Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Wal-Mart and Things I Love

I love paper. All colors and prints. If there's paper at any garage sale, you can pretty much plan on me picking it up for 50 cents when I could get it for a dollar in Wal-Mart. And I love Wal-Mart. So much, in fact, that I am limiting myself to 2 trips a month. One in Cedar Falls for groceries and things, and one in Waverly for anything that comes up unexpectedly (paper, light bulbs, paper, laundry soap, paper, etc.)....(I've really eased up on buying paper unless it's a scrapbooking need). And I think this is going to save me money, right? So, we get our groceries and everything - everything - we need for the whole month hoping not to have to go back all month long, as much as I enjoy my Wal-Mart. So I'm going to figure out today if I actually saved any money doing this.

I have a little quirk about myself - can't get me on this one, guys - I can't just buy one item. Anywhere. Anytime. I have to buy two things. So let's say I need batteries. I go into my lovely Wal-Mart and get the AAs. Uh-oh. That's one packaged item. I can't get myself to get in line at the checkout. So, I search my brain for anything ELSE that I might need. Do I have dish soap, toilet paper, window cleaner, LemiShine (for hard water spots in the dishwasher - it's the BEST!), paper? Yes? Well, then I guess I could buy a loaf of bread and freeze it 'til we need it. So that's exactly what I do. To this day, I have bought one item at a store twice. Ever. And both of them haunt me.

So Wal-Mart benefits from OCD people like me, ya' see. Which makes me wonder if I'm better off going all out once a month, or buying one extra item a couple times a week. Does anyone know?

What else do I love, you ask? I love:
1) My family, of course
2) My squishy pillows
3) Free stuff
4) Garage sales
5) Texas Roadhouse
6) The smell of pencils
7) Staying warm
8) Coloring with good ol' crayons
9) Kissing my husband
10) Clearance racks
11) Seinfeld
12) Cow stuff
13) Swimming
14) Doing nothing (might be my favorite)
15) Disney movies
16) Wedding Receptions

That's what I love that wouldn't be obvious to the world. Want to know what I really really don't like?

1) Dishes - they're never done.
2) Bugs - if I had 3 wishes, one of them would be that there are NO MORE BUGS. Ever.
3) Anything uneven

5 comments:

Roberto Dorres said...
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liese said...

I wish I knew what my liitle quirks were! Do you want to go to Walmart? I just need toliet paper!!

Angela said...

That's great - I can hardly buy one thing, but usually because I hate using my debit card for something that's 83 cents. I like your list of things you love! Great blogging.

T said...

I don't know if anyone can buy just one thing.. .although, not for the same OCD reasons as you... mostly because it's a waste of time!