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WIS, WWA | This week was a fog

You know how sometimes when you are sick, it’s not just your body that feels bad, but also your brain?

I felt that this last week!

You’d have thought with all the couch/bed time I had that I might have read a bunch of books, done puzzles, or written blog posts, but nope; even watching TV seemed unappealing. I did a lot of just flat-out nothing.

cat on kristen's lap.

I did try to do some reading, but man, even my brain was tired.

Language of kindness book.

I did finish this book up while I was sick, but that was the extent of my reading!

I feel like I came out of the fog on Wednesday of this week, so that’s where I’ll pick up my WIS, WWA report.

The days before Wednesday can just remain in the misty past. 😉

What I Spent

I spent:

  • $50 on a Sam’s Club membership
  • $104 on food at Sam’s Club
  • $24 at Safeway

So, $178 for this week, but obviously the $50 membership fee isn’t going to be recurring each week.

My current house is just not at all close to any other warehouse club, so I figured I should give Sam’s Club a try! I haven’t been a member since maybe the early 2000s, so it will be interesting to see what I think of their selection and prices.

What We Ate


As it turns out, I actually do remember what I ate on Tuesday; I got a rotisserie chicken from Safeway and I also boiled some small potatoes and dressed them with some garlic and butter.


A few weeks ago, I’d frozen some extra burgers I’d made, so I thawed and cooked those on Wednesday night. Yay for past Kristen!

We just had some fruit on the side.


I made the King’s Hawaiian baked ham/Swiss sliders, and we had a green salad on the side.

baked sandwiches.


I might make some pizza!

What did you have for dinner this week?

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Sunday 5th of February 2023

Best part of Sam's Club is the App and Pick Up... THE BEST MONEY SAVING option ever.

And, you should have been able to get a Sam's membership for like $25 and the coupons for free muffins and a rotisserie chicken which negate the $25 spent. Anyway, already done, but that's how my MIL get's her Sam's membership.


Sunday 5th of February 2023

Kristen, please tell me you used one of the current specials for that Sam's Club membership... you don't have to pay full price for them, you know.


Saturday 4th of February 2023

I find Sams great for over the counter drugs. I take Musinex daily &Sams brand is $14.99 for 56 of them.

Lisa K.

Friday 3rd of February 2023

I usually cook on the weekends and eat leftovers all week on rotation. This week's items were: --pork blade steaks cooked in onion soup mix and Asian spices until falling apart; mostly ate this mixed with noodles --Hawaiian Smiles casserole--ground beef, green peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms, and noodles with melted cream cheese --coleslaw from a bag --green bean casserole --20 Minute Skillet Tamale Pie--from freezer Also alongside were some raw veggies, fruit, etc.


Friday 3rd of February 2023

I'm not trying to be judgmental--truly. But does your daughter ever help with meal prep when you're buried with school work or not feeling well? Perhaps she does and you haven't mentioned it.

My husband is the cook in our family, and he has always been reluctant to have our daughters prepare the family dinner. As a result, our eldest, who just turned 30 really doesn't cook for herself--she's a medical resident with very little time, but even when she has time she only buys and heats prepared foods. Our youngest (who still lives at home) can do very well in the kitchen, but does not participate in meal prep for the family--she will make a meal for herself if we are not eating at home. I kind of think this has been a disservice to our daughters, because cooking from scratch is an important skills for healthy and budget-friendly living. My husband and I have a long-standing disagreement about this. He's a great dad committed to serving nutritious meals (yes, I'm very lucky and I know it!), but I think this would have been of benefit to them to have them helping more in the kitchen and sometimes preparing the family meal.


Friday 3rd of February 2023

The girls do fine at fending for themselves when I'm under the weather; that's what they did during the fog of my covid!

Lisey is so busy with school five days a week (plus a three hour commute) plus working another day a week, I hate to ask for much in the way of help from her. I do need to get Zoe in the kitchen a bit more; she's wanting to help out with cooking.

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