Most of my loyal readers know that my sister, Miss SmartyPants, is raising her three grandchildren, all under the age of ten and also running an accounting business in her spare time...can you say superwoman? And those of us who have raised little kids back in the olden days remember that these little guys are hotbeds of every disease known to man. Where I'm going with this is - all of these little darlings came down with a nasty flu, and you guessed it - so did my sister, which means that we are not at the beach this week, as planned.
We were going to celebrate my retirement with three nights at the Shiloh in Seaside, where we have been many times in the past - our favorite. We get a room with a kitchen because we like to cook and it makes our trip cheaper if we don't have to eat out all the time and we like to be right on the beach. This place is not cheap but my sister worked a deal where we got winter rates by booking ahead, so it was real doable. When she called to cancel, she asked if we could keep the rate. Since they don't have a sense of humor and it is summer, of course they said "not".
We are now planning on going in August and will pay full price, but we will whip out our AAA cards and proof of seniorship to help bring the price down. It will be worth it and I will be fully rested by then so I will have a better chance of keeping up with the whirlwind, who is my sister.
Now, regarding the QFC ad - I hope that they are not going to concentrate on selling liquor instead of food. I'm going there today to see where they could possibly squeeze in room for booze as that store is crammed tight. Anyway, this is what I'm looking at this week and there are no coupons:
Chicken of the Sea Tuna - .69/ea (food bank)
Nancy's Yogurt - $2/32oz
QFC Butter - $2.50/ea
QFC Large Eggs - $1.69/18 count
Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage - 3/$10 (good for grilling)
Ranger Free Range Whole Chicken - $1.59/lb
USDA Flank Steak - $5.99 (already in marinade for grill)
Wild Copper River Sockeye Fillets - $9.99/lb
4 lb Strawberries - $5.99
2 lb Blueberries - $5.99
Lemons or Limes - 2/$1
Personal Sized Watermelon - $3/ea
Cruise Fund Update:
Old Balance = $782.78
+ 43.26 West Hills Honda Senior Discount
+ 20.00 Found in retirement card for cruise - thanks Joe & Cindy
+ .20 Checkbook overage
New Balance = $846.24