Saturday, January 19, 2008

Friday Replay

Well today was one of those days that was off with a bang! Let's see Monkey started coughing at midnight and was up and down until 3 or so. I convinced him to go back to sleep around 4, the alarm clock sounded at 4:20. I made hubby's lunch. I finally got back to bed and Monkey in his crib at 5:30.

Then we were all up and going at 7:30. Breakfast and changed clothes. Made Mommy presentable for the day (well, some of it). Dropped the boys off at my parents at 9am. Went to the Piggly Wiggly and the post office. I also do my parents grocery shopping.

Came home (and their house), unloaded and then went to town. Went by the bank and deposited a check, got a few dollars for weekly spending, on to Subway. I had an early lunch in the parking lot of CVS, while plotting my super savings. Hit CVS, twice. Then on to Wal-Mart with comp ads and coupons in hand.

Got everything loaded up, back home, unloaded ours, then on to Mother and Daddy's. (1pm)Unloaded theirs, loaded up the kiddos and headed home (1 minute away). Got the boys in, changed diapers and down for a nap. I started putting away groceries, paying bills, cleaning kitchen and laundry. The housekeeper came and boys were up at 3pm. The kiddos had snacks and then we did puzzles, colored and played. Got supper ready, kiddos fed and Daddy came in from work. We ate, did bathes, and I got him ready for his trip.

He left for a 10 1/2 hour drive to Texas and will be returning tomorrow night. He went with his Dad to pick up a truck. His Dad is the transportation manager at the local Chevy/Dodge dealership. We really can use the income too. His check has been being almost half for the last 3 weeks. There is not enough work to go around as of late (at his regular job).

So I packed sandwiches, drinks, cake, chips, pretzels, bananas and peanut butter crackers for the trip. The housekeeper has just left (8:30pm) and will be back in the am, if we are not snowed in. Oh, did I mention we are suppose to get a couple three inches around here tonight?!!! I am exhausted and will heading to bed shortly. I have a post coming about my deals today, the boys upcoming birthday party and being frugal on a TIGHT grocery budget. So stay tuned. Same time, same channel, tomorrow!



Nikki said...

No wonder you didn't blog yesterday; you had a lot to do. You must be exhausted and probably need Saturday to recover!

We're supposed to get some snow tonight, too. I went to the grocery store this morning, like I usually do, and it was packed. I guess everyone was panicking about being snowed in.

mykidsmom said...

Sorry your snow didn't materialize-although maybe that's a good thing with your hubby on the road. I wanted to ask you: Do you get your coupons through the Sunday paper or do you have other outlets? I know there are some online so I am checking into those. Our Sunday paper has coupon inserts, but so many of them are for things I don't usually buy that it really doesn't help me much. Any advice in this direction would be greatly appreciated. One of our stores had really good sales if I could only couple that with some coupons....Have a great Saturday!

Nico said...

Wow, it sounds like you have been so busy! I hope that the weather warms up for you soon, it is a balmy 20 here today ;)

Marva said...

Hi Nikki! No rest for the weary, you know?! Keep us posted on the snow!

Marva said...

Kind of diappointing, but no big issue mykidsmom! I am glad hubby is safe and on his way home. I also wanted the kiddos to get to experience their first snow with their Mommy AND Daddy!

I get the Sunday paper and sometimes buy extras at the store on the way in from church. My bestfriend, parents and bro and sil also give me theirs when they are finished with them. I posted an article with some great sites. Check it out. Grocery Budget is the title. Blessings!

Marva said...

Yes, nico. Always busy, like you!
Burrrrrr! That's too cold for this Southern girl! Blessings!