Thursday, November 10, 2011
Tues/Weds/Thurs I have been busy doing little repairs around the house. I probably burned at least 150 per day in calories and spent at least 30 min daily.
Today I also did my grocery shopping. I now have my Turkeys for Thanksgiving & Christmas. I got one free and the other on sale ( different stores). At one store they had pizzas showing $3.99 each so I bought 4 for my son to eat. They charged me $5.79 for each. I did not realize it until I got home. For $7.20 I went back to store since it is less than a mile away and got the money back. I am finding I have to watch them like hawks anymore. The registers do not always ring up the sale prices, the coupons are not always taken off, and the senior discount I have to ask for, (That my be a good thing...LOL)
I did a term paper on grocery shopping in college years ago and what I learned shocked me. The marketing practices, the dye in foods to make them look fresher, the placement of foods to make you buy what they want to push. It was one of the best courses I took. My major was Social Studies Comprehensive which included Political Science, Economics, Civics, history, sociology, geography, criminology, and some home economics courses like consumerism, housing, learned how to make drapes, law, psychology, labor studies and more. The best rounded useful degree I could ever earn. What I learned has helped me over the years.