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Bills and Shopping

May 16th, 2011 at 07:30 pm

First off, I put $3 in ones and $1.23 in coins into the coin jar today, eventually destined for the EF. I also went to the grocery store again as I had totally forgotten to buy deli meat for the kids' lunches when I did my big stock up. Plus we were out of fruit bars and rice bars so I got some of those as well, and they had a good milk sale going on, so I went ahead and stocked up a bit. The milk doesn't expire until the 25th so there is plenty of time to drink it and I shouldn't even have to set foot in a grocery store again for several days. I'm hoping at least ten days. I spent a total of $55.52.

I had physical therapy today so that's another $90 out the door. I really wish I didn't have to go every week but when I skip a week it starts getting hard to walk properly again, and the last thing I want is to go back to using a cane. It screws up my shoulder, scapula, elbow and arm and I end up limping which makes my other leg and hips hurt. I guess for now it is a necessary evil.

DH contacted me that he did suspend the Toyota payment for this month so I was able to pay the other two medical bills, $31.71 and $96.51. I also sent $100 off on the 18 months same as cash computer loan. Even though I have the money to pay this, I'd rather collect interest on it when I'm not being charged any interest o the loan, which will be paid for long before the time is up.

That house that we like so much has been taken off the market because it didn't sell. I am hoping that means they are going to let it sit for six months and then relist and make it look like a new listing. With all the information I've gathered about that house, if it is put back on sale by the time we are ready to buy again, we can probably get the price way down, since no one has bought it despite three price reductions and I'm thinking they'll just be happy to be rid of it at that point.

DS went back to school today and he had a good day and had no pain. He didn't eat breakfast though and he didn't want to take a lunch because they got out early. I made him take a couple of rice bars so he'd at least have something if he did get hungry. His appetite is way off though since the surgery. He's lost five pounds and if he keeps eating like that he's going to lose more. Which considering he was 10 pounds overweight at his last physical isn't a bad thing but I don't want his nurition to suffer at the same time. He did eat half a piece of chicken, some watermelon, some potatoes and a glass of milk for dinner though so at least he isn't starving.

DD is doing well on her prediabetes diet. Her face has gone from being quite round to having a pointy chin and cheekbones and she's only been on the diet since the 3rd. That's only 13 days. She says all of her tops are getting loose, too. I've been following the diet for the last 4 days and I can already see a change in my face and feel a change in jeans as well. So it seems it is working quite well for us both.

I watched the documentary Fat Head (after someone here rec'd it) the other day with the kids (they got such a kick out of it, it's so funny and entertaining) and it really describes well what has happened over the last couple decades in our country. Plus it really explains in a very understandable way how insulin works with protein and how it works with carbs. I'd definitely rec it to anyone who wants to learn why our weights in America are so screwed up. It's not new information (at least to me) but it is presented in a way that would be very helpful for those who haven't done the reserach themselves.

Finished reading The Mephisto Club by Tess Gerritson. I swear that woman has a very grisly mind, but her books are can't put them down sorts. I'm already well into The Keepsake. It is so nice to be able to read again. Now that I'm used to them my trifocals are worth their weight in gold.

Also bought gas today. $44.74 for 10.92 gallons at $4.09 per gallon. Yeeps.

5 Responses to “Bills and Shopping”

  1. snafu Says:

    If the house you like has been withdrawn from the market, you might consider leaving a note for the owner asking that she contact you if she plans to list at a later date. Perhaps you could negotiate a sale without the realtor/salesman commission. While the seller pays the commission it is always factored into the listing price. It is easy to follow the housing market in your community on internet. Make up a simple grid and track size [square ft, # bedrooms, # bthrms and features] We always worked out price per sf as a starting point.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    Glad you liked Fat Head! For me, it was a reaffirmation that low-fat is not the way to go; indeed, trying to do that is what messed us all up! Since watching it, I have been watching calories AND carbs and not trying to limit fats, and the scale showed a 2-lb. loss today!

  3. North Georgia Gal Says:

    What diet is this? I go for diabetes testing later this month and know that I need to start sticking to some sort of diet.

  4. LuckyRobin Says:

    M--We're not really ready to buy. We just like that house a lot.

    CB--congrats on the weight loss! That's awesome.

    NGG--DD is on 3 meals a day of no more than 45g of carb per meal, and 3 snacks a day of no more than 15g of carb per snack. Also she is limited to 1400 calories a day. Also no refined flour or sugar, and very little in the way of procesed foods.

  5. Janet Says:

    I don't exactly know what fruit bars and rice bars are and I was going to comment that that is where some of your money is being wasted and then I read your DD is prediabetic. Deli meat is a waste of money too if you are trying to save and whatever fruit bars and rice bars are, they are both processed "food" that is both expensive and toxic and even more so to a prediabetic. I haven't read your blog, maybe you can't cook due to poor health. However it sounds like your children are old enough to take up any of the slack.

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