Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I Tried to Pick Something Small...

... and it turned into a 45 minute activity! I didn't really have time today to tackle anything big on my list. This morning my neighbor and I took our boys to the Aquarium (that membership has been one of our best purchases all year!), came home, had lunch and Andy went down for a nap. I got some laundry folded, some dishes emptied from the dishwasher and then I sat down to go through this week's grocery sales fliers and match up the deals to my coupons and before I knew it, nap time was over.
We went to the grocery store... my 2nd adventure in couponing. I spent $75 but saved $43 and $20 of that $75 total was diapers, which I do not count in my grocery budget. So, I feel pretty good about that. I still need to make a trip to Rite Aid and CVS tomorrow. I'll post about that trip and the rebates and coupons separately tomorrow.

On Wednesday nights my group of friends here gets together for a group we call "Stitch n' Bitch." Lately there's been less stitching and more... well... you know... going on! It's more like our weekly therapy session and I feel incredibly lucky to have that once a week! Thanks to my awesome brother for watching Andy tonight so that I could go, because I sure needed a break!

Anyway, I didn't get home until 10:30 and still needed to take the trash out and all of the gazillion boxes from unpacking all the dishes yesterday and then FINALLY at 11:00 I sat down to figure out what I could accomplish from my list today!!! So, I picked to organize my gift cards in the cute little change purse that my grandmother made me for Christmas last year. My grandmother is very crafty and makes wonderful quilts and bags and all sorts of great things. I love getting presents from her. They are always my favorite. So, anyway, this little change purse is perfect for gift cards because it has 3 staggered pouches inside and fits perfectly in my purse. This way I don't have gift cards stacked in my wallet making it too bulky to snap shut.

So, I thought I knew right where the purse was. I mean, I had just seen it... somewhere. After searching around for 30 minutes I FINALLY remembered where I had put it. It took me all of 5 min. to get my gift cards together and put them in there. Although, I did find some gift cards that I forgot I had. I have $385 worth of gift cards to various places. That does not even include gift certificates I still haven't used. I have a gift certificate to a bed and breakfast from my Mom that I need to make reservations for and one for a massage and a facial from my husband from Christmas A YEAR AGO that I haven't used. Seriously???!!! What is my problem???!!! Who procrastinates getting a massage? I LOVE massages!

One of the things that has been so frustrating for me is the time that I feel like I'm wasting looking for things. I'm so over it. I know that I can only tackle organizing one thing at a time, but some days it just doesn't feel like it's happening fast enough. It's not just time that is wasted either, it's also the money. I cringe at the thought of how many duplicate items we are going to find out in that garage (I can't even THINK about putting the garage on my list until at least March!). We are always looking for a wrench or a tape measure or a stud finder... and eventually give up looking and just buy a new one. Really, it's sad. And embarrassing. I don't want to feel so scatter brained all the time anymore. That is why I'm doing this whole project. I am really proud that I've stuck with this for almost 2 weeks now!!! Only 50 more to go! ha ha!

1 comment:

  1. We did get home pretty late after SNB last night. I'm proud of you for getting something done. I just went to bed...nothing got done!