Friday, September 7, 2012


Went for our dog-walk with Jean and her dogs this morning. After they left, I headed over to Sam's Club. When I got home I had a voice mail from my friend DeDee so I called her back and told her I could have kicked myself when I got to Sam's Club. I found the perfect spot to park and got out of the car and headed for the store when I remembered that I had forgotten my grocery list. Got back in the car and went back home to get it and then turned around and went right back to Sam's Club. While I was walking around Sam's Club I made up my mind that I'm not going to do my regular grocery shopping at Wal-Mart anymore. I'll still go there for household things but for groceries, I'm going to start going to Stater Brothers. When Ben was alive, I remember there was a time when the grocery clerks were on strike. We didn't have a Wal-Mart back then and Ben and I used to shop at Ralphs, but during the strike, we shopped at Stater Brothers because their clerks were not on strike. We found them to have much better prices than Ralphs, Vons or Albertons and they always kept the store very well stocked. You don't have to have one of those stupid rewards cards to save money and they also have “paperless” coupons. We have a Food-4-Less close by but they don't carry very many brands and a lot of times do not have things I need, so Stater Brothers it is. Last night I was having strange dreams again. I remember that Ben was in one of them, but don't remember the details. The second one was about a tornado which are not a common thing here in SoCal, but I remember that it went by my house and I remember seeing cars that had been turned over from it. Strange thing was that I found out this morning that there was an earthquake in Beverly Hills last night a little after midnight. I remember waking up just after midnight but don't know if it was the small quake that work me up or what. Beverly Hills is just about 30 miles from where I live, so it would be possible for me to feel it. Didn't do much the rest of the day. Temps are back up into the 90's again. Wish that cool rainy weather would have lasted longer. Hopefully Fall weather will start in the next few weeks. Ben's birthday is this Sunday so I'm just going to try not to dwell on in and stay as busy as I can with Hiker.

1 comment:

  1. I am sooooo anti-Wal*Mart....however, there are somethings i can't find anywhere else... :(
    We have an Ingels which sounds very much like your Staters, plus they double coupons....!


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