Thursday, June 09, 2011

Answers and Ambling

Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it. ~Russel Baker

Yesterday, Brandy asked: So CVS and Walgreens don't mind you stacking coupons?

I can't use two manufacturers coupons, but I *can* use a store coupon with a manufacturers coupon. The register returns, up rewards, etc., are also considered manufacturers coupons, so I have to make sure I buy enough stuff that I can use them -- usually if you aren't getting everything free, they don't care.

And Angelina said: Can you be my personal shopper? I'm really bad at finding deals, and I never remember to bring coupons.

I actually use a couple of couponing sites (via Facebook) who help "match up" coupons with deals, and I clip nearly every coupon out of my flyers weekly. Even if I don't think I'd use it (like the one I have ... and forgot to use... for Blink eye drops), I clip it. I do draw the line at things like Fixodent, but for the most part I pull every coupon because if I can get it free, even if it's not something *I* would use, I probably know someone I can give it to.

Also, I never go anywhere without my box o'coupons in the car -- which is why I'm doubly annoyed at missing that Blink coupon. :::slaps self on hand:::

It's fun and I also have my DD helping -- she clips coupons for me every week for a small fee :-)

In other news, we've decided NOT to do the craft show this coming weekend for a number of reasons. Partly because I'm SO not prepared, partly because we'd be out in the roasting sun with no protection for six hours (and it's HOT here lately, people... it was 90 yesterday with a "real feel" of 98), partly because I can't get in touch with the organizer for ANY details, partly because my husband is going boating on Saturday and DD has already missed two other trips for stuff (like agility last weekend) and partly because I've just had a really bad feeling about it for the past couple weeks. That's a little "woo woo" I know, but I really believe in intuition (don't you think your brain picks up on things subconsciously that you don't realize consciously?), so I'm kissing the reservation fee goodbye and giving it a pass.

That does mean, however, that all the stuff DD has been cranking out has to get up on DistinctivelyDD (she's done maybe 50+ earrings, several necklaces and some bracelets and hair pins). It also means I'm going to have a contest for her very, very soon.

This morning, after several insanely hot, VERY dry days (my POOR garden ... I'm watering, but it's still struggling), we're having a thunderstorm. The rumbles have just started, but I'm just so grateful for the rain. I hope it pours... It should also clear out the 90+ degree heat and 9 billion percent humidity. Those of you down south are probably laughing up your sleeve at me, but just remember -- I don't have A/C here.

I've also been insanely busy. I can't remember the last time life has been this nuts. I won't go into it all, but suffice it to say I seldom get a moment to just slow down ... it's go-go-go all day long. I've tried to visit your blogs, but I'm a day behind again. I MISS you guys when I don't visit (though I am on Facebook a lot, so at least can see your posts there, in passing... I really do love Facebook).

I'd like to say that things will settle soon, but I don't see that happening any time in the near future. It's a good thing, really, but exhausting! LOL...

How's life in your neck of the woods?


You Are a Lion

You are just in all your actions. You want to be seen as both honest and fair.

You are wise and discerning. You focus on what really matters in life.

You have ideals, but you try not to let those ideals get in the way of living your life.

You are conscientious. You are diligent and reliable, even when it isn't easy to be.

Mostly right :-)



Sarita said...

Taking it slow here this week. Just a little sewing. Some jam making. Letter writing. Reading. Cleaning. Today, yardwork because it's still cool this morning but I think that won't last long. So, out I go!

I hope you take time to smell the flowers. They are blooming in your yard, aren't they? We have gorgeous peonies here!

Angelina Rain said...

I’m glad you’re listening to your instincts. I never listen to mine, and then I end up regretting it. I’m sorry to hear about your heat wave, we were having one here too, and this morning I woke to heavy rain, too. I can’t wait to see DD’s newest creations, especially all the dangly earrings.

Brandy said...

Glad you're at peace with the decision you made regarding the art show. If something tells you it's wrong that much, it's best to listen.
Thank you for answering my question. Bet you wish I'd quit asking you questions!

Hope you have a good day and have time to BREATHE.

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Ceri Hebert said...

I never go anywhere without my coupon binder. I spent this morning organizing it, adding pages, pulling out the expired coupons etc. I'm in the mood for a really good shopping trip, but I'll have to wait til next week. The other day I bought coupons from a clipping service. I can't wait to get them! I only spent 5.05 and should get well over 60 coupons that I really want.

I'm always very inspired after an episode of Extreme Couponing.

Sorry you're not doing the craft fair, but good to listen to your instincts. There'll be plenty more for her to sell at. Christmas is coming!!

Enjoy the next string of storms coming! I hear Saturday is supposed to be a lot cooler, which is good because we're planning on a trip to 6 Flags.

Tori Lennox said...

I haven't set foot outside in days. Too hot. Too humid.

Dru said...

You always have to go with your guts.