Monday, April 15, 2019

Pasties, Pox and Six Grand

Hey y'all.  Happy Monday!  I hope the weekend treated you well and you're ready to kick butt and take names.

Friday was a day.  We got into the doc's office and since it was new to me (well, by 7 years), I had to register, and it took 15 minutes just for her to get my insurance entered in there.  I was jovial about it for the first 10 minutes but then the last five, I was over it because it was almost mammy time.  They took me back to change into an ill-fitting gown, and the cheery tech was waiting on me when I came out.  I immediately turned on my stand up comedy routine as I always do when in medical situations.  It's a 50/50 shot whether you have someone with a sense of humor or not.  I was lucky, and we were cracking up.  She put these nipple markers on me that looked like Hello Kitty pink background since they were "out of pasties."  I told her I should've just brought mine.    So that was different.  I told her that I was here because the specialty place I'd been going to for the past 4 years had a 50% callback rate for me and I have zero desire to go through two weeks of hell again and pay almost $400 for the pleasure.  I told her to squeeze 'em like she was mad at her mother in law and she said: "oh, I don't think you want me to do that!"  I assured her I did and I could take that over a callback from someone who didn't push hard enough in the first place.  I told her my callback last year used 26 lbs of pressure but go higher if she needed to.  30 lbs of pressure it is.  I don't have dense breasts so I could take it easily.  She even showed me the scans afterward and said: "look at all of that beautiful spread out tissue!"  The other place never showed me what they did, like a secret.  I was pleased with what I saw but won't get my results until later this week because they need to get my films from the other place.  The Mr and I went to our family doc, and the nurse gave us our measles, I got my chicken pox, and we also got a Hep A shot as there is an outbreak to two places we're traveling to and had her check with the doc.  She said she might as well.  We go back in 6 months for our booster for it.  Then we went to the grocery stores and were done with all of that by 4:30pm which was quite nice.  We went down and did LIIFT 4 Chest and Tri's and relaxed for the night.

Saturday morning we got up and around.  We watched The 1975's set at Coachella, I made burgers for lunch, and then we headed an hour away for a craft show.  It was the spring version of the fall one we went to in September with a friend, and it wasn't nearly as good.  It was nice to get out of the house though so it wasn't a total waste, I guess.  We did a little shopping then to some new furniture store that just opened, and one of the dudes was like "go try the massage chairs."  We did, and 30 minutes later, we were considering dropping six G's on the best one.  Since we had no intention of buying anything, I was getting turned off by the intense car dealer-like treatment we were being given with a 25% discount for "tonight only."  We said we'd risk it and the manager 'generously' gave us until Sunday to make a decision.  Well, after looking online, we can get it for $500 less even with their "discount" so pizzoff! 

Sunday we slept in since it was rainy out in the morning.  I asked the Mr if he wanted to get our workout done early, so we did Beachbody's Hard Corps Cardio 1 and did our rolling and stretching afterward.  I was happy with my 630 calorie burn.  I went up and took a shower, and when I was done, I happened to catch the back of my arm in the mirror where they gave me my chicken pox vaccine.  Holy crap!  There was a HUGE 6"x2" swollen, red patch under the injection site.  The fat there is a bit hard, and it scared the crap out of me.  The redness cleared a bit as the day progressed.  The Mr did some car cleaning while I poured over the LIIFT 4/Transform 20 hybrid calendar they sent people that signed up for the email.  I transferred it over to be our June workout schedule since I already have April and May planned.  We did a little more shopping to get out of the house, and it was nice to not have to come home and workout.  WOOT!

What did you do this weekend?

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  1. I never in a million years thought I'd consider a $6K massage chair, but man that thing is awesome and would actually be a big investment in our health. It would pay for itself in massage fees at least. But there was no way we were going to be high pressured into it!

  2. We traveled to Iowa to meet my new great niece and had a mini family reunion. My bro graciously gave up the master suite to us. I noticed the lever to the pop up Stoppers in both bathroom sinks we're not attached, meaning the stoppers were set in closed mode. I immediately got busy underneath the sinks and attach them both. I got a giddy sense of accomplishment out of fixing them. I didn't tell them I did that, but it will be fun when they notice. My brother's not that handy and although he has a beautiful house, he doesn't know how to fix the simplest things. We drove back home the 6 hours 2 about in 8 inches of snow. I had to stop the car at the end of the driveway to get out and shovel. I'll throw a few pictures for your pleasure on your Facebook page. I proceeded to stay up until about 1 a.m. working on my taxes online. I always owe so I procrastinate and then I tried thing six ways to Sunday to try to come up with a better number. This has to be my longest procrastination yet. I'll finish them when I get home from work and then I'll be sad for a day. I remember hearing that our taxes would be less this year because of changes the president made, but, sadly this is not true for me. Have a great week!

  3. The hubs car had to get towed on Friday (I'm so thankful for AAA) so we took care of that after work. Saturday I had a meeting then we went grocery shopping and were done by 11:30am so that felt great. I did the laundry and got that put away and took care of some paperwork. Sunday was a very productive day of cleaning out cosmetic bags of makeup and hair accessories and condensing down to two bags. I had a ton of new makeup from giveaways from buying skin cleaners and moisturizers so I put those in other cosmetic bags to give to the shelter. Then the hubs and I did up 10 cute little see-thru zip bags we got from the dentist over the years and made dental packs for the shelter, with each one getting a toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash, and floss. I also had numerous boxes of individual soaps that I can't use anymore so those are going to the shelter as well. Through out tons of hair stuff and old bands that have lost their elasticity, so now there's a wee bit of organization in the bathroom drawers. lol Then I allowed myself to chill out in the evening after a full day of cleaning that stuff out, and finished reading a very good book. Didn't get to bed until 12:30am and was up at 5am this morning, so I'll hit a wall at some point this afternoon. Have a busy morning and then can relax a bit.

  4. Soccer on Saturday was cancelled because they were predicting cold and "freezing mix". It ended up being breezy and in the 40s but no precipitation. Still would have been unpleasant to be outside for soccer games though so it's just as well. Friday was all about getting little stuff that piles up done, and then yesterday I did a swimming lesson. What an exciting life I live.

    I'm glad you got a tech with a sense of humor. It's always hard to deal with the sourpuss. When I get one I like I always think I should ask her name and request her for the next year but then forget to follow up. I go to a place about 3 hours away and usually if I tell them that, they'll have their doc take a quick look before I leave the office. That way if they need to take another film I don't have to come back.

  5. Saturday was rainy and cold so the day was spent relaxing and starting the spring cleaning around the house. I managed to wash the kitchen floors, some laundry, and washed all of the windows on the ground floor.

    On Sunday the day was warm and sun was shining, so we changed the oil in the car, went for a drive, ran some errands, and stopped in to visit some friends that were sitting outside their house having a drink when we passed by. It was a nice relaxing weekend where some stuff got accomplished but nothing was done in a rush or with any pressure to achieve specific goals.


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