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WIS, WWA | flying to pieces

What I Spent

If you get the “flying to pieces” reference, then you’ve probably read the Laura Ingalls Wilder books as many times as I have. 😉

green ferns.

I spent:

  • $26 at Sam’s Club
  • $29 at Lidl
  • $20 on pizza
  • $10 at Chick-fil-A

Sooo, $85, which is not too shabby for an end-of-semester week when I pressed the easy button a few times. 🙂

messy office

my brain feels about as organized as my office floor 😉

What We Ate


Zoe and I shared some pizza. 🙂


French toast with berries and whipped cream.


This was my last 12-hour clinical shift for the semester, and I remember that Zoe got home from her work shift at work at the same time as me.

I have no idea what we ate for dinner, though; it has completely slipped my mind!


I made some Aussie chicken, and we ate that with sauteed broccoli, plus some pretzel rolls from Lidl.

aussie chicken


Zoe had leftovers from Tuesday, and I’d had a late lunch and wasn’t super hungry so…I ate some cottage cheese and crackers. 🙂


I had an ATI exam in the morning, and this is the type of exam where afterward, we have to go home and write three bullet points of information for each item that we got wrong.

People don’t typically do super well on these exams (me included!) because they’re basically assessing whether you’d pass the NCLEX. So, these tests cover stuff we’ve never heard of before.

I got a 77%, which is actually pretty good for an ATI exam, but that still meant I had to do 81 bullet points.

I decided to tackle them right away because I have another ATI exam Monday and that will come with yet more bullet points to do. Plus I had a zoom meeting with my group (we’re presenting in front of the whole class tomorrow), and I had to finish the PowerPoint for the group.

Anyway. I skipped cooking dinner! I had a free birthday offer in my Chick-fil-A app so I only had to buy one meal.

chick fil a order screenshot.

And after dinner, I did get the last of my bullet points alllll done. But I was starting to feel like I was losing my mind, so I took a small break to walk around the block.

azaleas in bloom.

I always think Laura Ingalls Wilder said it best, as she described the tedium of hand-sewing buttonholes on shirts all day: “Laura felt as if she would fly to pieces.”

That’s how I feel when I do bullet points!

But at least I’m all done with them now, at least until after Monday’s exam. 😉


I’m not sure yet because I know Zoe has some plans but I am not clear yet on whether or not they include dinner!

What did you have for dinner this week?

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Sunday 5th of May 2024

It's the inside out pants that got me. LOL


Sunday 5th of May 2024

Haha, I think I was changing into leggings and I just left the pants lying there.


Saturday 4th of May 2024

Curious about your desk in the office…is it an adjustable sit/stand desk? If so, what brand and how do you like it?


Saturday 4th of May 2024

I’m intrigued by what Aussie chicken is (since I’m Aussie!)

WIS: $211 at various supermarkets (including Aldi - our food is expensive in Australia)

WIA: Sunday: spinach and cheese Spanakopita from Aldi Monday: Sausage & tomato pasta with garlic Bread Tuesday: Baked fish (kids had fish fingers) sweet potato and broccoli Wednesday: Leftover pasta from Monday Thursday: Could not be bothered so baked leftover fish fingers, chicken nuggets and made toast Friday: Homemade pizza at a friends house Saturday: Beef tacos with salad, cheese and sour cream

Elizabeth M

Friday 3rd of May 2024

WIS: nothing yet, but I'm planning to get groceries from Kroger this weekend because they have a few good deals in this week's ad. I won't buy much, though, so probably won't spend more than $40 or so.

WIA: Sunday - family get together for my birthday with hot dogs and hamburgers, french fries, and pickles. Flourless chocolate cake with coconut whipped topping.

Monday - beef and vegetable soup with gluten free bread and margarine on the side

Tuesday - leftovers

Wednesday - homemade refried beans on corn tortillas with dairy free "cheese"

Thursday - needed something easy, so I just made an almond butter sandwich

Friday - I'm not sure, but I think it will involve eggs somehow

Elizabeth M

Saturday 4th of May 2024

@JDinNM, Thank you!


Friday 3rd of May 2024

@Elizabeth M, Happy Belated Birthday!


Friday 3rd of May 2024

I'm with Laura, a seamstress I'm not....board games and puzzles make me grind my teeth to.

This week we ate:

Monday - Sheet pan perogies with peppers topped with sour cream, mixed greens salad to go with ( I cheated and got a bin of the ready to go salad from Safeway due to it being a freebie reward so I don't feel to bad)

Tuesday - Pancakes, scrambled eggs with onions and peppers.

Wendsday - Random veggie and chicken ramen bowls.

Thursday - Neighbor keeps chickens and geese so he occasionally brings us eggs. So, of course I took a few of the platinum plated buggers and made a quiche with ham, cheese, and green onions (I cheated yet again with a premade pie crust, the Marie Collenders one that actually tastes ok and can be a lifesaver when dinner time rolls around and your brain is just so over being chained to the stove) Salad to go with.

Friday - It's been a busy week (hence the super simple suppers) and my brain is tired so I'll probably just throw together some leftover ham, chicken and cheese sandwiches, roast spuds to go with.

Happy weekend everyone!

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