Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Bargains ......and a little rant ;-)

Rejoining the "real world" can be rough. I posted my video to youtube and found our my REPLY button to reply to comments will not work. How weird is that?

Being on the injured list has opened up some new experiences..I am not one that get to some of the discount stores that often, but I have been bored and shopping more so I stopped in to a Marshall's see if they had some cheap beds/crate pads for the dogs car crates.

Check out what great bargains I found:

I can finally get the dogs to the park every day so I tested this Chuck it type of toy, the chucker works OK..I could tell these were cheap balls and I would not let my dogs chew on them too much, but it was too funny that the first time I threw the ball Cricket came back with it deflated on one side of the ball. OH MY!

Second throw of the ball the other side was deflated and the ball was no longer usable, LOL There was a second ball that got lost in the field,..I did not bother to look for it. A cheap version of a real chuck it,but at half the price, it will do for today, after I find some other balls to use with it.

second bargain:

This disc thing is really soft, and red, and was about $7. It was cool! It flies good, Cricket was chewing it but did not put a mark on it,when she runs it folded up and did not get in her way. The red color was easy to see on the grass, I am getting more of these!!!

With the chuck it today I noticed Cricket is used to low flying objects to play fetch. She does not look at me and track the toy, she waits until she sees the toy whizzing by her. The chuck it was a crack up because I kept throwing the ball high, because I can not throw, it was not on purpose, but Cricket would stand in readiness until she heard the ball bounce, she kept expecting it to whizz by and it did not, so she spent a lot of time looking for the ball. LOL

The greatest bargain I got were some Merrell barefoot technology shoes. I love my Vibram toes shoes for agility, and I have a pair of blue/black Merrill's I use for all my everyday wear. My poor Merrill's are looking old, so when I found TWO PAIRS OF MERRILL'S for less then one pair usually costs me, I was all over that!!!! Just a shame they had my favorite style on clearance, but none in my size, so I have some VERY BRIGHT shoes to wear with shorts, but hey people will see me coming ;-).

Tomorrow is an appointment with the Orthopedic clinic. I am going to complain for a second. I have Kaiser insurance and I feel like we pay a lot to have it. When I got hurt I went to Kaiser after a few weeks of not getting better. I saw a physicians assistant, and of course he said you need to see a specialist. FIVE WEEKS later I have finally got in to see someone at the ortho clinic. Five weeks was how long it took when I said I would take the first available appointment,anytime that was open. When I got the appointment card I look and I am seeing another physicians assistant. REALLY? My friend just got hurt Saturday, a knee injury, she saw a specialist on Monday, had a cortisone shot and got an MRI today. Some days I have to say I really do not love Kaiser, ;-). If they want me to get an MRI who knows how long that will take? YEP, I need people to wish me some luck, hahaha!


Diana said...

Wow, thats horrible. What if something was broken? It would already be healing wrong. 5 weeks, that is crazy. I hope you get some answers soon.

Sara said...

That's horrible. My husband had to wait a few weeks to get into a pain specialist and then another 2 weeks to get his cortisone shot. I think it had more to do with how busy the doctor was, not insurance. But when you're walking around in pain, a few weeks seems like forever! Not right.

I need to got Marshalls! I love merrells, but they are so pricey. I didn't even know Marshalls had them :)

Kathy said...

I was shocked seeing Merrill's at Marshall's, my favorite style was there but not in the right size but for that price the others will work just fine!

Chris and Ricky said...

Cool bargains and I didn't know Marshall's had Merrills either! LOL - sounds like a limerick!

So sorry about the insurance trouble adding to the stress of already being injured. Hope you get some help!!

Steffi said...

Ooohhh - bright shoes are the best! Especially when they are pink :)

That is awful that you have to wait so long to see a specialist. I hope all goes well and that your recovery goes quickly!

Natasha said...

Oh wow, 5 weeks is insane!! Hope it all starts going uphill for you from here!

Nicki said...

Cute shoes!