I woke up to the sound of rain and the phone ringing, this morning. It was the gastroenterologist's office calling to confirm Monday's appointment. After that, the alarm went off and daughter texted her usual good morning. It was 9:00 a.m.
I followed my usual morning routine of feeding the cats, having a cup of tea, checking my emails, replying to blog comments, reading and commenting on a few other blogs, etc. I enjoy this relaxed start to my days. The rain ceased by 10:00 a.m. and we had a partly cloudy, partly sunny day. The rain was a blessing because it meant I didn't have to water the garden, today.
In the afternoon, I washed some dishes, mopped the kitchen floor, and vacuumed the rest of the house. I also did a load of laundry, watered the indoor plants, and did a little paperwork.
The insurance company had sent me my new card, except, it had the name of the doctor they had assigned to me, not the new doctor I had changed to (I guess they mailed out the card before I had made the change). The letter that accompanied the card said to destroy the old card, but, as far as I know, the change was not effective until June 1. I hope this is not going to create a problem at the gastroenterologist's office on Monday! I think another phone call to the insurance company, tomorrow, is in order! Otherwise, I might need to call the gastroenterologist's office and reschedule the appointment! Sigh. I need to stop anticipating problems!
There was another letter from the medical IPA, reminding me that I should have certain wellness checks done and to discuss it with my primary care physician! Yes, well, hard to do that when the doctor's office cancelled my existing appointment because he's left their system and I am trying to find a new doctor and the change isn't going to be effective till next month! LOL! First, let me find a new doctor and get that change reflected in my insurance card!
The mail also brought an invitation from one of my former supervisors to attend his annual chili cookoff, in June! Something I look forward to attending!
I couldn't settle down to do anything productive after I finished today's housework. Instead, I finished reading my library book:
The book is about Irena Sendler and the efforts to save Jewish children in Poland during World War II. I found it an interesting read.
Later, I watched news and a TV program (American Experience: The Great War on Public TV).
Breakfast had been two pancakes with spicy onion relish (seeni sambol). Lunch was a salad and a banana. I had some cheese and crackers in my tea in the evening. Dinner was the last of the chicken drumsticks I had baked with plum sauce, along with some corn and sauteed zucchini. A piece of the chocolate cheesecake for dessert.
Today, I am grateful for:
- The rain to water the garden
- The sunshine, afterwards
- The invitation that arrived in the mail, today
- What I was able to achieve in terms of housework
- Library books and interesting programs to watch on TV
Thursday's To Do List:
- Finish the vacuuming - DONE
- Water the indoor plants - DONE
- Paperwork/filing - DID SOME
- Tidy the kitchen, a bit - DONE (mopped the floor, washed the kitchen rug)
Friday's To Do List:
- Call the insurance company again
- More paperwork/filing
- More paperwork/filing
- Do one decluttering/organizing task in the spare room
- Do one deep cleaning task
How was your Thursday? What are your plans for Friday?