Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Every day

I haven't done much blogging lately, and it's primarily because I just can't think of things to write about. The fact is, my life is pretty boring and repetitive. I do the same things every day. So it dawned on me today that I should probably write those things down. I mean, that's my "life of a non-working mother" right?
Yesterday I had a mongo shopping trip. Since Winter is out of school now, I had ALL 3 kids! I don't know what possessed me to go shopping with them, but I kind of had to. Joe was out of town, and I had to go to all the stores to get my super values on coupons groceries. If you wait too long the good items are sold out... We left the house around 10.30. We first went to Lowes, then Target, then CVS. By that time the kids started acting out a bit, so I promised them that if they were good at the next store, we would have lunch at McDonalds. We then went to Albertsons. There was a Wendy's next door, so we went there instead of McD's. The kids wanted to go in...no. They wanted a toy... no. Just a cheeseburger. Whine, whine, whine. We headed to another CVS to get some bandaids, mouthwash, and toothbrushes for free. I wasn't sure if I could keep going. But I still had 3 stores to go! So I mustered all my courage, and kept deep-breathing and headed to Kroger. This store was the worst! I needed to find all the sale items, and wasn't very familiar with the store, so it took forever (or maybe it just seemed that way because I had been shopping for the past 4 hours with 3 whiny/roudy kids). Then we were off to Sam's club. I figured I could run in and out, because I didn't need too many items. I first had to set up my new membership (I switched from costco) and then raced through the store. All the stars alligned, and everything was placed in obvious spots, so we were out of there pretty quickly. By that time, both my coolers were full of freezer/fridge stuff, and I decided that if I also went to Walmart, it would probably spoil. So I hit the road. In the car all I could think about was the fact that when I got home I would still have to bring in all the groceries, and put them away. It was 5pm by now. The kids were great and helped me bring them in, but I left them for today to put away in the cubboards.
Then Sterling came in yelling that cinnamon killed another chicken! The chicken had flown over the fence. So I went balistic. I had read somewhere that you need to beat the dog over the head with the dead chicken. This had (obviously) grossed me out when I read this, but at this moment of rage all my sanity left me and I started beating with the chicken carcass. I seemed to work for me for the dog, because she was freaking out. Until we can find another home for her, I guess she'll just have to be tied up during the day. She's lucky.... she could have gotten treatment .22.
Joe came back from a short business trip to Tulsa OK. He drives there several times a month, and always gets distracted on the way home. Last week he stopped at a livestock auction (and luckily didn't bring any animals home in the geo). Yesterday, he found some free roosters on the way home, so he stopped and got them. They are huge!! And beautiful. One of them has already gotten "busy".
The duties of a house wife keep coming. One load of laundry is in the washer and at least 4 more are waiting in line. Why don't I just do 1 load a day, it works great! I guess I was crazy a little busy yesterday with other household chores, that by the time I got home I could barely walk. The dishes are also patiently waiting in the sink. And the beds are patiently waiting to never be made. And the bathroom is patiently waiting to be cleaned. Man, this chair feels good!

10 comments:

Nancy Sabina said...

Wow Jessica! When you said you were into the whole " deal shopping" thing I had no idea that it would take you 7 hours! Really? And do you do that every week? Wow! And doing it with all three kids puts you into the "super mom" categroy I think.

As for the dog, it's amazing what you can do when you're mad. Whenever I get grossed out by some chore (the bathroom, the garage, the scary room in the basement where I know spiders live) I wait till I'm so bugged by it that I'm mad. Then I can handle it.

Jessica said...

I consider myself psycho mom over super mom.
No, I don't do that many stores every week. There are 3 stores I like to do every week for the deals; kroger, albertsons, and CVS. Then every 2 weeks or so I need to do walmart and sam's club, to get the bulk of the food. Yesterday I did them all plus lowes (for some home & pool supplies) and target (for my special cereal). like i said psycho mom.

Majo said...

It's fun to be able to get things cheaper and life was never meant to be easy, but I just hope this money saving thing is worth all this "shophugging" to you and to the kids. It would have driven me bananas !

Wendy said...

I agree with jessica...
and Majo (mam)...
and Nancy...
I don't think anyone does that!!
Well, how much did you end up saving?
luv ya!
your psycho sister ;)

Jessica said...

Total savings: $144.52

Rebecca said...

Wow, that's an amazing day....I hate grocery shopping or any kind of shopping. To me, NOT doing that is worth $144.

angela michelle said...

I am cracking up over beating the dog with the chicken. That's going to be my new empty threat to let everyone I'm on the brink: "If you don't knock it off I'm going to beat you with a chicken carcass!"

Amber said...

I think blogging about daily routines are the best. It allows other stay-at-home moms to realize we all go through the same craziness (okay so maybe not the dead chicken beating, but you get the point!). I need to crack down and start shopping that way I just think it is too hard. Do the benefits really outweigh the hassles?

Majo said...

Dads comment:
By saving all that money you can afford a cleaning lady !

The Bartel Bunch... said...

I did some shopping with my kids yesterday and it put me in such a bad mood for the rest of the day. My poor mom called while I was out and I snapped at her for not being concise enough. Then Brett got the whole cold shoulder the rest of the night. The embarrassing part is that I was only out for one hour. That includes a trip to Target and then to Kroger. Oh, how I HATE shopping with the kids!

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