Lately I feel like my blog has become the cliched essay: What I did on my vacation. Oh well, at least I have a theme.
Yesterday. Let's see what did I do?
I woke up at 7:30 again (as I did today too). I'm enjoying this sleeping later thing. Now I know what's it's all cracked up to be. After making a pot of coffee I then wrote, paid the January bills and made out a grocery list.
After cleaning the house up a bit, we headed out to do grocery shopping. Remember how I fussed about picking a new grocery store when I first moved here? I'd write about traveling back to Hannaford because I enjoyed the "experience" and ample aisles; and I'd yak about how much I despised Market Basket yet appreciated the savings. Well, in the end I sucked it up and it all came done to price. I now shop with all the welfare recipients, elderly and non-English speaking citizens over at Market Basket. You just can't beat their prices. I average about $90 a week whereas the other stores that I tried were easily over a $100 each trip. Hannaford would be about $125-150 a week. Now I do my weekly shopping at Market Basket and about once a month load up at BJ's for the bulk items like meats, paper towels and the like.
Do you really care? I can't believe I'm writing an entire blog about this. Good God I've relinquished to writing essays on food shopping.
Anyway, onto more ho-hum...
So after the foray into welfare-land we stopped off at Kappy's to bulk buy our wine. We go their to pick up a case because the prices are so reasonable. A case will usually lasts us the weekend. No! I'm kidding. It'll last at least a couple of hours. We picked out a couple good California Cabernet's, some Shiraz, a Malbec and a few Pinot Noir. All reds. We're not too fond of white wine. They have wine tastings there on Saturday afternoons. We tried a couple French Bordeaux's. I'm not big on French wines either. There was one that was decent but a bit pricey, not really worth it. So we opted for our usual bargains.
After all that we came home walked Bandit, broke open a bottle of wine, heated up some leftovers and watched I Love the 70's on VH1.
That was how I spent Day 5's (even though I'm writing Day 6's...I'm writing post-daily) vacation day. Technically, being that it was the weekend, it wasn't even a vacation day but you get the point.