Sunday, December 6, 2009

Good Sunday Morning to You All

What a goddamn, fucking, mud-covered frog turd of a day we had yesterday. Bloody blue seizures had us in the ER for over 6 hours yesterday and know how many times we talked to the doctor? 2. Guess for how long total. 4 minutes. We're gonna get through this though. Is it too early for a margarita? or 7?  And again, we learn what good friends we have.  Yay for that. Takes the stink out of the mud-covered frog turd although when the mud dries it sort of encases the smell.

I wonder if frog turds stink anyway? Anybody ever smell one? Mine are always covered in mud.

Finally, my SO's disability came through.  Now, her medication and doctor's visits will be covered.  Maybe we will get some better care. 

I've been reading and following the news reports about medicare and medicaid and what a nightmare they are.  I always pooh-poohed it thinking those folks were just bitching.  Well, they aren't just bitching.  These two programs are the most infuriating, confusing, nightmare of a plan.  They change things on you without notice.  My SO has received no less than 6 letters and plan cards each with a different effective date.  And one plan doesn't even send a card.  I guess you just have to guess when it went into effect.  There are restrictions on the number of prescriptions you can have filled a month so if you have more than 3 you're screwed.  No wonder certain Seniors have to choose between food and medicine.  There has to be a better way.  And for those people who aren't educated and who are trying to navigate that maze of rules and regulations without help....God help them.  I'm seeing a niche for some business start-up.  Medi Coaching.  A consulting service to help people figure out which one is right for them.

We bit the bullet and rewarded ourselves with a Plasma TV.  It's beautiful.  We are planning on hanging it today.  The price was TOOO right to pass it up.  I suppose it's a benefit of the horrible economy.  I'm just doing my part to drive the recovery.  The next two projects that I'm going to pay to have someone do instead of doing it myself is a new fence with an electric gate and insulation.  I'm just going to let someone else do that....oh, and a new front door.

There isn't much else to report.  Christmas/Hannukah is coming up.  That means a break for the boys.  We're planning on going to Florida and rest.  The family needs the time down there to recover mentally and spiritually not to mention physically.  It's peaceful for us.  I have to keep my SO from over-scheduling though.  She tends to do that which makes me crazy.  Vacation, to me, is about NOT doing.  It's about being quiet and resting, reading or just listening to the water.

The house is quiet.  I'm going to read the instructions on the mounting unit to make sure I know what I'm doing.  Yes, I read instructions.  Shocking, I know.