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Saturday errands

January 28th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

I did my $20 grocery shopping this morning. It was certainly quick, because I bought three items. A bag of cat food, and two bottles of Co-Q-10, which were BOGO. With a $2 off coupon, that got me just .07 over $20.

Just for the record, I am merely pretending that I have only $20 to spend, and making my decisions based on that. I still have food to get me through the week. If i hadn't, I probably wouldn't have bought the Co-Q-10. I take it because I also take statins, but when I talk to others it seems I am the only one who does this (upon the advice of my doctor). I'm always wondering if I'm wasting money, because Co-Q-10 is one of the more expensive supplements.

I also picked up the pants I had shortened. For some reason unknown to me, I got a $2 discount, so it was $8 rather than $10. I didn't argue.

Then I swung by the library. I wanted to see if "Seize the Day," which was recommended by PS was there, but it wasn't. I checked out a couple of videos and three books, so I'll be busy for a while. I have a bunch of books here at home that my sister gave me, and I've been working my way through them, but I had a craving to read some of my favorite authors. One of them is Alexander McCall Smith, and I got his latest in the Scotland series today.

I still hadn't made the split pea soup that I bought the ingredients for last week, so I got that on the stove today in my beautiful new stock pot (Christmas gift).

I printed out a BOGO coupon on Hallmark cards and my printer let me know I was low on ink. This is the first time I've had to replace the ink since I got the printer -- gosh, must be at least a year ago. I got it from Epson online with no shipping charge. (Otherwise would have had to go to Office Depot, which is not particularly close by). It was $38.

I went to the Toyota dealer on Friday evening to get my seatbelt buckle replaced, but it turned out the wrong part had been ordered -- passenger side rather than driver side. I think it was just a miscommunication, but the guy was all apologies. I have to go back on Monday, but he told me he would knock $50 off the price. I hope he remembers that! I am really not upset about having to wait a couple more days and would be delighted to get $50 off.

5 Responses to “Saturday errands”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    Wow, talk about some great deals! Good for you!

  2. patientsaver Says:

    I saw another movie I'd never heard of before with a big star in it.

    This was had Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts and was called Mr. xxxx's War. (I forget his name.) But i didn't think it was that good.

    Was Seize the Day just checked out by someone or the library just didn't have it?

    Tonight I watched Copying Beethoven, which was better than I expected. If you liked that one about Mozart (I forget the name, but it was pretty well-known), it's similar, except this is about Beethoven.

  3. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Isn't obscene how expensive printer ink is? I hope this one lasts you a year as well. Smile

  4. frugaltexan75 Says:


    I saw that one you are talking about with Tom Hanks. I remember liking it okay, but not being thrilled with it.

  5. CB in the City Says:

    Charlie Wilson's War. My cousin took me to see it when it was in the theaters. She is very much into politics and thought it was great, but it didn't interest me very much.

    I didn't check the catalog to see if the library owned Seize the Day. It wasn't on the shelf. I'll check next time.

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