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Sick, Sicker, Sickest

February 17th, 2017 at 01:17 am

Yeah, so I've been quiet, but I'm alive. I had a very bad virus, or possibly the flu, that put me down hard for about a week. I came down with it the night of the 2nd, but it didn't hit hard until the night of the 6th and then I was down for the count. Oh, it was a rough one. I slept for about 4 days straight at that point and then finally began to feel human again on my birthday, the 12th. Human enough to make a cake anyway. I'm 47 now.

On the 13th I felt up for going to Costco. We were out of a lot of staples like flour, sugar, salt, cheese, and were almost out of toilet paper. I also bought some chicken, fish, and frozen broccoli. I had planned to pick up my birthday present, too, a food processor, but they didn't have them anymore.

On the 14th I felt like I was relapsing so I went back to bed and took it easy. On the 15th I had physical therapy and went to Walmart and bought a food processor there. Now we can give MIL back her ancient one that travels all over when you use it and shakes so bad I was always afraid it was going to fall apart in front of me.

I also went to see if I could find some tennis shoes because all I have now are loafers and flip flops. I found some Dr. Scholl's that actually fit in width, so I could buy a size 9 instead of a size 11. They have great gel insoles, too. I bought two pairs of the same shoe and will put one up in the closet until the first pair wears out. It is so hard for me to find shoes that fit. And I picked up two new nightgowns as I had to toss one that got eaten by something and all torn up and the other is wearing so thin it is practically see-through and not at all appropriate to be wearing in front of my teenage son.

As much as I don't like spending right now, I don't feel bad about these purchases. The food processor helps so much in shredding cheese, cabbage, and onions alone. It saves me so much work and makes it so much easier on me to cook at home. It also saves money to do these things at home as cheese is cheaper in blocks, cabbage is cheaper not pre-shredded, and onions are cheaper not pre-chopped. And the shoes and nightgowns were needed. Well, maybe only one pair of shoes was needed, but as hard a time as I have finding them, I felt it prudent to get the second pair now.

DH got me a single red rose for Valentine's Day. We usually don't bother with the holiday at all, feeling it's a commercial made up holiday, but he bought me one and I do like having it as it slowly opens. I also got a Fragrant Jewels bath bomb for my birthday that had an amethyst and silver ring inside that I used on Valentine's Day. Very pretty piece of costume jewelry and a very nice soak in the tub full of purple water.

I'm still running low on my reserves from the virus, so I have to be careful not to push too hard. I am back to eating nutritionally (i.e. more than ice cream, soup, and tea). My son is over the virus, my husband is a few days behind me, and my daughter is still in the middle of it, but at least on the upswing.

I'm going to try to make the rest of the month be no spend except for medicine and milk.

10 Responses to “Sick, Sicker, Sickest”

  1. alice4now Says:

    I'm glad you are recovering, I hope the rest of your family feels better soon. Happy belated birthday!

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    I'm sorry you were ill. Sleep is the best way to help your body's ability to recover. Smile

  3. Carol Says:

    Happy belated birthday! I think that buying both sneakers was smart. Sometimes I wear one pair indoors only and the other out. The indoor pair lasts a very long time that way.

  4. My English Castle Says:

    Hope you're at 100% soon. It's rotten to be sick on your birthday.

  5. Bluebird Says:

    Happy Birthday! Enjoy your purchases, especially the shoes. If your feet aren't comfortable, it can affect the rest of your body. Feel better soon!

  6. rob62521 Says:

    So sorry you were so ill. Hope you get stronger.

    I would say your purchases were good ones, not fluff. Sometimes it is necessary to spend money. But, I always feel guilty nonetheless.

  7. PatientSaver Says:

    Get well soon.

  8. snafu Says:

    Happy belated Birthday. I wish you and all good health as the past year has again seen a lot of medical issues that seem unresolved. I think you might benefit from calendar tracking to see if there is an identifiable pattern. There must be something that is underlying your very careful, thoughtful lifestyle. Is there a genetic, family history?

    Great finding shoes that fit and that you like. Perhaps tracking brand and style online to know best buy would be helpful.

  9. Dido Says:

    Happy belated birthday, and I am glad you are the road to recovery. Enjoy the food processor--definitely an expense that pays for itself if you use it.

  10. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Glad you are feeling some better. Happy belated birthday.

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