Sticker Shock and a Change of Attitude

Happy Tuesday Taters!

It's a beautiful day here in the holler. The most violent of the storms plaguing the south the past couple of days seemed to skirt right around us. We got a little rain, some clouds and bunches of wind, but aside from a few trees and momentary inconvenience, we lucked out.

I made a grocery run last night, I've been putting off going for a while. I had serious sticker shock as I made my way up and down the aisles. I mean, I don't live under a rock, I watch the news, I know things are going up.... but good Gawd. There ain't no damn sense in this mess.

The bags of individually frozen chicken breasts, an off brand, that I usually get on sale for $5.99 were ON SALE for $7.99. Canned vegetables which I normally won't buy unless they're on sale for .50 a can or less.. were ON SALE for $1.00.


And that's ON SALE.

It's enough to make a girl consider firing up Great Granddaddy's old moonshine still for cranking out a little liquid income. Someone needs to do something. I don't know who.. or what.. but Gawdalmighty.. something's gotta give.

Moving on.. before I blow an artery...

I'm still waiting for my stimulus check. According to the IRS website, I should have received it no later than May 9th. I'm praying they're just running behind and that the delay isn't that I've committed some tax based sin I'm not aware of and am being denied my tiny piece of government stimulation.

In other news.. I had nearly recovered from my nasty house, barely dressed embarrassment of Saturday morning's water heater installation, when I realized where I knew the hunky, single handy man from. He's not single at all and his very pregnant wife works in assembly here at the factory. I can rest assured that now, everyone who works here knows how nasty my house is, how nutso my mother is and that I run around the house in coffee stained mumus at the butt crack of dawn.

Ain't that just loverly as a mother effer.

Pffft. Oh well. If they can't find anything or anyone more exciting to talk about... bless their hearts. I've been carting around a big ol' boat load of the "I don't give a chitz" lately, with a side of the "they can pucker up and pick a cheeks." Maybe that's the attitude to have.

I'm SO looking forward to upgrading my computer. Twisted Mare is coming along nicely, I've had some sales and they're slowly increasing. I'm looking forward to being able to work on it without having to restart my poor little computer every thirty minutes. I'm no where near quitting my day job, but it'll be nice to have money to buy things.... like overpriced cans of green beans.

Anywho, Bossman isn't here so I'm fielding calls from pissy customers. I suppose I could scream, "DON'T BOTHER ME I'M TRYING TO BLOG HERE!!!" into the phone, but I have a feeling that wouldn't end well.

Ya'll have a grand day. We'll talk again soon.

Later Taters!


tiff said...

grocery shock, gas shock, crazy-ass prices abound. I'm looking for my own personal rock to crawl under...

Mahala said...

Maybe we can find a large, communal sized rock, with net access (of course) and start our own "compound".. only.. we'll have fabulous hair, ride horses and grow our own food. It'll have to be either vegitarian or next to a Micky D's cuz like.. I can't kill stuff.

Do they still have that $1 menu?

Meritt said...

Loved the twitter update about the checks... sucks that us Turbo Tax users got screwed = but sucks more that we didn't know about it! LOL.

Re; cost of groceries... that's part of the reason I'm planting the garden this year! :)

Anonymous said...

I was finally stimulated this morning.


Mahala said...

meritt: no kidding! I wish I'd waited until I had it before I bought 2GB RAM.

I have a tomato plant. That's the extent of my gardening expertise. I may expand.. with a squash bush.

DG: Congrats! (I hope we're talking about $$, if not erm.. well congrats anyway lol.)

terri said...

It never fails that when you're looking your worst, someone's going to show up to see you in all your glory. You have the right attitude though. Who cares?

Anonymous said...

economic stimulus...mine isn't scheduled to arrive until the 15th...i hope it arrives before memorial day weekend so i can do my share to 'help' the economy.

as for groceries and gas...i can afford less and less all the time!

Honeysuckle Rose said...

I got my check last week, whoopdi-do. Needless to say it has already been spent, mostly on groceries and gas.

We started a vegetable garden and The Husband is muttering about getting a back-ho to dig a shelter with, lord have mercy.

Mahala said...

terri: that attitude is seeping into all facets of my life lately

anon: I found out today that I won't be getting any stimulation until next month. The whole "turbo tax direct deposit doesn't count as direct deposit" thing.

Honey.. a shelter? For gawdsake.. do you have inside information or somechit?? SHOULD I BE DIGGING???

newduck said...

I just bought a package of bacon and a gallon of milk for FOURTEEN FREAKING DOLLARS. I'm thinking about selling my breast milk to people who can't afford the real thing. I could probably make a tidy profit.

Joy T. said...

Oh geez I just spit my tea all over my keybaord at newduck's comment!! Breast milk in coffee? Could catch on. Anywho! Even though we are quite stimulated here in Canada, we don't get these stimulus checks I keep reading about all over the internet. Hope it comes in soon though and you are able to buy cases of beans. Now. About that moonshine :o)

Mahala said...

No offense but, as long as I can still buy powdered creamer from the dollar store for a buck, I think I'll pass on the tatta juice.