Thursday, May 24, 2007

The Last Day Of School

I have very mixed feelings about having school out.  It's a good thing to have my children home all day.  It's a bad thing to have my children home all day.  My children get so bored of me.  I don't have enough tricks up my sleeves to keep them busy.  It's only a matter of time before they tell me, "Mom, I'm bored!"  I used to drive my mother crazy with that same comment.  Well, you know what they say about paybacks!

Cameron believes deep in his soul that this summer will be known as the summer of the X-box.  I don't think so kid!  Tomorrow is their free day to do whatever they want.  Starting Monday we will have goals, lists, and motivation.  Our house will be clean, we will read books, and have play dates.  At least until my children scream so loudly the house shakes, every dish in the kitchen is dirty, I haven't had a shower in 3 days, and my children turn on the X-box as I climb into bed whimpering "buhbuhbuhbuh."

I am an on again off again member of The Grocery Game.  The "game" is a list for your local grocery stores that match sales prices with coupons.  I had my most successful shopping trip last week. 

I got this:

and all of this:

The original price would have been $164.69.  But after the sales and coupons I got everything you see for $85.31!  I saved $79.38!  That's my biggest savings yet.  And I got rainchecks on some items that were missing so my savings will be even more when I use them. 
While I was shopping with my grocery game shopping list, a lady came up behind me and said, "You gotta love The Grocery Game!"  It was kind of funny and kind of embarassing.  I always feel like I have to keep my list a secret from Kroger.  I don't know why!  When I went up and asked for the rain check the customer service lady asked if she could see my list.  I thought, "I am so busted!"  But she only wanted to see how to spell the item.  I guess Kroger doesn't mind the grocery game.

Happy shopping!


Jason said...

Ummm, Katrine? I think you're seriously sick. Who lines up their groceries like that to take a picture of them? You say you're a very busy mother...but I'd say you have too much time on your hands!

Laura said...

Okay the fact that you took the time to organize and line up all of you groceries, on your sexy countertops, it just flat out amazing. your skills for going from big to little is over the top. and i think everytime you go grocery shopping, you should have a contest who can create the "coolest "thing out of the groceries. that may keep them entertained for a bit.

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