Keeping up with this blog has been harder than I thought. So has reading with my children. Life is just too crazy.
Yesterday I was at the grocery store picking up a few things, and I noticed that their Tide Detergent was only $8 if you had the online coupons. Not understanding how this worked, I took the detergent up to the register where the clerk told me that I could print off their online coupons and then bring them into the store for extra savings.
“Wait a minute,” I said. “So I need to go home and print the coupon off and then come back here to get the discount?” The clerk acted like this new policy was very reasonable. I don’t know if he felt that way after I left the Tide detergent with him at the checkout.
I called yesterday to see if the mountain of paperwork had finally been approved so that Ben could run cross country. He had a meet that day.
“It hasn’t even been to committee yet,” the lady answered. What? This transfer student request has to go to a committee? Who pays these guys?
Oh and did you know that if you call Comcast to order services, not only do you get to talk to a robot at the beginning of your call, but you get to talk to a robot at the end of your call too?
These little annoyances each day add up and take away precious time, and I struggle to not let it get me down.
But I’m still trying, finding pockets of time to read at least to Deborah. We checked out a stack of Brothers’ Grimm Fairy Tales from the library this week. It seemed a decent way to prepare for our trip to Germany next month.
It’s truly a delight to read to her. I love snuggling. Feeling closer to her. We found this darling comic strip style book at the library. It’s really hysterical although a lot of it went over Debi’s head. Still, we both got a good laugh out of it. And there were no cable companies, coupons, or committees involved. You guys have got to check it out!