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Trying To Take A Day To Relax

I usually take Mondays as a rest day.  Hard to do that when it’s a holiday, and everyone is home with me.  I should take today as a rest day, but I haven’t had a chance to.  After getting the kids off to school, I had to get a load of laundry going.  Then I had to run up to my son’s school and drop off some classroom supplies.  After that, it was a trip to the grocery store.  Now, I am taking stock of what things need to be done around the house.

No painting got done over the holiday weekend.  Instead, we opted for family time at the stores.  That means I have to get in there this week, and do some painting by myself.  I don’t mind.  It’s actually easier if I do it without anyone home.  I also have a ton of cleaning to catch up on.

I have doctor appointments scheduled this week.  One for me, just a routine mammogram, and an appointment for my daughter.  I also have to call her eye doctor.  She’s been having problems with her eyes, and I don’t think it can wait until her yearly eye exam.  She’s been complaining of pain and blurred vision.

I plan on making that phone call after I’m done with this post.  I’m also happy to report that my medical bills have come in from my overnight stay at the hospital.  I was expecting to max out my deductible, and end up with a $2000 in bills.  My insurance has a $2000 out of pocket limit.  They pay 80% on most everything after a $400 deductible is met.  Given the nature of my hospital visit, the percentage was different.  It put my IV and drugs towards my deductible (total $100), and the rest was paid at 100%.  The radiologist bill was put towards my deductible, and that was about $176.  I might get one other bill, for the attending doctor?  I’m not sure if that was included in the hospital bill.  All in all, $276 for an ER visit and an overnight stay in the hospital is pretty good.

I’m trying not to stress over money.  All of these doctor appointments are adding up, as are the prescriptions.  And it’s not just my medical issues.  I have a feeling that the insurance won’t cover a check-up for my daughter’s eyes.  The coverage for eye health is really bad.  But, I’m worried.  Eye pain and blurriness at her age isn’t something to put off getting addressed.  Hopefully, I’ll be able to get her in to see someone soon.  I’m off to make that phone call now.  Then I’ll take a little time and do nothing, before starting up with housecleaning.

First Day Of School and Bathroom Renovation

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I can’t believe the summer break is over. Both kids started back to school today. My daughter made it off to school with no problem, but my son’s bus was late. I ended up taking him to school, because I wasn’t sure when his bus would end up arriving. I’ve been working on a bathroom . . . → Read More: First Day Of School and Bathroom Renovation

Something Is Wrong, But I Don’t Know What

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It’s 5:30 in the morning, and I’m awake. Same thing happened yesterday. Of course, I had a lot of trouble getting to sleep the last two nights, too. Something is wrong, but I don’t know what it is. I’m taking my sleep meds at night. I’m taking my depression pills everyday. I’m feeling alright, I . . . → Read More: Something Is Wrong, But I Don’t Know What

I Hate Being Admitted To The Hospital

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My husband took last week off of work, and we had a great time as a family. It was great, until Friday. I was doing just fine, until a really sharp pain in my chest decided to scare the living daylights out of me. It was the worse pain that I ever felt, . . . → Read More: I Hate Being Admitted To The Hospital

Bring Out External Nature’s Beauty Inside Your Room


Every person wishes to get appreciated for their home decorating and get compliments for the interior décor concepts they have chosen. A blank wall always tempts the owner of the house to add some beautiful facet on it that match up with their preferences and likes. Persons who wish to transform their interiors of home . . . → Read More: Bring Out External Nature’s Beauty Inside Your Room

What Autism Is – The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

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When you do a search for “autism” or “what is autism”, you get websites that will provide you with a sweet, scientific definition. It will tell you that it is a “complex developmental disability”, or a “brain-based disorder.” These definitions are a nice stepping stone for understanding what autism is, but they don’t . . . → Read More: What Autism Is – The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

Change In Medicine For Depression

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I had my two week follow-up with my doctor. We talked about how I was doing, and I tried to be very detailed in answering her. I have still been having trouble sleeping. Not as bad as I was, but still not getting enough sleep each night. I’ve also been noticing a drop in my . . . → Read More: Change In Medicine For Depression

$10 Walmart Gift Card and Balance Bar Giveaway


As one of the compensated bloggers participating in the Balance Bar’s Summer Shape Up Challenge, I am bringing you a giveaway for a $10 Walmart Gift Card and a variety pack of Balance Bars. Balance Bars are a great tasting, healthy snack choice. A few months ago, I had to start buying them for my . . . → Read More: $10 Walmart Gift Card and Balance Bar Giveaway

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