Monday, February 2, 2009

Monday Monday

I was off from work today which meant I had a million things to get done at home. I didn't get a lot accomplished. My neck hurts! It hurts to turn my head to the left and if I sit a certain way the pain goes down the left side of my back. Either I slept wrong someway or it's a delayed pain related to the fender bender I was in last Tuesday.
We had a lot of snow and I went out Tues morning to run errands. I wasn't even a block from home when some guy backed out onto the street. I hit the brakes but it did no good. The snow was packed down and it was SLICK. Ran right into him. Did more damage to my car. Broke the headlight, dented the hood and front quarter panel on the drivers side. On his truck it just jammed the bumper up under the truck bed. My car still runs ok. I gotta get someone to pound out the quarter panel because when I turn the wheel very far it rubs. Now...sooner rather than later I have to get another car. I hadn't planned on keeping it forever anyway...maybe a year. Or until I was in a position financially to buy a newer car. I have to start saving up to get another car and I still owe my sister money for this one. Sigh.
I went out and got a couple of application turned in. I really really have to have a second job. My roomie told me last week that he plans on being gone next month. He wants me to pay him back before he goes. It might get done. I need to get the utilities put in my name before he goes too.
It's times like these I wish I had a long lost forgotten uncle leave me a small inheritance.

I started a menu for the upcoming week. I have a grocery list started. I feel very fortunate to have so many stores to choose from, at the same time it makes it a little harder to get things done. Within 10 miles I have Kroger, Walmart, IGA, Fas Chek, and Aldi.
I love (LOVE) Aldi for the basic stuff...cereal, rice, pasta, flour, sugar, milk, eggs, etc. Aldi also had decent produce. I'm skeptical about their meat. I bought a roast there last year and it was very fatty.
I was reading up on container gardening today. I would love to grow some of my own veggies this summer. I attempted a garden years ago when I was first married. Our first place was a trailer in the country. I started a small garden. I planted cantaloupe, zucchini, tomato, bell peppers and carrots(I think). The zucchini did well. Just before we moved (late August), the cantaloupe had finally come around. They were about golf ball size. I caught quite a few rabbits in my little patch of dirt. I'm blaming the rabbits for the failure of the garden as a whole.
I need to figure out what I want to plant soon so I can get my seeds started.
If anyone has had success with a container garden and has any helpful hints I'd very much appreciate it.
I get paid later this week and I will be sending out a big payment to one of my credit cards. That will get them caught up. I have 3 cards and I'm over the limit on 2 of them. The other one I'm less than $100 from my limit. It will feel so good when I get my balance back down to ZERO!
I weighed in Saturday...224,only one pound lost. Hey it's better than gaining.
My debt and weight be warned...You're going down!


Ron said...

Sorry to hear about the fender bender. Congrats on the loss, Your last sentence says alot... go for it!

Amy on Track said...

Last night my neck was still sore so I took 800 mg of Ibuprofen and went to bed. I woke up this morning and no more pain in the neck. I guess I just slept wrong the night before. All the animals sleep in the bed with me. It gets crowded. My boxer has to be right beside me. He stretches out and almost takes up more space than me. Then the two cats are on either side of my feet. It makes it very hard to move. Oh well, I wouldn't have it any other way.