Thursday, January 24, 2013
This is starting to sound redundant. It was a great day at work. I finished doing the plans for the garden center to start up March 15th.
I drew up display plans for the annual Idaho Potato Commission Contest. To most people that doesn’t sound like a big deal, but to Retail Produce Managers it is. Managers win cash prizes and each division is dependant on how many registers there are in the store, so I am not competing with SuperStores. My theme will be “Some Like Them Hot.”
Before our orders for the weekend were due, we were told that an ice storm is predicted for Saturday night. Please understand that I know it is a hazard for driving, that electricity might go out, etc. But in the world of grocery retail it means panic sales and it couldn’t have come at a better time. 1 day before month end inventory. Sales will be high, product will get sold and I won’t be counting much on Monday if I ordered right. Here’s to everyone arriving home safe after buying a bunch of bananas!
I cheated and had lasagna tonight. It was one of the frozen planned leftovers I had in the freezer and I enjoyed every mouthful along with the pane bread. No salad, no fruit, no nothing. I was good the entire day though.
FlyLady says Thursday is errand day. I had compiled my list all week. I set a budget. I set the time it would take to complete it all. Success! I’m exhausted, but I understand the reasoning behind this. Staying focused on the activities during the week means I can relax on the weekend (or continue to declutter).
I think the funniest/weird/surprising thing that happened was my trip to Wal-Mart. I was armed with my Cozi calendar that includes a shopping list. I had a budget of $30 I wanted to spend. I had 30 minutes from start to finish. I was racing around trying to get everything on my list, halfway adding in my head, plus that 7.5% tax.
I got to the register and the cashier asks me if I have coupons. I said no, I have a budget. $30. He smiled and said I could decline to buy something if need be. The customer behind me was overhearing the conversation. I explained to the cashier that it is simply a goal I wish to attain. (If you’ve read some of my previous blogs, you know that I’m talking about “The Secret,” seeing how and why this works)
The cashier rang everything up and said $30 was my total. The customer behind me was laughing saying this wouldn’t happen again in a million years. I just smiled because I was speechless; and, managed to make it home 3 minutes ahead of schedule.
Attitude of Gratitude. Power of Positive Thought. For every action, there is an equal and positive reaction . I don’t know how, I don’t know why, I just know it, like I know it, like I know it.