Last night during Mad Men (oh how I love that show!) the frugality bug bit. I snipped coupons and referred to the grocery store flier in order to combine offers. Devoted coupon clippers refer to this as "stacking". Anyhoo, today I made a trip to the store and got $109.66 worth of groceries. After my coupns and store sales I paid $67.14. My total savings? $43.83. Oh joy! It would have been even more dramatic but I succumbed to temptation when I bought the Interweave Press Felting magazine for $7.99. It has some dandy projects in it, by the way. All this money talk is vulgar, but although I shop the sales at the grocery store, I make an effort with coupons only about six times a year. I'm inordinately happy when I save this large a percentage on my bill.
I purchased a wireless fencing system for Little Frida. I am in the process of training her. It's only day two, but part of the program requires her to get zapped so she knows where the boundaries are. The manufacturer's literature glibly refers to the static electricity shock as "correction". All I know is that I feel simply awful about making her go through it. A wonderful pug we used to have was trained to use one and it really allowed him a lot of freedom. I just don't remember the training being so hard. I have a couple of crafty/thrifting items but I forgot my camera somewhere and couldn't take pictures tonight. Stay tuned. In the meantime, I laughed myself silly at this Dave Barry column which is about a certain procedure I had not too long ago.