Tuesday, November 06, 2007

I'm on Vacation!!!

It feels so good to finally be on vacation but I knew that as soon as the first day would come I'd get sick :( I guess it's ok because had I gotten sick while working I would have had to force myself to go in since I have no sick days left. I think I thought it up though, had I told myself I'd be fine on vacation I would have. I woke up cold, with a headache, and walking into things more than I usually do (I'm a clutz and am always walking into things) oh and my back hurts so I think it's a UTI because I'm constantly having to "use" the bathroom(I know TMI hehe.) I'm too impatient to go to the doctor - he's a nice guy (actually I see his PA and he's a nice guy) but I always have to wait like an hour (minumum) in the waiting room until I get seen. I just don't have that time to give for a prescription and I'm kicking myself because I had extra Cipro at work that I told myself to take home and I didn't *grrr* Oh I also learned this weekend that the ingredient Xylitol which is some teeth whitening products DOES NOT agree with me. It irritates my gums and tongue and since I'm addicted to gum and only had Trident available to me all last week my tongue is irritated so badly that it hurts. It feels better today but for the past 3 days I've been miserable. I can't eat and can only drink :( I'm starting to get sick of my favorite drink (Water) and have begun to drink more of my least favorite drink flavored "water," juice is just to strong for me and upsets my tummy, unless it's clear juice like cranberry *yummy*

In other health related news, my job has decided to change our insurance and I'm not happy about it. I like the insurance we have now (Oxford) and they want to change it to Empire. You should have seen/read how they put it in the the newsletter. As a matter of fact here it is:

"The Hospital intends to change our health care provider from Oxford to Empire Blue Cross effective January 1, 2008. The proposed plan increases our deductible, our out-of-pocket maximum, and the co-pay on office visits. The prescription coverage has mandatory generic substitution, which means that an employee who wants to use a name-brand drug when a generic is available has to pay the difference in cost. On the other hand, no referrals will be required, all LHH facility charges are in-network, and the network includes almost 124,000 providers as compared to Oxford Freedom plan’s 73,000. "

Oooo no referrals, how fantastic!!! (I'm being sarcastic!) I love how they put it though, like not needing a referral outweighs everything else.

I'm stitching pink this month. I wasn't able to last month so I nominated this month for my pink stitching. I only have 3 projects planned and if I manage to get 2 of them done I'll be happy. Usually I stitch a Bent Creek Snapperland when I'm on vacation, I only have Autumn left and I feel guilty for not stitching it but I really want to stitch pink! Here's a little preview on what I'm stitching for my first project. I saw it on another blog and fell in love with it. As soon as I'm done with blogging I'm going to stitch on it :)

I love stitching little people like this. She's just adorable, no? I went to my not so LNS in Long Island and bought a new needle magnet (the heart above) I also bought some other things (project bags and some charts.) I've decided to try and buy most things at my not so LNS' and not online because it's just such a joy to have a place to go to and if I/we don't support them, then they might go out of business. Off to stitch!


Kim said...

Feel better! I hope it doesn't ruin your vacation.
Is your not so LNS Lazy Daisy Stitchery? My new favorite place to shop, even though it's a schlep for me too.

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Nic said...

I hope being sick doesn't get in the way of a restful holiday.

Toni said...

Mercy, I hope you have a great and wonderful vacation and get lots of stitching done to show us!!!

Meari said...

I hope you're feeling better by now, Mercy.