|Our now 9 month old youngest grandson Steven, who we spent Sunday afternoon/evening with.|
We had lots of snow and bad roads this past week and the weather was not kind to my Fibromyalgia at all. I spend a good part of the week flaring, which limited what I was able to do and I did find myself in bed several times during the day. Despite that, I did try to find ways to save money and still have some fun.
|A nice salad made with cabbage, peppered turkey, and other goodies.|
~Saturday Jeff and I made a run into town to deposit his paycheck, pick up a few things and to get our grandson Steven to bring him home with us. The weather was horrible and so were the roads. We ended up not getting the baby (but rescheduled to watch him at their house on Sunday) and that was probably a very good thing since I was having a really bad Fibro flare. I had a really hard time even walking and had to hold onto the shopping cart to just keep going. Even that hurt like crazy. We came home and I went to bed for most of the afternoon.
~We watched the movie "The Holiday" while curled up in bed. I love that movie!
~Dinner was a frozen pizza that we had picked up on sale at Safeway last month.
|Udon noodle soup.|
~Sunday Jeff worked on laundry and some cleaning in the morning while I rested and got caught up on blogging and email. I was feeling better than I had been on Saturday, but still felt weak and sore.
~We headed in Sunday afternoon to watch our grandson Steven while his parents went on a date. He was having a grand time until he started to run a fever and got really fussy. He fell asleep in my arms twice and the second time, after we got him fed and in jammies, he fell asleep for the night.
~Monday I had a doctor's appointment at 9 a.m.. The roads were bad so we gave ourselves and hour to get there. We had to plow through snow drifts which put me on edge. Our poor doctor had car trouble (due to the weather) and then had horrible roads, so he was over an hour late getting there and we were the first appointment of the day. We finally headed home around 10:35 after my appointment and hit drifts again. By the time we got home, I was in another Fibro flare due to the stress of being on those roads. Every muscle in my body hurt, along with my head, so I went to bed for 2 hours.
|Some thrift store finds.|
~My doctor recommended that I try taking Tylenol Arthritis on those nights that I am unable to sleep due to pain. He said it was a time released medication so that should help. I got to thinking about how Tylenol does not help so I'm not sure if this would help or not.
~I used our hot tub in the early evening trying to get my muscles to stop hurting. Although the hot water felt wonderful, I was still really sore.
|Homemade quick pickles.|
~I made a big salad with cabbage, peppered turkey, pepperoncini, feta cheese and some olive oil and rice vinegar. It was really good. I'm trying to eat healthier upon my doctor's advice.
~Tuesday was another Fibro flare day...I am getting really fed up with these flares. I did manage to work on my points programs since I could do that while I was in my recliner.
~Again, craving comfort food, I made a sour cream and noodle dish for dinner and also made some quick pickles to go with it.
|Sour cream and noodle skillet meal.|
~Wednesday I did battle with a billing company who screwed up royally and cost us big time. They sent in the wrong codes to the insurance company so something that was supposed to be covered in full ended up costing us money. They are now sending us back our check (after threatening to send us to collections because they waited a year to send us the bill) and hopefully this will be the end of it.
~I made some Udon Noodle soup with Kamaboko (fish cake) and Napa Cabbage for lunch. This is pure comfort food from my childhood.
~Jeff and I ran into town to do some grocery shopping (since the check was being sent back and had not been cashed by the billing agency, we still have that money in our account) and also hit Goodwill. I found a lightweight Summer pajama gown and robe set that I used the 20% off coupon that I had on, some Scentsy melts (.99 each), some safety latches (.99), socks and a old Godzilla movie on BluRay that I remember watching as a child. I love old Godzilla movies. Jeff found a long sleeved moisture wicking shirt and a CD.
|More thrift store finds.|
~I borrowed a movie and 3 books from the library.
~Two more loaves of bread were made using the bread flour that Rachel gave me. Hubby prefers my white bread to whole grain breads that I have to buy. This is an area that I am more than willing to compromise on.
~Thursday I pulled some homemade chicken noodle soup out of the freezer so we could have that and/or leftovers for dinner.
~Since I have to have good whole grain breads right now to eat and I won't finish the loaf before it goes bad, I am storing it in the freezer and just taking out what I need when I need it.
~Friday I stayed home and worked on my points programs.
|New to me pajama set.|
I know I have been days late posting my Frugal Friday Wrap Ups but I am learning that weekends are generally not the time I want to post much. I try to keep that time open to spend with my hubby and family and would much rather concentrate on them and not my blog. Family first always!
I'm so happy that you had the energy to post this today. And that you stayed safe on those snowy roads.ReplyDelete
Thanks SJ, the roads were really scary coming home Sunday. We hit white out conditions and were so thankful to get home before dark.Delete
I m so sorry you have had so much pain. It sounds like good deals and yummy food was had at your home. A lot to be said about comfort food!ReplyDelete
The baby is sure a cute little chunky!!
Thanks Cheryl. Steven is turning into a little chunk. :)Delete
You found some great finds. I love the pajama set. Your food looks so good, too. I'm glad you got to spend time with the baby. What a cutie! I got to spend time with Jake this weekend, too. He got sick as well, so I actually spent more time than I thought I would with him. Rob got out some old movies from the shop to show to Jake. Before the weekend was over, he was loving "The Apple Dumpling Gang" and "The Apple Dumpling Rides Again." He also watched "Little House on the Prairie" because we've been reading those books. When watching Don Knotts in "The Apple Dumpling Gang" he just kept exclaiming about how "dumb" those guys were and laughed his head off. Plus, as he told his mom, "it's a really old-fashioned movie, Mom, they ALL have GUNS!"ReplyDelete
Thanks Becky. :) I love your story about Jake and his love of the old movies and comments. He is a boy after my own heart. :)Delete
So sorry to hear you've been in so much pain, Debbie. Hope the Tylenol the doctor recommended works. Little Steven is growing fast!ReplyDelete
Hi Bless, I decided not to use they Tylenol because I would have to use so much of it and am afraid of the damage to my liver.Delete
Hi Debbie! :)ReplyDelete
I hope you're feeling better today. We're having rain and gray skies around here also, but fortunatelly, no snow.
Maybe because that Tylenol is time released medication, it may help you during the night.
We'll be praying for you, as always! Have a blessed week!
Hi Paula, thank you for your prayers my friend. I'm glad that you are not getting snow. Our's is melting off today but from what I am hearing, we have more on the way.Delete
It sounds like fibromyalgia is a big problem. Hope you can find relief Debbie. Your grandson is so adorable!! What a blessing to lie close to grandkids and to babysit.I wish we lived closer to our granddaughter. We just got back to the US and still going through jet leg. The recipes you mentioned sounds good and look great. May the Lord bless you during this week and may these flare ups calm down. Take care!ReplyDelete
Hi Angela, it really is and everyone who has it is so different. Many of us share a lot of the same symptoms, some less and some more. What works for one person does not work for another. I am so glad you were able to spend time with your granddaughter. :) I know that it must have been so hard to leave and come back home. Be blessed.Delete
I hope you're feeling better today and the pain lessens. At least that's my prayer.ReplyDelete
It's Tuesday and I'm going the senior's day at the thrift. Just for something to do and 'treasure hunt'.
Also need to drop off my dvds at the library. I've tasked myself with downloading the app I need to check out books, etc. electronically. I don't know why that's stressing me out but it is.
I'm going to make my budget I set - still have $6 lurking in my grocery budget. I'm using my change purse for the thrift store purchases which is probably a little bit cheating but so it goes!
Got my truck back yesterday. Although the cost of the repairs took my breath away originally, I'm glad I went for the work. Have one item we didn't repair that is 'to be watched'. Love my mechanics!
The rain came on last night so all our snow should be gone by the end of the day. I'm ready for clear sidewalks!
Hi SJ, I hope you found some great items at the thrift store! Good for you for making your budget. :) Vehicle repairs are such a huge expense and I am glad that you had one item you could wait and watch on. I'll bet Dexter is happy that the sidewalks are clear so that you two can go for walks again. :)Delete
I find that winter weather is so much harder on my body with the fibromyalgia. I stay in more and really bundle up when I have to go out. But still like you the muscles scream an protest and you just feel yucky and weak all over. Time to baby ourselves when this happens and not push too hard. If I am going to do things outside the house it is usually mid morning to very early afternoon. Then I'm done for the day and my recliner couch calls my name for reading, shows, or doing some paperwork. Other work is kept to a minimum and just the necessities at that time. I know it's hard when there is so much to do but we have to love ourselves and take care of ourselves. We are lucky to have good husbands who understand that. So hang in there and take care.ReplyDelete
Yes Crystal! It seems that either too hot or too cold really take their toll. My recliner gets a lot of use also and I cuddle up there with a nice thick throw and a cat or two. ;) The weather is warmer today so I have been able to get some things done, even getting the hot tub maintenance done and adding some more water to it. I gotten 2 loads of laundry done and made a trip down the the library. For me, that is a very full day! Be blessed!Delete
I hope as the weather turns you will find some relief. I am feeling a little better every day, just very weak. Love that baby. I want to kiss him.ReplyDelete
((((((((HUGS)))))) I am glad you are starting to feel better. Steven would probably love a kiss from you. he is a very friendly and flirty baby. ;)Delete
I think I've had fibromyalgia for many years but was diagnosed approximately 5 years ago. I was working at Walmart and was just exhausted. Not the tiredness that sleep helps. I mean totally exhausted, with muscle pain. My primary doctor diagnosed fibromyalgia. He prescribed Cymbalta around 4 years ago. Cymbalta was approved for Fibromyalgia treatment. Although it did relieve some of the pain, I still suffered from fatigue. November 2017 my doctor started me on Green House Herbal Clinic fibromyalgia Herbal mixture, 7 weeks into treatment I improved dramatically. At the end of the full treatment course, the disease is totally under control. No case of fatigue, muscle pain,mood swings, or nervousness. Visit Green House Herbal Clinic official website www. greenhouseherbalclinic .com. I am strong again and able to go about daily activities. This Herbal Formula is Incredible!! My life is back.ReplyDelete
Thank you for that suggestion and I am so glad that you are feeling like you again! What a blessing!Delete