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It's way too early

December 9th, 2011 at 02:20 pm

ytd = April 1 2011 - March 31, 2012
Coupon total ytd = 1,406.34
RX total = 388.06
Discounted Gift Cards = 211.05
Total = 2,005.45

for easter candy to be out in the stores. I went to Safeway this morning for $5/lb turkey breast lunchmeat and $1.27/lb on the vine tomatoes and I saw a big display of the Cadbury easter eggs. I used to love those things and I probably still would, if I tried them, but I wasn't even tempted, just disgusted that they are displaying them already. It's not even xmas, let alone New Year's, Valentines, etc. I think the way the make every thing perpetual takes away the specialness of things. It used to be you looked forward all year to xmas or easter, when you would have a special item you only had that time of year. Now it's kind of 'eh' nothing special, I can have that any time. I especially dislike the perpetual campaigns. Enough is enough already. Let's keep them down to 6 months at most.

Even though I'm eating low carb I'm not depriving myself of treats, they just need to be no sugar and low carb treats. I really like the no sugar Reese's mini peanut butter cups, the Dove chocolate and peanut butter bites, the Werther's cinnamon and caramel hard candies and several of the Atkins bars are very good. The nutty fudge brownie, the peanut butter cups, the nougat, chocolate and nut bar are all very good. I just don't have them that often. I try to keep it to twice a week, but some weeks it's more Smile

I also went to King Soopers and transfered another prescription for another $25 in groceries. I spent $2.44 on the prescription. I got $12+ in groceries, mostly produce.

I told mom I would meet her at Home Depot today to walk, since I figured Walmart would be really busy. We've been walking there on the weekends since Thanksgiving to beat the crowds. Well she forgot and dad dropped her off at Walmart, which is across the street. So I waited about 15 minutes and was about to drive over and see if maybe she forgot where we were supposed to meet and here she comes walking across the parking lot with no coat in 33 degree weather. She didn't have a phone or her purse or anything with her so no way of contacting dad. She tells me it's not good to ask old people to change their routines, they can't think Smile So we walked and I drove her back to Walmart where dad was waiting for her to finish her walk. I bet he heard an earful, since he knew he was supposed to drop her off at Home Depot too, she blamed it on him, since he knows she has a lot on her mind right now getting ready for xmas. It's a good thing I waited as long as I did because I might not have seen her walking across the road if I went back to Walmart.

I finished reading the library book Night Watch by Suzanne Brockmann. Romance - excellent.

6 Responses to “It's way too early”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    Geeze...Easter candy already? I am sure it will be fresh come this spring! Talk about rushing the season. I would like to enjoy Christmas first.

  2. frugaltexan75 Says:

    That is pretty ridiculous - Easter candy in December!!

  3. snafu Says:

    Does your mom have lots of incidents like those you describe? Leaving without being dressed for weather, without a phone, not remembering change in routines?

    Do you think she has a problem? Have you noticed lapses in short term memory? How old is your mom? Would it help her if she wrote down appointments or changes in routine? She may be abnormally stressed with all the holiday activities added to daily work but don't let her go out without her phone.

  4. retire@50 Says:

    it's nothing like that, dad drove her to curves and she never wears a coat in the car if she's going from car to store. He dropped her off at the door of walmart and she didn't want to carry anything to walk, she never does, she knows he'll be back to pick her up, or I'll be there. It was just they are both used to going to Walmart to walk instead of Home Depot, the do things by routine.

  5. creditcardfree Says:

    Hmmm...I was wondering if it was left from last Easter. Either way grosses me out a bit!

  6. baselle Says:

    I agree ... one holiday at a time, dang nab it.

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