June Food Stamp Challenge — Day 21, Excuses, Excuses

by Katy on June 21, 2010 · 7 comments

Today is day 21 of the June Food Stamp Challenge and although I’m back in Portland from Seattle, I’m far from being back on top of my game.

Seattle brought me a sore throat and all over achey-ness. I chalked it up to my sister’s dog and sleeping in my nephew’s captain’s bed. The drive home brought me nausea and more body aches, which I chalked up to excessive coffee intake and the drive home. And this morning’s body aches I attributed to my 12-year-old son, who fell asleep in my bed and only allowed me a rather narrow portion of my queen size mattress.

But practically passing out on my patient at work this morning bought me a jolt of understanding. Oh . . . I think I might be getting sick.

Luckily, my charge nurse sent someone over to take my assignment and my bed was blissfully empty. Four hours of extra sleep, some Ibuprofen and a library DVD of “Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day” brought me to a point where I can string words into a sentence. I still feel like crud, and I am aware that my eyelids hurt, but I think I’ll live to see another day.

I need to pull together some receipts to figure out how much we’ve spent on food over the past few days, which will include getting Thai takeout last night. (I somehow did not have the energy to pull a meal together, which I now totally understand and most importantly, can rationalize!)

I hear my husband downstairs making dinner, which is music to my ears. Something about corn on the cob and baked potatoes. Whatever.

See you tomorrow!

Katy Wolk-Stanley

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without”

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

WilliamB June 21, 2010 at 5:00 pm

I hope you feel better soon! Extra sleep is nice, isn’t it?

I’ve had some food-lazy meals recently. Tonight it’s a dish of 3 sliced taters, 1 c. minced scallions, a can of Original Ro-Tel salsa, and about 1/4 c. olive oil. Layer taters and scallions, pour on Ro-Tel, then oil. Bake at 400F till taters done. It came out surprisingly interesting – Ro-Tel is great stuff. And there’s been a rash of Ro-Tel coupons amounting to 1/3 or more of the price at my store. It would be even better with some tasso or virginia ham or pepper jack cheese.


Jenn H June 21, 2010 at 5:18 pm

Different kid germs will do it every time. I want to wear a surgical mask every time I visit my niece & nephews. Feel better soon!


Alea June 21, 2010 at 10:58 pm

I am so good at rationalizing away symptoms that it took me 2 months to realize that I was pregnant with my last child. 🙂

I hope you feel better soon!


Kristen@TheFrugalGirl June 22, 2010 at 4:26 am

Feel better soon, Katy!!


Lisa June 22, 2010 at 7:58 am

Feel better soon! I’m due for a nap today too. I’m not sick but got up at 5 AM so we could pick blackberries while it was still cool. We haven’t begun to make a dent in them yet. They’re ripening faster than we can pick them.


Angela@MyYearWithoutSpending June 22, 2010 at 9:49 am

Hope you feel better today.
Sleep and matzo ball soup cure almost everything.


Diane June 22, 2010 at 9:47 pm

I loved “Miss Pettigrew…”! What a good choice for a lower-than-low-energy day! Hope you’re feeling better soon.


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