Whassa happnin' hotstuff?

Monday, August 17, 2009

Got my stiches out!

My doctor removed the stitches from behind my neck and on my side this afternoon. What a relief. I'm so happy to have that nylon thread out - my skin was starting to react to the nylon and I felt instant relief getting them outta there! I still have to be careful - esp when working out - b/c I could still re-open the incision behind my neck if I'm not careful. Dr. said its not uncommon b/c there is so much skin stress - just from looking down. ANYHOO - I'm sure you want to hear all about that grossness.
On to a frugal note - I tried my hand at triple couponing this weekend. I'm one of those people who just love to find a designer gem at TJ MAXX and generally just love getting a good deal. I'm trying to work on my budget since I think I'll likely be laid off from my job in 6mos to a year. I manage a pretty large call center - and while I've been employed with the 'same' company for 16 years, this last buyout means many corporate positions are being eliminated and many positions out in the field (like mine). Also, I'm the main breadwinner in my family. My husband has always worked, I just make quite a bit more than him. I'm telling you all this so I can explain that we're trying to live off just his salary so we can save, pay off our house, and allow me to be a stay at home mom. I would LOVE that. So, I'm trying to learn how do to that thing those talented women do - where they go to the grocery store and spend like a quarter on a cart full of groceries.
Harris Teeter has triple coupons all week, so I cut those suckers out and got some great deals! I don't have it all figured out, but I did save $30 - so my 100.00 grocery bill was $70. Not too bad! I'm also working hard to use up all the stuff in my pantry and freezer. I'm great at making freezer meals and I want to get better at that also. So if anyone knows of any great freezer meal sites - let me know!


  1. I wish we had the coupon system here in Australia. It sounds brilliant. So glad to hear you finally got those pesky stitches out. :)

  2. Thanks Dash! You are always so kind and supportive. I really appreciate you - you make me feel great b/c you care enough to comment - so thanks for that! The coupon thing is really cool - it just takes time and coordination which we don't always have!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...