I was making my Costco round last week, and the cart kept shocking me. True story. It caught me so off guard that it took me a while to figure out where it was coming from. Though it was entertaining, it was most definitely annoying. How would you like to shove a massive cart and get zapped each time you touch it? Turns out I'm not the only one! There are many solutions to this problem, including drier sheets. Makes sense. I know drier sheets can keep a skirt from laying embarrassingly close to one's legs. However, I have decided to refuse any sort of treatment for my static electricity issue. Since Josh and I started courting we've laughed about sparking each other. Cheezy, true, but welcomingly flirtatious. I'll take on that shopping cart any day (though I might be found pushing it with one finger).
Since I'm done with my single cooking days, I've been shopping at Costco. This has been such a blessing since we often have family, friends, and neighbors dropping in for dinner. I've been learning a few things
Don't shop more than once a week. This saves a lot of time and unnecessary spontaneous spending. I go to Costco and a regular grocery store in the same day.
Compare prices. Buying in bulk is not always cheaper than a regular grocery store.
Portion control! Though buying in bulk saves lots of time and money, we need to be careful not to eat in bulk. Peanut butter and mango salsa are dangerous.
Be selective. Though buying an item in bulk may be cheaper per ounce/pound, it may not be when I have to throw half of it away if we can't finish it before going bad.
Store food. I like to keep extra food a bit out of reach so we don't go through it as fast. We have a freezer in the basement. I also have shelves that I can't reach without a stool. It's funny, but these things help stretch the food.
This morning my Love pulled a chair into our cozy kitchen and read to me while I did a couple days worth of dishes. We're reading the Bible in a year, chronologically and aloud. It's wonderfully bonding for us.
Someone told me that it's best to learn together, then one spouse isn't always catching up with the other or expecting the other to know what they learned. Studying the same things gives us a lot to talk about, so you'll often find us reading something out loud to each other, especially while driving.
I hope we can take time for this if/when we have a family.
I thought long and hard about what sort of blog to create. These SAHM (stay at home moms) are so inspiring. Awards should be given. Scrapbooking mom with a home business! 3-month at a time cooking mom! Most creative interior designer! Homeschooling mom! Most kids ever award! How can I compete?
I have a full-time job.
I've been married for 6 months.
I don't have kids.
In the midst of feeling like I have no skills to contribute to society via a blog like all the supermoms out there, I decided to do what I do best - just keep learning. So there you have it, I'm going to share my mistakes, joys, and lessons as I discover how to "wife." After all, it's my favorite thing to do these days.