When Organization Pays Off

Thank goodness I’m organized!!!

Last night, I scrambled through all of my old receipts to see if I could find the one for my last car battery that I bought. Thankfully, I still had it saved…from October 2009!

So this morning, when Jay and I went to go buy the replacement, we soon found out that it was still under warranty, which meant…


No cost for meeee!! Open-mouthed smile

After we picked up the battery, we headed back to the “scene of the crime” so Jay could replace it for me.


I am so incredibly lucky to have a man who’s so darn handy! He really is the best. Smile


Since we were in a hurry to get it done (Jay still had to get back to work) I quickly grabbed a few things from the kitchen to snack on…

A ‘naner




And I stuffed my coat pocket with about two handfuls of Quaker Oatmeal Squares.


It held off hunger for then, but as soon as I got home, I snacked on a Chobani and a few more handfuls of cereal. Not the most exciting “breakfast,” but it will do for today.

After snacking, I got to work on paying a few bills, which Cody gladly came to help me with.


He’s such a “lap cat” – I love it. Winking smile



In a few minutes, I’m headed out the door for my second round of allergy testing, which is focusing on food allergies today.

The doctor told me to try to keep a food diary and write down any foods that I find to bother my stomach. Well, let me tell you…this is not an easy task when your stomach bothers you on a daily basis! Either way, here’s what I have been able to come up with so far, even though I’m not quite positive that any of these are culprits at all??

  • onions
  • garlic
  • xanthan gum
  • whey protein
  • breads (in excess)
  • hommus?? (weird, I know)
  • pasta (specifically, whole wheat or whole grain)

And since I’m not sure about those, I also have a list of foods/beverages that I eat rather frequently:

  • Greek yogurt
  • carrots
  • bananas
  • broccoli
  • tomatoes
  • leafy greens
  • coffee
  • milk (cow & almond)

We’ll see what happens! I’ll be sure to keep ya’ll updated. Smile

Question for the Day:

What foods bother your stomach? Do you have any allergies to food?


  1. says

    I am the same way with keeping reciepts! You never know when you will need it! And luckily, you didn’t get charged for your new battery!

    I have several food allergies/sensitivites, one of them is sesame seeds, so I can’t eat hummus if it has tahini (gournd sesame seeds) in it, which most do. I either buy tahini-free hummus from trader joe’s or make my own at home! The most common food allergies are wheat, soy, egg, corn, nuts, fish, peanuts and dairy, so it’s possible that you have a few food you react to. Good luck with your testing!
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  2. says

    I just realized bananas hurt my stomach, but only when I eat them PLAIN, as an afternoon snack…weird, right? I can eat the mixed in oats or cereal, in banana bread, etc. but for some reason if I eat them alone it kills!! And I just figured this out recently…after I stopped eating them plain I haven’t had any trouble. Weird.
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  3. says

    Good luck with the allergy testing! And nice thinking with the battery – I would never have thought to save those receipts!

    I have a bunch of food intolerances but not any true allergies. Wheat, lactose (but it goes away if I stop eating wheat???), bananas, avocados, kiwis, and chestnuts. Yeah…random. :)
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  4. says

    I had the worst stomach problems for a long time! It seemed like everything upset it. I actually went to a gastroenterologist last month, and I was diagnosed with Crohn’s. People usually feel bad when I say that – but it was the best news! Medicine is such a great help! I hope they figure out what’s bothering you SOON! Tummy troubles are no fun.

  5. bananas says

    Good luck with your testing! It is a hard path trying to figure out what exactly it is that is bothering you especially when you are only slightly intolerant. I avoid gluten as best I can… I try to buy gluten free everything. I haven’t been diagnosed with celiac disease but my body and skin feel a lot better when I avoid it. It is extremely hard since gluten is in EVERYTHING (toothpaste, body lotion, soups, drinks, etc).

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