I picked another small bouquet of roses from the garden, today. I placed some at the altar and the rest on the mantelpiece.
In the morning, I emailed my friend at the retirement office to let him know that I received the "notification of award" letter from Social Security regarding my Medicare application, but, not the card, itself. I was told to hold off on submitting the rest of the health insurance enrollment forms until I receive the card and send a copy of the card with the forms. So, that's what I'll do.
I practiced the piano in the afternoon and did some paperwork and filing. I also called and cancelled the automatic renewal of the magazine subscriptions that had been part of my daughter's birthday gift to me last year. I had received a notification card in the mail, stating that the subscriptions would run out in November, but, they will be automatically renewed for my ease and convenience (oh, aren't they so considerate?!) Of course, they would have been renewed at much higher rates than the $2 per subscription that my daughter was able to get. Unless I called or went online and cancelled, before November. That information was buried in the middle of a long paragraph in fine print! Well, I called and cancelled. The customer service person wanted to know why I was cancelling and I said I didn't want to renew them, especially at the going rates. Then, he told me that as an existing customer, I could get the renewal at $2 per subscription! Oh, so they were going to take a chance that I wouldn't read the fine print and charge me the higher price if I had allowed it to renew automatically? Very clever of them! LOL. Maybe if they had stated I could renew the subscriptions at $2 in the card they sent, I might have allowed it to renew automatically. But, being offered the rate only as an incentive to keep the subscription going didn't work with me. I still declined to accept the renewal at $2 per subscription and cancelled. I received an email confirming the cancellation; hopefully, I won't be surprised by a renewal billing!
The dentist's office called me around 4:00 p.m. to reschedule today's appointment because the lab technician was unable to be there, today. It was rescheduled to next Wednesday. Then, they called me, again, at 6:30 p.m. to say the appointment has to be rescheduled to the following Wednesday! I didn't ask why, but, I'm glad I didn't have to go anywhere, today, too.
In the evening, I watered the garden, both front and back. Then, I made a pork stew for dinner:
Pork, potato, carrots, onions, celery, tomatoes, and broccoli.
Later, I called friend R and chatted with her and, still later, video chatted with my daughter.
My daughter sent me her drawing for today:
Day 21: Sleep
Snoozer (a hamster that is always sleeping in a sock) from Hamtaro.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Roses in October
- Being able to get advice from my friend regarding the health insurance application process
- The dental appointment was rescheduled
- Water for the garden
- Video chatting with my daughter
Today's joyful activity was picking roses and making an arrangement (of sorts) with them.
Wednesday's To Do List: