Alright, WHAT is the deal with Walmart?!?! Seriously. I have never enjoyed the whole Walmart experience... until I am home and putting groceries away. Then, and only then, when I am NOT surrounded by a bunch of people who just stand in the aisles having conversations with their entire families (seriously, I think these people bring along grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, next door neighbors) and seem incapable of moving out of your way (I, on the other hand think it glorious when (on rare occassions) I can go to the store without the boys). When I am not waiting in line to check out for an hour because there are only 3 clerks but 30+ registers can I enjoy the thought that it is worth it because I have saved money! Well, that is what I used to think anyway. But I've been noticing that my grocery bill is going up and up and up. And that's WITH us trying to cut back and back and back to save money for V's adoption costs. Darren and I have joked (although I think he might seriously begin to consider it) living off Ramen noodles and PB&J until V comes home. To further explore my current frsutration... Yesterday was payday, so we went grocery shopping. We went to this AMAZING store called Aldi, anyone familiar with it? Anyhow we got the bulk of what we needed there, chicken, fruit, kleenex, toliet paper, razors, fish, yougert, veggies, crackers, ziplock bags, jelly, salmon, tuna, spaghetti sauce, honey, pasta, potatoes, and eggs to name a few. For a total of 95 items, we spent $141.58. AWESOME!!!
Then today I made the trip to Walmart to get the things Aldi didn't have, or a few things I'd forgotten. Some of my Walmart purchases included, pens, pencils, paper towels, coffee, mouthwash, body wash, cooking spray, ground cinnamon, adobo spice, gum, envelopes, printer paper, ink cartridges ($15 x 2) splenda, soy milk, hangers, printer paper, a $5 movie for Aidan, and $1 snack for each of the boys. A total of 52 items. Wanna guess my total??? Go on, guess!
That's RIDICULOUS!!! So again, I ask, what is up with Walmart?