Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Much better day...

I have to admit, I let hurt feelings overshadow the whole reason I wanted to have a baby shower for Amy. There's a baby to celebrate! That should take precedence over everything and I should not let the other stuff bother me. One thing that I tried to explain to my nephew's wife was that it was just the culmination all the years of me doing for them and feeling like I got nothing in return. I got it off my chest. I think she "gets" what I was saying. I know that what happens in my family is important in the lives of the people who truly matter to me, and that's all that matters in the long run.

On another note, we got our insurance explanation of benefits for my surgery today. Wow! My insurance company got off cheap! The bill... $38,644.56. Provider Write-off...$29,666.59. Insurance paid... $7,776.71. My portion? $1,198.26. That's amazing. I bet they won't give "me" a write-off of nearly 80%. That would mean I'd pay less than $250. Seems only fair, right? LOL! (Just kidding - but I can dream, eh?) As if that would happen. I can afford to make $50 per month payments so it'll take me a while to get that taken care of. But, that's OK. It will be all worth it.

I've been working on the centerpieces for the shower. They're not complete and I have a couple of other things to do, but here are the beginnings of them.

The basket on the left (with "It's a Girl" tag) will have floral foam in the bottom, with a shred cover over it. The items in the 2nd picture are going to be on floral picks and arranged in the basket, along with baby toiletry items. The basket on the right (with the baby) is going to be transformed into what "hopefully" will look like a bathtub. I have some more work to do for it, for sure.




Then, I also have a big "stork" that will be attached to a pink blanket full of diapers and made to look like it's delivering a pink bundle of joy.


That's the plan, anyway!

More work on them will go on this weekend.

10 comments:

Kathy's Klothesline said...

You make me almost want to have a baby just for all the shower goodies. I did say almost ...... no way would I want a baby at my age!

Bouncin' Barb said...

Glad your day is better. Can't let it get to you. Worry about the ones you love and love you back! Like me!

Pat said...

You are so creative! These look so cute!

orchid said...

Dear Teresa,
It is good to know that you told your nephew's wife what you need to say.
And I think LOVE may be (or should be) mutual thing.

Oh, I admire your lovely creations. "stork" is really adorable, isn't it♡♡♡
Love and Hugs, xoxo Orchid.

Mynx said...

Oh how clever are you? I love the decorations. I had a very simple baby shower a long time ago. Now I wait until I become a grandma I guess.
(better not be too soon though)

SkippyMom said...

Awesome sauce! Glad the day is better and the decorations are so cute. Happy you didn't get stuck with a huge insurance bill. Enjoy your day! Big hugs.

colenic said...

Glad your day is better...and I LOVE the shower decorations....hugs to you...

Thisisme. said...

Hi Teresa. It was good that you're taking a more positive slant on it today, and concentrate on the REAL thing - that is, the miracle of a new baby soon to be arriving in this world, and you being a grandma again! I already commented on the costs of your op on your facebook page. All those lovely things you are preparing for the Baby Shower - I'm sure it will all look wonderful. You are very talented my friend.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Your stork is adorable.
YAY for the insurance payout!

labbie1 said...

Wow! 80% off???? Wow! How is the hearing part going now?

I just think the decorations are SOOOO CUTE!!!! :)

Glad you decided not to let disappointments overshadow the excitement and fun of the new baby! Have fun! :)