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A Little Spending

September 24th, 2011 at 09:38 pm

The ridiculous heat we had yesterday (86 degrees) is gone. It's resting at 73 with a nice breeze today. The sky is overcast, but not the type that makes you think it's going to rain, just the type that makes it be not quite so bright outside.

The kids went for a walk to return the two DVD's we rented from the DVD Express box and some library books. Our local grocery store has a public library turn in box in it. It's kind of wonderful. They pick up on Wednesdays and Saturdays and backdate anything to the time of their last pickup, so it's not overdue just because you turned it in elsewhere.

DS's alarm clock is malfunctioning so we went to get him a new one and it doesn't work. Or it doesn't fully work. It doesn't light up one of the digits. So say it is 12:35, the three is missing. It's just not there. Weird. So I will be taking it back, but not today. Maybe tomorrow.

I also bought a small salad spinner. I was being lazy about eating the veggies I need to eat, because if I didn't prepare it ahead of time I wouldn't eat them. But if I did prepare it ahead of time they would get soggy in the Ziploc baggy (paper towel included) and start to go off. With the spinner I can keep it nice and crisp and have it prepared ahead of time.

I have hit the 11 pounds lost mark since starting this diet and 37 pounds since my surgery. I am going to swim laps today in a little while.

Oh, yeah, I also bought a garlic press. I am tired of peeling it and mincing it and this just makes it so much easier. Both of these gadgets will make meal planning so much easier because I will stick more closely to what I plan to make, and that makes a lot of difference.

4 Responses to “A Little Spending”

  1. starfishy Says:

    I love my salad spinner and you're right that it makes advance meal prep so much easier. I wash and spin a head of lettuce on most Sundays and use it all week for my lunch salads. I keep the leaves whole in a baggie or glass bowl with a lid in the fridge and they stay fresh and crisp all week. Yum!

  2. HouseHopeful Says:

    I have to say I'm jealous that you can walk to the supermarket, much less drop items off at the grocery store!

  3. rob62521 Says:

    If a couple of small things make meal prep easy, than it is money well spent.

  4. LuckyRobin Says:

    SF--This is one that I can just put in the fridge after spinning. It's small enough to fit, but big enough for a whole thing of lettuce.

    HH--It is really nice having the store only six blocks away (five if you cut through the public rose garden). If we run out of something small like garlic, the kids will just pop down there and pick it up. No gas, no hassle. I just wish I could walk it myself. Maybe some day my knee will work properly again.

    Rob--Yes, I agree. Money well spent. I've already eaten two salads since buying it.

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