I did my office work (there's a bit left to do over the weekend, since I need to make up a few hours). One of my cousins had texted me earlier in the morning; I texted her back and we texted back and forth for a bit. Called the oncology clinic about the rescheduled appointment, but, apparently, they are closed today! I will have to call them on Monday. Called the pharmacy to inquire about the status of my antibiotic. They told me they just received the medication and it will be ready for pick up later in the afternoon. Around 3:00 p.m., they texted me to say it was ready for pick up. I went to the pharmacy a bit later and picked up my medication.
After that, I decided to do a little bit of grocery shopping. I needed bananas (ate the last one this morning), eggs (finished the last one, yesterday), and milk (finished the last bit this morning). I also wanted some cereal (I finished the box of cornflakes I had, about a week ago) and butter was on sale for $2.50/lb., as part of the store's "buy 6 participating items and save $3.00" ($.50 per item) sale.
At $2.50/lb., the brand name butter on sale was cheaper than the store brand butter that was not on sale. $2.50 seems to be the best sale price here (I doubt very much if I'll ever see butter at $1.99/lb.
here, again). I stocked up and bought 4 lbs. butter; I have 2 lbs. in the freezer already, so now I have 6 lbs. of butter on hand! They'll probably last me for the rest of the year, unless I bake a lot of pastries and cakes.
|April 14 Groceries|
- rice krispies cereal, 12 oz. (340g) box = $1.69
- 4 lb. butter, @$2.49 = 9.96
- 6 pk. soda @$1.99 - $.50 coupon + $.30 deposit = $1.79
- 1 doz. large eggs = $1.99
- 1 box mac & cheese = $1.00
- 1/2 gal. milk = $1.89
- 2.11 lb. bananas @$.69/lb = $1.46
- 2 ears of corn @$.50 = $1.00
- .5 lb. beef round steak @ $4.99/lb = $2.50
Total = $23.48
|April 14 Grocery Receipt|
Amount spent to date = $22.24 + $21.87 + $4.55+ $23.48 = $72.14
Balance left in the April grocery budget = $83.07 - $72.14 = $10.93
Hm, maybe the month when I had spent over half my budget in the first week is not the best time to stock up on things like butter! But that's OK. I might go over the budget by a little bit, this month, but, if I do, I will debit it from the May grocery budget. I am blessed to be able to do that. I realize that not everyone is able to "borrow" from the next month's budget. If that had been the case, then, I wouldn't have stocked up on the butter and wouldn't have bought the soda, etc.
I cooked the beef steak and one ear of corn for my dinner tonight, along with some broccoli and a baked potato. Since I was having both corn and potato (both considered as starch), I had half of each along with 1/3 of the steak (cooked with onions):
|Dinner: Steak, Baked Potato, Corn-on-the-Cob, and Broccoli|
Dessert was an orange from the garden and a glass of chocolate milk.
My gardener friend mowed the front "lawn" for me, today, and fixed a broken sprinkler head. I had considered buying some mulch, earlier, but didn't get around to it. So, today, I gave my gardener friend some money to buy the mulch for me. Later, I watered the front garden and select areas of the back garden (the newly planted seeds, the orange tree, the lemon trees, and the rose bushes).
One of my cousins called while I was watering the garden and I called her back and we chatted for a bit. Later, one of my aunts called, too. And I called one of my friends. Plus I emailed with another friend. So, it was a good day for keeping in touch with family and friends.
Daughter went to work today, but left early as she felt tired and unproductive. She said she dozed for an hour or so after she got home. She found a couple of dead roaches, so we know the spraying is working!
Today, I am grateful for:
- Being able to work from home
- Being able to sleep in
- Being able to catch up on work over the weekend/the flexibility
- My antibiotics being ready
- Daughter is able to take time off from her work to go home early and rest
Friday's To Do List:
- Call supervisor - DONE
- Call the oncology clinic - DID, but apparently they are closed today! Will have to call again on Monday
- Call the pharmacy - DONE
- Pick up medication - DONE
- Work from home - DONE
- Grocery shop - DONE
- Call friend - DONE
- More paperwork
- Tidy the house a bit
- Water the front (newly planted areas) - DONE
- Water the back (newly planted areas) - DONE
- Buy mulch - Gave money to gardener friend to buy for me, instead.
- Cook - DONE
Saturday's To Do List:
- Tidy the house
- Change bed sheets
- Load of laundry
- Office work
- Daily tasks (dishes, litter box, etc.)
- Plant some of the new succulents
- Buy wire mesh and some wood for stakes
- Fence off the vegetable planting bed
How was your Friday? Did you observe Good Friday? What have you planned for Saturday?