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First Day of a Long Weekend

May 23rd, 2014 at 11:42 pm

I had a bad night because of pain in my legs, but I was able to sleep in this morning.

I did three loads of laundry, then went shopping. First stop was PetSmart, where I spent $40 in the process of trying to get a good deal. I needed fish pellets and kitty litter. The fish pellets are cheap. The kitty litter -- I decided to go with a 27 lb. container of scoopable litter because it was on sale AND there was a $5 coupon. Well, it turned out the $5 coupon was for ProPlan cat food, IF I bought the kitty litter. So I bought the cat food. I had to get a 16 lb. bag to use the coupon. And ProPlan isn't cheap, but I do know it's a good food -- I've used it before, with good results. So that's how I ended up spending $40. I now have three bags of cat food because of various deals. With any luck at all, I shouldn't have to go near PetSmart again for quite a while!

Oh, and those big bags are still sitting in my car. I may have to use my dolly to get them upstairs.

Next I went to Kohl's to use the $10 gift card. I also had a 30% off coupon. I decided to buy two wooden frames, which were 2-for-the-price-of-one. I will give them to my grandniece for her high school graduation. I figure she will want some pictures on her desk at college! The full retail cost was $40 and I got them for $10.

And then to the grocery store. It was difficult to make the choice of only ten items, but I settled on:
ground turkey, bacon, eggs, butter, granola, an onion, pantiliners, detergent, bread, and hamburger buns. Total bill was $26 -- and that was after two weeks of not shopping! (I do have plenty of food in the freezer).

At home again, I made some chicken noodle soup from scratch, and cut up and sauteed some onion and celery to use in sloppy joe's tomorrow. I guess they will be sloppy tom's, since the meat will be turkey!

For breakfast I made an egg casserole, and for lunch a tuna melt. I'm very strategically using things up.

I was pretty tired in the afternoon, but I cleaned out my hutch and put in more seasonally-appropriate dishes etc. (Read that as, yes, I finally packed up my Santa collection!)

My new oven stone was delivered and I washed it and found a place to store it.

I swept all the floors, unloaded and loaded the dishwasher, made the bed, and just did a bunch of little housewifey things that I haven't been good about doing lately.

I'm actually looking forward to giving the whole house a through dusting tomorrow!

3 Responses to “First Day of a Long Weekend”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    You were busy! I need to dust at my house too.

  2. Beawealthywarrior Says:

    I will be making a trip to PetSmart soon as well. I have a $5 off any bag of dog food and also $6 off!

  3. Bluebird Says:

    Wow! You certainly accomplished a lot! It's great to catch up on things. I hope to do that today, too!

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