Hhaha oh gourde.
So, I have already spent the $500 required on my new credit card to get $100 cash back. Yay. I guess I'll wait till the end of the month at least until I decide what to do with it. Most likely, I will end up using it to pay to get my name updated on title & registration for the Mustang, and get that stupid thing inspected (erm, when the snow thaws, I ain't shoveling it out).
http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread101764.html Favorite recipes for leftover wine
Anyone have suggestions? Post on the thread!
Stick blender - I got one at Walmart for $20. Proctor Silex I believe is the brand. Works like a champ.
Credit card cash back - sometimes they offer it as a credit on your credit card... just something to be aware of so you don't get disappointed if you don't get a check. I currently have a $46 "cash back" bonus on my credit card that I can't touch b/c it's not $50 yet, and it doesn't come by way of actual cash, which is bogus. It's more like a discount than anything. Brad has a "cash back" bonus on one of his cards too that works as a discount in certain stores (Cabela's being the only one we'd shop at). I hope yours is a true blue cash reward and not one of these fake rewards.
Primal since March 5, 2012
SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)
I posted a recipe on the thread!
Jenn, my cash back gives me several options. I looked into that before I got the card I can have it direct deposit, go to a gift card, send me a check, or go towards my card balance. I'm waiting to decide what I want to do so it's not wasted.
Wine gives me a headache and seems to irritate my female issues, so I don't drink it anymore. The girls did not drink much at girly night.
Female issues - I know, lucky me, right? The f*cking steroid cream isn't working anymore. I might use some of Hulky's hydrocortisone cream instead. There's plenty in the tube and he hasn't been needing it. I'm so fed up with this. I have no idea what I could be reacting to and why it would be ONLY there. The gyn was so nice, but I think she is just as clueless about this as everyone else has been. I'm supposed to get my period within the next couple of days and that is bound to make things worse.
Gut issues - Between the tortilla chips and the sour cream, my gut stopped up from Sunday till yesterday evening. I took mag citrate mid-day and it was very effective, so many my gut was just taking its time? I took it again at bedtime. The chips are gone and the sour cream has nothing else to go with, so I'll ditch that and continue to avoid dairy and now corn. I don't feel like I had that much sour cream, so that's why I'm considering that corn could be an irritant for me.
Mood - Overall, my moods have been decent lately BUT I keep getting INCREDIBLY irritable in the evening. This could be PMS, but I don't know why it's only that time of day. Maybe it's because I'm not eating much. I guess step 1 is resuming breakfast.
I didn't go grocery shopping last night so now I'm stuck going tonight while everyone else stocks up for the incoming weather. Right now, the forecast is 4-6", but a high of 38°F so I think it's going to be wet and heavy. Loooovely. I want to get mushrooms, onions, red potatoes, stew meat, water chestnuts (is that going to be totally weird in a beef stew?), beef stock, garlic, and asparagus. We probably need some more meat to stock the freezer too. Tonight, I want to make some kind of white wine sauce with some chicken breast, which I'll serve with oven fries & broccoli. I hope it comes out okay. Valentines Day dinner is going to be beef stew (with some of the leftover red wine). I had wanted to make pot roast since that is Hulky's favorite, but I think that requires more maintenance than I can provide since I'll be working most of the day.
I don't know what kind of coat/jacket to bring to London or shoes. How rainy is it (drizzly, just wet, or actual accumulation)? Will I want something to cover my head? I don't like getting my head wet in the rain or snow, for some reason. It doesn't bother Hulky at all. I need to re-waterproof my shoes.
Because I'm a smarty-pants, I got $16 cash back from the tours & things I booked from viator.com by using a cash back site that I signed up on ages ago. That will help make up for the extra-large electricity bill we got this month! I guess the PS3 drains a lot of power.