One of the things that was freaking me out a bit around my OBGYN and all that fun and games was my insurance. I'd received a bill in the mail where everything had been rejected with "Not Eligible". I was freaked out this doctor I'd fallen in love with was out of network. As I got the ultrasound, I worried how much it might cost me. I finally called yesterday and found out someone added an extra zero to my account number and therefore, according to Blue Cross, I didn't exist. The doctor's office is resubmitting the bill and all should be fine.
It made me think of other friends who've endured even worse health journies with no insurance. I can't imagine having that extra level of junk to deal with in the midst of stuff that's already hard. Jrex pointed out a while ago that the number one reason for bankruptcy in this country is medical bills.
I really hope Obama, et. al., can come up with a workable solution. It's just embarrassing for a country as wealthy as ours that everyone has to fret about the doctor.
Over Christmas break, Lovey loaned me her car for two weeks. It was great to be fully independent. I could set up visits with friends without having to juggle husband, dog and timing. I could bring the dog to work (I got her car washed before returning it). I also realized anew that if I don't HAVE to exercise, I will rarely volunteer for it. (I haven't gone running in three months. Sigh. I guess it was a phase.)
That said, it felt great to get back on my bike today. I hadn't thought I'd missed it until I was gliding past 'my' egret on the way into work.
Still no resolution on the camera debate. Yet it's all I can think about. Last night, Jrex gave me the go ahead to buy a plane ticket to Seattle. In two weeks I'll get to play with my niece and nephew. I'm thrilled! Yet, back to the camera issue. I'd love to have one to bring with me . . . I've been looking at the Shutter Sisters website and drooling even worse. I want to post links to MY pictures! I want to do cool night photography and find the overlooked and underappreciated stories to highlight with my lens. I'm SO tempted to just by the Panasonic LX3 and just have something I would enjoy that will tide me over until the SLR issue can be resolved. I'm hoping to go look at one this weekend and see what I think.
Yet, given our recent budget discussions, I feel horrible about asking to buy something so expensive. What can I sell on Craigslist to offset that purchase? I don't have time/energy to offer design time. My cross-country ski set isn't that valuable. I don't have any furniture to get rid of. The barely used bread maker?! That could get us a little bit. Must get creative . . .