Friday, July 8, 2011

I wrote a post...

A long post. Last night. But then I didn't like it. So I didn't publish it.

Then I woke up at 2:30 AM with a headache that has resisted all manner of OTC medication. And chocolate. The nerve of it!

And I still don't like the post. It was about some shopping trips I made to help Courtney stock her pantry using coupons and store deals. Not crazy Extreme Couponing. I mean, who really needs (or wants) 1000 tubes of toothpaste?

The post had pictures too, like this:

and this:

and this one:

But in spite of my fabulous photography, I didn't like the sound of the post. happens sometimes!

Mostly I have been working on the mulch project and tending the struggling vegetable garden. The mulch action has turned a corner. Not figuratively, but literally turned the corner to the back side of the garage, where the weeds are on steroids and the generator threatens to leave if I don't clean it up!

These are the before shots. Don't judge me! I've been working on other areas!

Seriously. If I ever had a problem with generator, I would be out of luck getting it serviced!

Now I have the barrier down but the every-other-day rains means it is too wet to drive the tractor on the grass to bring in mulch. I don't know, maybe I should leave it like this?

I've also been weeding and fussing over the vegetables. This is turning into a very "good" year for plant-munching insects. We've had hornworms (every year), inch worms for the first time, sex-crazed Japanese beetles (which are working on the fruit trees now) and recently, grasshoppers.

You really don't want to see pictures of the tortured plants, so here is a photo of the quiche I made for dinner.

It is crustless, and has ham, onions, Parmesan cheese, and the first of the garden's tomatoes, zucchini and basil. Yum!

At Stud Muffin's suggestion I took a Percocet to knock down my headache. And then I had some chocolate, which has done the trick. Now I must go and chase down my head. It seems to have floated off like a liberated helium balloon.

But at least my balloon doesn't hurt anymore. I'm sure it was the chocolate this time!


Cheryl S. said...

Okay I had to laugh because we too have 10 bottles of Diet Coke, about 14 boxes of Cheerios and some other similarities...Is that your coupon binder? My, my it runs in the family...

Now you are stockpiling Percocet too???


barefoot gardener said...

Oh, great one! Teach me how to stockpile percocet!!!


I actually liked the post(you must have published then deleted, cuz it showed up on my feed). I am a coupon queen, myself (just scored big this morning), and I love to see other folks doing the same.

I never make the kind of deals the folks on "Extreme Couponing" do. there aren't many stores in MN that double, and the coupon policies are pretty strict about how many of what kind of coupon can be used.

I still manage to save 60-70% on average every week (and feed a family of 4 on less than $50/wk), and I would love to have a stockpile like some of those folks. Oh, not 1000 tubes of toothpaste worth, but a year? For sure. Life is too uncertain, and I look at stockpiles as insurance against that uncertainty.

Besides, I love getting stuff free!

Lisa said...

Cher ~ I would stockpile Percocet if I had a coupon for it! I have actually used coupons and stockpiled since the 80's, but we didn't call it that then!

Sara ~ I accidentally hit publish on that post when I wanted to just save it and think about it some more. I agree with everything you say about using it as insurance. I liked getting 10 3 Musketeers bars for free!!