Friday, April 22, 2011

Rabbits and Rodeos

I was rockin' out in Food Lion today. My bill was $76, but after coupons and MVP buys I only paid $44. Kroger, on the other hand, couldn't carry a tune in a bucket. They've changed their coupon policy and won't take any manufacturer's coupons if there's an e-coupon loaded on your card. I don't like that... not one little bit. Since I only bought a few items it wasn't a big deal this time, but I don't think I'll be placing that much emphasis on their 10 cents off a gallon in the future. Take note, fellow reasonable couponers.

I've been telling my husband how his unaccompanied tour is aging me. Turns out, it may not be the tour, but rather my diet. After I read an article titled "Is your food making you old?", I came to the conclusion that it is! All I've been eating since he's been overseas is boxed meals and the occasional banana that Alyssa starts but doesn't finish. So I decided to do something about it. I bought lots of fresh veggies, fruits, almond milk (in both Vanilla and Chocolate), nuts, Kashi, and Fage yogurt... speaking of which, did you know it's pronounced "Fa-weh"? How do they come up with that from f-a-g-e??? Anyhow, my refrigerator has had a complete makeover from all this. I've got five fresh herbs on my patio and all I have left to buy is some lean meat and wild caught Salmon. I am starting this new lifestyle in the morning and I'm really excited. I'm sure all my wrinkles will be gone by next Wednesday, and warned my husband not to be surprised when I look 15 by the end of next week.

I've had a really good run of days since that last grumpy stage about a month ago. I am so excited about my Superman coming home to visit in just a few weeks. I now see a light at the end of the tunnel. We have officially made it through the longest portion of this year of which we will have to be separated. After his visit home, Alyssa and I will be going to visit him for a whole month! YAAAAAAY! After that visit, it will only be another few weeks til he's home for good. I can do this.

Not much progress on the health front. I did see another doctor, who was just as surprised as I was in regards to what that silly surgeon said. I had called to ask what I should do, and after telling the woman my concerns she thought it was important enough to have me come in that very day. So, I rushed on in (thanks to one of my babysitters) and saw another doctor. He was great. He listened, gave me a plan, and validated my concerns about the silly surgeon. I've put in for a second opinion, as he told me to, and I'm just waiting on the next step. Oh, and about that news I was told over the phone... seems I either misunderstood him (maybe due to a VERY strong accent) or he read the report wrong. Either way, it's a 5mm "non-mass" object, and is probably benign. I'll have it checked out in six months, and have decided NOT to give another thought til then.

Tomorrow, I think I'll take Alyssa to the Rodeo. I have such great memories of the Rodeo in Franklin. One of my favorites was when my sister took me when I was about six. All I remember was wearing a leather-fringed vest, and I mean LONG fringe, and feeling oh-so-cool walking around with her. Alyssa doesn't have a vest, but she does have some fabulous little boots.

On Sunday, we'll be dressing up for Easter and eating some chocolate bunnies. It's going to be a fun weekend.
Happy Easter!


  1. Boo for Krogers! I'm not a huge fan of the produce at the Food Lion here, but I love the savings with the MVP's. The other day I saved $80 with BOGO's and my in store coupons... not even my newspaper coupons. Can't beat that!

  2. Same here, on the produce in Food Lion, but as long as I can eat it within 2-3 days it's worth it. You rock saving $80!