Today was weekly grocery add day. We get them every Tuesday & I give them a glance before I toss them. I don't give them much notice to be honest. When I decide the dreadful day has arrived...grocery store day...I look at the store website & may put something on the list that has a coupon. I always wish I had the ability to look for store coupons although they are really old school. I worked at Walgreens for a couple of months & a woman came in with a huge file & really worked the coupon game to the hilt. I was waiting for the day when Walgreens owed her money!
So my friend D loves the 1940s. She's fascinated with her pilot dad & her mom, who was married to first husband for 2 weeks before he was killed in the war. She met dad at a local airbase.
But my friend is obsessed with all things WWII. I have to admit that I loved that era...heroes coming home, the women's fashions, the strength to rebuild our country after a too long war. But I don't try to cook with ration stamp recipes. I can't say I listen to much Benny Goodman. I can't name every fighter plane. I am obviously not a "historian".
D is also obsessed with grocery prices & saving money. Every week she scans the ads & plans her entire life around them. But seriously, is saving 25 cents off a jar of pickles going to solve things? I actually spend not much on groceries, maninly because everything I make last at least (& at most) lasts 2 meals. For the record, I'm not fond of leftovers. And a lot of time I eat one meal a day, about 230 in the afternoon. My friend smokes like a chimney so half of her budget goes for cigarettes. But (she says sarcastically) don't buy those pickles til they're on sale.
I do like a bargain though but it's only a bargain if it's something I'll use. I'm thrilled when I find them but I'm realistic. I only dance a little though.