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03 August 2009

Nothing got done this weekend

but it wasn't really my fault.

Saturday afternoon, we spent at the grocery store. We hadn't had a huge "fill up the pantry with junk" shopping expedition in months. SO was missing steak and Gatorade. I can't pick a good steak to save my life, as evidenced by our horrid Christmas Eve dinner roast. So we went and bought. Rather nice to have a full cart for once. He shops much differently than me though. I will buy store brands to save 25 cents; he won't. I told him there was no way Safeway spaghetti tastes 25 cents different from a name brand, and definitely, til you toss italian sausage and veggies in the bubbly pot of store brand pasta sauce, it tastes the same as Prego, and it was $2 cheaper. I did draw the line on Vitamin Water at 10 for $10. Full of sugar and not that tasty. Not worth it. Not when Gatorade was a 10/$10 too. We just have a different philosophy on groceries. I want to fill the cart for $20, he thinks anything off is good.

I'm starting to reorganize the closet in the sewing room. I went through my fabric and have it sorted into evenweave, linen and aida. It looks nicer, and I found some prefinished items I forgot I had. Yay! I went to Walmart and found another drawered thing-y like I bought in january. It's not an exact match, but it will work. And I am going through and organizing. It's not going to be an easy job, but I figure with three days, I can get it done.

Yesterday was a difficult day. My mother's best friend had a massive stroke on Saturday and was declared brain-dead yesterday. We didn't know Jane had passed til we got into the room, and that was hard. Both her and her husband are lovely people, good country people. I sing with her brother at Christmas. I just can't believe she's gone. So quick. This on top of the fact that her hairdresser, who also did my grandmother's hair, passed from cancer on Thursday, so we visited both a funeral home and a hospital yesterday. August is a hateful month for my family as it is; bad things happen in August. At least Jane is helping others by being an organ donor. I am praying for her sweet grandchildren. It hit me this morning that I had my grammy for almost 28 years, but they lost the woman who adored them when they are in elementary school, and that makes me so sad.

5 comments:

Vonna said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss...
You summed up August in my books too...
Please take care, thinking of you.

Lisa said...

I have a very similar grocery shopping philosophy as you - for I don't find too much difference between the cheaper "store brands" and the "real things (as my kids call it)". Especially when it comes to some cereals, pastas or things that you can "doctor up" making the taste your own. Anyway, it sounds like August isn't an easy month for you and your family - I will send positive thoughts your way. Take care!

Meari said...

I'm with you... I buy store brand exclusively and when the stuff is cooked, you can't tell the difference. You're gonna have to tell me your secret for filling a cart for $20, LOL I pay at least $50 for a full cart.

Condolences on your Mom's BFF. :(

Good luck on your closet organizing.

riona said...

My sympathies ... it sounds like a dreadfully trying weekend for you and your mother.

Bette said...

I am so sorry to hearing about the pasing of your friend. Remember the good times and it will help both you and your mom get through this together.

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls