Friday, November 18, 2011

Highlights To The Week

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

19 comments:

Thisisme. said...

I'm wondering if you did just have a little spoonful of that stew at 4.30 a.m.! I know what a naughty girl you are! Hee Hee! So lovely to see this upbeat post from you today my dear friend. Hey, so pleased you scored on the new winter coat for Wallene, AND that she liked it. Yay!! Also pleased that you've got your Turkey all sorted for Thanksgiving. I still remember all that food from last year's Thanksgiving, with all my American friends! Wow! Great news that Squirrel is coming home for the week. I know just how happy that will make you all. Food is so very expensive over here new as well, but thankfully there is lots of competition with the biggest Supermarkets. They'll all want us to buy our Christmas goodies at their store! Pooldad is a real Keeper, isn't he?! Bless. Good luck with your tests next week and still remembering you in my prayers. Hugs.

Julianna said...

Kids always seem to improove your mood when you're having a tough day.

Unless they eat your beef stew.

;)

I was also on the hunt for a coat for youngest, found one at savers for $10! Also found a nightstand for $5. Yippie (Skippy)!

Jeannie said...

I'd have had a bite of stew - not salad at 4:30 am!

Glad you found a coat for Wallene at the right price. And the turkey! Wow! I don't think we've ever spent less than $0.99/lb. $1.99 is usually the sale price now. If you are lucky because they advertise #2.59 as a good deal.

Have a wonderful week.

Greenmare said...

Hey dear!! I'm back on the entertainment part of my laptop today becuase it's a day off so the first thing I did was check on you! glad you have a special week coming up and your feeling (full) and better!!! yay for turkey day or week or whatever! and yay for winter coats!!! and yay for days off!!! wow, that was a lot of yays huh? hugging you tight sweet thing!!!

colenic said...

YAy for a good deal on a winter coat and super exciting about the turkeys....our grocery store has had them on sale for 49 cents a pound- we have one out for the weekend and one in the freezer and I think I will go buy a couple of more to have in the freezer...can't beat that price...enjoy your weekend..love you.

Knitty said...

Of the comments here are wrong. 4:30 AM is ice cream eating time. :)

I'm glad it was sales in department stores that were successful for you yesterday. The TV is full of ads for other things I don't want to hear about...but just between friends here, did you and Pooldad ever bump into each other in the laundry room or while painting and have sudden lust in your eyes? And did lust or the after glow ever place each of you in a claw footed bathtubs overlooking a sunset or sunrise? 4:30 AM in the kitchen and bowls of ice cream: yes. Naked in separate tubs outdoors: no.

Let's not even discuss throwing a football through a tire swing while talking about the advantages of products men should ask their doctors about. *rolling eyes*

Besides, we all know if they really want to be sexy, they should fix crock pot stew, right? ;-)

Best wishes to you and your family this weekend and always!

sapphireblue said...

Yummy stew! I'm glad you were able to get some good buys!

Eva Ason said...

I'm pleased to hear you got the new winter coat cheap :) I love bargains. Glad to see that your spirit is more up today :) Hope you will have a fantastic weekend!
Hugs x

ellen abbott said...

Oh I know that life is not fair but I do wish it was just a little fairer to you.

mybizzykitchen.com said...

Even though I am in the midst of a 17 hour workday, just wanted to wish you a happy Friday - I'll send you an email tomorrow with my mailing address, and hope to ship your package out tomorrow as well.

Hugs!

p.s. Hooray for Squirrel coming home!

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Good to hear you so upbeat again. (Saving money always puts me in a good mood, too!) Enjoy having all your chicks in the nest, and good luck with your tests on Monday. (Feel it? That's a powerful heap of good wishes coming your way.)

Tracy said...

Great deal on turkeys. Best I've seen here is 99 cents/pound and that was the national Target ad.

Glad you will be able to eat real food for a bit. Hope the tests figure out how to treat everything.

becca said...

good buys and good food sound like a great time

Rudee said...

Excellent score on those sale prices. I'm with you on the frantic holiday ads.

Jo-Anne Rambling said...

You know what I hate is when you see something on an add and when you go to get it they are sold out even when you get there early........

Speaking of turkey I will have to aske mum what size turkey I have to get for Christmas lunch it is my job to always buy the turkey, well to be honest it is only my parents and me and Tim who contribute to Christmas lunch...........

Melissa Good Taste said...

I am always hungry at 4:30am!!!

Redhead said...

Low sodium diet! You are strong of will. Being able to have more for the holiday is fantastic. Good going on the coat and the turkey, I love a bargain. I'm stumped on what to get our daughter for Christmas -- probably a gift card (which she has been known to lose, so not a mega amount). Stew, and warm crusty bread is one of my very favorite meals, and stew in the crockpot is easy to overcook, so yay for you for that too! Glad you're feeling better...

mybizzykitchen.com said...

Thanks for your well wishes for my Momma Skippy! The surgery went well and she's in recovery. The waiting room has finally thinned out (it's about 6:15 p.m.) so I can use one of the two computers in the waiting room. :D

Hugs!

mybizzykitchen.com said...

Thanks for your well wishes for my Momma Skippy! The surgery went well and she's in recovery. The waiting room has finally thinned out (it's about 6:15 p.m.) so I can use one of the two computers in the waiting room. :D

Hugs!