So can you believe I have not been to CVS or Walgreens this week? There just wasn’t anything I really was interested in. I guess they outdid themselves for Black Friday. I also had fallen off the menu planning/grocery store thing the past week or two but made it back today. Without too much planning, I saved 40% in one trip and 32% at another. Not the greatest but I got a ton of stuff and probably won’t have to do major shopping for a couple weeks.
Archives for November 2007
I am going to be BUSY the next few weeks with parties and such. Here’s the run down.
- Sat Dec 1 Choir Christmas Dinner
- Fri Dec 7 Scott’s Shift Party
- Sat Dec 8 Jaynee’s White Elephant Exchange
- Wed Dec 12 Youth Group Cotillion. Also Scott’s county’s Christmas Dinner but he’ll be going to that since he’s working and I’ll go to the cotillion
- Sat Dec 15 Daughtry concert – not Christmas, but on the schedule nonetheless
- Wed Dec 20- Sun Dec 23 Will be in Maryland visiting family and will probably attend 3 separate Christmas get-togethers
- Mon Dec 24 Not sure on the date on this but we have a Christmas thing at Scott’s grandmothers
- Tues Dec 25 Christmas day we have Christmas here in the morning and then usually visit both parents houses
- Also not scheduled is our get-together with D&D.
That is all happening within about 3 weeks. I’m thinking I need to get all my shopping done this weekend or I seriously need to do it online.
Well after drinking four or five glasses of water last night and a full night’s sleep, the major pain I had last night is gone this morning. It still doesn’t feel quite right on my left side but it’s lower down and not as strong. I’m hoping that means it’s an intestinal issue versus kidney issue. People are scaring the crap out of me about passing a stone. I really don’t care to have another birth story.
I was lucky enough to be one of the 150 people to get Michael W. Smith’s new Christmas CD for free. I signed up and then had it within 2 days I think. We’ve been listening to it in the van and it’s a great CD. If you’re looking for instrumental, very calming Christmas music, this is it. It would make background music to a party or even while working if you don’t want anything to distracting. Take a listen here.
I had a long list of things to do this evening.
- Do laundry
- Pay bills
- Grocery shopping
- Fill in rebates
- Exchange jacket at Old Navy
- Fill out work forms
- Take movies back to Blockbuster
I only partially got #1 done and got #2, 4 and 5 done. Want to know why?
I may have a kidney stone and I spent the evening at the doctor.
We went to Mom’s to eat and drop the girls off to spend the night and a dull pain started in my lower back. I started to feel tired and weird. I knew something wasn’t right. So we took off for the emergency care center. He did an x-ray and urine and blood tests. He said it’s not an infection but I do have blood in my urine. He believes it might be a kidney stone and sent me home with narcotics and a strainer. One other possibility is stool is causing pain passing through. For once I’m hoping I have gas.
I consider myself a pretty smart person. I had good grades in school, graduated college with honors in Computer Science…something in my brain works right. But every once in a while I say or do things that make you wonder what IS going on up there.
On Black Friday morning, Heather and I were in the line to turn into Target and I was joking about something and said "mucho dinero" and then went into some conversation I should have had in my head…"dinero..mula…do those both mean money in Spanish? Do they have two words for money? I wonder which one is the right one to use? mucho dinero, mucho mula. Hmm…I wonder if it’s spelled mula or moola. Mula definitely seems more Spanish."
So today I go to look it up. I google mula to see and find this on urbandictionary.com:
Well, I got the Spanish part right but I’d like to see the look on a Spanish speaking person’s face when I said I had "mucho mula".
This week my thankfulness is centered around my "new" job!! Wow, what a blessing it is. My prayers were answered in that my previous consulting company didn’t get nasty with it and actually suggested I look elsewhere. This doesn’t happen everywhere. I actually have a coworker who was told he’d be slapped with a lawsuit if he tried switching consulting companies. So for that, I’m grateful. And I’m grateful obviously for the raise. That will mean so much. I’m grateful this new company looks like it’s actually interested in taking care of their consultants as people and not numbers. That will be a nice change. I’m grateful for my client manager that thought enough of me and my work to fight for me. This would have never happened without him.