20 Responses to “My amazing day”

  1. Annmarie November 13, 2008 at 10:00 PM #

    Oh. My. Gosh. You drink SOY milk? Β 

  2. Angie November 13, 2008 at 10:01 PM #

    Brianna does. She’s allergic to dairy πŸ˜›

    But I’ll drink it. I’m used to it because I had an aunt and uncle who were vegan, when I was growing up, and I spent a lot of time at their house, so I got used to it.

  3. Mel Francis November 13, 2008 at 10:03 PM #

    seriously, I am amazed. Like completely. And in awe. You’re my hero.

  4. Annie November 13, 2008 at 10:11 PM #

    I think you’re lying. It’s IMPOSSIBLE for anyone to go into WalMart and not deviate from their list! πŸ˜‰

  5. Carolyn Jewel November 13, 2008 at 10:29 PM #
  6. Carolyn Jewel November 13, 2008 at 10:30 PM #

    In awe at your feet. How?

  7. Jen November 13, 2008 at 10:30 PM #

    Did you leave all credit/debit cards in the car and only carry just enough cash to cover the soy milk and bread?

  8. MB (Leah) November 13, 2008 at 10:35 PM #

    Good for you! I know what an amazing feat that is.Must be something in the air. I went in today for a prescription and went out with a prescription. DH asked if I was feeling OK? LOL

  9. ArkansasCyndi November 13, 2008 at 10:46 PM #

    There is NO WAY I could do that. You are my idol.

  10. Michelle (MG) November 13, 2008 at 11:07 PM #

    Wow – that’s great!  I went to Costco for peanut butter, mayonnaise, milk and apple sauce.  I came out of there $316 poorer AND forgot the apple sauce. πŸ˜€

  11. Night Diva Maria November 13, 2008 at 11:09 PM #

    Yay! Go you!
    Walmart is a time suck. It’s worse than websites with jokes and things that keep you from writing. LOL
    Congratulations! I think you should now win the lottery or something.:D

  12. Angie November 13, 2008 at 11:12 PM #

    Well, really, getting out of there with only two items is like winning the lottery because I only spent just under $5, rather than just under $150 πŸ˜‰

  13. Karen Erickson November 13, 2008 at 11:16 PM #

    I find that absolutely amazing. You have great restraint. Seriously!

  14. Isabelle Santiago November 14, 2008 at 1:17 AM #

    My husband would bow at your restraint. And then he’d look at me with those accusing eyes and ask me why I can’t do that.

  15. azteclady November 14, 2008 at 9:54 AM #

    Hmmm…Don’t hate me, but I’m usually in enough of a hurry that I get in and out with just what I need… or less, when I forget something.

  16. MsValerie November 14, 2008 at 10:30 AM #

    Congratulations on your self-control! One of the reasons I don’t like to shop at Walmart, besides the sheer size of the store and amount of time needed to shop there, is that there are too many other things that catch my eye.

    I was proud of myself yesterday…I needed chicken broth. That’s it, just chicken broth. And I walked into my favorite Kroger, walked past a number of other interesting things, selected the chicken broth and paid for it. Total sale: $2.99. A FIRST!

  17. Angie November 14, 2008 at 10:36 AM #

    It’s hardest for me if I’m hungry, so that probably helped.

    Ms. Valerie, if I send my husband to the grocery store for four things, I can be assured he’ll come back with two bags full of things we “needed”. It’s a bit of a joke between us.

  18. Amy November 14, 2008 at 11:08 AM #

    I can’t do that. I mean I try … often much to my DH’s chagrin. I go into Walmart I come out with a whole lot more. LOL.

  19. Angeleque Ford November 14, 2008 at 11:46 AM #

    Wow. Never happens to me. Usually I go in for bread and milk and come back with everything but what I went in for.I’ve gotten better at the grocery stores though. But bookstores and craft stores are worse.

  20. Fedora November 17, 2008 at 1:50 PM #

    I’m definitely impressed–that rarely happens for me!  Maybe that’s just a statement about my (lack of) self-control… πŸ˜‰

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