Wednesday, September 27, 2023

A Great Financial Break

Monday was an extremely slow day. I was glad of the time to chill after the Saturday night dinner party and going to Kris and Steve’s on Sunday night. It rained all morning. In the afternoon the rain stopped but everything was soaking wet, but Her Highness and I got to play ball in the park, and then I came home, got comfy on the chaise, and watched a movie. I normally would never do that during the day, but I’m in adjustment to the spending days indoors.

Then, all I did in the evening was work on monologue 2. I’ve got a couple of good bits in what I’ve written so far. As time passes, however, there will be lots and lots of revision. It’ll take months to get a completed first draft done. What fun for me!

Monday was my six-month anniversary of my changing from eating meals to becoming a grazer as my solution to treating acid reflux. It’s been a very successful strategy; not only have I not needed any Gaviscon, I lost enough weight to return to wearing all the skinny clothes I’d not worn for years and years. I’m thrilled to be freed from my addiction to baked goods and to be wearing colourful clothes again. The best part is my conviction that I will not regain the weight. 

Tuesday dawned dark and damp, but I had lots of domestic chores to occupy me. By 10:30 I was done and happily, the sun came out, so I got into the spa, and oh how I love doing that. The sunshine didn’t last, but just before it disappeared a Cooper’s Hawk landed on my feeder. It was resplendent in the sunshine. What magnificent raptors they are!

At 2:00, I had an appointment at Coast Capital, here on the island, to get a quote on home insurance, and instead of dreading it, I went stoked because I was fully prepared with messages on both my Boogie Board and on my iPad in the speech generating software. It was an awesome meeting. My CAYA devices have thoroughly changed my relationship with Strangers for the better. I was totally chuffed using them yesterday.

Kris, the woman who connected me with CAYA, is the gift who keeps on giving. It was Kris who lined me up with Lynn at Coastal Credit Union, here on the island. Their quote for my annual home insurance is half of what the company I’ve been with for the past six years was charging me. I was ecstatic to get an affordable premium. I can hardly wait to tell the old company good-bye! Life is good!

Yesterday afternoon I saw a short clip on YouTube of Olivia Coleman (a favourite actor) and Ebon Moss-Bachrach and I was intrigued. The clip was from The Bear that is streaming on Disney+, so last night I subscribed (just for a month) to watch the series. I usually can’t stand TV series for very long, but this show is only two seasons long at present. I can handle that.

I really like the show. It is harsh and rough, but it’s about a divey restaurant in a tough part of New York City where thugs hang around outside the eatery. But the acting is great, and I’m hooked. I particularly like watching Jeremy Allen White in the lead role and the writing.

It is a wet, wet, wet morning, but beginning tomorrow afternoon, and through to Sunday, sunshine is predicted. I’ll be busy in the yard on those sunny days, and tomorrow I go back to Nanaimo for another appointment with my eye guy, plus I’ll be returning to the nursery, the sushi shop, and maybe picking up my new wood splitter.

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