I got the dirt and a mini spending spree
Some people impulse buy at the checkout counter of the grocery store, others in malls but my downfall is Rabbi Akiva street. I try not to venture along there very often because of that. I always see so many skirts and, granted less often, tops I’d love to have, all on sale outside their shops, kitchen gagets, pretty table cloths, runners, etc for shabbat, and just about anything else that the sign “sale” attached to it might make you start hankering for it. I had utter resolve all the long way to the garden center.
Mission successful: I got 50 litres of potting soil, aubergine and oregano seeds and a packet of flower seeds that I’m going to see if I can get to grow since the lobelia didn’t come up. The only thing they lacked was okra seeds but I can live with that.
On the way back, I used nerves of steel to go past my favourite skirt shop without even looking at any of the skirts on the 19 and 29 shek racks. I needed to stop in and get a pair of ozniots so I can listen to my ipod when out and about. Got ’em. Did not get the CD of songs for Shabbat that was on sale for nearly free. Ummmm. That is where the resolve ended.
I stopped in the little grocery store that has really (really) good prices. I only wanted to get the inexpensive loaf of bread and a small challah. I came out with two of those industrial use size cans of pickles (you know, the size used in schools, etc) — I was like only 17 sheks for each can! Regular cans of pickles are 9 sheks and each of these big boys holds the equivalent of 5 of those regular cans. Yeah, I should be good with pickles through the summer. Ok, maybe til July. I am a serious pickle eater.
They had a buy 8 cans of tuna for 22 sheks deal and yep, in went 8. Sale on paper coffee cups, in went a stack along with a bunch of the on-sale plastic plates I use to feed the wet food to my sick kitties. I’m not really sure how the package of on-sale frozen spinach and the veggie burgers got into my cart. I must have simply forgotten to put them back. Ahem. Diet coke was on sale for 6 sheks cheaper and 4 bottles went into the cart. Honestly, I would have put more in the cart only these were the last four bottles they had! Did I stop there, oh no. I splurged and got eggs, 3 bananas, and 5 beautiful orange bell peppers that were on sale for 3 sheks (in the regular store they are 8 sheks). I ate one of the bell peppers on the way home when I had to stop and rest. A horse would have had a hard time pulling my little grocery cart home!
I’m pretty sure that if I’d bought one of those 29 sheks skirts, I’d have come out of the grocery with just the bread and challah I went in for…