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My Big Day (Not)

July 20th, 2015 at 06:53 pm

This morning I decided to walk to the post office and then to the grocery store to get my exercise in. I had a small package of children's books to mail to ex's daughter, who just had a baby. Unfortunately, I didn't check to see how early the post office opens! I thought it would be open at 8, but it opens at 9. So I had to carry the package to the grocery store, shop V-E-R-Y slowly, and hang around the store a bit before I walked back to the post office.

The package cost $4.22 to mail. The groceries were $19.05 -- eggs, tape, toilet paper, Kleenex and Zyrtec.

I have to go back the grocery tomorrow, because I realized I need to get a Jiffy corn muffin mix to finish a casserole. And I ran out of parchment paper today, and nearly finished off the brown sugar.

Once home, I did a load of laundry ($1.50). I made the potato pancakes again (and I'll have the last bit tomorrow!) I also made my granola, since it seemed cool enough to turn on the oven for a half-hour.

Someone was interested in my granola recipe. Here it is:

3 cups oatmeal
3 Tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix thoroughly and spread out on a baking sheet. Bake at 300 degrees for 15 minutes. Stir, and bake 5-15 minutes more, or until it turns golden brown. Let cool, stirring a few times as it cools.

I add dried fruit, nuts, etc. at the end. Or not.

My sinus headache was gone today, but now my heel hurts like the very devil. I thought it was plantar faciitis, but it is so concentrated in the heel, I'm not sure.

However, I'm planning to walk again tomorrow, if I can.

My variables budget is 54% spent. 64% of the month is gone, so finally, I am ahead. I would like to come in under budget as much as possible so I can keep adding to my cushion.

Oh, and I found a dime! And I witnessed someone else picking up a coin, which made me very jealous that I hadn't gotten there first! Smile

5 Responses to “My Big Day (Not)”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Thanks for the recipe...it was me that asked!

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Sounds like a nice relaxing day. Smile Glad your sinus headache went away!

  3. VS_ozgirl Says:

    I have plantar fasciitis and while it's your arch of your foot dropping, the actual pain is in your heels. Mine was so painful I managed to learn how to walk without my feet touching the ground for a while! It felt like spears being pushed up through the heels. So yours could very well be that. I saw a podiatrist and got given five exercises a day to do and it became bearable after a while. One of the main ones was rolling a hard massage ball under the arches for 5 minutes per foot each day. I've read though that you can freeze a bottle of water and roll that under your arches instead - maybe give that a try.

  4. CB in the City Says:

    Thanks OzGirl, I will give that a try, and I'll look up exercises today. If that's all the doctor provides, I'll skip the visit!

  5. Kiki Says:

    Plantar fasciitis is caused by the calf muscles contracting and pulling the plantar. I have had two bouts of it and the PT keeps saying stretch those calf muscled out every day. Stretch before you get up, during the day, at night. Stretch out everything in your foot and calf.

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