Saturday, January 30, 2016
GETTING OUT AND ABOUT
Hope you are all having a wonderful day. I am feeling better these days especially because I can finally leave the house. I don't feel like a prisoner anymore.
And where did I go yesterday? To the doctor for a bloodtest. Unfortunately, I found there was a problem with my insurance. My post-work policy has not kicked in and I had to pay for the entire visit. Fortunately I had the money to do so. And to top it off, they thought I was there for a visit and charged me $40 more than I was supposed to pay. After waiting an hour, they finally figured out that I just had to go in and get some blood drawn and leave. The girl at the desk apologized over and over. But I was enjoying watching the TV show they had on so I didn't really care.
The tech had a really hard time drawing the blood. She tried my arm, she tried my hand. Nothing. My doctor (Barbara) came along, looked in the door, said hello to me, and asked what was going on. The tech said she couldn't find a vein. Barbara saw I was getting upset and sent the tech away. She tried to get blood from me. The first vein she tried didn't work either. She was finally able to get it where the tech tried the first time. The tech was just in the wrong place -- had to move a little to the side. I was so glad to get that over with. My stomach was in knots by the time they were done and it usually doesn't bother me at all.
After that I went to Rite Aid to get something for breakfast. It was a fasting blood test so I was starved by this time. While I was there I saw some things I could use as door prizes for the Friendship Feast we are having at church in a couple of weeks. And we had saved up enough points that my whole purchase was free. That was great! Plus we still have some points left.
Last night Joe and I attacked one of the counters in the kitchen. How do two people gain so much stuff? We took everything off and Joe scubbed the counter. Then we put things back. So much of it was junk that we just threw away. Other stuff was put away where it belonged. And still other things (like herbs) were put into little jars that Joe gave me and are stacked neatly. There's just a little more to do to finish the kitchen. Then it's off to the next room. It gives me a feeling of satisfaction to see the house starting to come together. I think as the days get longer and the weather gets nicer I will get more energy.
Last night Joe got a call from one of the people at church. She knew of a family that needed food. They are completely out. We have a food pantry for people in emergencies so she called us to get them some help. We are going off to meet them this morning and help them out.
Then we are heading over to the avenue to get Joe a haircut and to get my glasses fixed. I fell asleep wearing them the other night. I must have pulled them off in my sleep and rolled on them because I woke up laying on them and the one earpiece was completely broken off. Fortunately I have my old pair which I can use while they are being fixed. I have a feeling I will have to buy a whole new pair.
A busy day today and I have to get a move on so we are not late meeting the people at church.
Have a good day, everyone. Warm temperatures are heading our way.