Today, the entire day was spent in Abilene, along with driving there and back. I had a dermatology appointment so we went early and ate lunch at Panda Express.
Definitely not low carb but good!
From there we went to the Natural Grocer. I love that store. It’s right up there with Aldi on my list. Natural Grocer for fresh produce, organic items and supplements; Aldi for meat, canned goods, nuts, wine, etc.
From there we went to T. J. Max. We didn’t buy much there – Vince got some coffee and we found some amazing coconut from Australia. It isn’t shredded and it isn’t chips but it’s kinda like what you’d get if you used a big carrot peeler. It has no sugar – just coconut and it’s really good for snacking. We ate some of that on the way home.
Then we went to Sam’s. We needed to get salmon because is going to smoke salmon tomorrow. I love his smoked salmon and we’ll eat on that for days! I did buy purple sweet potatoes at Natural Grocer. Even though they have carbs, they’re so healthy that we’ll eat those every now and then and after today’s meal at Panda, who’s counting carbs? 🙂
After Sam’s, we went to my dermatology appointment. They’re so nice and so quick there. I think it was the dermatologist in Joplin where I used to have to wait forever. They called in a prescription at Walmart back in Brownwood so we left Abilene and drove back to Walmart in Brownwood but just before we arrived, they texted me to let me know they didn’t have the meds and wouldn’t have it til Wednesday or Thursday. So, we went to CVS, they had it so they called Walmart and got the RX, which my Medicare Part D did not pay and it was $95 for one tube of cream. Reminds me of my days on Blue Cross! So far, on Medicare, I’ve needed three prescriptions: one for an antibiotic, one for cough medicine and one for face cream for rosacea. The insurance only paid for the antibiotic. Crazy, but thankfully, I don’t need a lot of meds, at least for now. The Good RX card did bring the face cream down to $88 — not enough savings for a skein of yarn but every dollar helps, right?
It was a long day . . We left puppy pads down for Rita, which she will sometimes use if we’re gone. We left here around 9:15 and got back at almost 5 and she had not gone to the bathroom anywhere. She’s turned into such a good dog when it comes to her bathroom habits . . which needed MUCH improvement when she first got here.
Now . . I’m going to sit and knit for a while. I’m tired . . it’s hard work shopping with Vince.