This morning, we put our clocks ahead by one hour and switched to Daylight Savings Time. I like having more hours of daylight.
Today, my daughter and I ran a couple of errands. When we had the TV box and modem replaced, we were told to return the old TV box, but, there was no need to return the modem. A few days later, we received a letter telling us we didn't need to return the old TV box! But, I wasn't sure how valid that was and asked my daughter to call the phone company to double check. When she did that, this morning, she was told we had to return both the old TV box and the old modem! So, that's what we did! We took them to UPS to return them. The first UPS store we went to was closed, so we drove to a different one.
On the way to the second UPS store, we made a quick stop at friend S's house to return her food containers from the dinner she brought us at the end of January! Since I don't return empty food containers, I put a piece of brownie in one of the containers and added a few oranges and several sprigs of curry leaves to the bag. Friend S was at work, so daughter left the bag on her door step and I left a message on S's phone. She returned my call later, during a break in her work, and we chatted for a few minutes.
After we came home, I picked more oranges and peapods from the garden, chatted with friend R, had dinner, cleaned the litter box, and swept the bathroom, etc.
Later, I put in a grocery order, to be picked up, tomorrow. Chicken thighs and drumsticks are on sale for $.99/lb., so I wanted to buy a tray of chicken thighs (usually around 5 lbs. per tray). I also wanted some milk, fruits and vegetables, another bag of rice and several cans of condensed milk. The rice and condensed milk are stock up items - they weren't on any special sale, but, the price hasn't increased, yet, either. In fact, back in September 2021, I had paid $5.79 for a 5 lb. bag of rice! But, by January 2022, the price had come down to $5.79 for 10 lbs. I just opened that bag of rice, earlier this week, so, wanted to buy another one to have on hand; 10 lb. for $5.79. It's good to keep track of what we pay for regularly purchased items because it shows that prices fluctuate as availability changes. Some items are going up in price, but, some items do go down, as well. As for the condensed milk, I use it in my tea, every day, and I have not seen it go on sale in a long time. Store brand was the cheapest at $1.79, which is their regular price, and that's what I ordered. The estimated total is $42.61; actual cost will depend on the weight of some of the items like the chicken and the produce.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Being able to return the old TV box and modem, free of charge
- Having daughter's company while running errands
- A safe drive while running errands
- Being able to order groceries online
- Prices on some grocery items have, actually, come down from previous highs!
Today's joyful activity was running errands with daughter. We might have treated ourselves to ice cream cones on the way home! LOL!
Plans for tomorrow include:
- Picking up the groceries
- Taking the trash cans to the curb
- Continuing with clearing the garage
How was your Sunday? What are your plans for Monday?