I need to get back into an exercise ROUTINE. I'm not sure what my problem is.
The good thing today was that the baby's dad said there was no pressure on the Turkey trip. I told him I was stressing, and he told not to stress over it, and if I don't want him to take her, he won't.
I have about decided that I need to quit shopping with my debit card and use cash only. If I have a set amount of cash, I know I will be more careful and postpone purchases that aren't urgent. I bought a Sunday paper today and I think that I may get back my purchase price of the paper, but most of the coupons are worthless to me. I did look through sales flyers and I see a lot of BOGO sales, and Chicken leg quarters for 49 cents a lb. for a 10 lb. bag.. I really think that's better for me. I am awful about using coupons, but at least I get my son to cut them out for me.
I think I do save a lot of money shopping at Aldi for some things. I have a Sam's membership, but they don't always have great prices. I know some items there, like feta cheese and raspberries that have good prices.
There is an international market near here, K & S on Nolensville Road. They are stinky, as they have live fish, but they have great prices on a lot of their produce. I also find that international markets have great prices on spices. I didn't use much dried mint till I started cooking Turkish food, but it is so high to get a little bottle of McCormick dried mint. I went to an Indian grocery and got a huge bag that I keep in my freezer, for a just 99 cents. I guess everyone knows spices are cheapest in bulk. The mint is pretty good, I guess, but I rub it through a tea strainer, as it has some stems. That Indian store--I think it is Apna Bazaar--also has cheap prices on grains and lentils.
I want to get started with flylady again. Maybe this week. I have lots of plans for organizing. I will be purging for months if not years...I guess it is an ongoing process.
I think Callie is getting the flu. Noah is enjoying his snow days, although he hasn't been in the snow! I need to get him off the computer and WII. The baby and I went outside and made her first snowman yesterday. She wanted to take a nap with a snowball, and I put it in a tupperware container, and of course, it was just water when she woke up....science experience, I guess.
I had a pretty good day today working on the house--mood, energy, focus were all pretty good. I wish every day was like this when the baby is in preschool and out from underfoot.
The thing weighing me down tmost today was that I'm feeling really sad for my friend who suddenly lost her 19 year old son on Saturday. He is survived by 5 younger siblings. My prayers are with them all. I just can't imagine their grief and pain.