Monday, October 01, 2007

I'm still here (also titled A Hoarder's Confession!!)

One of my obsessions...

written earlier today and posted to my ZNE blog...

I just got home from picking my grandson Joey up from school. For those of you who are just getting to know me, I am raising my 4-1/2 year old grandson and enjoying every minute of it!!! Want to know one of my dark secrets???? Want to know what I do on Monday afternoons after I drop Joey off at school??? Well....even if you don't want to know, I'm gonna tell you! I do my ritual walk through my local Joann's, Michaels and Hobby Lobby with those hot little coupons in my hot little hands. Up and down EVERY aisle! I am a woman possessed---looking for something to spend my 40% discount coupon on! Most weeks I just can't seem to find anything that I"have to have" (that is amongst the full price/couponable items). I love the weeks that all the new magazines come out! I wouldn't think of buying them for full price. They are usually available at my local Border's and Barnes and Nobles at least a week to ten days earlier, but I try to be patient!! As a last ditch thing, if I can't find ANYTHING else that I really want or need, I buy one of the Golden Mediums at Michaels (my Michaels still carries Golden products) or some kind (any kind) of adhesive. You know how we artists need to keep the supply closet, drawer, room, basement, etc. loaded with stuff!!!! Today I purchased a jar of Golden Regular Matte Gel at Michaels and two silly pencil cases at Joann's (from the $1.00 bin!!!). I am obsessed and this is a sickness---but, not a bad one to have I guess!! At least it all keeps me happy!!! Anyone else out there have a similar ritual???? Hmmmmm....or is it just me??

1 comment:

Trudi Sissons said...

OK true confession - I too have a thing about the 40% off at Michaels. ANYtime I go to Michael's I ask what day the coupon was in the paper and they tell me and then I get 40% off the most expensive thing I am purchasing, regardless of whether or not I have the coupon - it's never failed me. So Shari, like you - I have a once a week ritual there as well - then I hope across to The Chapter's Store to look through the magazines ... or books - but I skip the latte. I used to have a Caramel Machiatto but decided I could skip it and buy a magazine instead...(I make them at home now)

Anything else you'd like to confess???????