Monday, March 02, 2009


I decided that while Marcel was taking a little after dinner nap, that I'd try to catch up on a few things at the computer. Unfortunately, an hour is not long enough to accomplish everything that I'd hoped to accomplish, which means the 'to do' list is left with a few things that need to be done tomorrow.

Today was 'grocery shopping' day here in Neverland- or at least for Marcel and I. I couldn't help but laugh at him when we went to one of the supermarkets, as they had my favorite toilet paper on sale- 32 rolls to a pack. One package was one price, but if you bought two they were a little less expensive, but buying three was the least expensive- 18 euro, which I knew was a great price.

I had explained to Marcel that they were on sale, but I didn't explain the process of how many we needed to buy, so he protested when I pulled three packages onto the cart. I think he was embarrassed for us to be walking to the check-out with that much T.P., and insisted that we were NOT buying that much. He even went as far as to say that he was NOT going moving another step with that much toilet paper in the cart.

Of course, I thought this to be comical- probably because you don't see the Dutch buying T.P. and that sort of thing in large quantities, but I love a bargain, so I just kept giggling and walking towards the cash register. Since he didn't have much of a choice BUT to join me, he did, but he looked embarrassed, which made me giggle even more. I'm sure the girl at the register thought I was nuts, but it just struck me as comical.

He proceeds to lecture me as we walk out the store saying we don't NEED that much toilet paper, and that he couldn't believe I'd bought that much and that he was SURE it would be on sale again and could have bought it then.

But again, being one that loves a bargain, I just didn't see the point in NOT buying it, when it's something we'll use. Besides, why pay full price when you don't have to?

Yes, it's the little things that entertain us on a day to day basis, although he did finally 'see the light' and understand the symantics behind my over the top T.P. purchase.

I wonder if men do these type of things, or if it's strictly women?

What do y'all think?

Just for the record, I also do it in terms of insurance, interest rates, and the list goes on. I like to be informed and get the best possible 'deal'.

My Gratitude List for March 2, 2009.

Today I'm Grateful For:

1- A husband who can laugh at the little oddnesses that make me, me.

2- An afternoon of coffee and great conversation with Desere.

3- The sunshine- even if it was for a short time.

4- Solitude.

5- Little things that make me giggle, like the above entry.

31 Days to a Healthier Diet

March 2- Eat Breakfast.

It boosts your energy, metabolism and mental focus. Plus, breakfast eaters consume fewer calories throughout the day than those who skip this meal.


Judy said...

Take it from me..."a verrrry experienced T.P. user-upper" :

There's never such a thing as "too much toilet paper!!. Haha, it's true. :)

Love your new designs here! :)


Judy said...

Oh I almost new "do" is on my photo-blog.

Anonymous said...

A man will pay two dollars for a one dollar item if he needs it.

A woman will pay one dollar for a two dollar item, if it is on sale, whether she needs it or not.

Trust this helps.

Ramsey said...

you oughta tell Marcel he's lucky the sale wasn't for "women" things. then he'd be buying everything else to bury it in the cart. i bought the 36 roll package last September and it's a lot cheaper. the problem was there rolls EVERYWHERE in cupboards:)

Chiaroscuro said...

Marcel is silly - you will ALWAYS need toilet paper, it's not like it's something you eventually "grow out of"!

Anonymous said...

LOL.. T.P isnt something that goes 'off' over time either. The MOTH buys bulk items too, like tomato soup, spagetti, and stuff like that.
He unloads the car, then leaves it to me to find a spot to store cartons of cans.
If there is a bargin to be had, he will jump for it.

fragilewisdom said...

What a cute story. I can just hear Marcel through you words :)