Yesterday, I worked from home. Afterwards, I put gas to the car ($2.75/gal; I put just over 10 gallons). Then, went across the street to the grocery store and bought cat food ($6.99/bag with $2 off coupon), a birthday card ($1.00), a pint of milk ($.99) and bananas ($.59/lb = $.91). Canned tuna was on sale for $.50/can and I wanted to buy some, but it was the last day of the sale and they were all out of stock. However, the cashier gave me a rain check good for 10 cans. I will buy the full amount, later this week.
I didn't take pictures of the groceries or do a separate grocery post because, well, when you spend under $2 on groceries, that's hardly worth mentioning, is it? So far in August, I've gone grocery shopping four times, as follows:
8/1 = $2.81 (bread and grapes)
8/8 = $6.59 (bread, bananas, lettuce, cold cuts)
8/13 = $7.95 (bread, beef chuck steak, ice cream)
8/15 = $1.90 (milk, bananas)
Amount spent on groceries in August = $19.25
August grocery budget = $75 + $7 carried over from July = $82.00
After I came home and put away the groceries and cat food, I wrote out the birthday card, wrapped up the gifts I had bought earlier, picked a grocery bag of curry leaf sprigs, and went over to my friend's house to wish her daughter a happy birthday and to give the curry leaves to my friend. I declined dinner, but my friend served my dinner into a container to bring home, anyway:
|Rice and Curries|
Rice, fish curry, mutton curry, water spinach, bitter melon, and green beans. I had some last night, tonight, and there's enough for tomorrow, as well! Everything tasted very good, except for the bitter melon, of course, which just tasted bitter!
Today, I went to the office. During my lunch break, I called the surgeon's office and left a message asking if I should do a biopsy; will wait and see what he has to say. After I came home, I did a load of laundry (bath mats, etc.), commented on blogs, video chatted with my daughter, cut a few more pieces of fabric for the mountain climbing quilt, and called my brother's wife. My brother suffered a set back on Monday - he's back in the ICU. Poor sister-in-law sounded really stressed. One of my friends phoned and I had a nice chat with her.
Daughter's conference ended today and she found some time to visit the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis campus, see the Stone Bridge, and visit the Mall of America, before her flight back. She had a safe flight back and got to her apartment around 6:30 p.m. She really enjoyed her trip, she said.
Today, I am grateful for:
- My friend's generosity
- My brother receiving all the medical care he needs
- My friend's phone call
- Rain checks
- My daughter had a safe trip and a safe flight home
Thursday's To Do List:
- Go to the office
- Dental appointment
- Water the front garden
- Call my sister
- Maybe go to the pharmacy (if dentist prescribes additional antibiotics)
- Tidy the house a bit
All depends on how I feel after the dental work, of course.
How was your day?