Those who know me know that there's not much I don't find a way to conquer. It may take a few tears brought on by anger, but a way is always found to overcome. Mostly I pray for wisdom then move forward with action. I can't deny that I am a strong Catholic girl who is in love with what heaven offers.
Daughter number three called to invite me for a nice lunch. After playing a couple of games of Memory (my favorite) we enjoyed a pasta bake, cold crisp celery, fruited jello and French bread.
Before I left she packed me enough for dinner.
A trip to Wal Mart grocery store with a few price matches was accomplished before I headed home. There were quite a few fresh veggies and fruit on the list such as a European cucumber, .99 cents (Grown in Canada!), cherries from Washington state, South Carolina peaches,.99 a pound, and one corn for .20.
Added to the good for me foods were three boxes of brownie mix, 1.00 and Oscar Mayer bologna, 16 ounces for 1.49. I love bologna made in a sandwich with mustard, mayo, and bread and butter pickles. A concoction my husband introduced me to in our early years of marriage. I might add he was stoically patient with me while I made fun of him before he convinced me to try it. I was instantly hooked.
|The bologna package was opened so I replaced it with a |
bunch of bananas!
A trip to the dollar store was needed to check for bread. The bread was not interesting, but I did buy a pack of English muffins and a pack of bagels from a hoity toity baker. Those are the items that are priced well over their worth, but at a dollar, are a bargain. New items I picked up were windshield washer, cheese cloth, rubber gloves, pop corn, and grill cleaner. I was trying to figure out how to clean the table top grill I got off of the virtual yard sale site on Facebook. Problem solved with the purchase of a cleaner and grill scrub brush at Dollar Tree.
It would be nice if I could jot down a list of accomplishments this week, but not much was accomplished. I'm not sure where the week went, but I know I have neglected the floors and laundry. Both of those things can't be put off any longer so they will be done today after a shower and the bed is made.
One thing I did do is go to Penney's to use my 10.00 of 10.00 purchase coupon. The only thing I needed was soft socks, so I paid .85 cents for a pack of three and walked away from the register with a slight smile. The smile was not only for the out of pocket expense, but the sale that was attached to that price, as well.
|I wear socks all year these days. These are soft and cuddly.|
Penney's has a store within the store called Sophora. I've never gone in to check it out, but I did that day. I asked what the store was all about and was impressed with the explanation. I'm not a big one for beauty products, I prefer natural items and very little make up. This is in direct contrast of what was expected of me before I retired. I have been enjoying that particular freedom since retirement, with the exception of special occasions.
Since most facial cleansers react on my skin, my normal routine is a really hot wash cloth twice a day. This has worked well for me for years reducing any eruptions that occurred when I used cleansers. There was one cleanser in the shop that caught my interest that was created with no additives or preservatives and was formulated for 'mature' skin. After I use it for a while I'll reveal the name and do a review on it.
And how was your week?