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Another Walk Done

July 21st, 2015 at 06:41 am

Just completed another walk to the store. (It's about 30 minutes each way, so it's a big one.) I left earlier in the morning, and the day is cooler, so it was more comfortable than yesterday. And my foot doesn't hurt once I get going. It's after I've rested that my heel really hurts.

I spent $7 and got parchment paper, brown sugar, corn muffin mix, and a peach.

I did not find a single coin, or anything cool by the dumpsters, which is a disappointment!

Later today I'll make a Tex-Mex casserole. It's basically shredded chicken, peppers, salsa and cheddar cheese, topped with corn muffin mix and baked. I may call my kids to get some help eating it!

I have not been running the air conditioning at night. I sleep under a big ceiling fan, which keeps me comfortable. But I have been turning it on when I get up. Today I didn't. We'll see how long I hold out. So far it feels pretty good, and I like to open the windows and get fresh air.

Budget is now 55% spent. Paying for the window washing will change that. It is $5 for a small pane, and $8 for a large pane. I am guessing they will count each window as two panes. I think it will cost about $100. Which is fine with me; I'm very excited to be getting this done!

10 Responses to “Another Walk Done”

  1. Carol Says:

    We had ours done this spring. What a wonderful difference!

  2. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    I did not find a single coin, or anything cool by the dumpsters, which is a disappointment!
    What a lovely place we have here at the savingadvice blogs where we can say such things and know that there are people reading along who understand. Wink Yesterday on my way home from the store (by car) I drove through the alleys for a bit of what I call "alley shopping". But I didn't "buy" anything.

  3. Suzanne Says:

    I have the same problem with my heels. They are extremely painful when I first get up in the morning, or if I've been sitting or laying down for a while. Once I get going, the pain disappears.

  4. Kiki Says:

    Would love the recipe for that casserole!

  5. Kiki Says:

    Suzanne - sounds like your calf muscles are tight and shortening the plantar fascia on the bottom of your foot. Can you incorporate some calf muscle stretching into your day? Stand on a stair or curb with your heel off the stair/curb and slowly drop your heel down and stretch out that calf muscle!

    I have had two bouts with plantar fasciitis and the PT always tells me stretch those calves more, point that heel not your toes!

  6. CB in the City Says:

    Tex-Mex Chicken Casserole

    2 chicken breasts, slow-cooked and shredded
    3/4 cup salsa
    1 pepper (red or green), cut in strips and sautéed
    Mix together and press into baking dish
    Sprinkle with 1 cup shredded cheddar
    Spread top with prepared Jiffy cornbread mix
    Bake in 400 degree oven for 20-30 minutes, or until cornbread is golden brown.

    It's yummy!

  7. Suzanne Says:

    Hi Kiki. I do try to stretch before I get out of bed, and it helps. I'll try to do that during the day periodically, too - thanks for the tip!

  8. Suzanne Says:

    Hi Kiki. I do try to stretch before I get out of bed, and it helps. I'll try to do that during the day periodically, too - thanks for the tip!

    CB - that recipe sounds great!

  9. CB in the City Says:

    Thank you for the tip, too, Kiki! I'll will definitely be stretching my calves! I'm already stretching my IT band, so I'll just add it to the list. Smile

  10. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I probably should be stretching my calves too - have the same issue of my heels hurting me when I get up in the morning, or after having sat for a long time.

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