My doctor's office always has appointments available with someone day-of, though your preferred doctor might not have availability until the next week, but that's not so bad. Boyfriend HATES this office because of their billing practices. It's pretty normal, as far as I've come to understand, for an office not to actually poll insurance for billing until several weeks after the appointment. No idea why. That means you might get a bill for leftover lab charges and whatnot about a month after the actual appointment. Or even later! He claims that he got 0 bills whatsoever for more than 3 months and then got slapped with all of them at once. I don't know if he ever would have had the money to pay them off (maybe he could have called the billing department, they would have been able to see he'd never been sent bills, and they could've waived the billing charge for a few months), but it's too late now to try and work anything out. The bills finally went to a collection agency and are still accruing "interest" ($5 billing charge) every time they come in.
We're really hoping his overtime will pay all that off within the next couple of months. He still has some bills from shoulder surgery that his parents were supposed to pay for with money from their FSA. They were also supposed to pay for his bed that they bought him almost 3 years ago, but he ended up having to make a settlement with the collection agency because they stopped paying over a year ago. That's $700 he should not have had to pay this year. Grumble grumble grumble.
I cooked ahead last night, so I might not even have to make dinner tonight. I had another glass of wine (really really should throw it out, but I'm stupid) and two squares of the pumpkin pie (probably less than two slices worth of filling). Dinner was mostly nibbling on leftover crock pot chicken and some potatoes that were half-cooked. When I made beef stew this past weekend, there was too much liquid after the frozen pearl onions cooked, and we had a blonde moment where we thought more potatoes would soak it up (no, stupid, leave off the lid!). I finished boiling them last night and slathered them in butter. They were really tasty, since they'd taken in some of the flavor of the stew after sitting in it for about an hour. I have some more of that, plus chicken and broc, for lunch today. I didn't have breakfast today.
I think I was in bed and possibly asleep by 11 last night. I've been exhausted every morning this week. Part of it might be from running out of Vitamin D (should arrive today). I should shower earlier so I can get to bed by 10:30 tonight.
My Vitacost shipment arriving today should also include coconut flour! I am going to hunt long and hard for a good recipe worth trying with it. I think muffins or cupcakes would be nice, and another viable option for Thanksgiving breakfast. I've been craving cream cheese lately. I think I'm ready to try eating small amounts of yogurt again. I really hope I can tolerate it. If I'm no longer lactose intolerant, I will ask for a yogurt maker for Christmas so I don't have to worry about keeping the crock pot liner warm enough during the winter months.
Brain is okay. Mood is okay. Still dipping in the evenings, but not as bad as Monday.