How we spent the evening…

(well, about a half hour of it)
We were under a tornado warning tonight — with a radar tracking it right over our neighborhood. John pulled Caroline out of her bed, and I set up the powder bathroom floor with pillows for all of us. Caroline slept through the whole thing!

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Drugstore Deals

Walgreens:
I got all this for $1.78!!

Walgreens has a deal this week — buy 3 of certain items, get $4 in Register Rewards; buy 4, get $6; buy 5 to 8, get $10; buy 9 or more; get $20. The Ivory bar soap is not part of the deal but is on sale for .99. I had coupons for everything else!

Cascade — 2 for $5 plus $1 off two coupon
Charmin wipes — $1.99 (Walgreens coupon)
Covergirl Nail Polish (all CG, buy one, get one 50% off at Walgreens) plus $2.50 off two coupon
Crest Pro Health 2 for $5 (I bought one) plus $3 off coupon
Swiffer 2 for $7 plus $1 off two coupon

There are lots more items included on the list plus coupons for many of those items.

CVS:
I didn’t find as many *great* CVS deals this week, but there are some nice treats.

Physicians Formula OrganicWear makeup is on sale buy one, get one 50% off. Since I just decided to reduce the parabens I’m putting on my body, this was great timing! Not cheap, but something I wanted anyway.

Whitman’s Sampler (normally 8.99) is on sale for $3.99 with your CVS card. Today’s paper has a $2 off coupon.

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From my garden

It is so cool for me to write that — my garden!

I’ve tried planting things — bell peppers, tomotoes — in the past, but they grew to be the size of my thumb. This year, John made me a really nice garden area, and I’ve planted the usual bell peppers and cucumbers, but I added some spinach, lettuce, and spring mix. Honestly, I had no idea that spring mix grew all together. I just thought that bag I’d sometimes buy was a mixture of several *different* plants. When my spring mix started growing, I was so excited. It actually looked like something you’d eat. (The peppers and cucumber aren’t nearly there yet.)

This evening, I cut some of my spring mix and made a little salad for our dinner (I did have to supplement with some bagged salad, too, but the picture is all from my garden.)

I am learning the ways of the dirt, though. I clipped the veggies, washed them off, and patted them dry. Then I put them in a bowl and snapped this picture. After that, I discovered a tiny little inchworm creaping along the leaves. Since I had planned a different protein for our dinner, I soaked the leaves in water to drown any other living creatures before rinsing and patting dry again.

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