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A Fun Day

April 19th, 2017 at 09:30 am

Yesterday was a good day. Somehow a good day always involves spending, though. On top of the $28 gas purchase I already reported, I spent $6 at the movies and $10 for dinner at Chili's. It's not a lot of spending, but I am getting very near my maximum for this month. 94%. At least I have only a week to go, and I can hunker down. I feel I have everything I really need.

I went to see "Going in Style" with C, and we both enjoyed it a lot, and then we went to Chili's for supper before GS' baseball game. We took a ride around the cancer center to see if we could figure out free parking for her, since she has to pay $3.50 every week when she gets an infusion, and she is on a budget as strict as mine. We found a street with free four-hour parking but it is a bit of a walk. I told her to be sure and call me if she ever feels like she can't make that walk. For now, she seems very well, though she is experiencing some of the usual side-effects of chemo.

The baseball game was the first of GS1's new season. He is on a new team. Even though he told me he is giving up on pitching, he pitched last night. He struck out two and walked two, so he did all right. It makes me so nervous when he pitches, but he assures me he is just fine. Sometimes I think he is more grown up than I am!

I ordered my free OTC items - $50 worth, which included generic Zyrtec, generic Tylenol, insect repellent, and Aloe Touch cleansing wipes. Added $50 to snowflakes.

This morning I made chipped beef on toast with the last of the corned beef (which had been frozen). I have another serving for tomorrow. For lunch, I'm going to bake a frozen pizza and sprinkle the leftover chopped olives on top. For dinner, I'll do something with the cooked chicken. Probably will make fajitas, since I have frozen peppers and onions in the freezer.

I am in a continual challenge to use up food, and it's not easy. It makes me wonder if others throw away a lot of food. I hear the statistics, and I know the spendthrifts do it big time, but I wonder if it's really a rarity to actively avoid food waste the way I do. Everyone in my family sure thinks I'm a little odd!

Of course, most people have other family members to help eat things up. Cooking for one is a challenge in itself!

I have nothing on my calendar today, so I'm planning to read, work on the diary, work on genealogy, do a little laundry, and tidy up in general. It will be rainy, a good day to stay inside.

7 Responses to “A Fun Day”

  1. Carol Says:

    I work hard to use everything up too. There are two of us so that's a help, but I am still not good about making a proper small amount the first time.

  2. My English Castle Says:

    My DH is a freak (sorry, but he is) about food waste; and we monitor it closely, but it would be hard for me alone to use up all the scraps that I put into soup stock and things that are too repetitive. He cuts the top off plastic mustard bottles (that cost 79cents), and one of his joys is the thin rubber scraper that get every drop out.

  3. My English Castle Says:

    Just a thought, CB. Can C get a handicapped tag from her doctor? That might alow her closer parking?

  4. CB in the City Says:

    She could ask! She might not qualify; she is definitely ambulatory; I just worry about any sudden wooziness, or such.

  5. Merilee Says:

    Doesn't the infusion center provide free parking nearby? When our son was having radiation, the hospital had a special parking lot for radiation/chemo patients. He was given a special permit to use. It expired on the last day of his treatments. Worked out fine.

  6. Bluebird Says:

    You're doing such a great job with your variables spending! The money spent for the movie and dinner with C is money well spent, people before money, right? 😉 You made me laugh about GS1 pitching...my DS2 pitched for the first time last year when he was 9, I was a nervous wreck and he was fine! I'm totally with you on the food waste, it drives me crazy to throw away food!

  7. CB in the City Says:

    I'll mention to C that she should ask if she could get a permit for her infusion appointments.

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