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I had a $10 off total purchase coupon from Kohl’s burning a hole in my pocket.  So I set off yesterday to use it.  When I got to the store, the clothing selection left a lot to be desired.  I found that I could either dress like a teenager or an old lady.  I know, I am an old lady, but I don’t want to dress like I’m ready for the retirement home.  I finally found a top that was nice and in a color that actually will look good on me, and it was 50% off.  I set off to see if there were any other bargains.  All of their kitchen knives and knife sets were on sale, I’ve really been wanting a Santoku knife and I do have a $10 coupon, so I pick one up and head to the checkout.  When all was said and done, there were even more discounts that I didn’t know about, I ended up paying $10.99 total for both the shirt and the knife.  What a deal!

Of course at my next stop I didn’t have as much luck.  I wanted a new “boombox” for my sewing room.  I’ve checked online and been to several stores and just couldn’t find anything without paying an arm and leg for it.  Finally found what I wanted at that W**** place.  It’s not a “boombox”, rather it’s a shelf system, but it does have everything I wanted.  AM/FM , 5 disc CD, CD/R, CD/RW, MP3 player, cassette and I can hook up my mp3 player to it.  Sadly, it wasn’t on sale.  But I did find a blouse for $7.50. 

It seems that “boomboxes” will soon be a thing of the past.  Everything is moving towards IPOD and MP3 player docking stations.  Hope my new music system lasts a good long while.

Two of my favorite shows only have a couple of episodes left until their season finales.  Army Wives and The Closer.  The Closer is one of the best and funniest shows on television.  It kind of started off slow but has been getting better and better with each episode.  It’s one of the few shows that can make me laugh out loud (not just chuckle) when I’m watching it by myself.

Army Wives I watched at first just to see how accurate they would be.  Of course like any TV show, they add things to make it more entertaining, but overall I’ve met and known people just like the ones on this show.  It is pretty accurate in it’s portrayal of life with the Army.  Living in housing, which means everyone knows everybody else’s business.  Also the Army politics, who do you know, who to be nice to, what to do and not do. 

I remember that at one place we were stationed, the women weren’t real friendly to me.  One day I asked someone why everyone seemed to get a long so well until I came around.  That’s when I was told that one of the wives had told the younger wives that they had better watch their step or Sgt. Barber’s wife (me) would make big problems for them. The good old Army life, I’m glad Bill retired but I also miss parts of it.

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I survived the grocery shopping hordes yesterday.  But just barely.  All the handicapped spaces were taken and the parking lot was full, so I ended up hiking in from the north forty.  By the time I got in the store I was already pretty winded.  Just a few shopping carts left, mostly nonworking or stuck together.  I try to separate two carts and a woman comes up to help, we get them separated and she takes one and starts off then pushes it back and grabs the one I’m getting ready to put my stuff in, saying ” This one doesn’t roll right” and takes off.  I’m left standing there, out of breath, with an oxygen tank on my shoulder and have to wait for another basket.  People just amaze me sometimes.  Like walking into the store.  There are people in their cars that can’t stop long enough to let pedestrians walk in front of them.  Heaven forbid, that a slow walking elderly person (not me, although kids do think I’m ancient) should slow them up.  The one time of the year when you think people might be kinder and more considerate and it seems like they get ruder than usual.

Enough of the ranting.  I have a little baking left to do today.  Straighten the house a little, but hopefully get some knitting done and wait for Steven, Jessica and Josie to arrive Monday.  Will cook meal tomorrow, but not a really huge one.  Just plan to relax and enjoy their visit.

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