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Sick DD Ruins a NSD

September 17th, 2012 at 05:00 pm

Yesterday was coasting along...hadn't left the house except to take sister to the grocery store, where I sat in the car so I wasn't tempted to purchase something we didn't need. Then about 8:00 last night, DD came upstairs and couldn't stop coughing. The doctor didn't prescribe any cough medicine. So we packed up and went to CVS for cough syrup. We bought the store brand and it was BOGO free so we spent $5.87 for two bottles of cough syrup. Not too bad.

It is amazing how bad habits slip right back in. I have eaten out quite a bit this last week. Probably close to $20 spent. I need to get back in the routine of not eating out. Both for the budget and my diet.

My coworker asked me to go to Papa's Pizza with her for lunch. I brought my lunch and stuck to it. I don't particularly like Papa's Pizza. I never seem to get my money out of the buffet. So it was easy to refuse. I also only have $8 in my account until Friday. That will cover a gallon of milk if we need it before Friday. So I can't really spend any more money.

6 Responses to “Sick DD Ruins a NSD”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Keep getting back on the horse!! Not a bad deal on the cough syrup...I hope she feels better!

  2. ceejay74 Says:

    Are you eating out because that one slip-up broke your momentum? If so, it's a good argument for having a SCHEDULED eat-out meal once a week or so, or one impulsive eat-out allowed per week -- either way, you won't feel you failed when you eat out, so hopefully it won't break your morale and cause you to fall back into "bad habits."

  3. LuckyRobin Says:

    If you happen to have it on hand, one thing I've found to be really helpful when there is no cough syrup or cough drops in the house (or they just don't work) is to take a spoonful of straight honey. It is a natural cough supressant and most people have a bit of it somewhere in their cupboard. Or if it's too much straight, hot chamomille tea with honey. And the chamomille is good for sore throats as well.

  4. snafu Says:

    Sorry DD is suffering a series of medical issues. You are reminding us all of the need to review meds. We use a small, plastic box from the Dollar Store to replicate a drawer in the hall 'linen cupboard' for OTC meds, lotions & potions for cold & flu season. I've checked expiry dates for Day and night time tablets, pain reliever tablets, cough suppressant, expectorant, antihistamine & decongestant spray etc.

    I also checked the 1st Aid ziplock bags for expiry on tube of antibiotic, RX, mixed sz. band aids, antiseptic wipes, waterless hand cleaner, hydrogen peroxide, Calamine, ASA , thermometer, scissors, tweezers, safety pins, Ace bandage etc. We also have 1st Aid cannisters in the car which were very handy & include a foil, emergency blanket.

  5. Looking Forward Says:

    Hope DD feels better soon. Smile

  6. Michelle@DTS Says:

    Budgeting and not spending too much can be really hard. I hope I can say it gets simpler but for me it is always a struggle. Just remind yourself of your goal and why you need to save. I hope DD gets better.

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