And DH and I had a memorial service to attend last week. These things kind of take something out of you. I dislike the thought of going, yet always feel better to have gone...
Then there's my pottery and genealogy class projects - which are running a little behind, our *flu shot saga* which I'll go into a little later, and our worry over a little feral kitten that we believe has CH... Cerebellar Hypoplasia... which is similar to Cerebral palsy in humans. I'm going to put his story on my Cats, Coffee, and Chocolate blog. So if you're interested, you can read it there (and there's a iPhone video of him playing with some other feral kittens).
I took a few pics at the mall where DH and I do our walking. They had their pumpkins out around the turtle pond.
And then I tried to get Ghost to take a Halloween pic... As you can see, she was not happy about it. Took me 3 tries to make her look less formidable.
|'What are you doing?'|
|'I don't like this...'|
|'OK, I'll smile... that's the best I can do'|
The flu shot saga is a strange one. First DH and I made an appointment to get our flu shots at the doctor's office. The office then called us later and asked if we could reschedule for the next day. Sure. Why not? Then that morning the office called again and asked if we could come in earlier than our 1:40 appt. (We figured that they were trying to close early on Friday.) Sure. Why not? When I asked when, they said how about now? I said OK, but I would have to get dressed (it was only about 9am and I was still in pj's). So I hurried and got dressed, drove over there and then SAT FOR OVER AN HOUR while I WATCHED people who came in after me get seen and even one person who didn't have an appt get taken in for her flu shot.
Now I was beginning to feel a bit strange... (There was also a man in the full waiting room who kept looking at his watch and then looking at me.) Usually I understand that doctors get tied up... and don't worry about waiting, but they asked me to come in right away... yes? Anyway, I finally gave up, went to the desk and was immediately told that "That will be $30...". I said, "Pardon?" And they said, "Aren't you Mrs. Smith?" I said, "No, I'm so and so and your office called and asked me to come in right away this morning. I've been sitting there for over an hour and now I really need to go." They asked me if I'd signed in. I said of course I had. And then they said that they were so sorry. I said that I was sorry too, but I had to go... and left. (As I left, the man who had been looking at his watch gave me the thumbs up...?)
and the story continues...
After that we decided to just go to one of our pharmacies to get the shot. Since previously we've always gone to our doctor's office, we called the Pharmacy and asked the necessary questions (Do we need an appointment? Who give the shots and what time? What does it cost? Do you take Medicare? Etc.) We were told that no appointment was needed, Pharmacists give the shots and are there from 9 to 4. They cost $30.99, and yes, they take Medicare. So we showed up at 9:30 am to find out that they don't give flu shots until 11. We left.
Decided to go back yesterday after our morning mall walk. Realized that I didn't have my wallet (left it in my shirt pocket from being at studio Saturday). Called Pharmacy and asked if they had my medicare info 'on file' since we got our Shingles vaccine there as well as a few Rx. They said this was fine. When we arrived, we found that this was not fine. Without my medicare card, it would be $30.99 for me. I could file later with Medicare and get this refunded. By this time I was pretty sure that I probably wasn't supposed to ever get this flu shot. But being tired of all this confusion, just said yes, just do it! And we did! Finally!!
Today my arm really hurts... (life is funny)