Wednesday, March 4, 2009
~ Spilled Blueberries ~
Yesterday, Addy and I ran errands while Jaidyn was in preschool. Wal-mart was our last stop and other than the morning being bitter cold, most of the outing had been going pretty smooth. Ready to check-out and seeing the two-three cart lines, I decided to use the self checker thinking that since I only had around 20 items and 5-6 coupons I should be able to go through it fairly quickly on my own. As I am pulling one item out at a time from my cart to scan and place in the bag, Addy decides to be helpful and started placing items up on the rolling counter. The next thing I know she has picked up the carton of blueberries and before I could grab them from her she chucks them up onto the roller. The lid pops open and the carton spills sideways. Blueberries flew everywhere...on the counter, on the floor, and even up by the woman who watches all the self-checkers. Lucky me, got to pick them up all one-by-one. Grrrr! Nothing like paying $3 for about 1/4 carton of blueberries. And to make it an even more enjoyable check-out, a couple of my coupons wouldn't scan correctly, so I had to have help from the checker. And wait that's not all. I also purchased an enormous bag of dog food and while I was trying to pull it out from the bottom of my cart, to put it in the trailblazer, I ripped out the side. Yep, I left a nice little pile of dog food in the parking lot of Wal-mart. With a wide open slit in the dog food bag the trailblazer had a wonderful smell for the rest of the afternoon.
On a more positive note, I saw on the Philippines adoption yahoo group that two families received child referrals today. They are from different agencies other than Holt, but one family had been on the approved waiting list a few months before us and the other was approved a month after us. So hopefully, several more referrals will be given out soon as there seemed to be a little lull in the placement of children from the Philippines.