An hour ago, I called in a prescription for an asthma medicine. A few minutes ago the automated call came saying the prescription was ready. The price? $308 for one month's worth. Splendid. Unfortunately, this child needs to breathe, so there's not too many other options.
Speaking of the MYP. We got a sealed envelope on our bed the other night. It was from one of ours. It stated that we hadn't been out on a "date" in awhile and we should take the enclosed (hard-earned) $30 and go out to the restaurant of our choice. There was a p.s. "No return policy". Were we touched? Absolutely. Will we spend the enclosed money? Hardly. It will somehow return to the giver in a pleasant way.
I have taken a brief hiatus with the "Ab challenge". Don't tell the boss-lady about this! But I have my reasons. I didn't want all my friends to be completely envious of my bounce-a-quarter-off my six pack. Or maybe I'm just feeling lazy. You decide.
We are in full birthday swing here. The Chairman just had his earlier this week.
As you can see, one of the MYP was MIA at picture time.
So yesterday was the 4th of July. I like to arrogantly think I'm not sentimental. However, certain dates bring back floods of memories. The time around the 4th is especially true.
- As a child, we had front-yard seats to the town's fireworks that were shot off four blocks away. It usually involved friends over for supper beforehand.
- Nineteen years ago after the fireworks, the Chairman asked if I would... and I said yes. The symbolism of firecrackers and colorful things is not lost.
- Thirteen years ago, because the Chairman needed to be in Chicagoland early the following day, I spent the 4th of July alone in the home for the first time with two babies - an almost 1-year old and a 2-week old. I keenly remember sneaking into the bedroom and seeing two cribs and two sleeping babies and feeling a rush of thankfulness.
- Eleven years ago after spending the afternoon with my in-laws, we headed for home at dark and stopped to look at the local fireworks. I was five days from giving birth to our first full-term baby. I remember wondering how it was all going to go. And I also remember seeing the Chairman holding two little toddlers - one in each arm as they looked up at the sky.
- Seven years ago. We lost the Chairman's sister during the night. It was very sad, and also very comforting that the physical pain was now gone.
- Five years ago, one of the MYP took a 18 mph nose-dive on her bike at a campground and scraped a few layers of skin off her nose/cheek. Thankfully, the body restores itself and it is only a memory instead of a bad scar.
- Yesterday, we enjoyed spending a leisurely day with my parents. It was a visit that we both needed. Comfort in togetherness. Wondering about what is next, yet thankful for today. We also enjoyed the company of these two for some days this week.
Well this about takes care of Monday Musings, doesn't it? Well lots have left due to the loss of Google Reader, so maybe it doesn't matter anyway.