Thursday, November 08, 2007

13 Items I Bought This Week That I Didn’t Need


1. Egg Nog Latte – Just when I’m doing really well at cutting down on Starbucks, here come the holiday drinks. How can I drive by without stopping for an egg nog latte? I need restraint.

2. Caramel Truffles – After all the Halloween candy, the last thing we needed was more chocolate. Yet, I walked into Whole Foods yesterday, and their holiday truffles were out. This year, they have caramel truffles. Kill me now.

3. Pirate’s Booty – Whole Foods had Pirate’s Booty on sale - 2 bags for $1.99. They practically jumped in my cart. The only problem is that they put crack in this stuff. If I sit down with a bag, and it’s gone in seconds.

4. Pumpkin Scented Candle – I was down to a six-month supply on candles, so you can see why I needed this. I didn’t have one that quite smelled like a freshly baked pumpkin pie.

5. Pull-ups – I thought these would go hand and hand with the Dora potty. Georgia thinks differently. She will not wear the pull-ups. In fact, she will run naked around the house until I show her that the only thing I am putting on her naked bottom is her regular diaper with the picture of Blue on it.

6. Honeyroasted sunflower seeds – Damn Whole Foods to hell!

7. Leftover Halloween candy – Okay, we have buckets full of Halloween candy, but we didn’t have any Heath bars . . . . or Take 5 bars. We do now.

8. Pantene shampoo and conditioner – Not my fault. Georgia threw it in my cart, and I paid for it before I noticed. Gaaaa!

9. More white wine – Okay, scratch that one. After potty training my daughter, this one falls in the “need” category.

10. Paddle brush – When you’re attempting to straighten curly hair, you need to blow dry with a paddle brush. Eric doesn’t get why my other (round) brush won’t work for that. So this one is a debated need. Of course, then he argues that I don’t “need” to straighten my hair. Dude.

11. Everything in the Nog family – In our house, we now have regular egg nog, pumpkin flavored egg nog and milk nog. Not only that, but I had to restrain myself from buying the apple spice flavored nog. See - clearly, I’m not insane.

12. Yogurt – I don’t particularly like yogurt, yet I buy it with the good intention of eating it, then it sits in the refrigerator until it passes its expiration date, I throw it away, and I buy more. Okay, maybe I am crazy.

13. Fur-lined Crocs for Georgia – The only shoes Georgia has wanted to wear since March were her Crocs. Since it was getting cold, I spent $30 (much to Eric’s chagrin) and bought her fur-lined Crocs. She hates them with a passion. When I attempt to put them on her, she kicks them off and screams so loud that she could shatter glass.


15 comments:

Desert Songbird said...

I'm thinking you need some brandy for that egg nog latte.

KC said...

Great list... reading it kept making me think of My Little Man, who is also potty training and who would rather run around naked then to put his pull ups on.. and who's favorite shoes since summer has been his crocks. I didn't even know they made fur lined ones.. don't know how cute those would be on a boy though LOL. I let him wear his out to play today I just put socks on his feet.. ONLY he lost one in this huge leave pile the kids made.. I didn't have time to dig though there tonight to find it, it was dark out side and time for dinner.. so tomorrow when the sun is up I need to go dig though the leaves. ~sigh~ he cried for about 20 minute that he lost his shoe..

kellyo75 said...

You know, I do the SAME thing with yogurt? Why is that? I think for me it's because they always have some INCREDIBLE deal, like 10 for 5.00 or something equally as tantalizing. So, I buy them. All ten and I never eat them. Maybe the strawberry cheesecake kind, but that's it.

Nicholas said...

Maybe you didn't need, but did you want?

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Emmyrose said...

I guess, we just don't think a lot when we shop but what the heck :)

Mishelle said...

Your list rocks! So does your daughter's name!!

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Maria said...

Oooh! What a fun blog! It's pretty! ;0) Well, I learned something new today: The holiday drinks are out at Starbucks!!!! WHOO-HOO! This officially begins the new holiday season. I love, love, love the Gingerbread Lattes. Great list!!!

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MamaLee said...

Don't we ALWAYS need a little latte in our lives? LOL

Happy TT!

Believer in Balance said...

Did you keep the receipts? Just a thought.

Not So Anonymous Michelle said...

I envy you, the whole list sounds quite indulgent...and fur lined crocs? I had no idea they existed!

Country Dawn said...

Okay, I think we need to start "I Waste Yogurt Anonymous"...

Seriously.

Sarah said...

What is Pirate's booty??? sounds interesting~ the rest of the list sounds perfectly good...and some tasty! happy tt

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tegdirb92 said...

wow, some really cool stuff you bought this week!! I haven't seen the fur lined crocs out yet, but I'll look out for them. The truffles sound divine!! What is Pirate Booty?

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

That's a lot of egg nog! And I've been doing the same thing with yogurt, except that it's my kids who used to eat it like crazy but suddenly have stopped... Sigh. Great list! :)

Danielle said...

Don't you hate it when things just jump into your shopping cart? =)