Off to the Depots

Counting stupid things

We have been in dire need of printer ink and printer paper for quite some time.

This is one of those weird things that I put off for some reason. Why do I procrastinate on something so straightforward? It’s not as though I don’t like going to Office Depot! I love that place. I could walk up and down the aisles for an hour and be perfectly content. (Not to mention the whole getting-something-I-need aspect.)

Thanks to a homework project of Quinland’s that had to get printed tonight, I headed off to Office Depot. Finally, we would have ink and paper. Imagine! The ability to print… Ahhhh!

Sure enough, I had a good time while I was there. I got my paper (Buy 2, get 1 free!), found my ink, chatted to the sales guy about laptop specials, checked out desk-and-hutch combos, and drooled over the fresh lot of calendars for 2013. Oh, how I love calendars. I talked myself out of getting one, though. First off, they charge an arm and a leg! Pricing a calendar at $14.99 should be a crime. I am 99.9% certain I can get a perfectly serviceable one at Dollar Tree for $1.00. Secondly, I have my lovely Moleskine calendar, so I don’t need to succumb to the allure of the new. Sadly.

After that fun excursion, I still had the shopping bug.  Luckily, our local Office Depot is conveniently located across a big parking lot from a little place we call the Home of Pot. (Translated from the Spanish: Home DePot, see?) But strangely, nothing there really sucked me in. I need to have an actual project in the works to know what to buy, and that won’t be happening for a while. I did gape at granite countertops, page through Before & After magazine spreads, and wonder why they have all their Christmas stuff out so early… but I did not buy. I was proud of myself. Good job, me!

xo – Lori

Daily Check-In:

I’m grateful that it did not rain today, so we were able to get an entire can of yard debris stuffed to overflowing.

I’m also grateful, of course, for the photo by kennymatic.

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