Tuesday, January 09, 2007


Today I am having a rough day. I found out that a couple of my friends are really upset about something that I did, which wasn't intended to hurt or offend anyone and now I feel bad that they are upset with me. I apologized to one of them for hurting her feelings and am dreading apologizing to the other one.

My son had a Dr. appointment for his allergies and now he has to go on a nasal spray so that is another co-pay for him that I pay every month on my tight budget. This makes 3 prescriptions per month. My insurance costs me over $300 per month for both of us anyway.

I forgot that another friend invited me to lunch today and I brought lunch instead trying to be proactive rather than using the cafeteria at work. She has a birthday coupon that she can share with a friend and wants to share it with me. Now I feel bad that she either has to use it herself or wait until Friday to use it since that is the only other day that will work for both of us this week.

I found out via email that the license that I am required to have to do my job expired on 1-1-07 even though I did everything that I was supposed to do to renew it. I have to have 30 credit hours of continuing education every 2 years to renew my license and I completed it. I asked my supervisor if I had to do anything else and she told me no. Now I find out from the licensing department that I was supposed to notify them so that they could renew it. I thought that they received automatic updates from the state. I have to have the license to keep my job.

I am hoping that my day gets better for so far it is looking pretty bleak.

Anyone have any good news that will cheer me up?


Two items of good news.

1. My license did renew. It was the company's records that had not been updated so I don't have anything to worry about.

2. I just found out that my quarterly bonus is going to have the highest percentage of payout that I have received in the past 2+ years. Due to losses and department performance it has been between 60-90%. This quarter it will be at 120%.

**Doin' the happy dance**


Playtah said...

I love you, chica!

(And if that doesn't cheer you up, just imagine Anon1 in a speedo!* ;) )

*he's probably pretty buff since he works out a lot.

dennis said...

You both scare me.

David in DC said...


It always makes me feel better.

Tara said...

It's "Blogging Appreciation Day" or something like that over at my blog. I made a virtual, chocolate silk pie and there's coffee and tea over there. Not exactly like the real thing, though, but it's something.

I'm so sorry to hear about your bad day, Rachel. If they are your friends, the hurt can be fixed, and they should know you by now that you wouldn't intentionally hurt their feelings.

Maybe the license thing is a big mixup and they'll straighten it out soon? My mom kind of went through something a little similar with her driver's license.

David in DC said...

A1 in a speedo might cheer you up, but if you're looking for genuine laughs, imagine me in a thong.

Rachel said...

Playtah ~ Love you too.
I think that I will imagine Daniel Craig in a speedo instead. No offense A1 (which is my favorite steak sauce btw.)

Dennis ~ I scare you???? OK Herman Munster!!

David In DC ~ Thanks, That does cheer me up!!

Tara ~ I am sharing a cyber cuppa and slice along with you. Thanks for the kind words. I did find out that the state shows an active license but that my company hadn't updated their records...Phew!! Disaster averted.

David In DC ~ If I really wanted to laugh I would picture my cube mate Dennis in a Speedo. Then I would gouge my eyes out.

Dennis said...

I take offense at that. You would not be able to see the speedo. "I don't know where it went but I hope it is somewhere good." Homer Simpson

l.b. said...

I'm sorry you're having a bad day, Rachel. I can especially relate the whole issue of health insurance and the feeling that one more expense is just going to be the final straw.

l.b. said...

Ooohhh! I read your update! See the karma at work, live and in person!

The Furtive Wangler said...

Glad you had two pieces of good news after such a gloomy start! Here's to Wednesday being better!

Rachel said...

Dennis ~ D'oh!

l.b. ~ It seems that the cost of living keeps going higher and higer and my pay increases do not keep up. My health insurance costs have gone up over 20% in the past 3 years.

l.b. ~ I like karma only when it is treating me well.

Furtive ~ Of course Wednesday will be better. How can it not be fantastic when we have a Hump Day Hottie?

David in DC said...

Just read the update.

Whoo-hoo. :)

Anonymous said...

I am going on a trip and I'm bringing an apple......

Tara said...

Yay, those are awesome updates! I'm so glad the license thing got straightened out too!

reformattingmybrain said...

Thank goodness things worked out Rachel! Insurance is awful - my son is going to be 8 in one month and he JUST got insurance :-(

Freckle Face Girl said...

Glad things turned around.