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January 18th, 2018 at 04:30 pm

It's Thursday and it means two things: we grocery shop and we have eggs for supper.

Yes, I'm a creature of habit. Fortunately hubby likes "ruts" as well as eggs.

The fridge is starting to look bare. We had lots of leftovers last night: turkey, chicken and noodles, green beans, and gravy. I added a little mashed potatoes and some creamed corn since there wasn't enough green beans. For a cold night it was a warming meal.

I learned recently that some friends of ours don't shop on a regular basis. I'm surprised because he is always talking about growing up and being on a strict budget and saving money. I can't imagine shopping before every meal. As we had this discussion we realized two things -- they don't plan meals very well and look for bargains and I am a big planner. DH informed him I was probably the most organized person he knew. I wouldn't go that far, but there is a comfort to being organized and having things planned. I also learned that this couple would often go to the only warehouse store in our city on the weekend and graze so they didn't have to cook. Very interesting.

I have another friend that we label "cheap." He is. He goes way beyond frugal. It is sad because he has the funds to do far better. We wonder if spending money truly pains him. Then we have another friend who claims to always look for a bargain, but I honestly think he and his wife have no issue with cheating. By that, I mean, when Panera had styrofoam cups, they would order iced tea and then get coffee because the tea was a few pennies cheaper. She will always ask after a meal if the restaurant will give her a cup of coffee on the house. They are always trying finagle a way of getting something more or something for nothing. They run the servers ragged for this and that and then leave a paltry tip and a religious tract saying their souls are more important than money. Yet they are these folks who claim they are stalwart Christians. I feel cheating is stealing. Between the two, I will stick with my cheap friend instead of a cheating one.

Hoping after our grocery shopping adventure, I can finish the bathroom curtains. I'm using the curtains I have for a pattern.

3 Responses to “Thursday”

  1. My English Castle Says:

    all my waitressing buddies claim Sunday breakfast-eating Christians are the world's worst tippers. As an occasional Sunday-breakfast eating Christian, I overtip to overcome those deficits. Do you shop once a week, Rob?

  2. rob62521 Says:

    Yes, MEC, we normally grocery shop once a week except there is a store in town that sends out penny pincher booklets of coupons and if they have something that is a good loss leader and I'm at that end of town, I often will go in get those loss leaders.

    We also overtip to make up for what our friend doesn't leave. We ate out with them one time and he told us to go ahead because he was going to leave his tip. All he did was fan out the money my husband left...he didn't leave any more. The service was good. The server deserved a tip. Sadly this couple eats out about every day.

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    My DH is one who prefers to shop multiple times a week - basically whatever he is currently craving. I prefer to shop once a week ...

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