Rundown on Wednesday

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Rundown on Wednesday
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Wed, 06-19-2013 - 8:39am

With this crazy weather of hot, cold, hot, cold weather, my allergies seem constant and annoying.  On top of the emotional trudge ray of everyday life, my allergies are an added stressor.  We had planned a wonderftri family trip to Atlantis, only to learn that our son "hasn't had time" to get a passport, although we asked him to do it months ago, and we have given him weekly reminders that the consequence is no spectacular vacation.   Aaaahhhh, teenagers!!!  Well, dd and I have a great trip planned out west, and I will make that as spectacular as I can.

work today, possibly Linedancing tonight, possible 6-7 hour round trip tomorrow for dd's work gig, followed by a 6 hour round trip to visit my mom's this weekend.  

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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Wed, 06-19-2013 - 8:54am

FSN, that's terrible.  I am assuming this is your stepson?  Maybe this is awful to say but can you go without him?  That would be a pretty impactful consequence for him (and not you!).  

I'm feeling somewhat better today.  I had a decent night's sleep and that helps.  Still feeling kind of pissy though.  I'm going to do steady state cardio today...  maybe an hour.  My best friend and I are going to a concert tonight so that should be fun.   

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Wed, 06-19-2013 - 12:42pm

Fresh wow, I can't believe your son did that. I'd go anyways if it were an option. My husband and I went to Atlantis once and it was fantastic. I'd go again in a heartbeat!

I went to the doc for my elbow again today (having at terrible flare-up) and they want me to get an MRI. Strangely enough, this is the first time that an MRI has been suggested. I have absolutely horrible insurance so an MRI is a last resort for me as I will most likely being paying for most of it out of pocket. 

It's a beautiful low humidity day today and I am going to take my granddaughter and do a few miles in the park. 

Grilled chicken and rice for dinner with watermelon for dessert. 

Karla
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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Wed, 06-19-2013 - 1:05pm

Karla, sorry to hear about your elbow.  I commiserate on the insurance as well.  We have individual insurance and while it's better than having no insurance, I find myself having to game the system a bit to get the best prices on things.  Last week, through insurance, I paid $15 for 4 doses of imitrex (migraine med).  I can get 10 of them for $19 at Costco if I pay cash.  It's just ridiculous.  

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Wed, 06-19-2013 - 1:48pm

How old is your son?  I think I'd spring for the express passport but he can do that much less on vacation but don't let him know until later.  Let him feel the pain and learn the lesson first. Being a chronic postponer, I can empathize w/ your son. To be honest, if I left it to my husband and his procrastination/lack of trip planning, we'd never go anywhere!

I've had a sucky day so far and think it might be best just to stay put and pout.  I had a client sprain an ankle on a move she's done many times (this is a client who can do one leg squats on a BOSU really easily so I've had her stand on a heavy hexagon weight, on its side, not upright and do squats. It's not that hard and I do it on a much lighter weight but, as with any instability work, there's a chance of losing your balance).  I just couldn't get my head around the other clients after that so I fumbled through the rest.  More mess ups at work, wonder if the office manager is over her head but I feel bad for how overwhelmed she is.  Came home to find my son was given the wrong vaccination at the doctors office.  Seriously stupid.  The lab tech tried to tell me he needed to finsh the series so he could go to college and when I told her the CDC didn't recommend the series for healthy adults, she was confused. I finally told her I was going to wait for the doctor to clear it up. She lost all credibility when she mistakenly gave a vaccine, that is mandatory for children, to my son instead of the one he needs. Ugh.  






Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Wed, 06-19-2013 - 1:52pm

Insurance is a headache to deal with. We have tricare and end up paying most of it out of pocket. To get political, I know they say healthcare should be between patient and doctor and not government but right now, it's all in the hands of profit-making insurance companies.  There needs to be something in between.  






Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Wed, 06-19-2013 - 1:53pm

See now Costco could get into insurance. Talk about an efficient company. I always feel like I get a good price for a decent product there.






iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Wed, 06-19-2013 - 4:44pm

I find that to be true only sometimes...  Sometimes things are more expensive there.  You have to really pay attention.  I kind of wish I could be one of those people who just buys things and isn't so concerned about cost.  I would make a really terrible rich person...  but I think I could figure it out.  Tongue Out

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Wed, 06-19-2013 - 6:19pm

Hmmm, I'm one of those people but on the occasions I've looked, it's always been better priced.  I have a friend who knows the price of milk at every store in the area. I couldn't tell you to the dollar how much I pay per gallon.  Not rich, but lazy.






iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
Wed, 06-19-2013 - 10:19pm
FSN, consequences are consequences...hopefully some of your costs are recoverable...Gymrat, maybe you should go to kickbocpxing and get rid of some frustration...Karla, hope you get an answer on your elbow. Jean, I looked at the Parkour article...I wish I could try silks but I know Parkour would kill me...I went to Pilates tonight, but there was no instructor...they should have known and cancelled the class...but at least I went to the gym..I did abs and legs stretching for a half hour...then I went and got my nails done...
Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 06-20-2013 - 8:14am

If I tried real parkour, it would kill me, too. I always joke that I like to pretend to do it. These are constructed, well set up obstacles w/ mats everywhere. There is defintely a greater chance of injury than some workouts but mostly bruising type. The problem for me is, as they keep telling us, people get hurt when they don't commit to it and pull back. Leaping from a 4' wall to a 10' wall--it's hard to just commit to it!

Silks, OTOH, is awesome in the opposite way. Every move is thought out and planned and it's about slow controlled movement. I wish I could do it more than 2-4 times a month but I don't have time.  Or, I'm not willing to give up my other activities for it.






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