Friday, October 10, 2008


It sounds cliché, I know, but THANK GOD IT’s FRIDAY. It’s been an incredibly loooooong and jam-packed week. And today, I feel every bit of it.

This is not good, considering that I still have to make it through today and I’ve got a lot going on. It’s great to be busy again. I need to keep reminding myself of that.

On the plus side, there’s an incredible sunrise unfolding. After yesterday, I can’t help but feel at least a little grateful to see it.

I got home about 6:20 last night as the sun was already trying to make good its escape. I threw my stuff down, changed clothes and ran out to finish the lawn. I was delayed momentarily by the mother who wanted me to see her progress on Pimp My Shed. She had painted all the boards I got up. Now all she’ll needs to do is the trim once I get that in place tomorrow. (Photos aren’t far off. I’ve just been really busy.)

When I finished the yard and put things away, I went in and started taking care of the fur fiends. I grabbed a quick bite, got cleaned up, and headed for Wal-Mart. This was a necessary evil as I was out of allergy drugs. After that, the grocery store, as it was $10 night (off a $50 purchase). They seem to be having those with increasing regularity. Fine by me as each time I go, things seem to cost more and more. I don’t know how families make it. Between the $10 and another $2.50 in coupons, I managed to spend right around $50. And there’s still not a lot of food in the house except Lean Cuisine.

By the time I got home, got things inside and went out to assess what materials I will need to pick up tonight, it was nearly 10 p.m. Yes, I’m headed to Hardware Heaven this evening. How could it possibly be a weekend without such a trip?


Jennifer said...

Happy Friday to you, too! Have fun at hardware heaven.

Funny how food prices are... you can buy a bag of food that will fill one shelf in the pantry for $50. Sigh!

Desi said...

Oh man, how 'bout it! Food is nuts. And you never get everything you need!!

I'm so glad it's Friday. Cliche or not!

CD said...

You should try feeding a teenager who is always ravenous. He wipes out everything in the house. I came home from shopping at said $10 off store and he was eating crackers with barbeque sauce. He looks up and says "I'm glad you're home, I'm starving". I go thru 2 gallons of milk in 5 days with two kids. I need a cow.

Ann said...

Honestly, I think I spend more on our dogs' food than ours!!!!!! They, of course, eat organic, range free and all that crap!

NV said...

Jennifer -- Hardware Heaven is always fun. *rolling eyes*
I'm stunned at the grocery store these days. Something that used to cost this, now costs at least 3o percent more! It seems to be just about everything.

Desi -- EXACTLY! I just went to fix some cereal. BIG prob: I don't HAVE any cereal. Or milk ...

CD -- My hat is off to you. No idea how you feed one of those teenage machines. It's worse than keeping a car (with the worst gas mileage imaginable) full!

Ann -- TELL ME! Of that $50, I spent, it's almost a 50/50 split between us and them. But I guess they're worth it. Most days. :-)

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