Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Therapeutic Shopping Is Awesome!

LOL, I don't get to do this very often, but I spent most of today out shopping.  It was finally, at long last, payday, and with some extra money to use in the budget at that.  It seemed like that paycheck would never get here, and we were scraping the bottom of the pantry (much to the kids' very vocal dismay the past few days).  After the kids got on the big yellow magic carpet, I set out on my travels.

First stop, gas and coffee.
Second stop, Dunn's Bakery (a local place, the BEST donuts you've ever had in your life, and great bread) for still-warm-from-the-oven raisin bread and two donuts for the kids to have after school today.
Next stop, I picked up a prescription, and snagged an REO Speedwagon CD for our son's birthday.  (He's really into 80s music, and asked specifically for that group.  Why, I don't know - personally, I can't stand their lead singer's voice. . . .)
Moving on, I went to Aldi and picked up a cart load of dry goods - it's far cheaper to buy things like crackers, snacks, juice and cereal there than at any other store locally.
Still on the road, I swung by the post office to mail an ACEO I sold in my Etsy shop a couple days ago.
Moving on again, Kohl's, to take advantage of a killer sale, coupons, a 20% discount and clearance rack goodies - over $210 worth of clothes for our daughter and I for less than $75.
Farther yet from home, I went to Wegmans (a large grocery store, for those who don't live in NY).  Lunch break!  Tofu and sweet peppers with garlic sauce over brown rice, with a pile of sauteed green beans on the side and cold jasmine tea - absolutely delicious, and I got to eat in peace.  Then another cart load of groceries and the usual weekly odds and ends.
On the way home at last - time for a large Dunkin' Donuts decaf iced coffee as I went - shopping is thirsty work.

And now, about 4 1/2 hours after I set out on my journey, I'm home, and everything is put away.  Whew!

I hope nobody complains that I forgot anything - they can go to the store themselves to get it if it's that important to them tonight.