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How To Piss Me Off

Send me an "ambulance services" bill for $1,061.75. I call my insurance company, they paid their contracted amount and according to them I only need to pay $82.00. The hospital sending the bill partners with our town's First Aid Squad, but is used for MICU/ICU which I was NOT in nor was it the hospital used.
Now I have to call this outsourced billing company and ask them where in the Sam Hell do they get off charging my over a thousand bucks? I did not know I was now going to be a part owner of an ambulance. Just know I am not excited about making this call. I understand EMS people make piss and are volunteers, but then just who is getting all this freakin' money???

After doing some internet research I found articles about numerous ambulance companies across the country that have been accused of fraud alongside Medicare. There were also lots of comments from people claiming they would never call for an ambulance ever again. Pick, life or death. Awesome.

And this is w…

A Lovely Weekend

Saturday my husband and son went to the zoo so I could have time to write uninterrupted. That was bliss! Then that evening I went out with some dear friends for dinner. A nice day for me indeed.

Yesterday we planned to head out to Liberty Science Center. We have a membership that was part of a package in a basket we bid on and won at our son's preschool auction. Also, our son is obsessed with cockroaches, praying mantises, ladybugs, well, any and all insects and arachnids. They have Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches there. Ask me who was the only kid so excited about that? The interesting thing was hearing other parents discouraging their kids form looking at the "bugs" because they are gross and don't like them. Funny, I thought you brought your kids to places like that to explore and learn which makes it not about you. Guess not.
We also got to go out to an observation deck and look at the marina and NYC skyline and Statue of Liberty. It was a lot of fun, though I rea…

Early Mother's Day Gift

I am a honey fiend.

BUT
(very large one there)

I hate store bought honey with a passion. You can keep your cute plastic teddy bear containers and faux organic raw honey because that is NOT honey. When I bought honey from our local farm it was like ingesting a meadow of wildflowers and I adored the scent and taste. No, that is not everyone's gig, but it is mine.

Since winter has dragged her ass through our area for longer than anyone humanly desires, local honey was not available. So I sampled many a honey from Trader Joe's, not a fan of their stock, and Marshall's. They have good choices, but it is a crapshoot.

Yesterday a surprise arrived at my door from my awesome hubby.

The Everyday Honey Gift Set from Savannah Bee Company
There are three jars. One is for tea, one for grilling and one for cheese. Heaven, I am in heaven!! My expectations are high, but I have only ever heard fabulous things about Savannah Bee so I am really looking forward to trying each one of them.  I was …

A Weekend in Pictures

Took a ride with my son on Saturday after he nodded off in the car. Decided to take some photos to share. 

This is a branch of the river near the beginning of our street.
A beautiful back road had quite a few deer on it around 2:30. Snapped a picture of one of them.

I had taken pictures of this before, but at that time it was winter. It is so soothing to drive along here.

Some gorgeous daffodils in my backyard.
After such a stunning weekend, we are having torrential rains. A drag, but the flowers need it so I think I can suck it up for a day. :) Speaking of suck...
Still trying to get into "True Blood". I keep skipping the Jason Stackhouse scenes, but I am hanging in there because I really like the recently introduced character, Maryann Forrester. Not that this is the way to watch a show, but there it is. I also started to watch "Daredevil" on Netflix and W-O-W. Yes it is violent, hello it is based on a comic book superhero, but the grittiness and the acting are f…

Welcome to Friday

Body Pump. 8 o'clock this morning. We did some serious shoulder work. Because of this I can barely lift my arms over my head due to the fatigue my deltoids, triceps, biceps and pectorals feel. Aces. That aside, I do love the class and wished it was offered more often.

I went and got a haircut and tomorrow I get the eyebrows waxed.  Whoo hoo!

I started to watch the British sci-fi/demented series Black Mirror. "The National Anthem" is episode one and after I watched it I wanted to vomit and shower. This series is not for the fainthearted nor is it for someone who dislikes science fiction and may fear technology. This series is everything dark and horrible you like to imagine about technology brought to life.

My book is nearly finished. Yes, hell has frozen. Well, it is about 6 chapters away and we all know that could take another 6 months or even a year considering how limited my writing time can be. No matter. I have decided that advice from a friend seems a sound way to …

My Name is MissFifi and I Read Food Blogs

While that seems like no big revelation let me say I read them, but very rarely do I use them to cook.

HAHA!

I am no fraud, but merely a voyeur. Someone who has a nice list of food blogs she goes through, admires the  mouthwatering photos and intricate recipes of some, then moves on to simple living blogs or Houzz.
Part of the reason I behave that way is because while I love a lot of what I see, I don't have the ingredients, someone of them outright expensive, or I am just too damn lazy. The latter being the big one unfortunately. When I do find an easy recipe I will give it a go, but more often than not I treat the featured recipe like porn. I get excited, really check it out then when I am fully satisfied I move on my way. (Aren't I a cheeky monkey?)

So to honor my food blogs tab, I have decided to use this space today to post recipes from them. I have not made any of these recipes and I don't know if I will, but hell, it is nice to see what some folks do take the time t…

Tick Tock

Was out pruning the garden this past Thursday. Discovered this little bastard on me on Friday.


Yes, that is a deer tick. It had burrowed itself in my upper abdomen, my husband got it out with tweezers and a call to the doctor told us we need to sit back and wait six weeks to see if I may be infected with Lyme Disease.

God is an amusing motherf*@$er.

Hope you had a great weekend!

Cheers!
MissFifi

A Small Round Up Post

A pair of favorite boots have begun to show serious wear and tear. This upset me as my boot collection has whittled away to just 4 pairs. I know it is not small, but I do love boots. As I went to get the box I used to keep them in I noticed the 'Buy One Get One' receipt was in there. I looked at it and laughed. I paid $20 for those boots and I had bought them in 2006. So all my annoyance was sort of ridiculous. These weren't boots I bought just last year and got one wear out of them. No. I bought them 9 years ago. Ahhh me.

In good news I worked out today. Before I headed out I had a fruit and avocado smoothie, a cheese biscuit and LOTS of water. I took it easy in Body Pump class. There was no feeling of wanting to pass out and I felt great. This disturbs me because my happy endorphins should keep me on the perky bus, but that is not happening.
My patience is very, very, very thin. I am not sure if this is part of the perimenopausal stage I am in, but I am not a pleasant pe…