Wednesday, March 17, 2010
If it were not for the blogs of these super women, one area where I could have easily become competitive or proud is in the area of couponing. This week my couponing organization had to morph into a medium sized tote with a handled lid. (My index card file was too full to hold my treasures.) In the past when I went up and down the grocery aisles with my coupons, first with the notebook of baseball card pages for easy coupon view to the price book category -divided notebook and then to the index card box with coupons filed alphabetically according to brand name, no one paid any attention to me and I could shop undisturbed. But, this week as I carried in my handled tote so neatly organized, I was stopped more than four times in 20 minutes with questions and compliments on my organizational skills and creativity. While I find this amusing and it does bring a smile to my face, I don't find much pride in it because I know I am NOT a savings/coupon guru, nor do I believe I will ever be one. I do not have the time, health, energy and resources to chase down every bargain as some of these women do. I am ever indebted to these women who lay out the good deals and bargains for us and alert us to deals both good and bad. All this is not to say that I don't want to do my best at saving money for our family; it simply means that I want to do my best, rather than someone else's best.
Posted by Ruthie Sisemore at 6:02 PM