Today I woke up yelling what what what. I thought James was calling to me. We had an early morning appointment.
I did not sleep well. We had a nice dinner at Jackson and Terri’s last night, which means I had wine. Probably about three glasses, which is more than I intended. Next time I am going to use a very small glass. I did only pour small bits, until I finally poured a whole portion. But enough about that. I am not depressed today.
After I brought James to his appointment, I went for my labs. I paid $200 which will cover my deductible. I am most fortunate. I asked the administrator how much it would have cost me out of pocket. The thyroid panel and the CBC both cost over $1000. This is obscene. And immoral. The actual cost of all three tests is probably about $50. I went to the hospital lab and I think the cost is more there. But I think even small labs charge enormous out-of-proportion amounts. And because The Affordable Care Act has had such mixed results, great for many, terrible for many, I’m afraid that we are just that much further from universal health care. Which is a damn shame.
Then I went to the water and swam and moved a bit. Then soaked in the hot tub. I was cold, as I was yesterday. Today I wore my scuba shirt.
Then I went to St Paul’s and registered Dale and myself for a series of Wednesday night lectures. These lectures/classes are offered as St Paul’s Lenten gift to the community. It’s a fabulous thing. Music, a full dinner, and four classes for $70 a piece. The classes, without dinner, are just $35. Each class is taught by a professor/theologian who teaches at Sewanee/University of the South. I am excited about this. The classes begin next Wednesday.
Now I am writing this. We are expecting snow/sleet/freezing something cold falling from the sky any time now. But it will all melt should they say melt by noon tomorrow and it will be in the forties which is still cold for us but it is still winter. It has been bitterly (for us) cold the last few days. A man died from exposure Wednesday night. 8 degrees is bitter cold for us. And it’s not been above freezing for days. So, snow or not, we have had our winter. Bands of ice/snow above us and below us. But Chattanooga proper has been quite clear.
I am looking forward to a relaxing evening. Dale and Co. are playing D & D tomorrow and I will be free to be me. Want to write and read and watch movies.
there was no “battle” of Jericho. also, Jericho didn’t have walls.