Last night Quinn slept much better, which is the only reason why I didn't have a mild breakdown at the grocery store today.
I've been meaning to start using re-usable bags and what did I do? I forgot them. There happened to be a demonstration with the promise of free gifts going on, so I thought "Why not?" and went to listen to it. After a few minutes we all got a thing called a glamorizer that makes fruits and veggies look pretty and also easily zests fruits. Cool. Then he goes on and on and on about this really cool mandolin with multiple blades, but no more free things. I felt really stupid for listening that long, but thought maybe it'd be affordable so I'd listen til I heard the price. It was $30 (down from $50, of course) which isn't bad, but more than I had to spend on extra stuff. Quinn started getting fussy (which is when I started feeling really stupid for wasting time instead of shopping) so we went off to start actually shopping and she cheered up. Especially with all the ladies stopping to coo at her.
I just stated using e-mealz by Dave Ramsey (got a Groupon for 50% off!) and so I had a new grocery list to use and it was slightly messing me up. Not that my normal shopping list is very organized. We get partway through shopping and I have a fussy baby again. I realize that the stupid demo took long enough that it's time for her to eat again so I fix a bottle. It's difficult to feed a baby a bottle (she won't hold it herself all the time) and push a shopping cart. It's also difficult to keep her happy while doing both things. She wasn't exactly happy, but she was okay so we kept on shopping.
Then I dropped two things of baby food and they shattered on the floor. You'd think they'd make those jars more sturdy. Luckily the manager was in the next aisle over and he was nice about it. We keep shopping and I finally decide to carry Quinn while pushing with one hand so that she'll stay happy and I can hopefully finish shopping. That was a no-go. After getting TEN things of water (they were on sale for only $0.49/ea if you bought ten) into the cart we finally headed to the checkout.
It was PACKED. Probably because it's payday Friday. Another lane finally opened and I headed over there. After loading up all of our stuff (we apparently eat a lot) and the two WIC orders I think we can finally leave and I can put Quinn down for a nap. Nope, four of the baby food jars I got were wrong. Thankfully we were right near the baby aisle so I just had the lady scan some of the ones I already got and just zipped and got some more and finally we could leave and a nice elderly guy helped us out to the car.
Then I thought I lost my keys! Haha! I had them in the front seat. Because I had just used them to unlock my car.
We got home, Quinn went down for a nap, I unloaded the car, and all was good. Any other day I would have probably had a mental breakdown and called my mom crying. I did call my mom, but it was to tell her how I'm pretty sure God knew I was going to have a crappy shopping trip so He made sure Quinn slept well.
Wow that was a lot longer than I meant for it to be. Hopefully I'll get off my lazy bum (not literally, of course) and get some pictures up.
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