Later in the evening, I called the pharmacy to see if my lowered dosage medication was ready for pick up, only to be told they had put it on hold because they didn't have my new insurance information! But when I went to pick up my earlier medication refill, I informed the person helping me that I had a new insurance card and gave it to him; he checked the computer and said they had the information, already! I guess he thought the old information was the current one? Anyway, they asked me to bring in the new insurance card, so I did that.
However, apparently they don't have separate pills for the 250 mg; what they wanted to do was give me the same 500 mg pills and I am to cut them in half! Well, I already have an almost full container of the 500 mg pills, so I said I'll use them, instead. I looked for a pill cutter, but they didn't have any more on the shelves. I will need to look for one at a different pharmacy. Although I seem to recall someone giving me a pill cutter, sometime ago - wonder if I still have it and if so, where I kept it!
I also asked if they could refill another medication since I was coming to the end of my supply of that. They said it would be a one hour wait.
So I decided to go to the bank (located in the same shopping mall) to withdraw some spending money, and to the grocery store (also located in the same shopping mall), during that hour long wait. I really didn't need anything much, other than some canned cat food, but I bought some fresh fruit, milk, a bread roll, and a box of macaroni and cheese (had been wanting some, the other day).
|January 19 Groceries|
1 pint milk = $1.19
1 box macaroni and cheese = $1.00
Red grapes @ $.99/lb = $1.57
1 mango = $.99
1 bread roll = $.50
Total = $5.25
The six cans of cat food I bought came to $5.34. I told Dancer he's spoilt because I spent 9 cents more on his food than I did on mine, but he wasn't impressed.
|January 19 Receipt|
January grocery budget = $75
Spent to date = $5.12 + $4.39 + $5.25 = $14.76
Balance remaining = $60.24
I know I am not buying a lot, but I promise I am eating! Breakfast, today, was some of the boiled manioc (cassava) with a spicy onion sambol. Lunch was the last pita bread with some of the meat curry my friend had given me, and a cucumber salad. Dinner was the bread roll I bought today, with the last of the meat curry. Grapes for dessert. A bowl of cereal with some of the milk for a snack.
After I went to the bank and did the grocery shopping, I went back to the pharmacy and picked up my medication. This time, the refill cost $2.63. A very odd amount!
Today, I am grateful for:
- Being able to work from home today (and tomorrow, too).
- An understanding supervisor
- An afternoon nap
- The rain we had last night and this morning
- Being able to run my errands without incident
Today, I spent:
Cat food: $5.34
How was your Thursday? What are your plans for Friday?