Wednesday morning was off to a slow start, since I slept in! By the time I had my cup of tea, replied to blog comments, and put away the dishes I washed yesterday, the morning was gone and it was time for lunch! I had a salad for lunch. I didn't take a photo of it, though.
In the afternoon, I ran some errands. The pharmacy had sent a text saying two of my prescriptions were ready so, I planned my errands around that. I first went to the bank (in the same shopping mall as the pharmacy). Then, I went to the pharmacy. Only one of the prescriptions for the lowered dosages was ready; the other item that was ready were the lancets for the existing blood sugar monitor. How that was approved by the insurance, but not the test strips, is a mystery to me!
I asked about the second lowered dosage medicine (the earlier text, I received on Monday evening, had stated it was on order), but I was told to stand in the other line to ask the other pharmacist at the "drop off" counter (I was at the "pick up" counter) about it. So, I paid for the medications that were ready and stood in the other line. That pharmacist was very nice and put through the second medication, right then and there. I also asked about the new blood sugar monitor, as I had been told the insurance no longer covered supplies for my currant monitor, and she said she needed to put that request through, again. Oh, well, I have enough test strips and lancets for March. I waited at the pharmacy until the second reduced dosage medication was ready. I paid almost $50 for my medications, the antihistamines the doctor had wanted me to take (over the counter, so not covered by insurance), and the lancets.
Then, I decided to go to the grocery store that was in the same shopping mall to buy the milk I needed (instead of waiting to buy it on Thursday). While there, I also bought some (four) bananas (@ $.59/lb) and a bag (12 oz) of frozen corn ($1.00) for myself (dipping into the March grocery budget!) as well as 10 cans of cat food for Dancer (@$.60 per can, plus tax).
By the time I came home, it was 5:30 p.m. I had a cup of tea and ate a banana. Then, watched news and did some knitting. Cousin P called and we chatted a bit.
Dinner was leftovers - red rice, green beans, and mackerel curry, with some homemade tomato chutney. Still later, I ate a slice of bread with a spicy onion sambol.
It was an overcast day, today, and, later in the evening, it rained. There is more rain in the forecast for tomorrow and the weekend!
Today, I am grateful for:
- Helpful pharmacy staff
- The insurance covering the lancets!
- The rain holding off while I ran my errands!
- The rain watering my garden for me
- Phone calls and emails from family and friends
I didn't do the housework I had planned to do today, as I spent time running errands. So, the to do list gets carried over to Thursday!
How was your Wednesday? What are your plans for Thursday?