Monday, November 22, 2010

Snowy Days and Mondays

I was planning a trip to the grocery store after work today, but was not at all looking forward to it, and really began to dread it when I saw all the snow this morning. On days like this, when the roads are treacherous, I just want to get home as soon as possible. So I decided to take my hour of prep time today and run to the store. I got there, shopped, paid, and got back in just under an hour. Not bad considering I got all the necessities plus all the stuff for Thanksgiving dinner. And since I spent over $50, I got my turkey for 23 cents a pound. A twenty-two pounder for just over $5. What a deal!

Just as I pulled into the parking lot, though, I realized that I left my grocery list at school. Yikes. I worked on that list all weekend. So I grabbed a piece of paper I found in the car and scribbled down my list again hoping I would remember everything. And I did! The lists matched! I'm pretty sure it was a mini-miracle.

So I am all shopped for the holiday. (Except for the pumpkin pie that I'll get from Costco tomorrow.) And I'm so looking forward to the next few days. Ahh, Thanksgiving.

Today's thanksgiving thought:

I am thankful for people who actually return their shopping carts to the appropriate place instead of leaving them in the middle of the parking lot. Even when the parking lot is covered with snow.


April said...

Costco has the BEST pumpkin pie! I am also thankful for those who return carts, but am even more thankful for those generous who return carts for people who are getting two little people in car seats.

Jen said...

April, me too! People who return other's carts are angels!

Ada said...

(I was wondering why my turkey was only $2.96) But, how on earth did you spend only $50? I spent way over budget. However, my dishes will be delicious. They better be. :)
I'm thankful for a husband that goes with me to the grocery store and puts our groceries in the car and then returns the cart. Ahhhh. So thankful.

kathy said...

so, how's that pumpkin pie sounding about now?