|Groceries: January 7|
The New Year is one week old, already! That first week went by quickly, didn't it?
I took a Tylenol, last night, before I went to bed and slept well enough. I woke up feeling a bit stiff and sore, but not too bad, overall. The shoulder hurts a bit, but that is to be expected, I guess. I don't see any bruising, however, which surprises me, because I usually bruise very quickly.
It rained again, this morning,but it cleared after that. I had a fairly quiet morning. One of my friends called to see how I was feeling and my daughter called, too. Later, after my morning cup of tea, I made pancakes and bacon for brunch. I had frozen the bacon in packets of 3 rashers each; cooked one packet today and I still have another packet of 3 rashers in the freezer. I made 4 pancakes and ate 2 with 1 1/2 rashers of bacon; the other 2 pancakes and 1 1/2 rashers of bacon are in the fridge, for tomorrow's brunch. No syrup on the pancakes because I no longer like the taste of syrup. I took another Tylenol after I had eaten brunch.
Around 4:00 p.m., I went to run a few errands I couldn't do yesterday. First, I put gas to the car. I was down to quarter tank, so I filled it up for the week (or longer, depending on if I go to the office next week and how often). It came to $31.97. There was a person standing by the door, who held the door open for people going into pay and coming out; he wasn't actually begging, but I gave him $1.
Then, I went to the pharmacy to pick up my prescription refills. I told the person assisting that I had a new insurance card but he checked their computer and said everything seemed OK, he didn't need to see my new card, so I guess my records were automatically updated? In any case, I only had to pay for one of my prescriptions and it was $10.00.
Finally, I did a tiny bit of grocery shopping. I am planning to eat from the freezer and pantry this month and both are rather full, so I really didn't need to buy a lot - just some eggs, bananas, and bread. I decided to buy just half a dozen eggs, rather than a whole dozen, because I usually eat only one or two eggs a week. The bread didn't appeal much to me, not even the French bread from the bakery section (as opposed to the packaged, sliced bread) so I bought some bagels, instead. My total came to $5.12:
|Receipt: January 7|
1 package of 6 plain bagels = $1.99
6 eggs = $1.89
4 bananas (1.8 lb) @ $.69/lb = $1.24
Total = $5.12
January grocery budget = $75
Spent to date = $5.12
Balance remaining = $69.88
After I came home, I put away the groceries, made myself a cup of tea, and washed the dishes. One of my aunts phoned and I chatted with her. Later, I video chatted with my daughter. Now, I am icing my shoulder for the first time for today. I think I will take another Tylenol before I go to sleep tonight.
Today, I am grateful for the following blessings:
- Feeling more or less OK after yesterday's fall; only a little pain, stiffness, and soreness.
- Being well enough to run errands.
- The rain shower in the morning.
- The rest of the day being clear, making it convenient to run my errands.
- Friends and family who email and call.
Saturday's To Do List:
- Put gas to the car - DONE
- Pick up prescription refills - DONE
- Grocery shopping - DONE
- Wash dishes - DONE
- Clean litter box (will do in a bit)
I haven't made any plans or a to do list for tomorrow. There is plenty to do, of course, but nothing that I absolutely must do. All will depend on how I feel. But, if I feel up to it, I might do a little tidying up and wrap the last of the gifts! And maybe cook? I've some frozen fish in the freezer. Some fish curry and dhal will be nice for dinner.
How was your Saturday? What have you planned for Sunday?