Good morning, kittens!
I think it's the rain, but my mood has not been stellar lately. At least I'm blaming it on the rain ... and the stars that shine at night. Things with C have been stagnating. I think mostly I'm upset that he didn't go to Philadelphia with me ... and I am wondering if he's trying to distance himself from me emotionally. Our Sunday date after I returned from Philadelphia never happened. And, last night, he texted to see if I wanted to do dinner and drinks tonight. Unfortunately, I had already made happy hour plans. I suggested getting together Saturday or Sunday. He said no to Saturday (with no explanation ...) and he was unsure about Sunday. I feel the drifting apart happening. And I don't seem to be overly upset about it. However, it is on my mind. I'm pretty sure the end is near. Oh, well.
I have the inkling of an idea for a short story that I need to get down on paper ... maybe tonight. It will be loosely based on my former neighbor's descent into manic depression, exacerbated by her decision to go off lithium. I kept all the notes she scrawled on random bits of paper and slipped under my door at odd hours of the night. And, I feel, now that it's been a couple years and she's moved away, I have enough distance to "borrow" pieces of her life. Rain and being in a funk make good writing.
This morning, I deposited some money into my ING account, and -for the first time since being unemployed- my account balance is over $10K. YAY! Financial cushion ... Except, my surgery bills are starting to roll in ... $100 to the anaesthesiologist, $500 to the hospital, and -here's the kicker- nearly $2500 for lab work. HWHAT? Yeah, apparently, they sent my samples to an Out-of-Network lab. I am still trying to figure out what to do. Not thinking about it over the long holiday weekend was nice. Unfortunately, ignoring a problem doesn't really make it go away. This week, I'll call my insurance company to see what they suggest. After that, I guess I'll have to talk to my surgeon's office and the lab. UGH.
I guess that's about it for now. I should probably get back to pretending to work.
Have a great day!