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Two Big Bills

December 18th, 2016 at 08:17 am

Two big bills have arrived -- my semi-annual auto insurance payment ($335) and a medical bill ($230). The medical bill is a combination of money owed for the podiatrist, two metabolic panels, and physical therapy. I won't pay it till after Wednesday, so it will go on next month's tracking. The insurance payment will be automatically withdrawn on January 1.

I still have one more gift to get. For C., my friend with cancer. I had bought her a workout ensemble, but she has canceled her gym membership. I think it is not quite the right thing now. Then I thought of getting her a gift card for her hairdresser, but what if she loses all her hair? I'm sure chemo is not out of the question after surgery. Kind of stumped right now.

She and I went together to our grandsons' recital last night. This was not a school event, but a recital organized by their private music teacher. Neither of the boys played up to par. I think nerves played a part, but also, the older one forgot to bring his music! He did pretty well from memory on his own piece, but the duet suffered. Afterwards I treated them to McDonalds - $6. Also yesterday was a day of flag football -- my DS1 had three games; it was the end of the season. I stayed for one, went out for lunch during the second, and came back to pick up DS1. My lunch out was only $2 -- a very small quesadilla at Chipotle!

Today the pet sitter is coming for a meet & greet. I have to tidy up!

I need to get a haircut, but I hesitate to go out. (Cold and snow). But I probably need to move the car, anyway, since it's on a main road, and if I do that, I might as well go to the gym and get my hair cut!

I haven't adjusted to winter yet, but it is surely here, and I might as well get my mind around it.

7 Responses to “Two Big Bills”

  1. Butterscotch Says:

    Gift for a sick friend- pajamas or new sheets?

  2. crazyliblady Says:

    For your friend with cancer, how about the gift of time, like sitting with her at a doctor's office or making a meal that she really likes? Or how about going to movie or play that she likes? How about a day at a spa for a massage, etc.?

  3. rob62521 Says:

    It is frosty here and slick as can be. We had freezing rain which iced over Friday night and then a small amount of snow and extremely cold wind chills. I went out to take the garbage out and it hurt to breathe. I hate this weather and I know we aren't even half way through winter.

    Does your friend like manicures or pedicures? Maybe a gift card for a little pampering since you aren't sure about the hair dresser. You are a thoughtful person thinking of these things.

  4. CB in the City Says:

    Thanks for you input! I hadn't even thought of pajamas! And a movie gift card might be a good idea, too. She's not really a mani/pedi person, but she might like to try it out for free!

  5. VS_ozgirl Says:

    A gift card for a day spa might be nice, they are sooo relaxing. She may benefit from it.

  6. creditcardfree Says:

    I was going to suggest anything that would provide her comfort and self care during her treatment and recovery. Anything lavender scented is very calming. I love the pajama idea, or slippers if you don't know size. The gift of your time is probably also appreciated.

  7. Kiki Says:

    Can you daughter in law suggest something? Although I do like the pj's idea.

    Also, some frozen home made meals for the fridge after she returns from surgery? Small meals easy to digest or heat up would be wonderful.

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