Also, since Cray-ray lost his collar a few weeks back, I decided to buy him a new one along with a name tag just in case.
G. & I had a magnificent meal together. I did the cooking for a change. She can be such a pain that we usually eat at her place but since we had to deal with the pets she came here. I made B-B-Q country ribs. I sprayed the ribs w/olive oil and rubbed Dang Rubs #39 on them, covered them with plastic wrap & refrigerated them for over an hour. I also roasted up some fresh asparagus also sprayed with olive oil and sprinkled Dang Rubs #'s 12 & 23 on them. Put them in the oven for 10 min. at 425 degrees and oh-ho-ho! That's when I heated my grill and grilled the ribs for about 6 min. on each side, after 1 side was grilled I lathered on some of my sauce, & then grilled 'em some more. We had a salad, a little wine, alright we had an entire bottle, some dessert and off to a food coma.
Why is G. so uncomfortable in my house you might ask? Well, to be honest, she doesn't do well with heat. She seems to run a little hotter than me. I realize that much of the country has been in a severe cold snap but Arizona hasn't. My heater hasn't kicked on in awhile & I'm comfortable but she's typically too hot and occasionally too cold. Right now she's too hot. I don't plan on turning on my cooler for another 1-2 months. What can I say. I'm a middle of the road kinda gal as far as temps go. I felt great. I did let her turn the ceiling fan on in the dining area as we ate. She was much happier then.
I started thinking back on all of my electronics that have blown on me these last few months. Here's my list; vacuum cleaner, PC & laptop, coffee grinder, juicer, phone went haywire & went back in time to 1980 for some weird reason, I'm getting worried about what might be next. Yikes!
Is that really necessary? I was quite stunned and now I am so confused about it all. Apparently I've made my deductible so what I owe the hospital is less than the invoice states but I can't seem to figure out why. I've spoken 4 x's to the folks at the hospital billing, 3 different people mind you, and I'm even more confused. Anyway, they want a deposit but of course they don't take the medical credit card I have. Wonderful. Now, the Dr.'s fee's do take that credit card, thankfully. But then alas & alack the anesthesiologist doesn't. There goes my stress levels out the roof. I'm less concerned with the surgery then I am about my share of paying for it.
I'm going to have to go into my 401k for it but I can't until I have a precise amount to request from it. I'll have to wait until after the surgery to get the totals. Ahhhh, paperwork. Don't ya just love it? It's mine & I have to jump through hoops for it. Oh well, at least I have it to use. That at least eases some of my tension. I'm using all of my PTO (paid time off) funds at work and then I'll collect short-term disability for the remainder of my re-couping time. Unfortunately, I still have to pay for my insurance while I'm off but I can work a little bit, office type work) and still collect it. It'll be a little extra cash which I will need.
I spent Friday running around trying to get things ready for my incarceration in the house for a couple of weeks and to try to keep G. from having to do too much BS here. I got the house cleaned although I still need to dust but everything else is gorgeous. The gal really did a great job. I threw everything in the washer, bath rug, dish dry mat, my slippers, etc. I also gave myself a mani-pedi. I can't imagine what these folks have to look at while doing these surgeries. I don't want to be water-cooler conversation. Wow, that's a worry I hadn't thought of before. Today, I get my legs waxed, seriously not going in hairy, gonna dust, maybe go meet a guy for coffee, want to take a dance class, get to the grocery store for a few minor items & done, I hope.
Yup, I'm trying to keep busy to avoid thinking about the up-coming surgery. Even though I'm more excited about it than stressed, I am still just a tad stressed. I think that's only natural. I have 1 & half days left at work and away we go! My next addition to this blog I will be bionic.
Keep good thoughts for me, and I'll meet ya on the other side. Peace out folks.