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A Great Day

December 23rd, 2006 at 06:02 pm

I don't usually like shopping, especially right before a holiday. I hate crowds, waiting in line, and everything that goes along with it. But today was a great day.

To start the day off, I went and cashed in my lottery ticket and got $7 cash. Whoopee.

I took that $7 along with $5.50 in rolled coins to the bank. It's going straight to the credit card later today. Yes, I know that $12.50 doesn't sound like much, but it is something.

Then, I went to Walmart. I don't usually shop at Walmart because I hate walking through a huge store just to buy one thing I couldn't buy at some other store. I bought Vive Pro shampoo with a $1.00 off coupon, two boxes of Chore Boy scour pads with 2 $0.75 off coupons. I also bought a very small can of hairspray for those cold days when my hair is full of static when I get to work.

Next, I went to the grocery store and got everything I need for about $62.00. I saved over $15.00 between the coupons I used, my store card, and bringing my own bags.

I also went to three different thrift stores to look for a thermos with a glass liner. My doctor has told me to, if at all possible, avoid cooking in microwaves and avoid plastic food containers. Well, I wasn't able to find a thermos with a glass liner, but I did get a thermos. I will keep looking for another one and upgrade when I do. I also snagged a couple of coffee mugs for $0.19 each.

I am a happy camper. Now to update my spreadsheets and send my online payment to the credit card.

4 Responses to “A Great Day”

  1. Frayed Buckeye Card Says:

    Pray tell why no microwave cooking ro plastic containers ? Please answer this question.

  2. crazyliblady Says:

    The doc, who is a chiropractor who specializes in holistic medicine, nutrition, and the sacro occipital technique, tells me that microwaves basically destroy much of the nutritional value of food. Also, food that is cooked or warmed up in plastic containers causes toxins to be released from the plastic into your food. I'm not a doctor, so I can't say whether this is true, but I trust the doc infinitely, as he has saved my life more than once.

  3. PRICEPLUS Says:

    Some people believe that exposure to even very small amounts of microwave radiation is harmful. Plastic used for heating is to be avaoided because molecules form the plastic are impelled into the food and thus you are ingesting plastics. I don't know how true these things are but there you have it.

    Sounds like a serious amount of saving was done on this shopping excursion! Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year!Smile

  4. LuckyRobin Says:

    Some plastics do release toxins into foods, but those that are made specifically for microwave cooking (such as Tupperware's crystal wave line) are a different grade of plastic and do not do so. Still, I prefer to use glass or ceramic in the microwave as I think the food cooks better in it.

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