Sunday, October 17, 2021

10 Things from This Weekend

It was a nice (and somewhat crazy) weekend!

  1. I drug my lazy self out of bed at 6:30am to go walk around downtown Las Vegas yesterday with my walking group.  I'm glad that I went as the weather was perfect for walking (finally!) and it was great meeting up with old and new friends.
  2. We went to Costco Friday morning when it first opened thinking that it would be quieter to shop earlier instead of later in the afternoon when it can get crazy there.  We found out it was crazy there at 10am too.  The store was packed with people, there were people and carts everywhere, and people seemed none too patient as well.  We grabbed a few things that were on sale (jarred tikka masala--yum!) and got the heck out of there!
  3. It seems like everyone is stocking up their food pantries because who knows how the stores will be in another couple months (there are already shortages and some products are missing all together).  We buy a little extra each time we go shopping and our pantry shelves are now groaning under the strain.  We could go a good several months without having to go to the grocery store at all!
  4. I checked out Class Action Rebates and there were a few that we qualified for so I filled out the forms and now await some money landing in my mailbox!
  5. There have been a ridiculous number of DUI crashes recently in my city.  Last week we were a few minutes behind a drunk guy who crashed into the concrete and rock sign for our neighborhood.  He managed to extricate himself from the tangle of deployed airbags and stumbled himself down the street (I called the police and told them what direction he was heading in.  I hope they caught him as I had never seen someone that drunk who was still upright.  Also he crashed a brand new car that still had a temporary plate on it. Yikes!).
  6. We will probably just send the kids and grandkids money for Christmas.  It's hard to find a lot of things in the stores these days and even Amazon seems backlogged (some items I have ordered recently aren't scheduled to arrive until late November!).  Also the postal service is now both very expensive and very unpredictable when it comes to deliveries (we've mailed some things that have arrived immediately and intact and other things that arrived very late and in boxes that looked like someone danced all over them before delivering them!).
  7. Also, I don't know about your area but restaurant service in our area seems dramatically...different...than pre-pandemic times.  Waits are long, service is meh, prices are steadily increasing, food quality is meh...these days I definitely prefer to cook at home than going out to eat.
  8. Hubby and I have been watching A LOT of Netflix movies lately.  For $12 dollars a month, it is definitely worth the small monthly fee!
  9. I also just paid our annual bill for our cell phones.  We love Mint Mobile as it is only $180 each for a full year of cell phone service (unlimited calls and texts, and 4gb data per month).
  10. Finally, Veteran's Day is coming up in a couple of weeks and there are discounts and freebies at all kinds of places for vets.  Hubby is a veteran so we take advantage of many of these great deals!


  1. Thanks for the class action rebate site. Your blog has made me want to visit LV.

    1. I hope you can come to Vegas sometime! It would be wonderful to meet you!

    2. COL,
      That would be fun and good to meet you, too.