Wednesday, April 27, 2011

What's Up With Me

So, I still had $150 left in grocery money to get me through the end of this month as of last Wednesday...

I decided to reward myself with a shopping spree for flowers and used the rest to buy the girls Easter basket goodies last Saturday.

Because really after you've eaten food you have nothing to show for it, except a few dimples on my thighs, but flowers last forever!!!  Or at least through the summer.  Or as long as I remember to water them.  Unless my dog eats them...

Moving on...

My husband went on his own little shopping spree for Dr. Pepper last night (with Imperial sugar...You must buy this if you have not discovered it.  You will never go back to plain DP again) and left with guacamole, Fritos, pretzels, and candy...And so much more!

I asked him how he paid for it.

Yes, I realize that is not a submissive question.  Yes, I realize it is probably not a big deal, and I'm probably being a nag.

Well, you will be delighted to know that he USED HIS DEBIT CARD!!!  Not his "fun money"  His debit card...I gave him my "mom" face, but bit back the temptation to lecture on my goal of being a trophy wife who sits home and clips coupons, thus enabling me to quit my job, and how his shopping twenty dollar spree was undermining my plans...

I did mention that I have four boxes of Lipton tea in the cabinet that I got for free (yes, four although I could have eight, but I've given the coupons away to ladies in the aisle next to me.)  Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think free tea is way cheaper than DP, which leads to chips and candy purchases!

But then I stopped nagging.

Truly I did...

I was behind on clipping coupons, so I tackled that hated chore last night as I watched the last two episodes of Dancing With the Stars...I love DVRs...And what to my wondering eyes should appear?

A DOLLAR OFF COUPON FOR HOLY GUACAMOLE!

"Did you buy guacamole today?" I asked in as non-accusatory voice as I could muster, and I held up the coupon.

"Yes.  And, yes I see that coupon which doubles to two dollars off, and yes I wasted money.  I have learned my lesson."

And I continued with my clipping, smug in the knowledge that he has learned the error of his ways.

I suspect that he was just humoring me.  But I can totally live with that!  He said I was right!  And I have now recorded it for all eternity on this blog, and it will be reported to the ends of the earth!

So today I was totally unable to resist looking at the coupon match ups...

I will not go to the store today.  I will not go to the store today...

BUT I CAN GET GREEK YOGURT FOR 19 CENTS!!!

I will not go to the store today.  I will not go to the store today...

BUT I CAN GET BARBECUE SAUCE FOR FREE!!!

I will not go to the store today.  I will not go to the store today...

BUT I CAN GET POPCORN, TOOTHPASTE AND PASTA FOR FREE!!!

I may go to the store today.  

The challenge is to not wander all over the store and buy stuff that I can get for cheap...

The problem is I'm completely out of cash, and we are dedicated to the cash system.  I can get more cash after the first of May, but not before.  Unfortunately, I blew all of my "fun money" on a ladies retreat where I got my mom a birthday and Mother's Day gift...And a Bible case/backpack for my daughter, and a journal for me.

She is going to love her presents.

Did ya hear that Mom?  I remembered to buy you a present AND Mother's Day gift...But you won't get either one until I see you over Memorial Day.  Sorry about your luck!

Well, I'm off to see the dentist.  I've flossed my teeth about 12 times today in hopes that they won't notice that I've been neglecting that little chore.

Have a happy Wednesday!

P.S. Aren't you just sick and tired of hearing about my couponing?  Well, never fear!  I have a post coming up about my child nearly getting expelled from school!  How exciting is that?

4 comments:

Sarah (Castor) Kamolz said...

Haha! I'm inspired as always by your dedication to the cash system and to couponing! It's okay! I'm cool with your couponing stories! Looking forward to the expelation blog!

Marilyn said...

I too love your posts, and which sweet little girl did something so bad as to almost get expelled from school?

Freckled Hen said...

Your couponing is inspiring, I
I love the way you write and enjoy reading every post!

Dawn said...

Expulsion! Oh My Good Ness! What a cliff hanger! :)