Wednesday, July 15, 2020

It's Thursday Already?

This week is just slipping away from me.

My prayers and hug go out to our Cheap Chick blogger in Canada.  I hope they caught it early and her prognosis is good and she'll be with her hubs, her mom, her step kids, her Buddy and back to our blogging family for years to come.
Please keep her in your thoughts as I will!

Last Saturday we had lots of excitement in Sluggy's Teeny Tiny Town.  First I went to Dollar General and bought this........

4 x Pantene Rose Water Shampoo and Conditioners @ $3 ea.=$12.00
4 x BioFreeze patches $1.75 ea.=$7.00
1 x Oral-B Toothbrush $2.00=$2.00
5 x Gatorade $1.00 ea.=$5.00(not pictured)
6 x Bella wet dog food trays=$2.50(not pictured)

Coupons used
1 x $5 wyspend $25 DG DQ=$5.00
2 x $5/2 Pantene Rose Water line P&GQs=$10.00
2 x $2/1 Biofreeze IPQ=$4.00
1 x $1.50/1 Biofreeze DG DQ=$1.50
1 x $2/1 Oral-B Toothbrush DG DQ=$2.00
1 x $1 wybuy 5 Gatorade DG DQ=$1.00
1 x $1.50/6 Bella wet dog food trays DG DQ=$1.50
Coupon Total........$25.00

$28.50-$25.00=$3.50 + sales tax
I had another $2/1 Biofreeze IPQ but forgot to  use it so I could have gone down to $1.50+tax. duh

Then later that day we had a black bear traipse through our back yard.  Our neighbor, "Mr. Tree Hater" who cut every tree down on his property also keeps his garbage cans outside next to his house so Mr. Bear had a nice early dinner buffet out of his cans then wandering over to see what he could find for his dessert in our yard.  Hubs and I were upstairs screaming at him out of both bathroom windows to "git!" while Chester set off his alarm/barking system downstairs.  Eventually Mr. Bear wandered off back into the woods behind the houses on the main road into our development and darned if I didn't get a photo of him between all the shooing him off.

Then I saw a small rabbit on the front lawn enjoying all the clover that's shot up there and couldn't get a good photo of him due to the window screen.
See?  Even if I remember my camera I am thwarted at every turn. lol

On Sunday I bought the items above after discovering that the small Total SF advanced whitening tubes that the $5/3 Colgate toothpaste L2CQ applies to this on sale $2.99 tube which you can also use the $1/1 R-A in-ad Q on.

3 x Colgate toothpaste on sale $2.99=$8.97
2 x Venus single smooth sensitive Razor on sale $7.99=$15.98

Coupons Used
1 x $5/3 Colgate select toothpastes L2CQ=$5.00
3 x $1/1 Colgate select toothpastes R-A in-adQ=$3.00
1 x $4/1 Venus razor L2CQ=$4.00
1 x $4/1 Venus razor Insert Q=$4.00
Coupon Total.....$16.00

$24.95-$16.00=$8.95+.48¢ sales tax=$9.43 paid with Bonus Cash and $8 in new BC was earned on the 2 razors.

I did this same deal again but the next time one of my razors also had a $1 Peelie Q on it and the cashier manually pushed that additional $1 off through so my total was $7.95+.42¢ tax so $8.37 paid for with BC and earned another $8 in new BC.

I went to Weis this week and Walmart too.  Whoopee Do!

The garden is growing well now.

My spinach barrel needs clipping and using as it's starting to bolt.
I'll replant in the early Fall more greens.

The collard plant in the kennel garden is taking off whereas the plants next to the deck are fighting for space with the morning glory vines.

 We've now got baby yellow squash too

We've also got baby tomatoes now(see one in bottom right of this photo).

We need to replace our recliners in the den and ventured into a furniture store here to have a look.

I liked the smaller profile of this one and the color(grey).  The controls are electronic and located around that cup holder on the left(there is even a blue light you can activate in the cup holder?)

The color on is one was acceptable though not my favorite and it has a wider profile.  It has a hand held electric control device and even better-it has a lumbar support button so is even more comfy that the other chair.

But this bad boy stole my heart.  It's a love seat w/two recliners.  The color is more to my liking than the other two, each seat has a cup holder, there is a phone dock and usb in the center.  The arm opens and the electronic control device stores in each arm.  In the middle is another lid that opens to a storage area and the back middle between the seats also opens upward to reveal 2 led lights(and a switch to dim those).  Need I mention this love seat also has a lumbar support function too?
But the cost is this is $400 more than buying two of the more expensive chairs above.
So decisions, decisions.

Other than that I've been laying in bed with my leg on the heating pad or parked in the recliner. 

The meal plan this week has gone to shit.
And frankly I don't care. ;-)

So what's life like in your neck of the woods?



  1. A word about hand held remote recliners (easy outs, as I call them.) I got one for DH--it was VERY comfortable--the most comfortable chair I ever had in my life. BUT, the time it took for the remote to power it back to upright was very annoying. He wouldn't be able to get out in time to say, pick up the phone before it went to the machine. Also, we all still fall on floor laughing at the memory of him relaxing in it when the power went out. We had all about recovered, and were capable of helping him out, when a kid piped up that we "could stand a hydraulic jack right now." Yeah. It was another 10 minutes before we could help him up.

  2. Buy the more expensive one you won't regret it.

  3. Well get the one you like the best. You always say you have extra walking around money each month. As the beginning of your post is a reminder, enjoy your life. PS this may not be the best place to post this. But I have been praying so for Cheap Chick. In 4 weeks we're having my son's wedding. His fiancés dad has taken a turn but so we've done a full wedding in Covid world in 6 weeks but he has just been accepted into a new drug trial. But.......... the main point is he was diagnosed with liver cancer 6 years ago and responded amazingly (his prognosis was not good). There can be such miracles.

  4. My parents have a love seat similar to the one you saw. The recliners are electric and operate with a button on the side. One day I got a call from my father saying that the power had gone out and my mother was stuck in her chair. She had to wait until the power came back on before she could get up again. We got a good laugh out of that.

  5. I woul alos get the one you prefer, the one that will make the end of the day moe comfortable. I do lie Meg B's memory-and can see that heppending to me!

  6. I think i have seen these electric chairs with backup batteries in case of loss of power. The remote looks like something to drop and not be able to recover to use. If it were me, I would get two separate chairs.

  7. Google "lift chair with battery backup."

  8. Don't let money be the deciding factor. This is furniture you will have for years to come. Get what works best for you!

  9. Totally get the one you really like. If it makes you happy, then treat yourself.

  10. I'm so sorry to hear about Cheapchick. Will keep her in my prayers.

    I can see why you like the loveseat. That would be my choice too.

    Boy those RA deals are good. I really should start checking their ads again. I actually miss shopping there.

  11. I’ve had squash bugs on my zucchini plant all week. A mix of Dr. Bronner’s, vinegar and water has helped but it has a lot of dead leaves and most of the blossoms have disappeared. The cucumber plant right next to it is fine and two are almost ready to pick.

    That’s pretty much it around here other than face masks are mandatory as of 5 pm today. I hope Kroger enforces it since half the customers don’t wear them and stand way too close! An old maskless man leaned in to whisper and start telling jokes last weekend. I’m sure he was just lonely but dang!

    Jen G.


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