Monday, December 1, 2008

November Grocery review and NINE WORDS WOMEN USE

Well I am closing out the month of November and must say although I said I wanted to stay under $300, with there being 5 Saturday's in the month of November that would have been super hard for me to do. I did manage to stay under $75 a week which in itself was an achievement, and ended up spending $371.77, with $133.03 in savings, which I am pleased about.

I am stocked up on coffee and paper towel. Don't need shower gel for the next 6 months either!!! Also stocked up on Tylenol for dh, although I will be taking advantage of that this month, as the expiry date is the middle of 2010, so will make sure I have enough until then. The freezers are pretty full, and as long as I am organized with my menu planning everything will be good.

I also got enough points from Shopper's Drug Mart that I can cash in for $200 worth of free product from their store, but I think I will leave those until next year.

There are only 4 Saturday's in the month of December, so I will budget $300 for this month, along with $100 in savings.

I got this email from Linda the other day, its so true!!! Pass this on to a man in your life!!!

(1) Fine: This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up.

(2) Five Minutes: If she is getting dressed, this means a half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.

(3) Nothing: This is the calm before the storm. This means something, and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with nothing usually end in fine.

(4) Go Ahead: This is a dare, not permission. Don't Do It!

(5) Loud Sigh: This is actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about nothing. (Refer back to # 3 for the meaning of nothing.)

(6) That's Okay: This is one of the most dangerous statements a women can make to a man. That's okay means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.

(7) Thanks: A woman is thanking you, do not question, or faint. Just say you're welcome. (I want to add in a clause here - This is true, unless she says 'Thanks a lot' - that is PURE sarcasm and she is not thanking you at all. DO NOT say 'you're welcome' . that will bring on a 'whatever').

(8) Whatever: Is a woman's way of saying F-- YOU!

(9) Don't worry about it, I got it: Another dangerous statement, meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do several times, but is now doing it herself. This will later result in a man asking 'What's wrong?' For the woman's response refer to # 3.

* Send this to the men you know, to warn them about arguments they can avoid if they remember the terminology.

* Send this to all the women you know to give them a good laugh, cause they know it's true!!!


Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Well done on your November budget Gill - it is worth finding the bargains isn't it.

I've had that particular email from my daughter - made me laugh too - so true.

A x

Lindsay said...

Took up your suggestion of saving money by transfering weekly the odd pounds sterling into savings account. November saw me save £22.03!

Bobby said...

Nice one Gill!
My GF is pretty advanced she won't mind shouting F*** YOU! at me in the public!
But yes, my mom uses these terms wit dad! LOL

Cathy said...

Loud Sigh-- I do this when I get mad, upset, can't think straight and G calls me Darth like Darth Vader. I will do it and he will say "come on Darth, let's go to bed"

Ginnie said...

Love that email you had.... so true, have copied it to send to my hubbie!

Lakeland Jo said...

I like the list and well done on the budget savings-you put me to shame!

Lib said...

Hi Gill,
I am still stocked and haven't had to shop in mons. now:o)
Have a great wk.

Leanne said...

Do you find December the prices of food goes up???

Loved your list - I am a whatever user BLUSH

Love Leanne

pamokc said...

OOOOOOH so very true on all of this. Plus it is true when you use it with the kids (no matter how old they get).

PlantBuddy said...

Hello, saw you on Today's Flowers. I just joined the meme today. Have a flower blog here in Toronto, Hope you'll drop by.

Gaynor said...

I love the 10 things women say..except in the Uk it would be Ive done it rather than I got it...but sooooo true. See, we arent that complicated are we?

Gaynor said...

Yes..I said 10 words hehe...because sometimes the F word does slip out...not often, very rarely, but it is guaranteed to clear the battleground!

Winifred said...

Congratulations Gill. I meed to take a leaf out of your book and be better organised with shopping.

I have to ask, what's Tylenol?

Marla said...

This is funny! It is however fairly accurate. I think I have used that terminolgy with those definitions many times!!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Bwahaha! Good one!

Angelena said...

Love the ladies list. So true!