Sunday, December 7, 2008

Woe is Me

My stinkin' dryer quit. It was only 12 1/2 years old. It's only been repaired 2 times. And moved 4 times. So, tomorrow I'm going to my local Sears to look at dryers. Not my idea of fun. I initially considered getting a washer too, but then I looked at the price of what I want, cringed, and decided to wait. After all, I also want new counter tops, and new flooring. A girl must show some restraint in her covets.

Not only did my dryer quit, but I have to take the stinkin' van to the collision shop because apparently when they pieced the jalopy back together, they forgot to hook up the interior dash lights. It's rather strange to drive down the road with no interior light. By the way, the interior lights worked after the wreck before they repaired the van! (No, the wreck was not my fault. Long story...I'll tell you later.)

I need to go to the store. Tomorrow is Monday. That's my grocery day. I actually like grocery day. I plan a menu, make my list accordingly, and if I really want to have fun, I list my items in the order they would be found in the store, and stack my possible coupons in the same order. Oh! And I put a little "c" next to any item I may have a coupon for, so I can compare it, then compare if it really saves me money. *Has anyone else noticed how the coupon inserts are twice as thick as before, but have half the amount of coupons? What's up with the full page ads? And who the heck actually believes 25c off of 4 cans of soup is a bargain?* Don't you just love how they list how much it is per ounce? Then you can really determine how much you can save with a coupon/sale. I know, I'm weird. These little things just make me happy. Like having a specific place in the pantry for each food item. This is not such an easy task now that I have a smaller pantry, but I find that small baskets help.

Well, that post was completely pointless, wasn't it? There's a snapshot of my plans for Monday....Hope yours, Dear Reader, includes more exciting things...like a pedicure, or a massage....or coffee with a friend...or a nice long nap!

3 comments:

Dawn said...

Oh look--you had a European Visitor. And now I know that there is another family member with obsessive organisation characteristics--list organizing! But then Paula has her obsession about wardrobe documentation and then there's that other siblings obsessions................

Becky said...

"I plan a menu, make my list accordingly, and if I really want to have fun, I list my items in the order they would be found in the store, and stack my possible coupons in the same order. Oh! And I put a little "c" next to any item I may have a coupon for, so I can compare it, then compare if it really saves me money."

I AM SO LIKE THIS! And I hate those coupons for 25c off of four cans or 35c off of a 16.99 bottle of laundry soap.

Have fun picking a new dryer.

Andrea said...

I am so glad there are others out there like me! I also organize my list by the order the items are found in the grocery store, and I mark a "c" next to the items I have a coupon for. I have lately fallen behind in the menu-making department, but was once right there with you on that, too! Time just seems to get away with me these days. I do go to the store with a general idea of what I'll be making for the coming week.