March 7, 2014
Well if I had typed this post yesterday, I would have said it was a typical week. A little busier than usual with the start of baseball but otherwise fairly quiet. It’s funny how a normal day can change really quickly!
My oldest kiddo, Jake, woke up his usual silly self. He came upstairs then began reading as he ate his breakfast. When it was time to get dressed he was complaining that his stomach was hurting a bit. I suggested he try to go to the bathroom before he left for school. He seemed a bit out of sorts so I had my husband run my little one to school while I tried to figure out if Jake was really sick. I call him my “drama king” as he is a bit dramatic at times. That makes it hard to tell when he is really sick or just being a hypochondriac. It didn’t help that I had planned a rare few hours to myself to go get my hair cut/colored.
After about 15 minutes, I decided that I would run him up to the doc in a box as his pediatrician could not see him until 3 pm. We got there and they saw him immediately as he was complaining about abdominal pain. The nurse looked at him then immediately walked out and brought the doctor in. The doctor and nurses all came in and after looking at him, they told me to take him to the Children’s Hospital. Of course now I am flipping out a bit.
They had called ahead and so after the 20 minute drive over, they were waiting for us. We went straight back to a room. Jake almost immediately vomited and I could see that he was feeling better. The ER doc checked him out and decided that my little rotten egg was a bit “backed up.”
Jake is 8 years old so I really don’t keep up with how often he uses the bathroom. Am I the only one who has no idea how often my kid has a bowel movement? I guess I figured that since I didn’t have to help him anymore, I didn’t have to keep track of that stuff. I guess I will need be on top of that a bit more.
So after a VERY unpleasant enema, we were on our way back home. Needless to say, my day didn’t quite go as planned. As you can see by the picture above, he is now feeling fine. I think I have also calmed down a bit too…let’s just say I was a nervous mess most of the day.
So while most of my week was pretty boring, today was a doozie. I have declared it a “do nothing except watch movies” kind of night and then I am going to sleep in tomorrow. AND from now on I will be asking Jake if he has pooped everyday
As for my shopping this week, I did OK overall. Here’s what I got over three trips…I did the gas card deal twice so far. I may go back again this weekend.
Hillshire Farm x 4 = $11
Dominex Fries = $0 (free prod Q)
Birds Eye = 5¢ ($1.25/1 IP)
Pictsweet Veggies = $1.50 ($0.50 IP)
Hanover Beans x 2 = $1 (two $0.50/1 IP)
Michael Angelos Meals x 6 = $0 (free prod q’s –upcoming review)
Boston Butt $10.88 (2 pork IPs)
Hormel Pepperoni x 2 = $1.18 ($1/2 IP + $1/2 TQ)
Publix Hummus x 2 = $3.98
Friendship Buttermilk = 34¢ (blinkie & PQ)
Cream = $2.59
DiGiorno Parm = $2.50
Velveeta Singles = 50¢ ($0.50/1 IP)
Strawberries x 2 = $3.32
Bananas = $1.66
Spinach = $2
Salad = $1.25
Potatoes = $3.99
Apples = $3.99
Grape Tomatoes = $2
Pineapple = $3.99
Grapes = $2.51
Green Beans = $1.14
Green Onions = 75¢
Cuban Bread = $2.39
Nature Valley Breakfast Biscuits x 4 = $3.46 (two $1.25/1 IP + two $0.50/1 insert)
Maggi Sweet Chili Sauce – $2.69
Old El Paso Taco Sauce = 79¢ ($0.50/1 IP)
Mahatma Rice x 5 = 15¢ (five $0.50/1 IP)
Hunt’s Pudding x 3 = $5.98 (B2G1 PQ)
Lays Chips x 2 = $4 ($1/2 IP)
Mott’s Snack & GO x 2 = $1 (IP & PQ)
Who Knew Cookies = $2
Ok so I spent about $70 after gas card coupons and a remnant gift card. I know that sounds like a lot but I got a TON of groceries and it’s really only $13 over my weekly budget I shoot for. Plus I will get a little cash back from ibotta. I was able to stock my freezer and pantry with items that we will use over the next few weeks!
So have you guys had a good week? Any excitement in your neck of the woods? Feel free to share your totals in the comments below or link up.