I had to call off work tonight. I have no voice, and the headaches that go with the sinus infection are kind of intense. Right this minute, it feels like someone is punching me, over and over, both in the jaw and in the nose, and tears are randomly running out of my one eye socket. In short, I look like I'm a swollen faucet. Despite all this, I had to go to the store, because even in my ailment, my children want to eat all day every day, and Thursday night I stop at the grocery store on the way home from work, so I needed that trip.
I'm not sure if it's the coupon binder, the runny nose/eye/cough, the children running everywhere screaming, or the fact that we take up an entire aisle whilst shopping, but people were avoiding me and the brood in the grocery store. I liked it.
And here's where the Extreme Couponing trauma comes in. I got 97 dollars worth of groceries for $47. Well, Forty six and change. And I'm disappointed! There is something emotionally wrong with me, that may have nothing to do with the cold med/antibiotics.
Five packages of ice cream novelties, a CASE of juice boxes, Jack Daniels bbq sauce, treats, fruit, 7 more packages of yogurt, because of the dairy sale at Giant.
I mean really. Almost a hundred dollars of groceries for less than half the usual cost and I'm upset about it? I want a seven thousand dollar order for 12 cents, and I'm going to keep going till I get it.
I don't want to be an Extreme Couponer. I want to be BETTER than an extreme couponer, and I don't want to have to dust my garage and my boxes of pasta to do it.
Blast it all, TLC.