friends with my roommate but we had a massive falling out and we haven’t spoken since.

I do have some great friends right now but I don’t think it’s about the quantity of friends that you have but the quality of your friendships.  I’m always up for making new friends and finding people who have similar interests as me.  I think that is why I like blogging so much.  I am meeting people who I normally would not have met if I didn’t start a blog.  For that I am so thankful.  Do you have a large group of friends?  Do you have more random friends who aren’t a part of an entire group?

The most important thing to me is that I have people in my life who love and support me and I do the same with them.  It doesn’t matter how many friends I have.  It matters that those few people have been there for me and will be there for me through anything and everything.  That is what I look for in friendships.  :)

Have a great Tuesday!

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18 thoughts on “Make New Friends But Keep The Old…

  1. That doctor and intern sounds awful! It must have been really frustrating for you. I hate going to the dentist the most too!

    I definitely agree that the quality of friendship is better than the quantity of friends. I do have a lot of friends at home but only a couple that I really talked to and who I know will be there for me through everything. I’m lucky that my boyfriend is my best friend and that I can count on him for anything.

    I love blogging too. It’s a great way to meet other people who share a common interest as me.

    • It was so frustrating. I am never going back to that office again. I can’t believe how unprofessional they were! I’m glad that you agree with me. The dentist is awful. I’m dreading making my 6 month appointment.

      You are very lucky for that. :) It’s hard to find loyal people. At least, I think it is. Once you find someone that is loyal to you, that means everything. That is why I always say, I would rather have a few friends that are there for me than a large group of people who I can’t connect with.

      It definitely is! :)

  2. Ugh, what is it with all this rudeness at doctors’ offices lately? Really, what exactly do these people think they are accomplishing by being condescending and uncooperative? Did it not occur to them that maybe, just maybe, you know what helps your vision and what hinders it? I’m glad you were able to get your original contacts/prescription back, at least.

    I’ve been thinking a lot about friendships lately, too – partly because of some frustrations with people, but mostly because of blogging and the way it’s introduced me to amazing friends I never would have known otherwise. I am a big believer that people come into our lives for a reason – and, like you, that quality is so much more important than quantity. I still keep in touch with a couple friends from high school and a few from college, but there are also those who have fallen out of touch despite my best efforts to make things work. Sometimes it’s like … “how could we have been so close and now you’re too busy for anyone from your life before?” Makes me sad. I keep my focus on the wonderful friends and people I do have, though, because they truly make my days sunnier. I am better for knowing them. Some are from around here, some are friends I originally met online and who live in other parts of the country, some (like you! :)) are a combination of both. When it comes down to it, though, I so agree: quality over quantity, no doubt about it.

    Okay – this is the longest comment ever. Time to stop rambling!

    • I know, seriously! First you had a bad experience and now I had one too. It’s ridiculous! Me too! I’m just curious now if this is my correct prescription or not. I’m going to hold off on ordering contacts until I can get an appointment with another doctor. I can’t believe how unprofessional some of these offices are! That intern for example, I don’t understand how she made it through medical school. I would NEVER want her being my eye doctor. You only get one set of eyes. Don’t they realize that? Seriously.

      I completely agree with you! I think certain people come into your life because they are meant to be there. You were meant to meet for some reason or another. I know what you mean. You can only put forth so much effort and if you aren’t getting any in return, it’s frustrating. It really shows you what others priorities are. Most definitely! I’d much rather have a small group of incredible people than a large group of people who I can’t connect with.

      Haha! I don’t think you were rambling! I like what you had to say :)

  3. That doc office sounds like it is full of jerks. I’m sorry you had such a hard time. You’d think they’d be more careful with people’s eyes? Jeez.

    We definitely chatted about this before, but I am with you on the friend front. I have a small few I talk to almost daily, but I never had this core group other people seem to have kept their whole lives. I was sort of part of different, random groups of people that never interacted with each other. That said, I’m definitely trying to weed out the friendships I know are going no where, and strengthen the ones that I can tell will stand the years.

    • They definitely were jerks! I’m not going back there at all!!! I totally agree! You only get one set of eyes. I’d like for mine to last.

      Yes, we did. That is how I am too. You can only make so much effort until you realize that the other person isn’t putting forth as much. It’s sad but it makes you realize who your true friends are. I’m so glad that we met! :) I can’t wait to hang out more!

  4. I don’t know where you went to the eye doctor, but Tommy had a bad experience with his eye doctor in your area too. He was getting contacts for the first time and wanted dailies because he knew he wouldn’t use them every day and opening a pair to throw them out two weeks later and only use them once is such a waste. The doctor basically refused to give him what he wanted and when he called in to get his glasses prescription for safety goggles at work, they said he owed them money for something and refused to give him that too. I don’t understand why they feel the need to be such jerks. Especially that intern, what was her problem? She could’ve told you sorry I can’t give you the prescription or something instead of lying to you. Totally unprofessional. Hopefully you can go to another place to get the service you deserve.
    As for friends, I really learned who my friends were when I had Alex. I was still very young and a lot of people dropped off the earth because I couldn’t go out as often anymore, but I’m glad. It’s good to learn who your real friends are because there is no point in wasting your time with people who won’t be there for the long run. Next time I’m in your area or if you ever come out to New York, we should meet up and grab dinner or a drink. It would be great to meet in person!

    • Oh wow! That is awful! I’m really curious if it’s the same practice! The one that I went to has a few locations and a bunch of doctors on staff. I am totally not going back there ever again! I agree with you! I don’t know why she felt the need to lie to me. It’s really unprofessional. I don’t know how she is becoming a doctor. Like seriously, she went to medical school?! I hope so too. I’m going to call my insurance company and explain the situation and see what they can do to help.

      I totally agree with you. Moments like those are when you truly find out who your real friends are. It’s sad that people have to act that way but you are better off because now you are surrounded by people that you love. :) I would absolutely love that!!! Definitely let me know and I’ll let you know if I’m in New York. That would be fun! :)

    • Good luck with the eye doctor! I hear you on lasik surgery. Although, I’ve heard that people who had the surgery had to get end up getting glasses years later. Apparently, it doesn’t last forever. I thought it did. I don’t know if it’s worth the risk for me in my opinion. I’ll be stuck wearing contacts forever. ;) I totally know what you mean! I hate when I wake up in the middle of the night and I can’t see my alarm clock. It’s an awful feeling.

  5. I have my core group from high school, and then a few randoms here and there, but chances are if I’m referncing my friends, its my HS girls I’m talking about. I’d be lost without them; one of the things I’m most grateful for in life is that I’ve kept in touch with them!

    • You are so lucky! :) I wish that I would have had a circle of friends that I kept in touch with. I’m happy though with the friends that I have made through the years. The most important thing is having people who love and support you.

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