Saturday, January 8, 2011
Can I just say that my first mistake was choosing a place that had the name "naked" in it?
I knew I was in trouble when I walked in and there were no children to be seen anywhere and all of the patrons looked up in surprise that a family was walking into the establishment. This reaction did not daunt me. I have become accustomed to people looking at us everywhere we go because my children are adopted. I figured they were just interested in us as a family because our children don't look like us. Well, I was wrong. As soon as we ordered our food and sat down I noticed some modern paintings in front of me. Let's just say that they were indiscreet. I immediately began to plot a place for Jason to sit where he could not see these paintings (hoping he wouldn't even notice them because his back would be to them). As he sat down, I glanced over my shoulder to see what was behind me and to my dismay I noticed another indiscreet painting. Then I darted my eyes around the entire coffeeshop and noticed that every painting was of the same nature. Oh man. What kind of person wants to eat and drink in a coffeeshop with this kind of "art?" I didn't want to find out. We downed our muffins and coffee and fled.
Sometimes I hate California.
Jason then decided that he wanted to go to the McClatchy library in midtown to read books to the children; the library is a quaint little house and I fell in love with it immediately. He knew that I would love it. It doesn't get any better than a library inside of a wonderful old house. We had fun browsing through the books and left with a big bag full of videos, children's books and travel books.
Sometimes I love California.
On the way home we spotted a Rite-Aid and I asked Jason if we could stop while I did a little shop. He wanted to roam the neighborhoods looking for public domain fruit so he told me to go ahead and do my shop and call him after I was done. I did a quick 20 minute shop and then we headed back home to read and hibernate on this wintry day.
Time to light the fireplace...
5 ACT Rinses $3.99 ea. ($1/1 from 1/2 SS)
= $1.99 ea. after $1 UP Reward
2 Planters Peanuts $1.99 ea. ($1/1 printable)
= $.99 ea.
2 Raisin Bran $2.50 ea. ($.70/1 printable )
= $1.30 ea. after $1 UP Reward wyb 2
1 Sonicare replacement brush heads $26.24 ($5/1 from 11/21 SS, 12/12 SS or printable )
= $21.24 ea.
2 Ester C (B1G1) $6.49 ea. (use $2/1 printable and $1/1 Rite-Aid vv printable )
= FREE + $1.51 overage after $2 UP Reward wyb2
L'Oreal Deal - purchase these items together
2 L'Oreal Revitalift face cloths (use $2/1 from 1/2 RP)
2 L'Oreal Eye Shadow (use $5/2 from 1/2 RP and $1/1 Rite-Aid vv printable from last month)
= $2.05 total after $5 UP Reward wyb $15 of L'Oreal product
TOTAL AFTER COUPONS: $0
NOTE: I had some money left on my Rite-Aid gift card from a return from last week so no out of pocket this week. I have wiped out most of my UP Rewards and only have about $7 in UP Rewards left.
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