1. Shiny, ruffly, light blue pillows at Ross.  They were perfect for our master suite in my head, but when I got home I saw that they looked like my junior-year prom dress.  (Sorry about that, Justin.) ($11.99 ea)
  2. 2-pak Cocoa Puffs/Lucky Charms combo bag at Costco.  My kids haven’t eaten dinner in a week.  ($7.99)
  3. Motivated Moms Printable Chore Planning system.  It breaks down all of your housework into daily tasks so you never fall behind.  You just consult each day’s list and do the work required.  I got excited about this prospect, printed off ninety pages in eight-point font (yeah, that’s a lotta chores), and haven’t looked at it since.  In fact, I don’t even know where those ninety-pages ended up.  I guess finding printable chore planning system needs to be on page 1 of my next Printable Chore Planning System. ($8.00)
  4. Welcome mat from Target, tan with green birds on it.  Cute print, but way too small for my front porch, and way too whimsical (read: hip) for my age.  ($19.99)
  5. Re-fillable water bottles for the girls; one green, one blue.  What’s wrong with these, you ask?  Oh, just the fact that Who Gets The Blue One exploded into a full-on theater of war.  (And yes, my daughters are 10 and 12 years old.  And you were embarrassed about your own kids’ fights.) ($9.99)
  6. Weight Watchers frozen entrees.  I mean, really. ($2.25 ea)
  7. Four of the five pairs of high heels in my closet.  If looks could kill…wait, looks can kill, as evidenced by the torture inflicted on me from these four pair of gorgeous stems.  Last week Derrick asked me why I was staggering like a drunk on my way into the church.  I told him:  my shoes, duh.  I can’t walk in them.  He just shook his head and grimaced.  I guess some people will never get it. (Price of shoes undisclosed at this time.  I know you’re reading this, Derrick.)
  8. Eight-dollar sunglasses at Target to replace the twelve-dollar ones I thought I lost.  Wouldn’t you know, I found my twelve-dollar ones the very next day!  I now have twenty dollars worth of eye candy (literally) rolling around in my purse.  Oh the waste, the decadence… ($8.00)
  9. Twenty-dollars worth of gourmet popcorn from the Boy Scouts.  (See #6.  What am I doing?)  But in the interest of full disclosure, you should know that a) I work with the Boy Scouts who are selling the popcorn, and b) the particular variety I ordered is covered in chocolate.  So sue me. ($20.00)
  10. P90X.  Entire CD set.  Suffice it to say that I have not, as yet, quite obtained my money’s worth from this item.  (See #9.)  ($139.00.  That’s a lot of eight-dollar sunglasses.)

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