Saturday, September 13, 2008


Hello Friends!

My thoughts and prayers are with those in the area where Hurricane Ike hit today. I am so thankful there wasn't too much loss of life, but sorry that the residents are going to have to go through so much to get back to normal.

I'm extremely thankful that we don't have to deal with the aftermath of a hurricane here in my home today! We still have a little debris left from Tropical Storm Hanna, but that's nothing compared to the damage Ike caused.

This week has been an unproductive one in regards to my Fall cleaning, but that's ok too. We got Mama's pacemaker surgery behind us and she seems to be doing well. I have been sick with a nasty head cold and haven't been able to do much except go to work. Out of town siblings have been taking care of Mama since her surgery, but my turn is tonight. We plan to go to church in the morning and then to eat out with extended family afterwards. Sounds like a little much to me for an 83 year old who just had a pacemaker put in, but Mama says she can and wants to do it. We'll see how this goes.

Today I got the weekly grocery shopping done at our local Food Lion. There are some really good deals there this week, especially if you combine them with coupons. These are some good deals I bought:

1. 3 twelve packs of Scott Extra Soft Tissue on sale for $4.99. I had one 75 cents coupon and 2 50 cents coupons. This is the absolute cheapest I've seen this product in a while. I may go back to get 2 more packs and will not need TP for a long time! LOL

2. 2 Purex Laundry Detergents. Buy One, Get one Free. This worked out to be $2.35 each and I had a 50 cent coupon for each for a total of $1.85 each.

3. Ken's 16 ounce dressings on sale, buy one, get one free. I had coupons for $1.00 off 2. I bought four bottles which ended up being 99.5 cents each.

4. 2 packages Ball Park Fat Free Beef Franks. Buy one, get one free. I had a coupon for $1.00 of two. Each pack ended up costing $1.42.

5. Sara Lee Whole Wheat White Soft Bread. Buy one, get one free. At Food Lion if you buy one item that is BOGO, you get it for half price. I just bought one for $1.30.

I haven't done ANY of my Fall Kitchen Fall Cleaning planned for this week. Therefore, I will pick myself up and start over this week. So, this afternoon I started on one end of the "u" shape of my kitchen and accomplished just enough to inspire me to continue on this week.

This week's TIME MANAGEMENT LESSON is "Just Do Something". When I feel overwhelmed, am tired or just don't feel good, I've found that if I get up and go in there and just do something, it helps me to get going. I have to make myself sometimes, but it does work!


Anonymous said...

Sounds like you got some very good deals. I hope you and your mama will enjoy your Sunday with your family.

I also hope you will feel better soon.

ancient one said...

At least you got some very good buys .. that's always a "picker-upper"... and one thing about the work that didn't get done.. it will wait right there until you are ready... Hope you and your mom have a very good day tomorrow.

Mom2fur said...

Something sure is better than nothing! Although nothing is what I'm doing up in the attic until it cools off a bit, LOL! What happened to fall?
I'm glad to hear your mom did well with surgery!
Too bad about the cold. It hit our house, too, one person after another. Only Mike hasn't been sick, so far. Let's hope this is 'it' for the season and we're all healthy right through the holidays!

Dianne said...

You got some great buys. It sure does help on the grocery bill if you can find bargains and get to use the coupons, too!

Hope you are feeling better soon. You are right though when your not feeling well but feel that you must do something, it does help just to force yourself and then you can work yourself into wanting to do more. That works for me too.

Enjoy yourself with your family and I hope your Mom is feeling like a new person real soon.

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Rhonda in OK said...

Debbie, hope your cold is gone very soon and you are feeling good as new soon.

Don't be too hard on yourself while you are sick. I am all for getting stuff done but when I am sick, I usually just sit!

great grocery deals too.

Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie,
You got some great buys. I have been finding some great deals as I am restocking my kitchen.

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