|Darth Vader Backpack|
His baby brother, who is not yet one year, had been R2D2 for Halloween and I got him this for Christmas:
Shortly after noon, I drove my daughter over to her friend's house where they were all meeting before going out to lunch and an afternoon of fun at an escape room.
After I dropped her off, I went to the pharmacy to pick up a bottle of ibuprofen for my daughter. She was coming to the end of the bottle she had brought down with her and the one I had at home had expired in 2018! When I paid for it, I received a $5 Extra Bucks coupon, so, I went back and bought a small box of Tide laundry detergent (30 loads size) which was on sale for $5.94. With my $5 coupon, my out of pocket cost came to $1 and a few cents (with tax). Even the cashier was marveling at what a good deal that was!
Then, I went next door to the dollar store. I wanted to stock up on facial tissues, as we've been going through them with our recent colds! I also stocked up on toothpaste and soap - I like to do that every three months or so. While I was there, I also bought some bananas, a Boston lettuce, a box of crackers, a box of yellow cake mix, a box of granola bars, a can of coconut milk, a 4 cans pack of lemon-lime soda, a box of microwave popcorn, and a couple of other items, including a pair of holiday socks for $.50:
After that, I went to the Armenian grocery store for some groceries including semolina and eggs for the love cake my daughter is still planning to make. In addition, I bought more coriander seeds, chili powder, some chicken drumsticks and beef steaks, vegetables (green beans, Persian cucumbers, beets, onions), fruits (papaya, pomegranates), pistachios, almonds, pita bread, fresh ginger, and potatoes. I spent $39.03 at the grocery store.
Finally, on the way home, I put gas to the car. The cheapest gas was $3.35/gal. I was down to almost quarter of a tank and spent almost $39.00 to fill the tank.
By the time I came home and put away the groceries, it was 4:00 p.m. I ate a late lunch of a pita bread with spicy onion sambol and rested a bit. My daughter came home around 4:45 p.m. and I made tea for us. Then, I did the dishes and called friend R to check on her (she had called me, yesterday, saying she had a flu shot and was feeling achy and feverish; she said she felt better, today).
Daughter has requested some pasta for dinner, so I will prepare that in a bit. I might have some of the leftover shepherd's pie one of my cousins had made for the Christmas dinner that I had brought home with me. We are having a restful evening.
Today, I am grateful for:
- The gifts I gave to the little boys are a big hit with them!
- Daughter being able to have a fun afternoon with her friends
- A sunny and warm day
- What I was able to accomplish today
- Working appliances (dishwasher, heater, etc.)
How was your Saturday? What are your plans for Sunday?