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Holes in my shoes/spending log/weekend brunch....

October 12th, 2008 at 02:17 am

So DH bought 4 pairs of Wolverine DuraShocks aabout 10 years ago thinking they were slippers, for my daughters and I for Christmas one year (we all wear the same size shoe). The girls hated them and promptly handed them over to me. The most comfortable shoe I had ever worn. Well my 4th pair is finally starting to look pretty shabby. I had an appointment and decided to wear my black slip on naturalizers. I was sitting and realized they felt a little funny on the sole of my foot, I took the shoe off turned it over and low and behold a hole! I checked the other and sure enough one on the right shoe too!

Time to buy new shoes. I hate buying shoes, hate, hate, hate it. DH needed a break and decided to go with me. Ugh, the cute ones slipped on my ankle. Another was just ugly. Another was too tight in the top of the foot area and slipped on my ankles. I finally ended up with two pairs of leather ballet slippers and a pair of clogs because I was sick of the slipping on my ankle. DH pointed out clogs would not slip on my ankle, why didn't I try a pair?

The older I get the more I need comfortable shoes, so what can I say, 3 pairs of Clarks for $169.42 and that was with a 20% off discount. Ugh. Hopefully I can go another 5 years or so since I can still wear the Wolverines and the naturlizers around the house.

Onward to Costo where I exchanged the jeans for a "short" pair since they were just too long and picked up an additional brown pair since I have been offered the supervising position of my current job, which means I have to leave my house and drive the few miles to the local hospital and work "in-house". Double ugh! So I am "trying it out" and will work 3 days a week for a few months to figure out if I can committ to it and if my body can stand working so much. Luckily my boss is very understanding about it and if it doesn't work out I will go back to my contract position. But with times being what they are I think I really need to give it a go. The health insurance and retirement would be a nice thing to have (well theoretically anyway!).

Gas was $3.6999 a gallon yesterday and was down 4 cents today when DH filled out the truck.

It was so cold that I stopped at a local coffee drive-through and got a latte' but I have gift certificates so it cost me a dollar in a tip.

Today DH invited his parents, his brother and SIL from out of town and SIL's mother all to brunch tomorrow along with an additional brother. So we went to Safeway (since our usual Costco and Winco are 15 miles away) and spent 56.61 on brunch items and a $10.00 bottle of wine. Oh yeah, that's why we rarely shop at Safeway.

So spending log:
10/10 Gottschalks shoes -169.42
Gottschalks, Columbia fleece zip jackets-$51.46 (29.99 x 2 x .20 discount + tax) DH and I got new ones.
Costco - 68.95, (lunch meat, milk, avocados, bottle of pinot grigio, an additional pair of pants, 2.5 pounds cheddar Tillamook, and tub of salad lettuce.
Costco - Toyota Camry fill-up 53.00
Coffee - $1.00 tip

10/11 - Safeway 56.51
Costco - Truck fill-up $73.00 (DH estimate, too cold to go dig the receipt out of the truck)

Brunch menu:
French toast casserole
Clark's quiche
Sausage potato Casserole
Lemon Poppy Seed Scones
Raspberry Almond Coffeecake (substituting blackberries grown wild locally).

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Raspberry-Almond-Coffeecake/Det...

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Sausage-Potato-Casserole-2/Deta...

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Clarks-Quiche/Detail.aspx

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/LEMON-POPPY-SEE...

DH is making 2 quiches, one as the recipe calls for and substituting venison sausage for the ham. The other one with broccoli and sausage.

4 Responses to “Holes in my shoes/spending log/weekend brunch....”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    Sounds great, how do you make a french toast casserole?

  2. whitestripe Says:

    i don't mind shoe shopping, but i only ever wear ballet-type slip ons, heels for special occasions, or for work, joggers. The ballet ones, which i wear everywhere, i am always on the lookout for. I usually pay no more than $10 for a pair, and I have about five pairs (I throw out a pair probably once every year when they are completely trashed).

    but bra shopping.... ugh! so i completely understand your not liking shoe shopping when i compare it to me not liking bra shopping... UGH!

  3. whitestripe Says:


    btw, i am 99% sure that it was you that asked on my old blog for the lentil dal recipe? was it? i just can't remember but i am pretty sure it was you and i was going to post it for my next entry.

  4. whitestripe Says:

    i posted the recipe for you.
    http://whitestripe.savingadvice.com/2008/10/14/homebody-this-is-for-you-_44114/
    Smile

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