The girls are having a medieval feast at school tomorrow, and I signed up to bring wheat bread, a pumpkin loaf, and cloth napkins. I made the bread this morning and will dig out the cloth napkins two minutes before we leave tomorrow. I didn’t have a single can of pumpkin in the house which is weird because I usually stockpile that stuff when it goes on sale and then never use it. Looks like I used it all last year.
So on the way home from choir practice tonight I stopped by the store to get a $0.67 can of pumpkin, only I really needed two, so twice that. While in, though, I thought, “Hmm, I wonder if they have turkeys on sale.” Sure enough they did, but the catch was that you had to spend $50 in other items to get the cheap turkey. So yes I did. I ran around the store with three kids (did I mention we had someone coming over to our house to meet with us and I was afraid he was going to beat me there?) finding $50 of stuff we actually needed so that I could get the cheap (cheap is relative; in Colorado Springs they always sold turkeys for a flat $5 with an additional purchase. Here they go for $0.67/pound which adds up to a lot more than $5 per turkey, but I digress…) turkey.
We checked out and made it home with a whole stash of unplanned groceries exactly 45 seconds before one of our church elders pulled up. Whew!
And that’s how you spend $68 for a can of pumpkin.