Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Live and Learn, my friends

"I do not wish to treat friendships daintily, but with the roughest courage. When they are real, they are not glass threads or frost-work, but the solidest thing we know."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

So that's what it takes...huh...

So we all have deal breakers in various situations, relationships. I found out this weekend that a serious deal breaker for me is my family. You do not talk about my family. I may complain about them and they may drive me crazy and they may make insensitive comments more often than not but they are my family. I'm actually surprised with how much I've actually put up with quite a bit but he crossed that line when he talked about my family. HAH! Like he knew! He doesn't know my could he?! He's never taken the time to get to know them. It doesn't matter what was said but that line has been crossed and he knows that he crossed that line. In no uncertain terms, I told him exactly what line was crossed. It's liberating, actually. Should have taken care of this a lot sooner.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

My First Home

For all of you out there that were, I'm sure, simply dying to see my apartment, these are for you. This is my happy little apartment that I have had fun decorating over the past month or so. It's not very big but it's home and I love it.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Breath easy..

Unbelievable. I've been worrying and stressing for weeks about how much this surgery/hospital visit/numerous doctors appointments was going to cost me and how much my insurance was going to pay for. I got a statement from the hospital/doctor saying how much it cost and that they had billed the insurance. I would then get a statement from the insurance saying how much they covered and how much i still owed....i'm sure most of you "adults" out there are familiar with how this all works but it was pretty much a mystery to me until lately.

ANYWAY...I got the statement from the hospital and i about passed out. I could buy several moderately priced cash. I've been checking my online insurance claims...obsessively. I recently moved and i didn't want to miss the statement if it had already been sent. I checked it today and guess how much the insurance covered. just go ahead and guess. they covered
ALL of it! Yes. My insurance has covered all of my medical expenses related to this surgery. MRI's, Labs, a 5 day hospital stay, anaesthesiology, anaesthesiologist, TWO doctors (ENT and Neurosurgeon), facility fees...everything.

I don't even know what to say. I'm shocked. Just yesterday I had lunch with my dad and both of us thought I would end up owing thousands of dollars. I just can't believe it. wow. good thing i've been paying my tithing. I'm sort of waiting for the other shoe to drop. My luck isn't this good...something has to be wrong. Could this really be right? I don't owe anything?

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Words that aren't words but should be...

Lapidoodleday. This is any day when you're just not really "with" it. Could be everything has gone wrong in a somewhat comical way. Could be due to miscommunications with coworkers, friends, family. Think, "I Love Lucy". Lucy had many Lapidoodledays. Yesterday and today have been lapidoodledays. But Mercury was also in retrograde, so that could have had something to do with it.

"Don't blame me! It's Lapidoodleday!"