This is a random smattering of thoughts.
Does my HSA cover the cost of Lasik? I mean, I'm pretty sure that any money I spend on Lasik won't go toward my deductible, but is it OK (tax-wise) to use the money in my HSA to have my eyeballs surgeried? It should be if it's not. I'm going to check into it. I hate my eyeballs a little bit. Maybe that's an ugly thing to say about one's own eyeballs, but there you have it. I hate my glasses. I hate my contacts. I hate my constant migraines. Raaaaaaar! (That's me growling.)
I'm really enjoying the Daniel bible study I've been going to. I'm learning a lot about the history of what was going on in that time (biblical and extra-biblical) and that's interesting. You know, I never really "got" the Tower of Babel thing. I think when I was taught that story as a little kid in Sunday school, somehow I thought they meant that the Babylonians were building the tower so they could get to God. I just thought they wanted to be close to God. I didn't get why God smited them for it. Turns out, that's not what happened at all. God had told them to scatter (I think...I need to go back and re-read my notes and find the Bible reference)* and they decided to build this tower and make a name for themselves so they wouldn't scatter. Then God said, "Um, I don't THINK SO!"
Anyway, the study is focused on the Babylonian mindset (opulence, selfishness, appearance is everything, wealth, entitlement, etc.) and how our own society is so much like Babylon. In the promo video, Beth Moore says, "I'm pretty sure that when my grandmother went through the check out line at the grocery store, she didn't look at the pictures on the magazines and think, 'Oh! I need to look like that!'" But our society bombards us with images of how we're supposed to be and somehow, we let it sink into our brains (in differing degrees). Most of it is totally unattainable. So that's what part of the study is about--how to know what we're really supposed to be like without being influenced by all the crazy crap that's out there.
The other part of the study is the study of the prophecy and eschatology in the book of Daniel. It's cool to see how the prophecies that were made a gazillion years ago have been fulfilled.
I'm not a history person, so I'm trying to take good notes and learn new stuff. I've met a few people in the group too and nobody's hit me. So I guess they're all nice. Too bad I can't remember anyone's name.
*OK, I can't find the reference I was looking for, so I might be confused.