Thursday, June 9, 2016
Coffee in my Creamer and a Grocery Challenge Update
Good Morning. I'm sitting here a bit blurry eyed trying to type this out. I went to bed at 10:14 last night because I just could not stay awake any longer and felt physically and emotionally drained and my whole body hurt. The cat crawling back and forth across me sent shots of pain through me. I was so happy when Rufus decided to finally settle down. My hubby got home around 6:30 this morning from worked and I cuddled in close to him and fell back asleep until 9:20 this morning. I suspected I was in a crash cycle last night, but it was confirmed this morning and when I poured myself a big cup of coffee creamer and proceeded to add just a bit of coffee to it. UGH! I poured most of that out into another cup and added coffee up to the brim of my Aloha Hawaii, complete is hula girl, mug and am now sipping on that. I'll use the rest of the creamer with a hint of coffee over the next few days. ;)
Things are still a bit crazy around here. Between what is going on with our loved ones health and the irrational behavior of the other party who is, quite frankly, causing us huge amounts of concern and trying to help a friend through a really rough patch, I am spent. I highly suspect that if one of the loved ones is hospitalized again and IO (irrational one) has their way, we will be blocked from seeing them if the loved ones are not able to communicate their wishes. IO wants total control of everything. We just want the best care and to follow, support and respect the wishes of our loved ones, even if that means we would not have them here with us as long. :(
Yesterday I was feeling the need to escape for awhile so I headed into town to do some shopping. There were a few groceries that we needed and I was still on the hunt for more capris. I did not find any capris, but I did find 3 nice shirts, a really soft and pretty sweater, a dvd and 3 canning jars with lids at the thrift stores. I spent $15.00 on all of that. I headed up to Walmart, where I ran into my wonderful neighbors, Uncle Bob and Aunt Norma, who told me there was a big storm headed our way. I quickly bought what I needed and found some wonderful marked down items in the meat, deli and bakery department. As I exited the building, the storm had already hit and the rain was coming down in huge drops with the wind whipping it around. As I was trying to get my car loaded up with the groceries, a very sweet man offered to take my cart back inside for me so that I would not have to do that. God bless him! Once I was home I got the discounted pizza in the oven for a late lunch for Jeff and I, put the cooked roasted chicken in the refrigerator for dinner tonight ($2.69) and divided up 2 huge packs of discounted breakfast sausages into 9 smaller packs of 8 links each and 1 with 7 links and froze those along with 2 packages of discounted Sweet Italian Sausages ($2.78 each). Those went into the freezer for future meals. I also picked up some fruit and avocados. So to update my June Grocery Challenge, I have now spent $43.33 of my budget on the above and on bananas last week. That leaves me with $106.67 for the rest of the month.
Last night, feeling the crash coming on, I got a load of my laundry going. That got popped in the dryer this morning and I got another load going while my coffee was brewing away. I went out to the garden and picked some fresh strawberries and noticed that I have lettuce and radishes to be harvested and there are weeds that need to be pulled. Hopefully I will get around to some of the weeds today and then I can also get the 3 new cucumber plants I bought in since I had 3 others that I started from seed die. I also need to yank one of the tomato plants out that is slowly dying so that whatever it is does not spread to the other plants.
Again, thank you all for the outpouring of prayers, support and good wishes. We really do appreciate them all. I am going to try to get caught up on my blog reading and commenting within the next few days because I do want to see what those of you who are also bloggers are up to. All of you who leave comments here inspire me and I do appreciate every single one of you!