Sunday, January 26, 2014
Fiscal fast, day 25: Final preparations
-a quick trip over to the transfer station with a small bag of trash, double sized bag of recycling, as well as some cardboard boxes. Fees: $1. Not bad for a 4 person household.
-dropped off a sample to the Vet for testing: $59.85. Ouch. Necessary, however, to keep the fur babies healthy.
-filled up the car: 5.14 gallons-also not bad considering all of the extra driving I've been doing. $18.96
-Aldi's for the end of the month top up: 3 doz eggs, butter, stick margarine, tub margarine, 4 fzn OJ, 1 take n bake pizza, cauliflower, 4 gallons milk, wedge of Parmesan, 2 large bags shredded Mozzarella, 4 boxes brownie mix, 2 boxes granola bars, 2 boxes honey nut "cheerios", 1 box healthy cereal, 2 boxes oatmeal packets, 12 pack root beer, 4 boxes "jello", 3 lb bag apples, jar green olives, 2 pkgs batteries, 2 bags tortilla chips, 2 pkgs "fig newtons", 2 pkgs "oreos", 2 pkgs "girl scout cookies", bananas, roma tomatoes, 1 box mushrooms. Spent $87.70
-Final stop: Dollar tree: 4 boxes tissues. 2 each: tater tots, onion rings, french fries; 2 bottles cinnamon sugar, 2 24 oz bottles Almond Oatmeal with Shea butter moisturizing bubble bath (to be cut with water for "hand soap" at the sinks), 2 each 16 oz bottles Kraft Ranch and Ranch with Grey Poupon salad dressing, 4 3 ct pkgs of rectangular 3 cup increment freezer containers (have a baked beans for the freezer project coming up). Spent $22.64
Made it home just as the flakes were falling. Got the first batch of laundry hung up to dry, towels then were run, dried for 30 minutes, then hung up as well to finish drying, next to the wood stove. It'll be done come morning.
Meals all at home: coffee, OJ, cold cereal for bfst. Take n bake for lunch. Planned over "spaghetti bake" for supper, side salad.
Need to venture back out tomorrow, as they were out of organic salad mix, organic spinach. I looked at the regular Romaine hearts-those were old. Forget it. With efforts to reduce weight and remain healthy, esp. as I recover, good nutrition is more important than ever.