Tomorrow's shopping list has been made and, by carefully picking and choosing, I've made it come in under the budget with pennies to spare. It's a good thing I know what the total will be at the check out stand, and that I know I will have to stick to the list. There will be no impromptu purchases tomorrow. It is not allowed by order of law. It's also a good thing that my cravings were satisfied yesterday at my sister's house so I won't have to buy something like chocolate or ice cream. I think a Christmas dinner is supposed to take care of all of that sort of nonsense so you get it out of your system for the next 6 months or until the 4th of July.
One thing I will be glad of and that is when normal television programming resumes. There has been such drivel on TV theses last few days that I have hardly watched it. We did once again assure everyone of the fact that we are a Christian nation, because that must not have escaped anyone's attention and I thought Christmas was a secular enough holiday by now. We have enough people living here of other ethnicity that I thought we didn't have to lay it on so thick, but I was mistaken. People who never saw Jesus as their personal savior, suddenly sang how much they adored him on national television.
Because I wanted Tyke to have a holiday feast also, he had fried ground pork for breakfast and dinner and green beans for lunch and he has never been as happy and satisfied. I am seriously contemplating always feeing him like this, because it may be better for him and cause him to lose weight. The pork was very lean and I didn't season it. I will have to go to the supermarket's website and price the large packs of ground pork and see if they are as expensive as buying dog food. I may have to adjust my shopping list yet.
Tomorrow morning I have to call the GP's office to ask about the test result for the vitamin D deficiency, which I forgot to do before the holidays. I also have to ask her to write a prescription for tranquilizers because I just took the last one. My psychiatrist is not going to be back in his office until Monday so my GP will have to do the honors. I can't do without the tranquilizers because I get way too stressed. I can't believe the difference between me on them and off. I had not really realized how much stress I always walked around with until I stopped feeling it. Now I don't want to feel it again at all.