I had so many things that I thought I was going to talk about today, but a "quick" trip to the grocery store just changed everything.
Let's start at the beginning, shall we?
My poor hubby! He has a twelve hour day and then goes to the grocery store, picks out dinner, and even comes home and cooks it..
That sounds really bad, doesn't it?? (don't judge!)
So,, (back on topic) Being the good wife/mother that I am, I went to the grocery store.
Is there anything that can put you in a bad mood quite like a trip to the grocery store??
Maybe this is why i stopped going (regularly) in the first place!
Honest to god, every item I went to pick up was so expensive! When did this happen?? When did laundry detergent become $19.99?? A bag of potatoes $5?? When did a can of frozen juice become $1.29? Toilet paper..... don't even get me started on toilet paper!!!
I went in to grab a "couple" of things for dinner, came out with 4 bags.. 4!! My bill was $110.00!!!!
I got next to nothing (other than feeling sick to my stomach), and I paid $110.00..
I walked through the store, adding up the total in my head, with each item that I reached for. (which kind of takes the fun out of it)There were a few extra things that I needed. I just left them behind figuring we could wait. I refused to give that store one more dime of my money.
Until I reached the check out......
Shit!! I forgot my nice black grocery bags at home. No biggie, I'll just hand over some more of my hubbies hard earned money to pay for some plastic bags... Piss me off!!
I'm all for the environment and stuff, but this grocery bag thing pisses me off!!
I'm sorry but as I'm packing my two children up in the morning, chasing my dog around, getting myself ready and finding matching shoes for 3 people, the last thing I'm thinking about is grabbing the FRIGGIN grocery bags!!
So people, you know what?! I don't need the dirty looks when I say I need to buy bags. I realize they cost money but I don't really have another option now do I?? I also don't need the dirty looks from other customers when they see me walking out with my 4 plastic bags! Why can't they just : Look at me, take one look,(make it a good one) feel sorry for me and MOVE ON!!!
So I don't have reusable bags, I forgot them. It's better than forgetting my child!
I left the grocery store, pretty grumpy, but the sun was shining and Lylah was smiling, so I turned on the radio and tried to snap out of it. I grabbed a coffee and headed home. I was starting to come around!
The mood quickly went down hill again when i got home, unloaded the groceries and went to put them away!!
No room in the fridge!! There is no room in the friggin' fridge!! My blog writing time is now being taken up by cleaning out the fridge.
Why, why do we keep leftovers???!!
They never get eaten! They sit in my fridge and make it stink! They make it so that every time the fridge door opens, the whole house STINKS!!
From this day forward, leftovers are going in the garbage. Same as "almost gone" bbq sauces, jams, sauces... if they are less than half full, they're going in the garbage! They never EVER get used!
I have decided that I will be going back to grocery delivery... I don't know why I ever stopped.. I had a routine down pat. Order groceries, clean out fridge, wait for delivery, put groceries away...
Today also made me realize that I need to become one of those crazy coupon mommies!! I don't know how to go about it yet, but I'm going to read some blogs today and find out!! I will keep you posted, but look out, because I WILL be the crazy coupon lady!
Am I the only one that has such strong feelings on Grocery shopping.??? All of this anger just to make my husband dinner just doesn't seem worth it....