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October 25th, 2006 at 08:09 am

I was going to wait til Thursday to get gas. But I was in the neighborhood of the cheap gas station I usually fill at unexpectedly yesterday so I just filled then. [Shell station at $2.359 for regular] I don't like seeing my tank get below half but sometimes it has to be done. However, this time isn't one of them! So only spent $19.57 to fill the tank that should get me through til next week payday (Friday). I had the exact change so stopped her from topping it off. I haven't decided if I'm walking to work today or not. I have plans afterwards that make it a little silly to walk to work, walk home, then turn around and drive. But on the other hand, I have plenty of time to do just that and otherwise I'd probably just come home anyway before leaving again. Hmm. We'll see.

I was running errands to kill time yesterday and stopped by Trader Joe's to pick up things I forgot on Satuday. It was on my way so it wasn't that big of a deal to stop. Chicken Burritos? Out. Vitamins? Out. Lemon Sorbet? Out. Ok so the last was just a semi impulse thing so that's ok that they were out. I have enough Vitamins to last til next week but I'd rather pick them up before I run out. And the Chicken Burritos are nice to have on hand for that quick dinner. Fortunately I still have some roast/potatoes/carrots left over (4 servings) and I think some Chili in the fridge so it's not a necessity just one of my staples. Sorta seemed like a waste of gas. Oh well. If I do drive into work today I might travel to one of the other bigger stores in the area in hopes of finding what I'm looking for.

I have $41 or so left over for food stuffs. Vitamins is part of my food budget and that's $12 for 2 months supply. I also need more Zicam. I really do think that's the only thing keeping me from getting a cold when I feel like one's coming on. I have one more tablet left after today. Frown That's another $9 but it's for 25 doses and usually I only have one per day that I'm feeling crappy when I wake up. Or one before I go do childcare at church just in case. I can't take anything else for colds with my heart condition so I'd rather fight if off before it starts.

5 Responses to “Gas.”

  1. kimiko Says:

    I don't like man made drug of any form and avoid them like the plague. The only time I take anything is when I can't even move because I'm too sick, which almost never happen. That said, have you though of getting a juicer so you can get vitamins naturally? It also gives you lot of energy too Smile

  2. Sunshine Suz Says:

    Hi Amber,

    I use the Zicam Allergy Relief nose spray. I also feel it has kept me from getting sick. I didn't realize they had pills. I'll have to look. Do you get them at a regular store? I have found the nose spray at Walmart and the grocery store.

    Kimiko - comment about above comment....Zicam is all natural and I think homeopathic. Dr. Weil recommends it.

  3. PRICEPLUS Says:

    I am a big fan of Dr. Weil. I try to follow his dietary and lifestyle ideas. Sounds like you are not impulse driven and you consider all your purchases carefully! Good for you. Keep up the good work!Smile

  4. LdyFaile Says:

    Kimiko: Unless I can find a juicer at Goodwill probably not much of a chance of me getting one. I really don't have the money to spend on one.

    Sunshine: I don't think I can use that form of it. I can't take anything that has a warning about high blood pressure on it. Not that I have high blood pressure but I do take medicine that lowers my blood pressure. And it's not really a pill it's a tablet that melts in the mouth. Tastes kinda nasty but you get used to it. I just pick it up at the grocery store, though I was hoping Trader Joe's had it because it'd probably be cheaper.

    Priceplus: Never heard of Dr Weil, I may have to look into what he has to say.

  5. Sunshine Suz Says:

    Amber,

    He's a doctor that is big into natural and preventative medicine.
    He has several books out that are very interesting. My library has all of them. You might want to "Check it out"! : )
    I think his web site is www.drweil.com

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