Tiffany and I did some Christmas shopping yesterday before running our usual errands. And OHHHHH! were we successful! I wiped out a huge chunk of my stocking stuffers. Earlier this week I was able to knock out the majority of my main gifts for everyone and they are already showing up here at the house. Gotta love online shopping.
I did buy some invisible tape yesterday. I already had some rolls of transparent tape but needed some of the invisible one. You know, you need the invisible tape on matte finish paper and transparent on shiny/foil paper. Well, I got a LOT of gift wrap on clearance after Christmas 2018 and have quite enough for this year and probably the next several years to come.
One of the stores we went to was TJ Maxx. We kept it pretty short. I had seen a black wire double fruit basket with banana hook there last year and have decided that I’m ready to break down and get it or something like it. So that is why we were there. Unfortunately they didn’t have it–not that I really expected them to have it or one like it at this late date.
We did a short run through $5 Below and I successfully got some stocking stuffers there. We spent a good long while at our larger Dollar Tree and came away with a few good finds.
At Ross, I finally found a new purse! I’d gotten one a month or so ago and although I really love it, I think it is just too fancy and too big for every day use. Today at Ross I found one that is a little bigger than my current every day purse but smaller than the others I have. I have a tendency to overfill my purse, as most ladies do. So it is important to get one small enough to not be too heavy when overloaded.
After all of that, we still had to do our normal grocery run: WinCo, Sprouts, Aldi, and Walmart. I’d ordered a bulk bag of quinoa and it was ready for pick-up. We also used up the last bit of our brown rice, so I had to get a bulk bag of that as well. Then they had boneless, skinless chicken breasts for $1.38 a pound! I had to get a package of them even though I didn’t need any because we always use chicken breasts.
Aldi they had turkeys on sale for 87¢ a pound, so I picked up a twenty pound bird to make the day after Thanksgiving. We love turkey and at 87¢ a pound, we can eat on it for several days.
Unfortunately they were sold out of the cheese advent calendars! We got one for the first time last year and enjoyed it. We wanted another one even though they did repeat the cheeses. Lauren told me I should have Michael pick one up on Wednesday when they came out but I didn’t listen and thus, we don’t have it. I’m sure we will live without it. I’ll just have to get a little creative to make us a special advent calendar.
Well, I’m going to run for now. I hope you have a good weekend. I’m not sure what I’m going to be doing other than organizing my gifts pile and checking to see what else I need to get. As well as pestering my hubby to get his Christmas list done.
Until next time, God bless,