*smooch* (ldy) wrote,

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No time for cook cook!

I didn't make it to the gym yesterday. I did, however, make a wonderful grilled chicken dinner, unexpectedly, and supafast.

I defrosted some chicken in the micro (I'm actually using a microwave! Well, sometimes), trimmed it, and marinated it in a mixture of raspberry vinagrette, red wine & vinagar dressing, pressed garlic, salt and pepper. Then I covered it in basil and more pepper, and threw it on the grill. I turned it three times.

While that was cooking, I made some Uncle Ben's five-minute rice and Birds Eye Steam & Serve Asian Vegetable w/ Roasted Cashews (pricey, but way cool-- these side dishes don't have a lot of additives and steam in five minutes without even needing stirring).

Took all of 15 minutes, start to finish. Well, add an extra five or ten minutes for the wine ;) Simple meal, mostly prepackaged, but yet very tasty. The chicken was amazing.

Nice to have an "I-don't-feel-like-cooking" cooking option :)

My "I-don't-feel-like-making-lunch" lunch option today is leftovers-- cut up cheesy hot dots in macaroni 'n cheese. Oh, my goodness, I'm five years old again.

My mac and cheese contains little Spongebob Squarepantses and Fairly Oddparents. I know you're jealous!

I've been trying to get health insurance down here since I moved, a year and a half ago. I've still got Blue Cross / Blue Shield through my office, up north, but I have a $1000 out-of-network deductable, so it really only covers me for catastrophic care.

See, the problem is that weird blood thing I had back in 2000. For the love of Pete, even though at the time they were worried it might be leukemia, lupus or lymphoma, it turned out to be just leukocytosis (that's just a fancy way of saying "a high white cell count"), probably due to stress. But because of it, I can't seem to get health insurance or even life insurance.

I need to get a current CBC (complete blood count) for the life insurance company, and my doctor likes to keep an eye on my blood anyway, so he wrote me a script for a lab test. Unfortunately, I had that abcessed tooth when I was up north, so we decided to delay the blood draw. It just didn't make sense to have a lab test for leukocytosis when we knew I had a high white cell count due to infection. SOOOOOO, I brought it down here.

When I was talking with the nice lady at BC/BS about whether the out-of-state lab test would be covered, I got to talking about my peculiar situation. She mentioned something about an "interplan transfer." The woman who handles those was out of the office, but I left a message.

What if it were that simple to get health care down here? After months of talking to insurance reps and faxing copies of health records going back ten years, discovering that all it takes is a phone call to the right person?

I think I'd pee my pants.

I should probably save it in case they need a specimen to run more tests.

A photograph of the artist each day for 4 years, shown in less than five minutes.

Pretty nifty :)

Hee. This song always reminds me of Gyruss. I generally disliked tube shooters, but I was SO into that game.

OK, back to work I go!

Hope your day is fantabulous :)

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