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Not a whole lot to report

January 7th, 2018 at 09:48 pm

I haven't blogged much lately because I haven't had much to report. We have had very cold temperatures which means I don't go out much because the cold air bothers my asthma. So, I have been doing chores around the hose and doing some crafts as well. Last week I decided to only go to Kroger's instead of doing Aldi and Kroger's so I wasn't out as long. I about had a fit at the checkout. We buy most of our fresh fruits and vegetables at Aldi as well as our dairy and some of our meats. When the cashier said the bag of grapes was $7.65 I said I didn't want them. I couldn't believe it. I knew it would be higher, but over half as much! This week I shopped a day earlier in the week since it was supposed to get ferociously cold on Thursday (it was zero on Wednesday so that should tell you something). I happily shopped at Aldi and then Kroger. Spent half of what I would have spent at Kroger and felt blessed besides.

Besides Christmas and New Year's, celebrated my birthday on Friday. DH gave me some jewelry -- he assured me he did not pay full price...found some deals at Kohls. I imagine he bought it when they had big sales during the holidays. He as become quite the shopper and hates to pay full price for anything anymore. We did eat out twice...once for lunch with one set of friends and then dinner with another set. They came back to the house for cake and ice cream and a nice visit.

I read 100 books in 2017 so I'd like to read that many in 2018. I've only read one so far, so I guess I better get busy. We went to the library yesterday and I checked out quite a few. A friend suggested I use the Goodreads site, but I ran into an issue -- two books they suggested based on what I've read and enjoyed our library didn't have. I could probably do interlibrary loan, but not sure I want do it for a book I may or may not really want to read.

We are supposed to get freezing rain today and then snow on top of it. It would not disappoint me if we didn't. A Facebook friend posted a photo of a local grocery store's freezer section and it was almost empty. Tomorrow it is supposed to warm up and by Wednesday we are to be near 50. Guess people panic at a drop of a hat.

5 Responses to “Not a whole lot to report”

  1. Dido Says:

    100 books--impressive!!

  2. PatientSaver Says:

    I was at Aldi's today and was disappointed that so much of the fresh produce shelves were empty. I can never rely on them to have things in stock.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Snatched the last bag on spinach at the commissary today. A whole wall where they stock the greens was nearly empty. I also saw a field here with collards and other hearty greens that will not have survived the below freezing temperatures.

  4. Laura S. Says:

    Happy Belated Birthday!

  5. rob62521 Says:

    Thanks, Laura, for the belated birthday wishes!

    PS -- I try to shop usually on Thursday because I found going on the weekend to Aldi, stuff is picked over. Hope you can find a good time to shop. I know with your job that might be a struggle.

    CCFF -- good score on the spinach!

    Dido -- thanks!

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