Head to pet food superstore and purchase vast quantities of kitty food, hamster litter, bird toys and kibble for in-laws dog that we shall be dog-sitting come Saturday. Total price: $127.46 Reality check price:$224.19 for looking like a crazed pet-loving sociopath.
Drive .3 km to bookshop and get immediately lured over to enormous chick-lit table brimming over with books that I haven't read yet. Then find four girly gifts for my peeps. Daughter then insists on buying new coloring books and a craft magazine. Total price: $104.74 (but used my discount card and saved $14) Reality check price: $56.13 because I only bought self 3 books (I need the escapism!) and also thoughtfully bought coloring/edutainment books for kids thereby reducing bill by almost half. Voodoo economics, my ass.)
Drive .1km to mega-lo grocery mart just to pick up two things for dinner. Return to car overloaded with groceries, cleaning products and 47 bags of chips. Total price: $189.71. Reality check price: $0 because everyone needs groceries, right? (It's not like I was stocking up on crystal meth or something.)
Pop into Blockbuster™ because they emailed me personally to let me know that they are having a huge sale on pre-owned DVD's. Purchase Cheaper by the Dozen, Love Actually, Looney Tunes Movie, and the Simpson's 4th Season. Total price: $54.15. (also had to rent two games for the boys) Reality check price: $54.15 because we need entertainment for the children when we go away on vacation. (A girl can only listen to so many King of the Hill DVD's before cracking.)
Finagle with daughter to make just one more stop at the wine store where I pick up two bottles of wine. Total price: $26.89. Reality check price: zippo. God knows I need some sort of beverage after spending all that money.
Am now going to let husband
make order dinner and go start one of my new books.
BTW, Hair looks fab. Has never been so stylish. If only wrinkles and eye baggage would behave as nicely.