*yawn* I just spent the last, like, 3 hours clipping, organizing & tossing coupons, and game-planning my next shopping trip. I am SO TIRED. But I just want to get this entry in real quick.
Work today was…long. I sent out e-mail invites all day. It’s sort of a waiting game. You send out snail mail invites, follow up with e-mail (which usually gets good results), calls, and then, everything starts coming together. The beginning of each event is the hardest, most boring part =\.
I ate lunch at work, so the day felt even longer. By 3 o’clock I was crashing. My eyes were crossing as I typed and I nodded off like, 5 times. Marie was feeling the same and went downstairs to make coffee. She comes back with a smile and says, “Guess what I just had?”
“What?” Michelle and I ask in unison.
“Red velvet cake! It was yummy. Go have some.”
It was from another co-worker’s birthday celebration yesterday. Since I left early I didn’t get to have some, so it worked out pretty well. Michelle and I went downstairs to have a piece and I got some coffee, too. I felt 10x better (but immediately regretted it once I’d consumed the last crumb!).
I came straight home and chilled out with the girlies. They both followed me around as they usually do and told me about their day as I changed out of my work clothes. They had a Gerber snack when we came back to the kitchen and then they asked for Gerber Graduates meals so I obliged. Since Mario was already on his way I was glad they’d get to eat since I hadn’t even started on dinner yet. Emily asked to watch “Des-pick-a-movie”. Translation: Despicable Me! CUTEST. THING. EVAR!!
Mario got here for them and I started gathering my coupons. I had intentions of finally checking out CVS. I’d already missed two weeks of awesome deals. I didn’t want to spend more than $30 this entire night. I had coupons for Jack in the Box and I asked my love if he wanted to have dinner there. He said sure. So he got home, we got ready and had dinner. Love, love, love the mango tea from there. And we only spent $10 as opposed to the usual $20-$25.
Our next trip was CVS. I took my circular and my coupons and we found everything pretty quickly. They had a deal on BOGO razors (that are usually $8.99), but they only had one left in the entire store. When we went up to pay I told the cashier my dilemma and the manager kindly gave me half off the one and the cashier gave me a rain check for the BOGO. In the end, with my $4 & additional $1 coupons, the store owed me a penny, heh. In all, we should have spent $53.33…BUT! We only spent $19! Dinner AND our shopping trip were both well under my budget :).
We actually needed everything except the ice cream :P. But we hardly ever buy junk food so it’s ok! And one of those was completely free!
I love saving money :). I have one more trip tomorrow to Target, where I’m hoping to have as much success as I did at CVS *fingers crossed*.
OK. I’m super tired. But tomorrow’s the end of the week for both my babe and I, woo!