(insert BIG LOUD DRAMATIC sigh)
Another weekend passed. This was a nice weekend because we got to see our Nashville gang - always great to see them. Cant believe how big the boys looked to us.
Let me back up... my weekend started Friday, when I got home to get a letter in the mail that let me know that my health insurance, from Anthem Blue Cross, would no longer be offering ANY plan next year for me. NOTHING. NADA.
I actually called them to confirm what the letter said... & he told me that I was correct. They would offer NO PLANS next year. They were very kind though by saying "We're sorry" a dozen times. Yeah, I can tell you where to stick that 'Sorry' ....
Y'all... I dont know what I'm going to do. The ONLY other option in my area is a state run insurance which is SUPER HIGH, & offers hardly any coverage & the kicker, NO DOCTORS take it - like any decent doctor. NONE of my own doctors take it. SO basically if I am sick or need help, I have to go to the emergency room. That helps with the health care system, doesnt it? I am just numb over all of this.
I literally was just in tears all Friday night in a panic.
Needless to say, I'm on the hunt for a new job that gives health insurance. 25 years in a business counts for nothing when they dont offer you benefits - or I should say, took your benefits away.
Welcome to the United States of America in 2017... where they dont care if you die if you get sick.
What can you do?....
Saturday, I did what I do best to get my mind off things - craft away. I'm working on a new project that I'm excited about... Hopefully I'll have pictures of it when its complete.
& after a late start, Julie & the boys got up Saturday afternoon.
We headed out to eat & we tried a new place that just opened, Chillburger....
& apparently they werent prepared for like a whole town to come check them out. This is the SMALLEST PLACE EVER. Why they made it so small, I have no idea. Luckily, they had outdoor seating & we were able to pull 2 tables together... & even more lucky, it was just a beautiful evening to sit outside & watch the sun set.
& luckily a place that serves burgers, which is a vegetarians nightmare, they at least offered amazing onion rings & I got a grilled cheese off the kids menu. You do what you gotta do.
We got home & tried to watch the new Beauty & the Beast on netflix with the boys - my service kept going out though & I was too lazy to put the disk in, & the boys were busy playing anyways... but we tried.
& I tried to get a good picture of the boys. Isaac is 10 next week & just a booger about pictures, so his brothers pick up on that so trying to get a picture is like trying to pull teeth....
... but finally got at least ONE... all that counts, right?
... maybe I should just put on some IG filters because this one didnt mine getting his picture taken with this feature...
Sunday, I ended up staying home from church with Julie... it was just a nice relaxing time to just sit & chat & take in some peace & quiet.
Or as much peace & quiet that you can get with a 3 year old....
& Harvey Dent loved having the boys there too - constant attention
When Steve & the 2 older boys got back from church, I had put on Beauty & the Beast - the ORIGINAL... which was a debate because the boys said the new one was the original. The cartoon came on & one of them said, "Oh, is this new?"... How do these boys not remember that I have forced them to watch it every time they're up?... do they block it out of their memory or something?
But they sat through the entire thing & watched it once again....
& then we headed out to grab some lunch.
We walked in & saw some friends of ours, & then one of my youth kiddos & her momma came in as well - it's always great to see familiar faces when you're out.
I had to go over to the coffee shop to meet up with my next bride & groom - CANT WAIT for their wedding. Such a precious couple, the groom is one of my old youth kiddos & he's just grown into such an amazing man. Plus, I just ADORE his family - his wedding is just going to be like going to my own family's wedding. I cant wait.
Julie & the gang had to take off from there so it was good bye for now....
& after our wedding talk, I had to jet off to meet up with my youth kiddos for another week in the bible study. I couldnt miss this one because first, I missed church that morning & missed my girls... & 2nd, this is the kids last week before a 2 week fall break, & we wont have bible study for 3 weeks so I didnt want to miss out seeing them before this long hiatus.
& it didnt disappoint. The girls were full of great questions, ideas, discussion.... Those 2 hours went by in a blur... we didnt want it to end.
But it was time to get home & feed the dogs & do my own bible study for the day... & time to hit the sack...
weekends are fast, & exhausting... that's for sure.
How was your weekend?