My mom loves to spend time at our home when school ends for summer break. The day started early, with a 6:30 knock on the door. Her arrival disrupted our oatmeal breakfast. Of course, Grandma had to come to the rescue. While I showered, Andrew was treated to a small can of Pringles, two Reece's Peanut Butter cups, and a handful of Starburst. I confirmed that there was a plot afoot when I heard Andrew stage whispering.
"Psst...Grandma! Next time, do you think you could bring me a toy, too? Here's what I will do. When you bring it in the house, I will say, 'No, Grandma, you aren't supposed to bring me toys' in front of my mom, okay?"
We trekked to Aldi, where I introduced Mom to the produce aisle. We stopped at a couple of yard sales along the way. Can you believe how perfectly this new-with-tags bed jacket ($2) matches the gown (tucked underneath) I packed for the hospital? I also scored a gift box of Aromatique sachets (25 cents), Sue Becker's CD on "Eating The Bread Of Idleness," and an unused Prima Latina book and DVD set (25 cents). Later today I listed the set on Ebay with a bargain, buy-it-now $35 price. It sold and shipped within the hour. What a blessing to have today's groceries and gas paid for so easily!