Thursday, March 27, 2008

Grocery Outlet

I had heard Meredith talk about salvage grocery stores but have never encountered one before. I even went looking to e if they are in this area, hidden gems waiting to be discovered, but alas they are not.

What I have discovered is that we have something just as good, or maybe even better. We have a grocery outlet! Amelia's Grocery Outlet sells grocery overstocks from NAME BRAND manufacturers at truly rock bottom prices. I went for the first time yesterday and walked out with a cart full of name brands like Tropicana, Jenny-O, Pillsbury, Cascadia Farms, Ore-Ida, Betty Crocker for$44.00. They had a HUGE selection of organic food which really impressed me.

Although it appears that Amelia's is a local chain, I am sure that they are not the only chain out there, so it is worth looking around to see if there is one in your area.

Hot Damn and Hallelujah!

Well, I stepped on the scale this morning and discovered that I have lost ALL of my baby weight plus 1 pound! Not bad for 8 weeks.

Now I can use the rest of my "9 months to lose it" (as in "It took 9 months to gain it. It will take 9 months to lose it) to shed some more of the weight that crept on before I got pregnant.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Yellow Flowers, Red Vase

Daffodils: $1.39

Vase: $1.99 (Goodwill)

Cheery colors on a gray and rainy day: Priceless

Sunday, March 16, 2008

An Open Letter to the Medela Corporation

To Whom it May Concern:

Thank you for making such wonderful breastfeeding products! Before I had an infant I assumed that boob + baby = breastfeeding success. Once the baby arrived I quickly realized that it is not that easy for everyone and sometimes assistance and intervention is needed. The 24mm silicone contact nipple shield was a lifesaver for me and my son. Not only did it allow a baby with a poor latch to latch on to a mother with flat nipples, it saved me a great deal of pain and discomfort that often accompany those first few days of breastfeeding.

Since I use this nipple shield with every feeding and wash it after every feeding I know and can vouch for the durability of your product.

And, just in case anyone should ask. The 24mm silicone contact nipple shield can go through the entire intestinal tract of a 2 year old Labrador retriever and come out the other end unscathed. Bravo!