Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Yesterday was supposed to be day one of shopping. So my plan was to finish the list and go to the fitness center at some point before mom came home. Mom ended up staying home because she had a classic case of tossing and turning and didn't get to sleep until 2:30. Wish I would have known that when I got up because I would have gone to the fitness center if not a shower before Elijah got up. I hate waiting on mom to get a shower during the week. I took Elijah to the fitness center with me and he took some cars and his car track thing that he got when he was littler. I lifted some weights. Then Elijah decides he's going to play with the weight machine instead of watching his show and playing with his cars and I keep telling him to get away from the weight machine. Does he stop? Of course NOT. He starts crying and ends up wanting to leave the fitness center. I'm upset because he didn't let me do the treadmill. I hate taking him with me. Once he starts school I'll be able to go during the day until I get a job and I can go as soon as he's on the bus and stay for as long as I want. Since mom stayed home we got all of the grocery shopping done yesterday. I am debating on if I want to take him and use the treadmill today or not. Mom's already gone. Last night we went with my neighbor to Hobby Lobby for some yarn. She wants me to make her friend an afghan for the baby she's having and then she also wants me to make a hat, booties and a bib. She told me on Sunday that she wants the blanket by like Saturday and she's like I know you can do it. Yes I can do it. But then she added the other stuff. I was like I can have the blanket done by Friday if not Saturday but I can't have the other stuff done. I don't even know how to make booties. I'm going to make the hat on my knitting looms since hats don't turn out right when I crochet them. The hat, bib and the booties won't take me very long to make. It'll take me a few hours to do them all. The blanket is what's going to take me a few days to make. About 8:30 I turned off the TV because the Little Mermaid was over. I wasn't planning on giving Elijah a bath last night but he decided he wanted a bath. I was like how about a shower and he's like bath. I asked him how come when I want him to take a bath he wants a shower and when I want him to take a shower he wants a bath? I was like you either take a shower or your not getting one. I wasn't about to argue with him. He's so stubborn and hard headed. It drives me crazy. He decided on a shower. Then after he went to see Yaya we went in his room and I got his bed ready and then we had a moment and prayed. The last two nights he's like you can leave now. What? I can leave now? Last night he wanted to play games with his friends. Not sure how long that lasted. He must have been tired if he didn't want me to stay longer. Then about 2 my door opens and it's him. He was cold and he had to pee. So he laid in my bed for a little while and then he went back to bed. I am hoping he sleeps past 7:30 today.
Yesterday we spent a little more at Sam's Club than I was planning. The high prices were chicken, salmon, beef, pork steaks and my coffee. We get the meat there because we can get at least 2 meals out of one package. I get my coffee there because it's a bigger bag for like $2 more and I get kind of a roll over plan with the coffee. It takes me about 4-5 weeks to use a bag of coffee from Sam's Club. I'll get a bag of coffee next month and then the following month I won't need to get coffee because I'll have enough. There's still at least a week and a half worth of coffee left in the container I put it in. I would like to not have to buy meat for one month. I'm not saying we go vegetarian but it would be nice to be able to have enough meat left over to not have to get it and we can get other stuff. We spent under $100 at Walmart yesterday. Some of the things we got weren't on the list. I got a small bag of coffee for my biological father because he lives in PA and doesn't have the coffee I drink because it's made and sold here in Louisiana. So when mom gets paid again she'll send him the coffee. I told him that when I come up to PA for a visit I'll bring him a bag with me. Who knows when I'll be able to go back for a visit. I've made like 3 or 4 plans to go and haven't gone. Mom says it's not safe because of her ex. I'm not worried about him because I'm not afraid to call the cops if need be. He'll be surprised to get the coffee in the mail. We got chicken. It wasn't on the list but we needed it. We didn't need frozen fruit because we have the blueberries so that saved us $10-12 so hat was nice. We got cherries. I am making vegetable soup. They didn't have every thing I needed so I improvised a little on the cans of vegetables. I have some frozen okra in the freezer so that'll replace the can of okra. I grabbed an extra can or two of okra and tomatoes and a can of corn so that'll replace the can of tomatoes, okra and corn that I couldn't find. I add some carrots, mushrooms, extra tomatoes, celery, peppers, and frozen mixed veggies to the soup. The recipe calls for ground beef but I use stew meat instead. I got the recipe off of the back of a can. It's pretty tasty. I haven't decided if I was going to make the soup on the stove or in the crock pot yet. It's good either way. I got a bag of Dove's dark chocolate. I keep it in a bin on a shelf in my closet instead of keeping it in a dish on my dresser. It lasts longer that way because my dresser is right by my door and mom and Elijah have a habit of just taking it when they want it. So if it's out of sight and out of reach it lasts longer. They ask me for some and I give them two pieces of it. If I want chocolate I eat two pieces. Again it makes it last longer and besides we don't need more than two pieces. We got cherries at Walmart yesterday. I am looking forward to eating some. I made a smoothie and I am going to finish it yesterday. It is a strawberry, blueberry and banana smoothie. I used one of Elijah's yogurt cups because he's not eating it. It's not Greek yogurt but still I don't want it to go bad. It's a tasty smoothie. I used frozen blueberries instead of ice.