Friday, May 20, 2011

Extreme couponing, pedicures and work...

I have to admit, I've only watched 5 minutes of the Extreme couponing show and it just seemed like WAY too much work for me.  I cut coupons on things that I need and normally buy.  I have a small house.  I'm not going to build an extension on the house or an underground bunker to store extra food that I get by cutting coupons for 40 hours a week.  

On that one 5 minute segment that I saw, the woman they were talking to had a room with $65,000 worth of food in it!  Her daughter-in-law comes over to shop when she needs something.  Honestly, I don't understand how it works because this woman dumped an entire Excedrin display in to her shopping cart and used coupons on them!  Most stores don't allow you to use more than one of the same coupon so how is this possible?  No idea - maybe if I watched beyond that 5 minutes I would but I'm just not that interested.

My local Harris Teeter supermarket did triple coupons this week.  I went, I shopped.  My total on all of my groceries was $96 AFTER using $98 in coupons.  I thought that was pretty sweet and I was very happy with my effort.  But that little effort took me 2 hours to put together.  Way too much time to be surrounded by coupons.

Today, my sweet little Beckah took me for a little girl-time pampering and we got pedicures.  OH...MY...GOD.  It's been 6 hours and I am STILL a limp noodle from all of the pampering.  There was the massage chair, the foot massage, the exfoliating...I mean, it was AMAZING.  I am just beyond grateful and blessed that this sweet girl is in our lives.  Love her!

And...I GOT THE JOB!!!  I know, right!  Who can believe it???  Two freakin years of unemployment and it finally happened!  I start on Wednesday and I have to admit, now that it's happened, I am freaking out.  How am I going to handle being a working mom again?  How am I going to handle my small child starting middle school while I am working?  How in the world am I going to approach getting time off when I need to for school stuff when just starting a job?  It's crazy!!

BUT...crazy or not, I thank GOD for this job coming through.  


Ruth said...


Lynne said...

Congratulations on the new job! Everything else will work itself out. And hey, you deserve the pedicure, aren't they wonderful!

Lin said...

Congratulations on the job!!! How exciting....and scary! But you will do fine. :) And everyone at home will get used to you working again.

Won't that first paycheck be nice??? Hooray!

Karen said...

Congratulations! Don't stress about it. Your son will learn to be confident and independent. Have fun!

Moms Couponing Madness said...

sweeeeeet! congrats on the new work!
~ Moms Couponing Madness

Mharms said...

Congratulations on your new job Stace!