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No-spend day

November 15th, 2016 at 01:43 pm

Well, surprisingly, it's been a no-spend day. I picked up my orthotics today (wearing them!) and they said there was no charge. Well, I know that's not true; the insurance company told me they would cover only 80%. So I guess a bill will be forthcoming, but I didn't have to pay it today. So for now, my variables budget is safe!

I went to the gym, and I went to have my blood drawn for the genome project. They told me it could be a year before I had results. That's okay, I wasn't actually expecting results -- I thought I was just donating for the sake of science! I asked about the $5 Starbucks card, and the people at the lab didn't seem to know anything about that. So I'm hoping I will get it in the mail; if not, it's no great loss.

BFF is waffling about coming this weekend. (She always does this. She would like me to always come to her.) I'm holding firm. I'm the one who is working, and now I'm also sick, for heaven's sake! Her kids have asked her to babysit, and I'm sure they have a good reason, but this is a pattern. No plan with me is ever solid. She takes me and my gracious flexibility for granted. I'm not really angry, if it sounds like it. I'm just stating facts. Luckily, she is a really good person otherwise, and worth the aggravation!

So we'll see if I actually have company this weekend. If not, it will mean more time to rest, and I won't have to worry about cleaning the house, or cooking!

6 Responses to “No-spend day”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    I understand that you may feel you are being taken for granted by your BFF. Hope things work out.

  2. Kaycee Fisher Says:



    I read this in the newsletter of an author I follow and thought you might be interested in what she had to say.


    " My daughter's kidney disease worsened this fall—but now her kidneys are back on track! Her doctors credit our new vegetarian diet above meds. Who knew? If you know someone with kidney disease, please share! "

  3. CB in the City Says:

    Actually, my rant against BFF was a little premature, as you'll see when I post again.

    Thank you, KF, that makes sense; protein is known to be very hard on the kidneys. It is my understanding, though, that kidney damage can only be stopped, not reversed. Is that what you mean by "back on track?"

  4. crazyliblady Says:

    Would it be acceptable if your friend were to bring the kids she has to babysit with her for a visit? If so, that could be a workable arrangement for both of you.

  5. Kaycee Fisher Says:




    CB - - I have no idea what exactly the author means by "back on track" I am guessing that they are back to holding their own instead of worsening.

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I hope you get that Starbucks card eventually!

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