April 24, 2010
This is one of the less awesome Saturdays because frankly, this week bit. My homemade chicken soup (above) would really hit the spot. Unfortunately, it didn’t survive past the cook night. It was that good 🙂 It was a very simple soup made with homemade stock, a little salt and pepper and fresh veggies.
It’s been a rough week – I’m dragging after an 8-9 hour day, and by Friday I’m drained to the dregs. I was concerned about getting back into the groove of a working schedule, and thus far my concerns were merited. This is the first weekend I’m deliberately not cooking for a week and cleaning because I have got to get some rest. And I’m taking advantage of the extended Spa Week deal at a local spa – maybe a hot stone massage will alleviate some of this pain. Luckily, the FSA is set up so that should defray the cost.
Family’s got me on the ropes, as usual. Mom was released last night, but Dad’s considering pursuing some alternative treatments which means I need to come up with another $500 a month to pay for it. I don’t mind the cost, it’s just going to be rough getting even more creative.
Simple in France recounts the long term effects of her no-shopping-ban. I think it lines up well with my theory that shopping is habitual and conforms with Newton’s laws of physics: shopping set in motion tends to stay in motion; not shopping tends to stay in not shopping mode. Something like that.
Frugal Scholar’s had a taste of blog anxiety to go with her broccoli soup; I’m certainly not immune to her feelings: “And, of course, I am somewhat paralyzed by the desire to write a killer post.” I try to make my peace with the fact that readers who actually like me when they happen upon me, not just on a good post day, will be the ones who stay and converse.
Funny About Money’s hit the wardrobe motherlode.
I’m intrigued by Crystal’s list of what she and her husband don’t skimp on; I’m curious what my list would look like.
Miss M has some good news on the raise front.
Well-Heeled chooses to stay put because her landlords are mindreaders and feed her to keep her as a tenant. At least that’s my theory.