One of my favorite sports is shopping. Yes, I call it a sport. I train (cut coupons, read sale papers, make a list), compete (for a parking place, the last box of Cocoa Puffs on the shelf, a spot in the newly opened checkout line), then I'm awarded (savings from the coupons, smiles on my boys' faces for getting that last box of Cocoa Puffs, gratitude from my husband for the meals I fix) and finally I experience pain (aching back from picking up the dogfood, papercut from those damn coupons, swollen feet from standing in line so long). Yes, my life is so fulfilling.
Today I will be going to Super Wal*Mart. It is one of my favorite stores. It has just about everything I need all in one spot and they match prices so if I find a better deal at another store, I don't have to go to that store to get the sale price. Being a stay-at-home mom has it's advantages. One is that I can go to Wal*Mart during the day on a weekday so there isn't as much of a crowd. I have recently started shopping at another store BEFORE going to Wal*Mart. It is Aldi's. They don't have everything I need, but the things they do have are WAY less than at Wal*Mart (like milk for $2.49/gallon). They only take cash and you need a quarter for your cart (you get it back), but it's worth going by the bank first. I live in a somewhat small town (46K people) so the bank, Aldi's and Wal*Mart are all pretty close together. In addition, I can run by the tanning place before my shopping.
Lots of fun in Bellevue, Nebraska.