Sorry I haven't been checking in, but it's been a hectic week. That and I am suffering once again from that shoulder pain which kept me from the computer last year. That's the main reason I haven't been here. It hurts too much.
On Friday I paid the rest of the money for the funeral. However,
when the sales rep charged me the rest of the money for Ant's funeral she added in the overtime amount that occurs whenever you hold a funeral service there after 11:30 on a Saturday. Then when she went to the office they told her, no, that she could not charge the overtime fee ahead of time, that I have to pay that in person on the day of the funeral. So the sales rep then voided the first transaction and charged me again minus the overtime fees. Well, to make a long story short, both are showing up as pending in my bank account. And it's quite a large amount. Must give it a few days to see if it posts (according to TD bank). Otherwise, if I choose to go in before it posts, I would have to pay $30 for an investigation. If I wait til it posts then it will cost me nothing but the headache. Have to go to the bank anyway on Saturday so I guess I will take care of it then. I mean, do I really need all this extra stress in my life right now? Fortunately I saved the email she sent explaining the mistake and her voiding the charge.
Picked up my son's ashes on Sunday. He is home. Old wounds have re-opened. I think until I set the urn on the shelf I was able to live in some sort of denial. This has made it real. I also had the funeral director put some ashes in an urn necklace I bought and two urn crosses--one for my son and the other for the woman my son loved from the time he was five years old.
I am pretty angry with my doctor. He is refusing to refill my BP medication until I come in for my 6 month check up. He did give me a 10 day supply and he didn't realize it was early so I still had almost 3 weeks. I am angry because I told them my son had passed and I was planning the funeral, that I needed some time to grieve, and promised that after the funeral on November 7th, I would make an appointment. He just doesn't care. I even got a letter from him in the mail "Please make your appointment ASAP". I understand my health is important, but aside from HBP and chronic pain, I'm healthy. This appointment could wait a couple of weeks. It's all about the money. Since Covid they haven't been seeing patients, and making money, like they used to. I just think they are being heartless right now. Even thought of finding another doctor.
I am continuing with my regular class and taking a few elsewhere. Dropped out of the writing course because my heart wasn't in it right now. I couldn't concentrate like they wanted me to. This week there has been a series of telesummits on FB that I have been attending. So perfect for the week of Sanhaim--The Samhain Spirit Summit. It's been great and I am learn quite a bit about folk magic. Yesterday there was talk about Iceland, and I learned things about the Vikings and ancient ancestors that I hadn't know.
I don't know if I ever mentioned, when people ask me what my ethic background is I always say English, Irish, German, and Dutch. That is what I believed until I received an update result of my DNA test. Turns out I am 45 percent England and Western Europe, 30 percent Scottish, 14 percent Germanic Europe, 5 percent Swedish, 3 percent Wales, only 2 percent Irish, and Icelandic. It was total surprise for me. Now I am brushing up on Scottish history and foods.
Have a wonderful day.