Caption This! 3/19/19


So, … My Head Hurts

We switched to the HRA and now our prescription drug coverage has a deductible.  Though in the marketing to compare and contrast the PCA and HRA, the literature said the RX coverage was the SAME!  Bullshit!

I also have a very teeny tiny HSA to buy my big red boat one day.

The inequity is just wrong.  We are still fortunate but now we are middle tier price-wise for medicine.  If only I didn’t know others got the same drugs for less. Of course to get back into best tier status, We’d have to go to a PCA and pay much more in premiums.  This is a racket I tell ya.  And sad that folks have to go without due to this crooked system.

I wish I knew what to do to help.

As always, more to come.

JDubs Review of “The Outsider” by Stephen King

I’m not gonna take a picture of the cover of the book because it was a Kindle. Boo! I’m not downloading a picture either because I’m quickly using up too much space in my WP media.

I can hear you… that’s not why you’re here… you want the review. No spoilers.

This is the same formula that has worked before and will probably continue to work again. The story is a different version of the same if that makes any sense. The formula goes back multiple decades. You would think eventually we’d catch on. But no … many like me are constant readers.

In short, this is about good versus evil. Kind of cops and robbers. Holly of “Finders Keepers” makes re-appearance. I am very empathetic to her character. The supernatural sci-fi-ish ending is on a lesser scale than most of his novels. Everyday flaws of human life juxtaposed against some force that we can only imagine. Do boogeymen exist? Yes! And in real life science explains most. In Mr. King’s work, there is no explanation.

Overall I would say four out of five stars ✨. A recommended read. If you happen to do so, let me know what you think. I’d love to have a virtual book club on this one.

As always more to come.


For the first time in forever I stayed up into the wee hours of the morning reading.  Not that the book is the greatest I’ve ever read but the story was engaging enough.  Though part of me just needed the distraction … to escape.  I was on a mission that failed.

My dreams were influenced by what I read and when I woke, I could not tell fantasy from non-fiction.  Was the most surreal feeling.  Ugh I hate this.  Ugh I blame the weather. Or the quesadillas.  Dinner last night was not my friend.

I’m struggling with that again.  I’m confused by all the info.  Talk about your overload. To Keto or not to Keto that is the question. Among all others.  I’m hurting, lost, and falling back to bad patterns. Just tell me what to do and I will do it.  This figuring out what’s right for me is for the birds.  I need a meal plan and a sustainable lifestyle chain.

As always more to come.

For 3/17/19 ~ “Book of Love”

#SLS is kicking off this wonderful St. Patrick’s Day week. Jim continues being our host with the most. Nice post for us to ping back to this week. Loved the “roll call”.

At the risk of duplicates or triplicates, I went with the first song that came to mind. “Book of Love” written by three members of the Monotones: Warren Davis, George Malone and Charles Patrick.


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🥰 bonded for life

Genetics 🧬 amaze me. We ran into B’s cousin at dinner just now. They reconnected and talked about how things have been since the company closure. An immediate kinship. Everything’s the same. Speech patterns, mannerisms, the whole nine yards. When he was leaving, he told B “take care kiddo”. Makes my heart happy. It’s like when I hear Pony’s voice and see D.

As always more to come.

For the Love of Reading

Yep, I had a break for a bit but now I have two books going and more in the TBR queue.  I would not have started the second book had it not been for opportunity to obtain the book early through a new online venue known as overdrive.  I committed to back to basics with honest to god “real” books from the library but the allure of not having to wait drew me in to reconsider my online book ban. Damn you Kindle app on iPad much more user friendly than the Kindle itself.

Here are two short and sweet snippets and then full on reviews to follow.

The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner -the opposite of a whodunit.  We know from the beginning as the central character is starting the rest of her life behind bars.   Too early to predict where this leads.  So far keeping my interest.

The Outsider by Stephen King – So far this is a gritty real life whodunit.  Pillar of the community or evil among us?  How can someone be in two places at the same time?  Does everyone have a doppelganger?  This book better not end with some sci-fi crap.  You hear me SK?  Do not disappoint your constant reader.

As always, more to come.