Today’s menu: Cheese sandwich, tater tots, pretzels, nectarine, milk
I don’t like processed cheese so I couldn’t finish the sandwich. I left the middle, which was thick with cheesy goop. And I didn’t feel like pretzels so I didn’t eat them. I put them aside for a snack, but they just sat there all day. I ate the nectar-apple though. Part of why I thought this was a peach (when I had it last week) was that it is so crunchy. I’ve been lucky in life because I have always eaten nectarines that disintegrated into juice and pulp upon first bite. Nectarines were so messy that my mom would avoid buying them. But the sweet juice trickling down my neck and stickying up my hands was a simple pleasure. This piece of fruit was more like a crunchy apple: my first bite snapped off (I ate the whole nectar-apple).
By 3pm I was absolutely ready to eat my own arm off. But today I did not have a headache even though I didn’t drink my usual vast quantity of water. Makes me wonder what is causing my headaches.
I went to the grocery store today after work and I almost bought myself a bouquet of flowers. There were big bouquets, but I liked the carnations and sprays of mini-roses. I changed my mind because I have not completely finished this school year. I’m not suspicious, but just a realist. When you are a parent, you take nothing for granted. For example, the kid sleeps through the night and you can’t believe your luck. You never *assume* that tonight or the next night will be good: you are simply grateful for having had one amazing night of rest. Similarly every day I eat school lunch I’m grateful I’m moving forward with the project and relieved that I didn’t get found out. I get another day of reprieve. Wednesday might be 101 school lunches…
So I’ll leave the celebrating for Friday when I’m done….if I make it there… What would you do this weekend if you were me?
An anonymous commenter said, “Part of the reason the healthcare system is is a financial crisis is people getting tests (bloodwork, MRI’s, etc) that aren’t necessary. Even if your out of pocket cost is low, the money for those unnecessary tests comes from SOMEWHERE. If you totally pay out of pocket… that’s a different story. 🙂 Just saying… our healthcare dollars go somewhere and I’m not sure that unnecessary bloodwork on a healthy 30-something woman is the place it should go.”
I am certain that the tests will not be covered by insurance, especially considering I just had the same tests run six months ago. I know I’m going to have to pay out-of-pocket for them and that is fine. I hope that the tests prove to be “unnecessary” but I think I need to know. Furthermore, I think everyone should get bloodwork done every year because we need to prevent illness. The American health system is overly focused on “saving” people from terrible diseases not preventing them through common sense.
Thanks to everyone who alerted me to the A1C test. I have never heard of it, but I will bring it up to my doctor. I’m wondering if I have become more insulin resistant. And I’m now thinking I need to have my lead levels checked as well.
I was honored to be invited to join the BlogHer network
. What that means is that I can choose what type of ad appears on the blog (no pizza or other topics that are not in step with my goals). While I figure out if I like BlogHer
, I’m going to keep Google Adsense
too. The reason I do ads is to recoup the cost of the lunches and any out of pocket health expenditures. I’m also hoping to raise enough to fund a salad bar at my school when I complete the project.