Monday, June 20, 2011

Catching up with Coupons

I recently took an involuntary hiatus from my life due to a work project that took 563 hours of my time.  As a result, a number of personal priorities were left unattended....

At times, it was my child who watched countless hours of cartoons (insert mom-guilt) while I pecked away at my computer, working late into the night again.  Other times, it was my house - unkept, cluttered, a total wreck of a home (exaggeration? Not at all.)

And the majority of the time, I neglected clipping coupons.  Realistically, I didn't have time to shop the store sales anyways.  There were a couple of times I had to shop for basic necessities but there was no time for coupons or checking sales.  I recall holding a box of Minute Rice for $4.99 - not on sale and no coupon.  I wanted to throw up.  I can no longer pay full price for items without feeling completely sick to my stomach.  And that's when I realized...this lifestyle has become an addiction.  Literally.

Now I'm catching up, tonight I clipped my coupons. Whew.  Relief.  Now I can shop with a clear conscious.  Grocery stores, get my freebies ready, here I come!