Although I am not looking forward to more tests come Monday I did try to have some fun this week.
I think it turned out pretty well considering. :D
I usually ignore commercials on TV because, seriously? How many "Biggest ONE Day Sale" can Macy's, Kohl's and Target actually have in a month? According to the ads I see approximately 30. I find it stupid advertising, but on Wednesday I fell for it. And it worked out wonderful!
I was watching TV and I saw a Macy's ad for a sale Junior's Winter Coats. We been holding out to purchase Wallene a new coat for Christmas because she has lettered in band and lettermen jackets are incredibly expensive. It was to be her "big" present. Well. . .not only is getting very cold, very early here in Virginia [27 degrees F as I write this] Wallene has a fancy trip this weekend to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, which happens to be a few hours north of here and therefore will be even colder.
We couldn't get the letter jacket now, and her old snow coat was in tatters so when the ad came on my ears perked up. Could it be true? 60 % off? Wow. Skippy was sold. Pooldad and I trekked out in the pouring rain on Wednesday and guess what? It WAS true. We found her a gorgeous wool coat that she absolutely loves [phew!] and it was 60% off! We could not believe it. And we are so happy she likes it. Score one for Mom & Dad.
Also on the list of things I won't believe until I see it was another commercial - this time for Safeway Grocery Store and their sale on turkeys. .58 cents a lb!!! Double wow! We have been pricing turkeys [for Thanksgiving] for a few weeks and they have been running in the $20 -$25 range for a 12 lb bird. Ridiculous. So we stopped at Safeway on our way home from Macy's and sure enough - we bought a 12 lb turkey for $7.12. Score number two! Food has become so expensive everywhere that it feels good to be able to pay the "old" price for something we "have" to buy for our favorite holiday. YAY! I love a bargain or two.
Speaking of food - it is nice to be back to 1000 mg of sodium a day [oh, c'mon - you knew I was going there, heehee] because Pooldad crockpotted one of my all time favorite meals last night for dinner - Beef Stew. Oh, so good! And he knows how to make it very, very low in sodium. Good man. I had a sodium free breakfast of fruit and oatmeal, sodium free salad and dressing for lunch and pigged out at dinner [thank goodness it is only sodium I count and not calories]. heehee I think it is the first time I have had seconds of anything in over 2 years. Guess what I am eating for leftovers tonight? :wink:
The best news all week tho' is the fact that Squirrel will be home in less that 15 hours. Dad picks her up this afternoon and we all have the week together. YIPPPEEEE!! I don't know who is more excited - her, us or the pups.
Thanks for all the upbeat comments. I really appreciate and truly need your smiles right now. I hope you understand. It helps so much.
I hope you all have a fabulous weekend. I will be around as I suspect with Wallene gone Squirrel plans on catching up on her sleep. So, if you need me - you know where to find me.
See ya' on the flipside Tadpoles. :D
PS - Is it bad that I got hungry while writing this post and ate a salad and an orange at 4:30 am? I swear I did not eat stew. heehee