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Keeping up with my retinas

April 11th, 2018 at 02:48 pm

Hmmmm today I logged on and see my new avatar loaded, the one that wouldn't work last week! Weird! So now I'm showing my 'beach cat' body! (Do you see a cat on a beach? Or the cat with purple wig, which was my original picture?)

On Monday, I went to the retina specialist for my 3 month checkup. My retina is healed and still attached, woo hoo. Now it's time for the second surgery, to remove the silicon oil. The earliest available is May 9. I was hoping it could be sooner, but it's fine. He is going to perform a laser procedure on my other eye at the same time, as that retina is thinning, so I won't have an emergency later. I'm excited to get two things done at once.

I'm doing great on groceries. As of yesterday, spent $93.21 out of $330. It's time to cook more food, so going to Safeway to get a special on rotisserie chicken (saving bones and carcass for broth), plus some frozen broccoli and hamburger patties. I bought the small bowl of fruit at the work cafe. Pineapple, green grapes, orange segments, honeydew and cantaloupe. Plus some pumpkin seeds! I got a bangin' deal last weekend on a small piece of halibut. It was marked 50% off but rang up 75% off.

MONEY: Chase paid me the $300 bonus for my new checking account, but not the $200 for savings yet. Which is weird, because I fulfilled the savings requirement right away, but not the checking yet. Hopefully I won't have to make a stink about it... I have some mature savings bonds to cash next month, so I will visit my local branch and complain if I haven't received it by then. I still have not been able to get a focus group gig, or any online surveys worth anything. I wonder if I pretended that I made minimum wage and had 3 small children, if I would generate more interest? But why aren't any companies interested in a middle age woman with no debt and a lot of disposable income??

12 Responses to “Keeping up with my retinas”

  1. Wink Says:

    I'm still seeing the cat with the purple wig.

  2. PatientSaver Says:

    Sorry, still seeing the cat with purple wig.

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Cat with purple wig

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    I see the beach cat!!

  5. debtfreeme Says:

    Beach cat!

  6. Petunia in a Flower Garden Says:

    Beach cat

  7. CB in the City Says:

    Cat with purple wig.

  8. CB in the City Says:

    Also, it seems to me that when I did the Chase deal, I had to wait for the savings bonus to kick in. Can't remember what they were waiting for, but I was told about it up front.

  9. crazyliblady Says:

    I see a cat lounging on a beach.

  10. Sallyr70 Says:

    Hmm strange that some see the old pic, some see the new. Isn't life interesting!

    Regarding the Chase savings promo, I wonder if that bonus is delayed until after the first 90 days, to make sure my balance doesn't dip below the $15,000 minimum.

  11. LuckyRobin Says:

    I see the old cat, but I'm sure that is because I haven't erased my cookies lately. Glad to hear your eyes have healed up. It is scary when things go wrong with our eye health.

  12. rob62521 Says:

    Yay on your retina! Good news indeed.

    Good job on the groceries.

    I see the purple wig cat with the funky green glasses.

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