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This Week's Meal Plan, Lazy Weekend and the Tale of the Chocolate Bars

August 25th, 2013 at 01:03 pm

This week we're having:
- polenta and salad (bready/cheesy)
- crustless quiche (eggy)
- something from the freezer - posole - with salad (freezery)
- pasta with goat cheese/turkey bacon/peas (pasta-ish)
- tacos with guacamole (chickeny)
- cod and leeks with turkey bacon (fishy)

It totally wiped me out just to go to the store today. I am not good at being sick, and I'm not really sick (but shingles can make you feel so tired).

So we haven't done much this weekend. F had a friend over yesterday, then we met another friend to play soccer up at a local high school. They were playing a game, so we watched that for a while, then went over to our school to play (or rather D played and I listened to podcasts and relaxed).

Today F went to a friend's house to play. I'm doing housework. Then later we'll head up to the park to meet some other families for soccer.

I'd really like to cross something off my house to-do list, but with my energy level I think all I can manage is the regular housework (already cleaned the bathrooms, did laundry and vacuumed).

Now, here's the Tale of the Chocolate Bars... I was at the store and they had a big sign under some chocolate bars that said they were discontinued an on sale for 99c. I have a square of chocolate after each meal, so I thought a few of these would be great for the next few weeks. But at the checkout they were $3.79 each! Eeek! Of course I didn't discover this until I got to the car (I always go through my receipt in the car just to make sure). So I had to go back into the store. The checkout woman went back to the chocolate aisle and said the 99c sign was referring to a different chocolate bar (which was nowhere near the sign). I just had her return the chocolate bars. It felt kind of manipulative, even though I'm sure it wasn't. Next time I'll read the fine print more carefully to avoid wasting my time!

I'm sure I wasted some energy on this, but who cares - $3.79 for a chocolate bar!

7 Responses to “This Week's Meal Plan, Lazy Weekend and the Tale of the Chocolate Bars”

  1. Maranatha Says:

    I hope you feel better soon, I've had the shingles, you poor thing! What kind of candy bars were those for $3.79? Wow!

  2. Wino Says:

    I always check the UPC on sale items. You'd be surprised - well, maybe not - how many times the "on sale" sign is not referring to the "obvious" items next to it.

  3. LuckyRobin Says:

    Basic store trickery with the chocolate bars! Sorry about the shingles. That must be rough. Is shingles not contagious like chicken pox?

  4. PatientSaver Says:

    You're awfully young to have shingles, no? They don't recommend the vaccine til age 60.

  5. snafu Says:

    Sorry to learn you have Shingles, I understand they are painful and exhausting. Hopefully meds reduce pain and speeds recovery.

    To stop having a clerk running to verify signage, I suggest snapping a photo on your cell phone to erase later. If I have time, I ask the manager to stand up up to the signage even if it's a 'mistake'. It's fast and simple to send management e-mail asking they hold staff responsible for filling shelves using correct signage. It helps to include a statement and link to blogs for the local Complaints.com, Yelp and Advisors sites.

  6. Buendia Says:

    I'm hearing about all these people my age and younger having shingles - all these stories coming out! Very strange! But my case appears to be mild and I caught it early. The exhaustion is the worst part. Thank you to everyone for being so kind; it helps!

    I like the idea of snapping a photo when you're returning something like that! This particular store doesn't have a customer service desk - it's a little odd. I returned something else there once, and you just have to go to a checkout and wait with everyone buying their food. Ah well...

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    My second year of teaching one of my co-workers who was pregnant (young - maybe late 20s) had shingles. So, it definitely can strike young!

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