Friday, January 25, 2013

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is.

Yesterday was a grocery day for me. Mother Hubbard was beyond bare in the cupboard, so it was time.  As much as I usually hate going to the grocery store, it was really good training for once the baby is born.  I'm a massive budget person. I'm seriously budgeted until August of this year. I've gotten together with some new moms and asked for their approximates in diapers and formula so that I can start doing my budget with that amount in mind. I also have added to my food budget so that I can start eating in more. I'm really bad about coming home from work and being too tired to make anything so I just grab fast food. While that's okay every now and then, I end up spending more money than I should be on food.

So, about a week ago I decided the smartest thing for me to do would be to put together menus. I'm picky when it comes to eating home-cooked meals yet....I can't cook! It's an awesome combo really. That was sarcasm at it's max in case you couldn't tell. Anyway, I decided to come up with my top favorite meals that my mom cooks and that I love eating left-overs of. That's another thing about home-cooked meals; I don't like to eat the same thing over and over. Therefore, cooking big meals for just me is a rather silly notion because so much will go to waste. There are, however, several things that my mom makes that I could eat day and night. So I made somewhat of a makeshift menu and have asked her to show me how to cook those few things. I also wrote down foods I like to eat for breakfast, lunch and snacks. Then I decided this week to kinda start abiding by it. I bought the groceries that I could and yet stayed inside my budget. Much to my delight, with the exception of a few things, I was able to complete my menu items. Granted, I have no idea how long this batch will last and that's kinda the test run part of it. I'll see just exactly how much I will spend on food for me and be able to lock a number down (or somewhat) and then just add on her formula and diapers.

No adventures other than that this week.

On the pregnancy front, my back is really hurting now days. It's pretty much chronic. I get a few hours of relief at night with the heating pad, but other than that I almost always feel it.  My mom had massive back issues during her pregnancy and it looks as though I'm going to follow suite. As long as I can walk and function, I'll be fine. Baby girl has become a LOT more active as well. Used to I would feel her a couple of times a night, but over the past two days it's been a pretty steady flow. I still can't differentiate the types of movements I'm feeling (i.e. a kick, jab, punch, etc.) but there is lots of "flopping" as I call it going on. I'm also getting bigger and bigger. I've noticed it's a bit harder to get up and down out of the bed and in and out of the bathtub. I know I've still got a ways to go so things are going to get really interesting where that is concerned. Ha.

Well, that's all for this week, peeps. I hope you all have a fabulous Friday and a great weekend! See you on the other side.

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