I picked up a grocery shopping order, today. My daughter helped me place the order, last night, and we selected an afternoon pick up slot, between 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Around 1:30 p.m., I received a text stating that some items were not available, but, I had the option of accepting substitutions for some of them, which I did. Some of the items I ordered, such as salmon and plain yogurt, however, didn't have any substitutions available. But, the pick up went smoothly and I was home within the hour. My daughter quickly disinfected and put away the majority of the items for me, which was much appreciated.
My last grocery pick up was almost three weeks ago, on January 11. I think the next grocery trip will probably be in another three weeks or so.
One of the items I had ordered had been a frozen pizza. Regularly priced at $6.99, on sale for $4.99, with an additional $1 off digital coupon, it came to $3.99. I baked it for a late lunch while daughter made us a salad to go with it. According to the nutritional information on the box, a serving size was 1/4 of the pizza and had 320 calories! We could have easily eaten half the pizza, each, in one go, but, we both paid attention to the recommended serving size! The other half of the pizza will be for our lunch, tomorrow.
Later in the afternoon, M came over to tend to the garden. He weeded and pruned and tidied the place up. Afterwards, we sat and had a cup of tea and a chat.
In the evening, daughter had a virtual watching party with a group of friends, where they watched a movie together, online. I watched news, did a bit of crocheting, washed two more wool sweaters, poured baking soda and vinegar (followed by a kettle of boiling water) down a slow draining bathroom sink drain to clear it up, and cooked a cashew curry (had put the cashews to soak, earlier).
Today, I am grateful for:
- A sunny day
- Being able to order groceries online and pick up "curbside" (in the parking lot, actually)
- A safe trip to the grocery store and back
- Daughter's help with disinfecting and putting everything away
- M's help with the garden
Today's joyful activity was having tea and chatting with M.
How was your Saturday? What are your plans for Sunday?
I have an online genealogy chat for 15 minutes this afternoon to ask a professional genealogist for advice on tracing one of my ancestors in America.ReplyDelete
Later I have a supermarket delivery. When I looked online yesterday evening there were no delivery slots available for the next three weeks with the exception of this one today. It's too early really but I decided to order anyway and have stocked up with bread, fresh fruit and veg, and some tinned goods just in case it's difficult to book a slot next time. At least this way I have enough food, together with what's in the freezer, to last at least a month.
The rest of the day will be reading and watching TV ... I'm feeling lazy today!!
A relaxed Sunday is a good thing, in my opinion. :) I hope the professional genealogist will give you good advice; I think a lot of people check the records kept by the Church of the Latter Day Saints, because they are supposed to have excellent records.Delete
A good idea to book the delivery slot that was available, just in case! I find myself buying things even before I run out of them simply because I don't know if they will be available when I want them! I want to keep a well-stocked pantry and freezer!
This was one of the LDS specialists. He was extremely helpful and I have lots of ideas of how to make some progress. He also demonstrated aspects of their website functionality that I wasn't aware of so I now have a better understanding of how I can use that to move forward as well.Delete
Yay! Hopefully, you will now be able to find out more about that particular branch of your family!Delete
Every three weeks is a good spacing for groceries. Will you just do without plain yogurt or try to get it somewhere else?ReplyDelete
I worked all day yesterday, but it was a slow day. When the library was open to the public, we always had a surge before a big snow storm (much like that happens at the grocery), but the number of requests were down. Today, we'll watch it snow and do some shoveling.
Yes, I will just do without plain yogurt. I wanted the plain yogurt because I could then use some of it as a starter to make my own. This is the second time I've tried to buy plain yogurt from them without any success! Maybe the third time will be lucky!Delete
Slow days at work are good if there is any catching up to do on stuff that gets put aside on busier days! I received the February e-news letter from one of the libraries, yesterday, and I was happy to see that they were now starting to offer free photocopying services to patrons! You have to email the documents to be photocopied and they will notify you when the documents are ready to be picked up, curbside. Apparently, they will photocopy up to 10 pages per day per person, free of charge! I was thinking about last year, when I had all those insurance related documents I needed photocopied!
I heard on the news that a major storm was headed to the northeast. Stay warm and safe!
Sounds like another nice day Bless. Isn't the whole sanitizing groceries thing a hassle? My husband and I have a pretty good system in place but the whole thing is rather exhausting. Especially since I shop so infrequently now, it's always a huge haul. Have a great Sunday!ReplyDelete
It was a good day, Martha. :) Yes, I get tired when I have to sanitize the groceries by myself, but, my daughter is very quick and efficient. She had everything else done by the time I washed all the fresh produce and put the eggs away!Delete
Don't you love grocery pick-up. I have had good experiences but still prefer to choose my own groceries. It is pretty much the only time I get out and like you I can stretch it to 2-3 weeks between trips. In the meantime we have plenty of food in the house, even though nothing really sounds good. Does that happen to you? I bet not, as you seem to have pretty good variety in your menu planning.ReplyDelete
Yes, I'm very grateful to have the grocery pick up option! I suppose I will eventually go back to picking my own groceries, but, for right now, I will continue to use this service.Delete
Yes, there are times when nothing really sounds good or I don't want to eat what I have cooked! I try to keep a few favorite frozen food items on hand for those days - chicken pot stickers, for example. It's my equivalent of getting take out (which I have stopped doing since Covid).
I'm so impressed that you managed to stick to the recommended portions for your pizza! There is something so more-ish about pizza, isn't there?ReplyDelete
We will have lasted 10 days since the last grocery pick up if I put off going until Tuesday. It isn't hard to eke out the last day or two with whatever is available, just less choice. I have run down the freezer and pantry quite a bit, so "Mother Hubbard" had better get shopping soon!
Thank you, Bushlady. I ended up having the other quarter of the pizza for a midnight snack, last night, but, daughter had her share for her lunch, today! It's kind of funny - I didn't like my first taste of pizza when I first came here and wouldn't eat it again, for many years! But, then, I grew to like it and now, I will eat pizza every day, if I can! LOL.Delete
Yes, sounds like "Mother Hubbard" needs to replenish her cupboards! :D
Sounds like it was a productive Saturday, Bless. I'm glad your daughter is with you now.ReplyDelete
I had a busy weekend because of a broken water line and a bit of flooding in the bathroom. It's fixed now, but there are more repairs, and now the dryer is temporarily in the middle of the dining room. :)
I am so happy to have her with me, Nil! Oh, dear, I'm sorry to hear about the broken water line and flooding! Glad it got fixed. Hope the repairs will get done, soon. Well, I guess this is as good a time as any to have a dryer in the dining room, since we are not entertaining and having guests to dinner, etc. :) Hope the week ahead is a good one for you.Delete
You are on a good schedule for your grocery pickups. Too bad about the yogurt.ReplyDelete
I think a lot of people must be using it to make their own like you were going to do.
I've never tried doing that but have often wanted to.
I've finally gotten back to spending the budgeted amount for groceries after going a bit awry last year adjusting to the different problems the pandemic has caused with grocery shopping. I feel good about that.
I have to say, having your daughter help with the disinfecting must feel great! Dealing with all of that is a pain. lol
Yes, once every 3 weeks is working out well for us. I think the store brand plain yogurt is not something they have available all the time, at least at this particular store, even though their website lists it. I might try to get their Greek yogurt, next time, and use that, instead!Delete
Well done on getting your grocery budget under control, again! I have had to increase my budget because my daughter is home. But, it is something I am happy to be able to do. :) Having her help with bringing the groceries in, disinfecting, and putting things away is such a help! Plus, she helps with the cooking, too!