Jennifer Lyon

Monday, December 6th, 2021
Weekend Round

So I learned what NOT to do when I’m stressed–go to my little cake store. Whoa! So I was desperately trying to reach the pharmacy in the ongoing battle to get my Humira. The phones were down. They could answer, but couldn’t hear me, and would read off this canned response about trouble with the phone lines and to try back later. I must have tried a dozen times until I gave up for a while. I was so frustrated, I had to get out of the house and went to the cake store.

$105.00 dollars later, I came home.

Wizard hasn’t stopped laughing.  He finds this hilarious because his hobby is expensive so now he can tease me. And he is :-) Plus he usually is the once “forced” to eat the cakes and treats I make, so it’s a win-win for him.

Anyhow, in my usual way of making everything harder than it has to be, I decided I wanted to make a white chocolate raspberry cake. This cake has raspberry cake/pie filling swirled in it and white chocolate chips added to the batter which makes it terrible for carving.

I did it anyway :-) Cause, you know, who’s going to stop me??? This was all just for fun. I got to test the recipe (awesome!) and make, then permanently maim, a bear by forgetting to reattach the ear I cut off to reshape for a better fit the next morning.  I didn’t remember the ear until I was all finished with the entire cake and found the cake-ear sitting in my fridge.

Oops, LOL! I messed up a lot for this guy, but he was still a joy to make. Here’s his pic:

Otherwise, Youngest son came over Saturday to help Wizard put up the outdoor Christmas lights so we have now a little bit of Christmas spirit. He hung out for a few hours making Maggie one happy puppy.

Today Wizard and I are really, truly, for sure….probably….putting up the Christmas tree :-) But I have most of my Christmas shopping done, so there’s that. Oh, and I’m going to my doctor’s office to see if I can get this mess with my Humira sorted out in person. The doctor’s office is convinced the authorization is for one year, but I finally got through to the pharmacy late Friday and they emailed me their copy of the authorization–it’s for six month. This miscommunication will either get cleared up or…

I’ll may end up the proud owner of an entire cake store.

Wish me luck!

How was your weekend?

5 comments to “Weekend Round”

  1. Silver James
    December 6th, 2021 at 7:50 am · Link

    Awww. Cute bear. And his ear is under the cap. Yeah…stress buying can get expensive and I’m sure Wiz is enjoying every minute of your frustration–well, not the actual reason and the problems, but your way of dealing. Because…yum. Yay for Youngest, Maggie, and Christmas lights. Good luck with the tree and crossing fingers that the pharmacy and doc get their wires uncrossed! Literally and figuratively.

    We had a weekend. Siren test was a bust–glitch in the matrix. Everyone was in place but the signal from the EOC didn’t go out to activate sirens. Met the kids for lunch. Mexican food definitely hit the spot! The OSU game on the TV? Not so much.

    LG asked Stormy what he wanted for Christmas. After a great deal of thought, the kids says, “An oscillating tower heater. There’s a draft in my bedroom.” (This is the kid who can only wear PJs one night because he sweats through them while he sleeps. :roll: ) I’m getting him books, LG is getting him STEM projects. Uncle Fix-It got him clothes. It’s all good. LOLOL

    OSU. Yeah…they lost to Baylor, after beating them earlier in the season. No Big 12 Championship for my Pokes. They missed a literal last-ditch effort for a TD that would win the game, missing the goal line by inches. :( They do play a bowl game on New Year’s Day, against Notre Dame–the Fiesta Bowl.

    I didn’t work. I did nap. I am sleeping a bit better. Today is busy-errand day with LG and I’m getting my booster at noon. Probably no work today either. His check-engine light came on so his truck is going back to the guy’s who put the new engine in and then we’re hitting places he needs to hit on the way home.

    Have a great week, witches! 🥰

  2. Viki S.
    December 6th, 2021 at 4:16 pm · Link

    Oh boy, $105 isn’t that bad since it’s for a hobby you love. I can see Wizard teasing you and also being very happy that he gets to reap the rewards.

    Oops on the ear ;). I’m sure it still tasted super duper yummy!

    It’s so frustrating dealing with insurance. I am very sorry that you are having so much trouble. Sometimes I wish that those powers at be had to suffer our ailments and then MAYBE just MAYBE they would get their act together. After all you’ve been dealing with, were you able to get it straightened out today? Or are you the owner of a really lovely cake store?

    I got all the decorating finished yesterday. Did you and Wizard get your tree up today? It was nice of BLB to help string the outside lights and hang with Maggie. She really loves her guys :).

    I hope you have a great afternoon!

  3. Jenn
    December 6th, 2021 at 4:50 pm · Link

    Silver, on the one side, yeah, it’s under the cap. The other side…it’s missing, LOL. But it’s all good, I learned a lot that I can do better next time.

    Sorry for the glitch on the siren test. That had to be frustrating. At least you got to have your favorite Mex food with the family.

    Well, I don’t think I’ve heard a boy Stormy’s age asking for an oscillating space heater before–too funny. It sounds like you have great presents for him all lined up.

    I don’t know if that kind of loss is better or worse. So sorry your team didn’t make that last TD. AT least you have the game on New Years Day to look forward to.

    Seriously, after all you went through with that truck, the check engine light is on? You must be really sick of it.

    Hope you got a lot done today. I got my decorating done!

  4. Jenn
    December 6th, 2021 at 4:58 pm · Link

    Viki, thanks. I know it was that bad, but I didn’t intend to spend that much. I kept get distracted by all the fun things in there :-)

    YES, I didn’t resolve the problem with my meds today and my next dose will arrive on Wednesday. So relieved! I put it in writing–just short concise facts plus a copy of the actually authorization that showed it had expiries, and physically took it to the office so everyone could see the problem. That got it cleared up. I was nice, I really think this was an honest misunderstanding.

    You must feel better now that you got all the decorating done. Wizard and I just finished getting ours done. The weather is supposed to cool tomorrow so it’ll feel more like the holidays now.

    Happy Monday!

  5. B.E. Sanderson
    December 7th, 2021 at 7:45 am · Link

    I love your little cake. He’s so cute! So sorry that you’re getting jacked around with your meds. And hey, if a little retail therapy helps smooth out the edges of your frustration, go for it.

    Sorry I missed this yesterday. I swear I don’t know where my head is these days. The weekend here was pretty tame. The tree is up, and the cards are done. They’ll go in the mail today maybe. I’m making some good, but not prolific, progress on my edits. Slow and steady wins the race?

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