|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!