Erica Lucke Dean

"Making the world a better place, one book at a time."

what am I supposed to do with the rest of the paper?

Day one of “operation simple life” was a mild success.  I say mild because I ate leftovers all day which is definitely simple, but not necessarily in keeping with the healthiest eating.  I ate leftover veggie pizza, leftover mango key lime pie, leftover seven layer dip with leftover corn chips, and other assorted things found in my refrigerator. 

There’s always tomorrow.

Today was also the start of phase two of “operation simple life”—the coupon clipping.

My sister has challenged me to start using coupons to save as much as possible on my groceries.  There is apparently an underground movement determined to save more than they spend by maximizing coupon usage, and she wants in!  And if there is a contest involved, I’m in. 

I bought the Sunday paper to begin clipping the coupons.  I don’t have all the particulars yet, but it has something to do with watching the grocery store fliers, combining the buy one get one free offers with coupons.  There is even a website that keeps you abreast of the weekly sales at each store.  I’ll have to get back to you on how this coupon thing turns out.  I think we may even have to start a thread in the member’s only Chat Room to share ideas.  As for me…I haven’t even opened the paper yet.  I guess I’ll have to do that tomorrow.

Speaking of tomorrow…

My husband is going back to work after our lovely vacation.  I will miss him.  It’s funny how you get attached to the idea of having someone around all day after only a week.  I’m sure I will keep busy myself.  I have to do healthy things all day. 

I won’t be leaving the house, but that doesn’t mean I won’t be on an adventure.  I think I’ll spend a few hours writing.  That’s always a fun adventure.  Maybe I’ll even post something for you to read. 

Until the next time…I’ll be living simply.

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