What did I do this Christmas weekend? (December 23-27, 2017)

Heya’ everybody! It was a rough holiday for me because of my health problem, but I still managed to do some stuff! I have included Monday’s, Tuesday’s, and Wednesday’s adventures as well since my weekend was the total pits. : ( However, I will not be including what I spent this weekend because I spent all of my money on my health problem that had to deal with constipation and frankly, it would be embarrassing to post the medicinal stuff I had to buy for it on the internet… So no spending updates for this Weekend Update.

But come see what I did anyway!

On Saturday, I ended up staying home because I couldn’t go to LOCAunt’s and LOCUncle’s to join them and my cousin’s for Christmas dinner. But LOCMom managed to take a wooden salad bowl I bought at Goodwill for LOCAunt and LOCAunt liked it a lot! So that is always good. πŸ™‚

On Sunday, I went to the hospital for my constipation and the doctor diagnosed me with Fecal Impaction. I looked up this condition on the internet and I KNEW that I had it because the symptoms of it sounded like my own. And what do you know, sometimes the internet can help you identify medical problems, haha. πŸ˜› So, I got treated for my medical problem at the hospital and I have been taking the drugs they prescribed me ever since. I think my fecal impaction is gone now, but I have to get cleared by my regular doctor first. Which I won’t see him until next week. *sigh* I just hope my colon is all clear of any obstructions and I am not constipated anymore after this. : (

After my hospital visit, I went to LOCCousinC’s house and joined my family for Christmas Eve dinner! You could say I ate a lot of twice baked potatoes, haha. πŸ™‚ “A lot” of twice baked potatoes were only 2 though and leftovers for the next day. πŸ™‚ After dinner, we then did a White Elephant gift exchange like we always do and it was a lot of fun! I came home with a picture frame that was pretty. ❀ After visiting with my cousin’s, LOCMom and I went home and relaxed for the night.

On Monday, LOCMom and LOCBrotherA were at our house for opening gifts! LOCBrother A got me a really fancy shirt that was made in Italy where he is stationed at in the Navy! The shirt has cactuses on it and is very fluffy and white. πŸ™‚ Will have to wear it sometime to something special. ❀ I also got a Laugh/Cry Emoji Bluetooth Speaker from LOCMom and CANDY GALORE! See’s Candy to be exact! Can’t eat it at the moment because of my health problem, but when my health problem is gone, then NOM NOM NOM! After opening presents, I just stayed home all day and finally got on with treating my fecal impaction. And… I think the medicine worked. Like I said earlier, just have to be cleared by my doctor that I am absolutely cleaned out! Oh man, this whole thing has been a nightmare. : (

On Tuesday, it was Goodwill’s 50% Off day sale and WOW, have I never seen Goodwill so crowded! When I was in Goodwill, I bought some gently used glass cups that had nature stuff on them for the spring and summer time. I love themed glasses that you can use year round. ❀ I also bought two plastic Sterilite shoe boxes for OCC gifts for $1.19 each. Score! I also bought a book cover sleeve for an OCC gift as well. Not a bad day if you ask me! The most painful part of my trip to Goodwill that day was the liiiiiiiine. Oh man, there was so many people in the line to the checkout counter, but my stuff was worth it, so I waited. : )

And on Tuesday, my mom wanted to go back to Goodwill to browse and I bought a Talbots shirt for 8 bucks and Jones New York sweater for another 8 bucks! Check out my Goodwill outfit!

goodwill outfit

Pants not included, haha. Not the best picture of me either, but I must say my new Goodwill clothes look snazzy! The sweater is kind of different, but I think it looks good on me. πŸ™‚

Then on the same day, something AMAZING happened! LOCCousinJ texted me wondering if LOCMom and I were home and I texted them back saying we were at Goodwill. LOCCousinJ then traveled to Goodwill and handed me a present! And inside this present was an ESSENTIAL OILS DEFUSER! I couldn’t believe she bought me one! I was so happy and thanked her. πŸ˜€ She got me one because at the White Elephant gift exchange at LOCCousinC’s, I managed to steal one from LOCAuntV, but it was stolen from me by LOCCousinC herself during the game since she wanted another one. πŸ˜› So LOCCousinJ felt sorry for me and bought one for me! Isn’t she the greatest? πŸ˜€ I tried out the defuser tonight and it works wonderfully! LOCFriendT was also with her and it was great seeing her again! LOCFriendTΒ and I are going to go thrifting at Goodwill sometime in early January and I can’t wait! It should be fun. πŸ™‚

After saying goodbye to LOCCousinJ and LOCFriendT, LOCMom and I went home and just chilled for the rest of the evening. πŸ™‚

So all and all, it was wonderful holiday weekend despite my health problems. It is nice to know that there are people all around us who love you and only want happiness for you. πŸ™‚

How was your holiday weekend? πŸ™‚Β 

What five things I am thankful for this Christmas/Holiday Season (2017 Edition)

Hello, everybody! It’s almost Christmas and even though things in my health life aren’t exactly great, everything else has been! Here I will list five things I am thankful for this Christmas/Holiday season! πŸ™‚

Money for Presents

Isn’t this is what Christmas is all about instead of only spending time with family and friends and eating lots of yummy food? It’s the presents you get! I am so thankful this year that I was able to afford all of my giftsΒ to everyone in my family! πŸ™‚ Everyone is accounted for and not forgotten! I even had the money this year to do fancy photo cards for only $14.99 at Costco! I hope to be able to do photo cards next year as well. πŸ™‚ But I had money to get everything I needed for Christmas, plus I could afford a few extra things I needed and a few wants on the side. So I am very thankful that I got my Christmas list done this year for everyone on it!

My Medication

Oh my gosh, everybody. THIS RIGHT HERE is so important! Without my medication, I would probably be in an insane asylum somewhere because I would not be able to control the side affects of my mental illness. Who knows what would happen to me without my medication? : ( So I am thankful this year for my health insurance, Medicare, for taking care of my prescription costs for my meds. I always am. : ) Not meaning to get too much into politics, but I always loved Bernie Sander’s ‘Medicare for All’ idea. I believe everyone deserves Universal Healthcare and not having to worry about if they will be able to afford their own medication(s) for the month or not. Or not having to worry about big hospital bills. Things like that. So I am also thankful for my medication this month! πŸ™‚

A Warm Bed

Lately, my bed has been extra cozy on these cold winter nights. I am always saying to myself when I am snuggled in my warm bed, “Man, I love my warm bed!” And I do! It’s always so cozy and relaxing to settle down in for the night since I have like four blankets over me, haha. I also use it to read on and play my Nintendo DS on. Haven’t played my 2DS for a while now, but when I do, my bed never lets me down! So I am very thankful for my warm bed! πŸ™‚

Healthy Food

THIIIIIISSS. I am also VERY THANKFUL to be able to afford healthy food throughout the month. Eating healthy makes me feel good and doesn’t make me feel awful whenever I indulge in too much crappy food. I am also very thankful to be able to afford it since I was dieting a little while ago and it always helps to be able to afford good diet food for your diet. A lot of Americans can’t afford good food in the United States or some people even live in places called “food deserts” where no healthy food exists, so I’m also thankful for our local grocery stores and especially the Frugalpants Grocery Store, Winco, as well. Winco is a discount grocery store that sells cheap groceries that are even lower than Wal-Mart prices sometimes. Aldi and Lidl it ain’t, but it’sΒ better than nothing. It’s also the most popular grocery store in our town. πŸ™‚


And do you, my wonderful readers, know who makes all of this stuff for me to be thankful for possible? It is my mother, LOCMom! Without her having a warm house for me to live in or her taking me everywhere where I need to go in her car, I would probably not be very far in life or be living very differently. So I thank her from the bottom of my heart for all that she does for me. ❀ πŸ™‚


Annnnd I think that is it for this list! Of course, I am thankful for my iMac, our electricity, having warm water, a house to live in, etc., but I just wanted to do a small list of things I have been thinking about a lot lately. πŸ™‚

And to all of my wonderful wonderful readers who have always supported me from the very beginning or have just started reading, and also visitors who are reading this blog post right now, I wish all of you a beautiful holiday anda Merry Christmas! Make lots of memories and snarf down some good food! And don’t be too careful around the desserts! They want to be eaten. πŸ˜› They told me that themselves, so it most be true! πŸ˜›

What are you thankful for this holiday season?

What Did I Do/Buy This Weekend and Weekday! (December 16-18, 2017)

Sorry about the late update everybody, but I think I felt bad yesterday. 😦 So today, I will do the Weekend Update! But since this weekend wasn’t very exciting for me, I will expand this update to today because it was much more eventful! πŸ™‚

On Saturday… I don’t even remember what I did. I think I just hung out and didn’t spend any money. At least I don’t remember spending money. Anyway, it was a nice day. πŸ™‚

Money Spent on Saturday

Total Amount Spent: $0.00

On Sunday, LOCMom and I went to Costco! I got my Christmas presents for LOCNephews Β and some canned Kirkland chicken. I also bought myself a Polish dog! They’reΒ like the all-meat dogs, but they taste better. πŸ™‚ Always good with deli mustard and relish. Wish I would have gotten a pic, but oh well. : (

Then, I went to TJMAXX and bought my shampoo with a gift card! I was originally saving the money on the gift card for a purse, but shampoo is more important than getting another bag, so I went with shampoo. πŸ™‚


This stuff is amazing! It cleans my hair and keeps it all kept-up for a few days!

Well after TJMAXX, we went home and relaxed all day. Can’t remember what I did… Nothing exciting really. πŸ™‚

Money Spent on Sunday

  • Shampoo – $13.93
  • Canned Chicken (budgeted) – 9.99
  • LOCNephews’ Xmas Present (budgeted) – $7.99
  • Polish Dog – $1.61

Total Amount Spent: $33.52

Now for the bonus day! Monday! A much more exciting day in terms of stuff I did. πŸ™‚

On Monday, LOCMom and I had to go to the dentist for our yearly check-up! But first, LOCMom wanted another pair of pants and she suggested we go to Goodwill for them, so we did! And guess what? LOCMom found a pair of Gloria Vanderbilts for $6.99! I was going to try on numerous pairs of pants since I think I shrunk down to a size 14 (Woohoo! πŸ˜€ ), but we didn’t have time. The only pair I tried on was a pair of size 14 pants that the waist was too high on me (High-waisted pants on me suck), so I could not get them even though they fit. 😦 Oh wellz…

So after getting my teeth cleaned at the dentist, the dentist told me my mouth was squeaky clean! No cavities what-so-ever! πŸ˜€ HOORAY! Just goes to show you you can use Crest kid’s toothpaste and it still keep your teeth clean! πŸ™‚


Than after this, I had to go to the doctor’s office and get an x-ray. I must admit I have been having health problems as of late dealing with bad constipation. So I got x-rayed to see if there was anything wrong with my gut. Fingers crossed the physician will give me good results and a solution to my problem! : (

Before and after the dentist today, I also hit up two different Dollar Trees for gift wrapping supplies, but I also bought a few other things for myself and OCC boxes as well. πŸ™‚ After all, everything is just a dollar, haha. πŸ˜› I even got LOCMom a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup candy for her stocking! She loves Reese’s and so do I! πŸ™‚

Then after Dollar Tree, we went home and relaxed!

Money Spent on Monday

Dollar Tree Purchases – $8.89

Total Amount Spent: $8.89

So that’s pretty much it. πŸ™‚ Unlike my millennial counterparts, I am just a boring adult trying to make it by each day at a time. Don’t really party or anything wild like that, haha. πŸ™‚

By the way, there will be no Monthly Budget Check-In blog post this month because I worked experimentally with a new budgeting platform and it frustrates me to go back and fix stuff. I’m OFFICIALLY working with Microsoft Excel now and this month, I have a better handle on things, so I will be able to post a Monthly Budget Check-In blog post next month. πŸ™‚ Sorry for the inconvenience everyone. 😦

How was your weekend?