Wednesday, January 21, 2009
THANKFUL THURSDAYwith a twist
I was going to title this post a cheap date.
But I decided to take a fun post and be thankful for it.
We take so much for granted. A simple trip to the grocery store turned into fun.for me Wednesday night. I went with a mission to buy roast beef and bread. Something easy to eat for dinner. The excitement started when we entered the store. SALE SALE SALE!
First the bag of mint candy went in the cart. We turned the corner candy bars 10/$3. So I contained my greed 6 for me 4 for hubby. Down the front row we went. Ding dongs said look at me $2.50. I am 1/2 price. So I said ok jump in the cart. Hubby thought. "Man what is this chocoholic day". So he turned down the chip Isle and grabbed him cheese popcorn. Since I was so into chocolate on sale. Then the frozen food Isle had 10/$10 so all the meat loaf mash potato dinners jumped in the cart. I asked him what one does he want. He looked at me. like what. 1. I laughed and said we need 1 more to make 10. So he was ok again.
Finally we got to the bread and roast beef. he tossed a couple bottles of soda in the cart and we headed for the check out. When red rose's for $4.99 was all over there. Saying I am cheap! I won't die! I am silk I will just get dusty! You know you do not spoil your self with material things! "Wake up and want me!"I showed them to hubby he said ok throw them in. I said no you have to want to buy them for me. He said that is why he don't. I was like rrrr. But this was easier than the sock monkey. We went to w-mart Tue to get cat food. He pointed out the already made sock monkey for only $8.00. I was like wow. It is cheaper to buy them than the amount it cost me to make the ones for Christmas. Hubby was like you don't need that. I was like I know. But I have never had one for me. And It is cheaper than making one for my self. The sock monkey continued to work his charm on me. Then the stock girl said so many reasons to by it. Hubby said no no no. I was then determined he was to be mine. I am not the kind of person to buy my self fun things, This is something missing from my life. Fun!
So conclusion. I have a valentines present in January. I see hubby waking up a bit to make some one else happy. for less than $30.00 all this was purchased.
Back to grocery store story. Sorry I get derailed. We checked out and cashier was saying what a bargain on the tv dinners. Hubby said "they are for when she feels like cooking". I could not believe I did not defend myself. I started to giggle then laugh and every one was laughing. It was too funny.
So I am thankful for the laughter today.
The thrill of chocolate on sale
And for the experience of wanting hubby to buy me something I do not need.
I am thankful most for simple happy times we take for granted.
Lori at Lori's Relfections is hosting Thankful Thursday this week .
Have a wonderful day and remember to laugh and play.