Thursday, November 9, 2017


Wednesday was another sunny, warm day.  64F in the morning and in the 70s in the afternoon.

I went to the office and had a fairly productive day.  In the afternoon, we had our monthly celebration of that month's staff birthdays, etc.  There was chocolate cake and pumpkin pie!  Yum!  I had a slice of the cake and passed on the pie.

On my way home from work, I went to the pharmacy to pick up one of my medication refills.  Felt tired after I came home, so had a cup of coffee to hopefully feel less tired and dozed off on the sofa!  So much so for the caffeine keeping me awake!

After I woke up from my nap, however, I made my daughter's bed with fresh sheets, cleaned her bathroom, and did a load of laundry (and put away the previous day's load of laundry).  I called my neighbor S to check on her and then, one of my cousins called and I spoke with her for a bit.

Dinner was more pork ribs, broiled with mango chutney as a glaze, which was good, too.

Wednesday's gratitudes:
- A sunny, warm day
- Safe commutes to the office and back
- Chocolate cake
- Naps on the sofa
- Keeping in touch with family and friends

The weekly grocery ads came in and I checked to see what was on sale this week:

4 lb. bags of sugar for $1.49
Canned vegetables, canned broth, canned cream of chicken or cream of mushroom soups for $.49 each
1 lb. butter for $2.88

5 lb. flour for $1.99

I might buy some sugar to stock up, as that is a good price.  I have a bag of flour in the freezer and I still have some of the canned vegetables and soups I bought two years ago, when they went on sale!  I am just not using them as much as I thought I would.

There are a few other items on sale for $1 (cake mixes, brownie mixes, canned frosting, etc.), but that's the price I'd normally pay for them at the dollar store, so not a stock up price for me.  I am going to hold out for butter at $2.50 (I still have 2 lbs. in the freezer).

Tomorrow, I plan to go to the office, go to the farmers' market for a loaf of French bread, pay a bill, run the dishwasher and, in the evening, pick up my daughter from the airport!  She's coming home for the long weekend and I'm really looking forward to her visit. 

How was your Wednesday?  If you had a choice of chocolate cake and pumpkin pie, which one would you choose?  Do you have "stock up prices" at which you'll stock up on certain items?


  1. I would also have chosen the chocolate cake. Delicious!
    I have only just thought about stocking up on certain items, such as our favourite coffee, which I've just noticed is two pounds cheaper when it's on offer, so it makes sense to do so. Just need to wait for the offer now. I will also be looking at other products.
    I bet you can't wait to spend weekend with your daughter. X

    1. The chocolate cake was rather delicious. I was able to have a slice of the pumpkin pie, today (the last piece, actually!) No doubt I'll get my fill of pumpkin pie, later this month, at Thanksgiving.

      I think it is a good idea to stock up on things when they go on sale, if the budget and storage space allow. It helps to extend the budget, provided you actually eat the stuff before it spoils! I've had the problem of buying too much and then, not being able to eat all of it! Hope your coffee goes on offer, soon.

  2. Enjoy your daughter coming home for a visit. Nice weather. Drinking my first cup of tea of the day. Excited my son and his three little boys arrive today.

    Went to the pharmacy Walgreens yesterday because I wad out of my Rx - they said it was not time to renew. However I am almost out of tablets. I gave them my bottle and after further checking determined that I only received 30 tabs last time instead of 90 tabs. They did give me another 60 tabs so I was well treated. From now on I will be paying closer attention.

    I didn't like pumpkin pie the first time I tried it but it has grown on me. I am not a huge chocolate cake fan.

    1. Sandy, so happy for you that your son and grandsons are coming today! I know you are going to have a lovely visit. Glad to hear that the pharmacy realized the mistake and gave you the additional pills without any problem! I've had similar things happen, and now, I make sure to put on my glasses (I miss the days when I could read labels, etc., without my glasses) and check the number of pills before I leave the store! I like pumpkin pie, but I must have a big dollop of whipped cream with it! :D


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