Tuesday, May 21, 2013
This morning was mother's chemotherapy treatment. We got to the place to have the treatment at around 11am. They took her back at 11:15am. She stayed from 11:15am until about 2pm.
I was regulated to the hallway today as all the recliners were full as were the extra chairs. That upset me a lot as they need to make considerations for the caregivers that come to be with the chemo patients.
Anyway, after we left chemotherapy mom was a little hungry as expected so we stopped and ate lunch...and knowing our money situation is extremely tight right now...she made me pay the check.
Two salad bars and a diet coke for me (she had water) were seventeen dollars with tip...seventeen dollars for a salad...that ridiculous!!!.
Anyway, on the way home I told her that I wanted to stop at the bank and cash in some change and also stop and drop some books for donation and credit at half price books.
I also told her this before she and I even got to the medical building where she takes chemo.
She forgot about it. And when I reminded her of it, she got really, really angry at me (I did not one damn thing wrong) and said rather hateful "you don't even have five dollars in change to cash in", really nasty.
Anyway, I also told her that yes, I would like to go to the bookstore and cash in on those books (I had maybe fifteen dollars as I am getting rid of an e-reader I don't use) and she said that she would take me tomorrow to do that instead of today.
I do feel bad for her on these days she does chemotherapy....But, I am not asking for the moon, I just want enough money to last until the end of the month.
Right now I have only fifty dollars total to last until June 3rd when my social security check comes.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
This week's meeting topic resonated with me a lot. In the bible it reads...
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
This week's meeting topic is on SETTING YOUR TABLE.
This past week mom and I did just that. We cleaned off the clutter from the dining room table
(There were plants on the table from when my grandmother passed on two years ago) and we put on a new table cloth and put out the good silverware.
Yes, I will admit wholeheartedly that we use...gasp...paper plates.
I know that there are people that would set out the good "company only" china and the good glassware, but, I figured that since it has been only the two of us at home since my step dad and also my grandmother both passed on, unless my aunt or my brother and sister in law and the girls come...why bother?.
I mean that just means more mess to clean up and more dishes to wash (although I am finding that strangely...I now LOVE house work...all but cleaning the bedrooms. I know weird, right?).
Anyway, also due to trying to save money and budget our money and also our time...we are no longer eating out of doors as often as we once were.
And if we do we either use coupons or go to Cracker Barrel with my employee discount or as was the case tonight...we use coupons and mother makes me pay for the meal.
But that does not happen too often. This week we have just been big time B-R-O-K-E as mom's social security money went toward the one hundred and forty dollar water bill and also the electric bill.
Also we are not paying it, but, we have a cellular phone bill from T-mobile for 652 dollars and some odd cents.
We neither one will get our social security check until the first part of June so that means living on 101.19 until next Thursday when I get paid from work.
I hate that feeling.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Down one whole pound this morning. Back on track, back on plan and planning to eat all points plus today. I get 26 a day. I now have 8 points left as today I have the following menu:
Breakfast: Special K chocolate delight made with fat free milk and a single apple
Lunch: canned barbecue on light hamburger bun with carrots and tomatoes
Snack: 3 tablespoons popcorn, light
Dinner: turkey breast, lettuce, tomato onion, carrots, pickles, jalapeno peppers on a lettuce leaf with a single packet of light mayonnaise
Snack: Carnation instant breakfast drink
I think the fat free milk listed as ingredient in the carnation breakfast drink counts as a good health guideline.
Am I right or wrong on that assumption?.
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