So, most days my life is perfect . . fairy tale perfect. Today wasn’t one of those days. Don’t feel bad for me (like anyone would!) . . I’m just venting. Tomorrow is a new day and it has to be better. And, when there are several not so perfect things that are going to happen, might as well have them happen all in one day and just get it over with, right? And, what better day than a Monday to have it all happen. Well, I’ll declare . . I feel better already! 🙂
First, my husband is home for two weeks. Week #1 was last week; week #2 is this week. He really needs a hobby! Something he can do outside, preferably across town . . rain or shine; snow or heatwave. Get my drift?
Second, my dear son turned 21 on December 12. My dear son is and has been a full time student for as long as I can remember . . since he was 5 years old I guess! As with most insurance companies, to keep the dependents on health insurance, you have to prove from time to time that they are a full time student, especially when they turn 21. With our health insurance, they send out a nice little reminder 30 days before the dependent turns 21 and ask you to provide proof that the dependent is a full time student or the health insurance for said dependent will terminate at midnight on the 21st birthday! Said email went to husband. Husband started the process but got sidetracked and didn’t finish procedure. Wife asked husband at some point . . do we need to do anything to be sure Chad’s health insurance is in effect? We’ve had to provide proof that he’s a full time student before. Nope, done! Lo and behold . . on December 23, the mail man delivered the forms for us to put Chad on COBRA should we choose to do so because his health insurance was terminated at midnight on December 12. What the HE**?? You wouldn’t have wanted to be at our house that night! As you might imagine, those are the kinds of things that send me over the edge. And, everything was closed on Wednesday, on Thursday, on Friday, on Saturday, on Sunday. Let’s just say it has been a difficult few days around here. I wasn’t happy with Vince; Chad was locked in his room so he didn’t injure himself or acquire some expensive to treat disease. We were supposed to meet my friend and her husband in Kansas City today for lunch but no way were we going anywhere. Vince spent most of the day trying to resolve the insurance issue. They wanted proof . . a letter from the college that said the exact words they require the college to say. That can’t happen! The college is closed til January 5. We cannot go til January 5 without health insurance. Chad really wants to leave his room! Somehow, Vince convinced the insurance people that Chad’s schedule of classes for next semester might be indication enough that he is planning to attend school full time. About 3:30 p.m. they confirmed that Chad is again insured. He left his room. Seriously, he did not spend a week in his room but we did ask him not to go hunting or tromping through the woods til we got this resolved.
Chad had a stressful day because he was supposed to work til 2; and the funeral for his friends was at 1:30. He asked to take off at 1:00 and that was fine but then he realized . . hey, I can’t get home from work, shower, change and get to the funeral in 30 minutes. I know he was on pins and needles all morning about that because attending a double funeral for two friends is bad enough but Chad stresses a lot about things like being late! He made it with time to spare . . though he didn’t shower but only changed clothes but don’t tell anyone I told you because he would be really upset with me for sharing this info. It was tough to see Chad upset and at 21, he doesn’t sit and share a lot of his thoughts with me. There’s a fine line between being here available to talk and listen and . . prying and asking too many questions. So, I try to spend some time with him and he talks a little but not much.
That might seem like enough for one day but no . . there’s more. Remember my little setup downstairs that works so well for me? Here it is again:
No more . . this is the new setup. Q-U-A-L-I-T-Y time together he says! Exactly what I wanted/needed . . especially today!
Think that’s enough for one day? Wrong again! I spent the day working on one of my special little projects. I worked so hard to line up a polka dot stripe border. Didn’t like it at all. Kept thinking . . I don’t like it! Finally, I just took it off. Like a whole afternoon’s worth of work down the drain. This is one of those times when it seemed to work so nicely in my head but didn’t work nearly so well in real life.
Things are never as bad as they seem though. Chad has insurance again; two families in our little town are hurting from losing their children and I have my son here . . safe and secure (and insured), Vince won’t like coming downstairs to watch TV so he will do it a few times and then stop coming down here; ugly borders are just fabric and who cares about fabric? At least I took it off before quilting the top and then deciding they didn’t work.
Tomorrow’s a new day and I am ready for it! 🙂