Coupon Sense Testimony Time

Ok, just had to share.  You know how it is when you save hundreds of dollars for your husband.  I dropped Austin off at hockey practice and lo and behold, there is a Fry’s and Safeway conveniently located by the arena.  Sweet Jesus!  I am currently grounded from spending money… but that’s for another blog on a depressing day… not today.  So, I went to both stores for just the freebies and got:

5 boxes of Kellogg’s corn flakes

2 avocados

6 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (4 in a pkg)  No, I don’t plan to eat all those tonight or even this week.  That is a three month supply!  Hidden of course.

(They were out of the free zip lock baggies and the free salad dressing!  BAH!)

And spent….. $.19.   Yes, that’s cents, not dollars.  NINETEEN cents.  That doesn’t even count as spending money.

Then I went to Barnes & Noble to casually browse adoption books, which is what us adoptive parents do in our WAITING time.  I found three and then a comfy chair.  Half way through the second book I figured out that I was pretty tired when I did a church nod!  (That’s when your head falls to the side in an uncontrolled, but quickly rectified fashion.)  So I put the books back and wandered TJ Maxx.  Remembering fervently that I’m grounded from spending money.

One of the adoption books, or should I say anti-adoption books, was just more than I could take.  It was so generalized on the negative side I felt like ripping out pages and wadding them up.  But then I’d have to explain the the B&N people that I can’t pay for it because I’m grounded from spending money.  So I just put it back on the shelf and truly questioned the benefits of books full of negative smack.  Who reads those?  Oh, negative people.  Right.

Anyway, Rick is away tonight on a trip, so I will have a full night of blissful rest without having to tell him to turn over and stop snoring.  Yes, I’d rather have him here.  Yes, my tired body is happy he’s gone for just one night.  I can’t imagine being a real pilot’s wife when they are gone so much.  Thankfulness has again filled my heart, even though I’m grounded from spending money.  Sweet Dreams!

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7 Responses to “Coupon Sense Testimony Time”

  1. tanya Says:

    wow 19 cents! that’s impressive. We have Safeway here in Canada, but they are one of the the most expensive grocery stores, and they certainly don’t give things away. Does Rick know you hide food, or do you only hide from the kids. I have to keep moving my hiding spot and when Bruce finds it he gets all upset that I’m hiding food instead of sharing it with him, meanwhile I find chocolate bar wrappers under the seats when I am searching the car for something.

  2. rixgal Says:

    Tanya, I hide chocolate from everyone. I don’t find chocolate wrappers in Rick’s car… only fast food bags.

  3. Jennie C. Says:

    Yeah – we totally can’t do the Coupon Sense thing in Canada. But perhaps it’s worth a drive across the border…

    Fun post – it made me smile a lot.

  4. Jill Says:

    Sorry you’re grounded.

  5. jilly Says:

    All those Peanut Butter Cups! I believe churros might be better.

    My most horrible doing. I had a terrible craving for Sees Chocolates. I did not have a car at home at the time so I walked to Sees – about a 15 minute walk. I ate some on the way back home and finished the
    chocolates the next day. No one ever knew they were in the house and I was too ashamed to admit to what I had done. Sure were good though. I did confess later on – probable 2 or 3 years later.

    I don’t know how Jilly’s name is in the spot where Gram & Gramps should be. Love your blogs. Love Gram

  6. Gramps and Gram Says:

    Whoopeee, we’re back to who we really are.

  7. Grace Says:

    Enjoyed your blog too! To Gram — there are some days a person just has to have chocolate and See’s is a perfect place to go!!! I wonder if there is one close by???? Love, Grace

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