Friday, October 9, 2009

Retail Therapy

Some say, when the going gets tough, the tough go shopping. And with a rainy ped. day ahead of us, Riley and I did just that. He at Build-a-Bear, me at Sears. He getting some new accessories (after a stellar first report card yesterday), me scoring some wool socks for $3.99. Bonus! After leaving the equivalent of one kidney at the vitamin store (I'm a big believer in pumping the immune system during these dark and virus-riddled months), and after leaving the equivalent of another kidney at the grocery store (WTF is up with totals at the cash register?), we are home and shopped out. I did get to wondering in the dairy aisle how far removed from dairy some actual cheese is. I saw cheese, cheese food and cheese food product. What new mutation can they possibly do to extend cheese food product? I shudder to think and yet Riley's taste buds do go orgasmic over such things. Luckily he likes "real" cheese too.

4 comments:

sherry ♥ lee said...

A little retail therapy can go a long way -- too bad the wallet doesn't always do that!! Prices are incredible anymore...especially at the grocery store. Sounds like you and Riley had a great day..and well done on that first report card!

Beth said...

I don’t think the idea of retail therapy includes wool socks and groceries as “feel good” items. Well, maybe the wool socks...for some of us!

Julie said...

I'm taking supplements this season too..and opting not to take the H1N1 if my provider suggests it. You should check out this supplement called "activamune" (you can google it)...I totally believe in the healing powers of broccoli and this pill is like eating a TON of it. I'm on the auto delivery program. I don't want to be sick anymore! And I think it's cheaper than a bunch of vitamins. Here's to good health!

beth said...

being a wisconsin girl, we can only eat the real thing when it comes to cheese !!!

and retail therapy for me was yesterday...2... YES 2 pairs of jeans that fit like a glove from banana republic...WOOT !