Tuesday, April 3, 2012

April 3d, 2012

It's once again my Monday.....I dont know why I make my job out to be such a terrible experience, but every day before work I find myself "making a big deal" about having to go. It's kindof like going to the dentist....you imagine it's gonna be terrible and once it's all over your like okay it sucked but it's done...and it was most certainly less of a terror then I thought it would be. Yesterday was quite the adventure. I made it to Zumba Aquatics (yeah me!!!). Not so sure it was much of a work out, but it was sure better then sittin around here all morning. After Zumba I ran to the local used bookstore and purchased The girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I don't have a kindle, and although the library might be a better (cheep, actually free) option to books, I usually accidentally let the book date return lapse, and my kids are forever loosing the book...so it ends up costing me just as much if not more. So I purchased the book for $4-, headed to the Thrifty Store as I had about 45 minutes before I was to pick up the Princess. I found a bag of blue plastic pacifiers, an Easter basket, grass, and a brand new activities coloring kit all for $5-. ( Thinking I could make cupcakes and add the pacifiers to the tops for my friend whose having a baby boy in September). Feeling pretty confident about my spending at that point. About $10- out of my pocket...off I go to get Princess. Returning home, we had some time before the Eye DR. I searched for the Walgreens walk promotion and entered to walk, I also signed the LM up for two of the Lowes Build As You Grow events and then on to Walgreens and the eye Dr. Princess and I hit up Walgreen's for our FREE walk with Walgreen's boxes, and I purchased a dog color for the Peanut. ($5-). The Walgreens box has the celebrity apprentice winners on it and it includes a pedometer and a string bag. The website offers suggestions, motivators, and chats to help you get moving. Fun...I always LOVE FREE, and we needed a dog coller cauz the Nut's doesn't fit anymore. (I think it might have been a kitty cat coller in the first place). Deciding if I'm gonna make an effort to walk I might as well bring the dog, so better have a coller right. Feeling pretty proud of my now only $15- spending spree we head to the eye Dr. Now, before I tell you the clincher I was informed that all services and fee's would be covered by the Insurance. I knew that there would be only a small selection of frames that were covered, and I was prepared for accepting that. Anyways, after finding that my eyes are not to bad, neither are the princess's I do have a slight stigmatism and some issues with reading...so the verdict is transitional lenses. The princess would benefit with some glasses to help her with classroom reading on the board. Nothing to bad. This should be easy. I go to pick out the free frames and The Princess has already been informed that her glasses with the len's and using insurance will be $90- and I haven't even started to search out a pair for me. WAIT A MINUTE.....Okay so we work our way out of that ....we do not need a special lite weight, scratch resistant, glass on The Princess's pair no way no how, especially since she will more than likly loose them....I bent on the frames (not covered free on the insurance) and paid $15- for a name brand with faux diamonds on the side. On to mine.....even with the free frames I could not get the len's I needed (transitional) without the added finances and so my glasses that I really could have done without (this is coming from the eye doc.) ended up costing $56-. So she run's my card and (heres where they play that wawa music when someone makes a mistake on a game show) No funds. At this point I just want to run out of and leave the whole thing on the counter. Ended up writing a check and spending $70- more then I wanted to or anticipated. Not happy about that. I could have used that $70 towards all kinds of things...my fridge is empty right now, I have a bike on layaway, still wanting a gazebo, putting funds down on the vacation, I need a cell phone......I most certainly would not have gone and did the eye thing if I had any idea it would cost me money. The drama continues as the rest of the day unfolds, but it is already about time to go...so I will have to follow up tomorrow.

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