Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Real Life Skin

Finally having health insurance has meant I can finally get things checked out that have been ignored for years. I have moles. I have dark ones, light ones, little ones, big ones, freckles, etc. It's genetic.

But I've had this suspicious place riiiight on my temple for a few years (outlined in a fashionable purple). And no free or discount clinic will touch a suspicious "lesion" on a person's face or hands because of potential scarring (and the resulting patient complaints).

So it went untouched.

Until today!

Now I have several stories I've considered sharing here from my past two months experience of using health care with "real" insurance. But we'll start lightly on this one.

I waited 45 minutes in a freezing office. A lovely nurse gave me a shot (IN MY FACE) and for those interested, my psych meds are working out beautifully because my heart rate didn't even elevate as she did it. Five minutes later the dermatologist came in, scraped off the biopsy and shook my hand. The nurse cleaned my wound and gave me a magic bandaid and sent me on my way ($50 poorer).

Health care is scary. It's expensive. It's also one of the biggest businesses in existence. I find myself questioning it more than I've ever questioned anything.

Most fascinating to me is what is covered and what isn't. For example, had I booked with this dermatologist myself? I likely would've paid the whole visit out of pocket. As a referral from my primary care due to the suspicious lesion, I pay for a specialist. Go figure.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Cat and bees

Watson got a new collar today - he’s lost his old one. SKULLIES
Also my mom’s bush has the fattest bees. BEES

Thursday, September 11, 2014

I'm a Professional!

I started my little blog over five years ago! I was just out of high school, newly married. MMD has gone with me through marriage, college, and now my career. My office branch - White Staffing! turned One Years Old this month!

Pictured here from left to right: My account reps (Paula, Jackie, and Nakol), my director of operations (Gerri), The mayor of Gallatin (Jo Ann Graves), my boss (Pam), the office coordinator (me!!), and our Tennessee sales rep (Netta).

I absolutely love my job, and I'm very proud to be about to mark my six months with the company. I cannot wait for the next six.

This job is what's turned Megan Mae "Daily" into Megan Mae 'Sometimes', but it is definitely something I enjoy pouring my energies into.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Labor Day thrifting scores

Couple of cute tops - Stars! Stripes! Soft!

 Thinking ahead, grabbed this striped sweater thing, and a pair of button fly jeans - love!

I can't live without an ugly oatmeal sweater. Sorry, they look horrible on me, but I love them. So.. oatmeal sweater. Found the DH a pair of pikolinos boots for $5. I also got a black cardigan not pictured.

Total spent: $13.45

Saturday, August 23, 2014


I was going to see a movie today, but DH offered me a trip to Goodwill to get out of going to the movies (he's not a movie person). But it was kismet because I came out with lots of cool pants and two new pairs of shoes. These BRAND NEW Gianni Bini boots (the stickers were all in place, no scuffs or anything) and these little European Comfort Shoe brand sneaker things with excellent arch supports.

More clothes updates later, but I had to share these right away, because BOOTS and it's not boot weather yet.

Saturday, August 16, 2014


 Three more additions to my growing tattoos

42 - for all my nerdy friends out there. Hitchhikers Guide was one of my favorite book series in the whole world. 42, the Answer to Life the Universe and Everything.

221B. One of the oldest fandoms you'll ever meet is the Sherlock fandom. It's over 100 years old and I'm happily on the train. Sherlock has helped me make friends in all sorts of places and brought me closer to people than ever before. Whether it's discussing the newest BBC or comparing the Granada or RDJ versions, the world is rich and vibrant and still causing a stir with the modern world.

Mr. Holmes may not have been beloved by his creator, but it just goes to show, you never know what will touch people or how it will change their lives.

And of course my big piece for the night was this traditional kerosene oil lamp. I grew up with these on my mantel piece. If you've ever been in a Cracker Barrel, you'll know these are on every table as a throw back to older days. To me, it's a combination of my love of antiques and a little throw back to the my Southern roots.

But really? I just thought it was pretty. Tattoos can mean anything to anyone, but this one? I just love to look at it. It was pretty, it fit with my current art, and it fit in a blank spot. To me, it's beautiful, and that's ultimately what I want from my tattoos, I want beautiful art on my body that I can carry with me forever.

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