Another wrench in this whole plan was my decision to find a stupid part time job---somewhere in the neighborhood. I just had to get out of the house. Since my client only needs me quarterly and I'm too lazy to find any others --- and my husband is home ALL DAY LONG. So in late October I became a cashier in a neighborhood mega store. And NO it's not Walmart. As---if that would ever happen. Though it's almost as bad. Of all the things I've done with my life I have never been a cashier in a retail store. And since I hate people I figured I would last 4 hours, if that. But it's been a little over a month and for some reason I'm still a cashier. Gooooo figure. It's not the $$$ that's for sure. I worked out that the last time my salary was so bad was wayyyyy wayyyy waaaay back in 1976. How rediculous is that? It's almost a joke. I'm the only "non immigrant" they probably hired in ages. The guy that "trained" me was 19 and asked me really stupid questions about denominations of our currency. I looked at him like he was nuts. What???Are you kidding me? He explained that most immigrants have trouble with our currency. ...o--kayyy!!!??
So I've been wasting my days (5hr here and there) doing this, and looking after g'kids on mondays and fridays ---at their house. I'm trying to remember the days that i had nothing to do. The reason for getting the stupid job in the first place. I was becoming a home body and when I found myself talking aimlessly with clerks at stores about nothing but nonsense. I figured I better get-out-of-my-comfort-zone....as in ...get out of the house. It's either feast of famine with me. I either have too much to do...or nothing at all. And then their stupid car broke down. And it's $$$ to fix right now...being xmas and all. So now---it's g'kids all day monday, delivery to daycares tuesday - thursday mornings. and g'kids all day friday. Work saturday and sunday. And I get calls every once in awhile to come in to cashier evenings during the week. So I don't even remember the day when I didn't have anything to do. Plus I'm very tired. I'm just not a morning person. I really really hate getting up early. That's one of the best parts of non employment.
Last night I bought a winter jacket for my g'son...that was too big. So this morning after dropping both off I returned it to a different location of the same store. One that I'm not familiar with. So I returned it, and then walked around a bit. And completely went nuts on discounted items.
celery, green garden salad, two dips, pineapple, two cottage cheese (i see lasagna, manicotti, or canelloni in my future) and a container of greek feta that isn't here
I got carried away, I will admit to that....It's a good thing i remembered to also buy some freezer bags. Cause I was going to need them..
This is what made it into the freezer.
2 rib steaks about 1" thick (i'm going to have to get a refill for the gas tank of the bbq)
3 bags of 500 kg(1lb) of ground sirloin all repackaged
3 bags of 600 kg of sirloin and ground pork that I mixed up and repackaged
the pork roast was portioned into 2 - 350 kg cut up pork for stirfry
5 bone-in chicken breasts
2 bags 250 kg beef stirfry
2 bags of 4each smoked sausage ( will be very tasty I hope with perogies some day or the bbq)
15 boneless chicken thighs portioned into two meals of 7-8 each
1 box of sole breadsticks that the g'kids will probably enjoy
5 bags of pork breakfast sausage of 10 each
1 12" roasted chicken pesto pizza (uncooked)
5 sirloin weird steaks that I've never bought before, prob good for steak sandwiches or stirfry
...and a pkgs of 10 snicker bars, two bags of sour candies, some weird english toffee, and jujubes. The experation date on the candy was September 1213. I didn't know that stuff even had an experation date
I paid a grand total of $93
I probably forgot something....But what a deal. I will have to put a sticky note on the fridge to remind me of what I put in the freezer in the garage. This begs the question.....WHAT WAS I THINKING....SOMEONE HAS TO COOK ALL THIS .....EVENTUALLY.