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Omicron Booster

September 17th, 2022 at 03:44 pm

I got my Omicron booster yesterday. (I know that's not the real name, but it's the one that targets Omicron.) I became nauseous and achy in the late afternoon and went to bed feeling pretty bad. It took me a long time to fall asleep, because I was so uncomfortable. But this morning I seem to be fine. That's the first time I've had a noticeable reaction to a COVID shot.

While I was at the drugstore that administered my shot, I bought peroxide and superglue for $4.

On Thursday, I did my much-anticipated $20 shop at Aldi. I spent $20.46, because I keep a running total in my head and it's not exact.

Here's what I got:

Brown Sugar


Irish Butter

Lactose Free Milk

Maple Syrup

Peanut Butter

I decided upon getting the maple syrup at Aldi because it was the same unit price as the special deal at CVS, but at Aldi I was buying only 12 oz. instead of 16. As I expected, the maple syrup was almost half of the total.

Seems like a weird list, but I assure you I do have real food on hand. 

I also did two loads of laundry. All this brought my variables to 69%.

I made carrot cake muffins for breakfast this morning. I had wanted to buy cream cheese to make frosting (and then they would be cupcakes!) but I couldn't swing it. They are actually pretty good without frosting, and better for me.

Later today I'm going to a baseball game. I'm planning to take an apple and a thermos of water. Maybe a peanut butter sandwich, too, because it will be my usual supper time.


2 Responses to “Omicron Booster”

  1. Lots of ideas Says:

    Thanks for the syrup update!

    I don’t have access to an Aldi’s, nut it’s good to know how well they compare to other places.

  2. rob62521 Says:

    Good for you on getting the booster! Sorry you had an uncomfortable afternoon, but better than getting Covid, right? We got ours and other than a sore arm, we did OK. Glad to have that. On to flu shots!!!!

    Sorry you didn't buy the cream cheese for frosting, but you could have sprinkled some of that brown sugar on top of the muffins before you baked it to give it a crispy sweet flavor, but as you said, you figured it was healthier for you.

    I feel sorry for Lots of Ideas with no Aldi. We buy the majority of our groceries there.

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