One foot (paw?) in front of the other.
Thankfully, my cold is 95% gone.
NOT thankfully…Southie is still not eating. She licked at some wet food this morning, but it was untouched all day. So, it’s back to the vet tomorrow morning.
It’s funny—Tim and I both think her personality is back, even though she’s weak. She will purr up a storm if you pet her, and was fighting us like crazy when we were trying to inject the high calorie goop from the vet into her mouth last night. Her eyes are much brighter. Our armchair vet hypothesis is that the intense antibiotics are making her tummy ache, as she’s had the dry heaves since her return from the vet. I’m hoping they have some kind of anti-nausea injection we can try.
I went to our favorite pet food store on my lunch hour to see if they had any delicious wet foods we could tempt her with, and also wound up doing some preliminary research on raw feeding. I picked up a sampler box just for funsies.
Our vet recommended transitioning to raw feeding all our pets for Southie’s benefit. He said he’s seen it work absolute miracles in animals. It’s something I’ve always thought about, but this was the final nudge. It’s the absolute healthiest diet you can put your pets on, and even though I know admittedly little about it now, I’m committed to learning about it! So, once the kibble runs low in a few weeks, we’ll be attempting a transition to raw feeding.
For lunch I had a leaf pile and some Spongebob mac and cheese. (You all know how the last few days have been. It’s the little things.)
I also really wanted a smoothie for lunch so I packed my entire Magic Bullet in my lunch bag and made one in my office.
I don’t care if my co-workers think I’m crazy. I am.
Anyway, it was strawberries, half a banana, milk, and yogurt. And also delicious.
I hit the pool after work for some laps. I wasn’t particularly speedy (like I ever am, right?) because my muscles are super sore from lifting. HOWEVER, in the spirit of Theodora’s recent “do one thing each day that scares you” post, I attempted flip turning. (And also using the gym’s hair dryers.) I have always been terrified to hit my head on the wall, but it worked out pretty okay. Except for those few times when I turned way too early and had nothing to kick off of. Practice makes perfect.
1100 meters, 40 minutes.
Dinner was some pizza.
After dinner, I engaged in some not-that-extreme couponing!
Kelly has inspired me to post a little bit more about my coupon usage, and I got some awesome deals at Target tonight, so I’m going to share.
Pantene shampoo, conditioner, and heat protective styling spray:
Styling spray: $5.99
MINUS $1.50 off Pantene product coupon from some random mailer
MINUS $5.99 Target coupon for buy a shampoo and conditioner and get a styling product free
Final total: $6.08, or $2.03 per item
Herbal Essences shampoo and conditioner
On sale for $2.49 each, minus $1 Target coupon
Final total: $3.98, or $1.99 each
I also got some great deals on toothpaste!
Colgate Total 2-Pack
On clearance for $2.44
Minus $0.75 newspaper coupon
Minus $1.00 Target coupon
Final total: $0.69, or $0.34 each
Crest Extra Whitening with free travel size toothpaste
On sale for $2.49
Minus $1.00 Target coupon
Minus $0.75 manufacturer coupon
I also got another $10 off Crest products coupon book stuck inside this package, which is where I got the manufacturer coupon for this purchase (from a previous tube).
Gillette Venus Embrace razor, 4 cartridges, and shave gel
Razor: on sale for $8.79
Cartridges: on sale for $15.29
Shave gel: $1.97
Minus $5 off a Venus razor with cartridge purchase Target coupon
Minus $2 off a Venus razor manufacturer coupon from random coupon mailer
Minus $1.97 free shave gel w/any Venus purchase Target coupon
Final total: $17.08
…PLUS, for purchasing two Gillette products, I got a $5 gift card for my next Target trip.
So, functionally, this was $12.08.
Other random good deals:
Neutrogena Acne Wash
On sale for $6.29
Used a $1 off Neutrogena Target coupon
Plus, Target is running a free lip balm with purchase deal, so I got a free Neutrogena lip balm ($2.99 value)!
I didn’t have any coupons for this, but a 4 pack for $4.99 is an awesome deal.
$7.64 on sale plus a $2 off coupon=$5.64/2, or $2.82 each
Sally Hansen nail polish
$2.04 minus $1 off Target coupon=$1.04
I also got some good deals on pasta, juice, and laundry detergent.
All in all, I saved $51.06 today, and I have enough shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, and toothpaste to last us quite awhile! It’s the little things.
Have you gotten any good deals lately?