To no one’s surprise, I have a fucking cold. Warning: I will be fucking sweary in this post because I am so fucking sick and tired of being, well, sick and tired. A deep hacking cough, a stuffed nose that simultaneously feels as if it has pine needles jabbing into it from time to time. Add chest congestion to that, and you can understand why I’m irritated. Not just irritated, but downright pissed off. I have been sick on and off for the past few months, and every time I feel better, something else happens to me. It’s not as if I’m in the public all the time, a lot, or much at all. So why the hell am I getting sick? It’s a question for my doc the next time I go, which will be soon because I have to get my annual thyroid check for my meds.
Speaking of docs….Every year, I have to deal with my insurance, and I thought I set it last year so I wouldn’t have to do it again this year. I got a notice saying my insurance would end because I hadn’t re-enrolled, and I found an earlier letter with the re-enrollment form. I filled it out and sent it in with a brief explanation of what happened. I sent it in before the end of the month, and then this week, I got a notice that my insurance had ended last month. I thought about checking my mail today before I called the insurance office, but I didn’t because I’m lazy. I called, resigned to wait for over an hour as I had to do the other times I called them (this is a governmental office, so you know how that goes), but I got someone within five minutes. She told me there was nothing wrong with my insurance, and I had her double check and read it to me exactly to make sure. Afterwards, I went to check the mail because I was going out, anyway, and sure enough, there was my health plan letter. I had to laugh, but I’m relieved that it ended well.
Side note: It would have taken me a week to call them in the past because I have a really hard time talking on the phone to people I don’t know, especially about a difficult topic. My past experiences with this office have been frustrating and embarrassing–not to mention goddamn long–so I was even more inclined to put it off. longer than I did (one day). I’m glad I didn’t, though, as now I can relax and enjoy the snow in peace. Well, except for the hacking cough and the stuffy nose and the scabby ears and and and. I don’t think I’m going to go out and do some nekkid snow dancing because I’m sick, but I may be moved to do so by midnight.
Let’s talk about taiji. my teacher’s teacher is having his annual demo is a few weeks. Part of the demo is doing the first section of the new Solo Form–left side. I have done it a few times, but not often. We did it on Saturday (those of us who felt we could attempt to do it), and I fucked it up but royally. To be fair to me, I did better than I thought I would, and one of the four times I did it nearly right. I’ve been practicing it at home, and I’ve broken down what I’ve been doing wrong. Today, I only messed up twice, which ain’t bad. I should have it reasonably down by the time of the demo.