I have mentioned in several previous posts I had a recent consultation appointment with a Radiation Oncologist at Moffitt Cancer Center. Dr. M. indicates receiving radiation would be a benefit for me prior to the next set of treatments to take place.
What does $3.50 have to do with my health and cancer treatments? Nothing.
Except, following the visit with my Radiation Oncologist Dr. M., Gary and I needed to make a stop by a bank.
The bank’s location was in a small shopping plaza and I spotted a Gigi’s Cupcakes shop. I have never had a Gigi cupcake but had heard they were delicious; I also knew they were most likely expensive as well.
Let me provide you some information. Gary and I are both retired and we can survive the rest of our lives without the worry of money. Well Gary being a former comptroller and numbers guy, he counts his pennies. And that is okay to a certain point. Over the years, I have learned from him and he has learned from me when comes to matters of money. But, recent events, specifically my health situation has me changing a little bit when it comes to spending money.
There would have been a time, I would not have paid $3.50 for one cupcake, why would I, when I can get them cheaper at the local grocery store.
Life is short and on that particular day upon the completion of my appointment with Dr. M., for the first time in a long time I felt a sense of hope; something good in the future that I could look forward to.
I have lost 38lbs. in the last 4 months and I have no idea how long I will be here on this earth. I might be here for a short couple of years or I may be for another 40+ years. Because of my health situation and my weight loss and a day where I felt a little celebration was due – I spent $3.50 on one cupcake.
Naturally I gobbled it up without taking a picture of the actual cupcake, I remember it had lots of chocolate, chocolate cake with chocolate icing and chocolate sprinkles on top. I could not resist the temptation, it was eaten quickly; though I did take a picture of the box it was in.
My health situation has me changing a little bit when it comes to spending money. Every once in a while, I spend a little extra money on me and splurge occasionally.
Thank you, Gigi’s Cupcakes, for the excellent cupcake that day, for me it was worth every penny – all 3 hundred and 50 of them.