No, not your Amex card. Your mind!
I'm in another one of those deadly deadline phases - and how ironic, first I had no time to put the tree up and now I have no time to take it down.
There is nothing sadder looking than a half dressed tree surrounded by Rubbermaid tubs and - as my son used to call it - "the debris of Christmas" - Funny, he used SAT words when he was 7 but forgot them in high school.
But I digress ...
It's 70 degrees here today when it should be 40. I had to get out of the hole (luxurious basement office). I fed the squirrels and birds in the yard and then took off to Drug Fair for a few more storage items for the "debris of Christmas"
helpful household hint: those dress size garment bags are great for storing holiday floral arrangements - plastic/silk - not nature!
helpful hint part deux: they now have giant dress garment bags, they're designed to hold 14 dresses and my little fake tree fits in it perfectly.
It is impossible for me to leave Drug Fair without buying something I don't need. Knowing this I always head to the clearance aisle. Might as well be a frugal shopaholic. I was excited to see that, with my brand new "We Care" reward card, I could buy one bag of coffee for $4.99 and get the second one for a penny. A penny! You can't even get penny candy for less than a quarter.
I was thrilled with my great buy until I got home and realized that my coffee is always 2 for $5 at my regular Stop 'N Shop
So - $4.99 plus a penny = $5
and 2 for $5 = $5
Yes, I had to think a lot about that
And now it's time for a drink and a nap.