After yesterday’s annoyances at the doctor’s, I went back today to show them the handbook. Apparently they are in the network, but not listed under their actual physical address. Their address in the book is in Northridge. After finding that out, I was able to call Health Net again and get my doctor switched to them instead. I have an appointment for July 5th, so theoretically, all should go well from here on out. I’ve got my fingers crossed.
After that, we were supposed to go out to a couple of movies, and have a nice dinner, but Mattie’s dad called and said he needed to go to the doctor so our plans got put on hold.
I did some sewing last night and today, and made 15 zippered pouches using up all the grey lining fabric and almost all of the charcoal and white zig zag outer fabric. The zig zag stuff turned out to be cotton duck so I didn’t need to use interfacing to sturdy it up. I also made one out of the blueberry fabric today, but after finishing it, it will need interfacing in the other ones I make. Its just too flimsy. I’m not going to unmake that one, but the rest will be improved upon.
Some of them have matching zippers and some will have contrasting zippers. Just depends on what I grab out of the bag that looks like it will work. I’m also getting better at putting the zippers in- Its one of those things I feel like I’m just no good at at all. The only issue I’m still having is getting past the actual zip part of the zipper. I end up having the zipper opened or closed all the way, sewing almost to the zip, then stopping, putting the zip the other direction, and then sewing the last little bit onto the zipper. Luckily it really doesn’t take more than a few extra seconds to do it. I’m actually about halfway thru the 5 yards of fabric I bought for this now. I should be done in the next day or two, unless of course I run out of complimentary zipper colors first.
We did end up making it out to see Brave, which was as good as it looked in the previews. It’s pretty dark, but it has a nice message and the animation was excellent. Definitely see it if you get the chance- its worth it!
Food was okay today. Numbers were good again across the board, though the scale might be up in the morning from the salty popcorn and from eating it so late in the evening.
|Coffee w/Milk & Sugar||72||13||1.4|
|Quaker Granola Bar Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip (1)||100||27||1.7|
|Subway Turkey on Wheat Honey Mustard no Cheese (12 Inch)||560||108||11.4|
|Hunt’s Chocolate Pudding Cup (1)||110||27||2.5|
|Pop Weaver Extra Butter Popcorn (1 Bag)||300||144||6.5|
|Barq’s Root Beer (20 Oz.)||185||0||3.7|
|Total Calories From Fat||319|
|% of Daily Total|
Now, here’s the fun part of today’s post. When I was a kid, my parents told me lots of things, some of which now were absolutely ridiculous and totally untrue. But until many years had passed, I believed them completely. Here’s a few of them.
- A liquid cup and a dry cup are not the same measurement.
Yes, they had me convinced that you had to use a certain type of measuring cup for each food depending on whether it was liquid or solid. A cup of liquid by this reasoning, was substantially more then a cup of solids.
- If you get food poisoning, you will die.
I believed this one for years. All I can figure is they meant botulism, and not just food that was a little off. I don’t know anyone who has died from food poisoning.
- If you run over the vacuum cord with the vacuum, it will get “eaten” and you will get electrocuted and you will die.
Maybe old vacuums were meaner, I don’t know, but I’ve run over the cord a few times with absolutely nothing happening except it getting run over. I do try to avoid running over stuff with the vacuum though unless I want it to pick it up.
- If you’re driving on a road that has a dirt shoulder, and your tires drift a bit onto the dirt, the car will instantly flip over and you will die.
This terrified me almost to the point of hysteria every time the car drifted towards the shoulder and someone else was driving for years. Seriously.
- If you’re caught driving barefoot, you will go to jail.
I’m not even sure where this one was rooted.
- If you eat undercooked beef, you will get worms.
My mom cooked food to my dad’s wants, which meant everything was basically a brick of charcoal by the time it made it to our plates. Now that I’ve learned to cook, my steaks are bloody rare, and everything else is just barely cooked enough- I can’t stand overcooked food on my table. I’m pretty sure I do not have worms either.
- If you share a cigarette with someone who is drinking, you will get drunk.
This was my grandma’s gift to me. She told me she went to a bar, and smoked a cigarette someone who was drunk had taken hits off of and she claims she got drunk from it. I’m thinking the nicotine was too much for her and that was what made her sick.
- All women who wear read lipstick are whores.
Another grandma gem. This just makes me giggle a little considering the recent pin-up girl trend.
What are some total falsehoods your family told you when you were a kid?