Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Off to Grandma's house we go, just follow the trail of sugar......

The one thing about not being well, is I am confined to the house and can't inflict any damage on anyone else.

However on Monday I was feeling a bit better and wanted to take advantage of the deals on at Shopper's Drug Mart, which included 2kg bags of sugar for $1.50 per bag (limit 4)  Now I need a fair amount of sugar for all the jam I am making for the wedding favours.  So I pop my four bags of sugar in my trolley and wander around the store.

Unbeknown to me (honest!) there was a small hole in one of them.  It wasn't until I put the bag of sugar on the counter and covered that with sugar that I discovered the hole.  When I looked down below my trolley was a lovely pile of sugar and when I looked back there was a trail of sugar.  Mix that with everyones wet feet and you have a sticky mess!!  I of course apologised and they were very kind about it all, but I bet they were cursing me under their breath....LOL

Also checked out a new to me flooring store.  Saw the most perfect tiles for our mud room, they look like planks of wood but are tiles, here is what they look like.  They also had a great selection of both laminate and hard wood flooring both at good prices.  Plus I think we will be getting our carpet for the attic from them as their pricing was pretty good.  They are a small local company and it a good thing to support your local companies.

Dh said to me when we were washing up on Monday night that I must be getting better as I am back to shopping again!!!

15 comments:

LizBeth said...

Sure glad you discovered the sugar leak before you got home! ~Liz

Janet said...

Glad that you are feeling a bit better ! love the tiles ! the sugar story made me laugh- Iam glad things like that happen to other people and not just me ! take care x

Valerie said...

Sugar bags were notorious for splitting but that was ages ago... I would have thought they'd be stronger now. It's a good job it happened in store instead of at home.

Denise said...

Glad to see you are feeling better Gill. As for the sugar, I'm sure they were glad it wasn't a wet day :)

Jane and Chris said...

Just proves you sweeten everywhere you go (hehehehe).
I love the tiles,showed hubby the pic and we are now thinking about putting them in our pump room.
Jane x

letthismindbeinyou said...

Ha ha! Those darn sugar bags! Cute story tho, Gill!

Karine said...

I've had that happen before...but with a bag of kitty litter! We actually had a good laugh about it after I blushed about three different shaded of red.

This floor tiles are lovely, talk about a great way to get a wood effet without having to worry about scratching it.

peppylady (Dora) said...

Sugar is even high her in state but it usual more pricier during canning season.

Coffee is on.

Winifred said...

That's very true about the shopping comment. Glad you're feeling a bit better.

Those tiles look brilliant and will probably be more serviceable than wood or laminate.

Stephanie V said...

Your sugar tale is one of those 'we'll laugh about it later' stories.
Your floor tile/wood is an excellent idea for a mud room.
Glad you're up and feeling better again!

Kim said...

Oh my gosh that sugar story is funny - prob wasn't at the time though :)

I saw those wood tiles on a TV decorating show just the other day and thought they were great.

As for the baby quilt - I have come up with a completely different layout than the 2 posted and will post in as soon as I get it sewn together.

Lib said...

Oh My!lol Life with you is never boring huh?
Feel better and have a great wk.
Blessins',Lib
P.S> posted how to make the cloth dolls for you today.

EG Wow said...

So glad you are feeling better. I enjoyed your funny tale but I suspect you are correct that whoever had to mop up the soggy sugar was not as amused. :)

Rose said...

I am glad you are feeling better, but we have to shop whether we feel like it or not. At least every now and then I do.

Carletta said...

Hi Gil,
Sorry to here you have been feeling under the weather.
Leaving a trail of sugar....I sense a tale to be told in that. :)
Feel better soon.