Today, I spent some time in the morning responding to blog comments and commenting on a couple of other blogs. Then, I practiced the piano for a little bit, emptied the kitchen trash, and turned around and it was 12:15 p.m., already, and time to leave for my podiatrist's appointment. My appointment was at 1:30 p.m., but I always like to leave a little earlier than necessary because I never know how congested the freeway might be. Traffic wasn't too heavy, today, and I got to the clinic in plenty of time, except they were closed for lunch and I had to wait!
While I was at the podiatrist's, I received a text from the pharmacy stating that another medication refill was ready for pick up (I've given up trying to coordinate the refills to be ready all at the same time). So, after my appointment, I drove straight to the pharmacy, picking up a hamburger on the way, since it was already 3:00 p.m., by then, and all I'd had was a cup of tea in the morning and a couple of saltine-type crackers while I waited for the podiatrist's office to open after lunch.
At the pharmacy, I picked up my refill and then, I went to the dollar store, next door and bought a salad mix ($1.49), a box of cereal ($1.99), a bottle of soy sauce ($.99), a box of pudding mix ($.99), two packets of chicken salad with crackers and one packet of tuna salad with crackers (@$.99). My total came to $8.49. The packets of chicken/tuna salad and crackers are for me to take with me when I go to various appointments, along with the bottle of water I usually take with me. I used to keep them in my office desk drawer when I was working, as part of my earthquake supplies, along with some granola bars.
After that, I went to the regular grocery store in the same mall to pick up some eggs, as I had finished the eggs I had bought earlier (in January, I believe). The eggs were $2.79/dozen if I bought one carton, but $1.49/dozen if I bought two cartons! So, I bought two cartons for $2.98! I don't eat a lot of eggs, normally, but, I guess I'll be eating more eggs than normal for the next few weeks! Maybe I'll ask friend R if she'd like some eggs!
My February grocery budget was $185.00 ($75 regular monthly budget + $10 carried over from January + $100 for prayer gathering related items).
Spent to date: $32.71 + $41.86 + $26.41 + $12.00 + $4.40 + 8.49 + $2.98 = $130.85
Balance remaining in the February grocery budget: $185 - $130.85 = $54.15
It was almost 5:00 p.m. by the time I came home! I put away the groceries, opened a few windows to air out the house, had a cup of tea, and rested on the family room sofa, watching news on TV. I had a crocheted blanket over my legs and Dancer decided he, too, wanted to be warm:
|As snug as a bug in a rug?|
I didn't water the front garden because I was tired from grocery shopping, etc. Then, after dinner (leftovers: rice, chicken curry, dhal, the last of the green beans, pappadum), I practiced the piano (I might have memorized a fourth piece), did some paperwork, did a little cleaning in my bedroom (just a little bit), and video chatted with my daughter.
Today, I am grateful for:
- The podiatrist's appointment went well
- I had a safe drive there and back
- The pharmacy had another refill ready without any problems
- I was able to run a couple of errands
- Scented candles
Today's joyful activity was video chatting with my daughter.
Wednesday's To Do List:
- Doctor's appointment - DONE
- Continue to tidy my bedroom - DID SOME
- Water the front garden
- Practice the piano - DONE
- Paperwork/filing - STARTED
Thursday's To Do List:
- Practice the piano
- Piano lesson
- Water the front garden
- More paperwork
- Continue to tidy my bedroom
How was your Wednesday? What would you do with an extra dozen of eggs? What are your plans for Thursday?