I’ve been getting lots of phone calls from family members. “When are you going to Costco?” Lately, I haven’t had the time to shop. A bit busy at work and then there’s also my side jobs. So it’s really hard for me to go some place that’s not along the way. On top of that, I’ve been trying to finish most of the stuff in my pantry. I really don’t want seeing food in the garbage.
But since I’ve been getting so many request from family members and my pantry almost empty, I decided to drive to Costco and finally get this shopping done. I left work at 5 PM and was on the phone for a good half hour taking orders and request. I had a long lists, now I regret ever asking. What did I get myself into?
Costco, like Ikea is one of my favorite places to shop. There’s so much to buy, but never enough money in my checking account or credit card to satisfy my purchasing quirk. Told myself that I was only buying a couple bottles of wine, some whole chicken, a sushi platter (really craving for it), salad veggies, eggs and fruit juices. But I ended buying books, about five of them (my reason? they’re priced less than bookstores and I have a $2 off coupon). Add some clothes — a fleece jacket and a couple shirts. Of course, there’s the stuff for the cats and some laundry items. Then there’s stuff for my nephew — cookies, juices, yoghurt, chips and gallons of fresh milk. There’s also Dad’s stuff, mostly meats, microwaveable dinners and seafoods. Mom? She made me buy items to decorate the bathroom, and ask that it be color coordinated (she’s a pain, promise!). And just when I thought I was done, my sister called asking that I buy dinner. So I grabbed some pizza and ready-to-eat pasta dish from the deli section. I am tired and I’m definitely not cooking! Lines were long as expected, but fast. So after a 15 minute wait, I was at the cash register. Grand total? I didn’t bother looking at the receipt. Why? Cause I’m not paying for it. Why do you think I volunteered to do the shopping? Cause Dad is paying for everything. Let’s charged it to his American Express. Hahahah!
Just Kibitzing: Try Yalumba Muscat NV Wine, it’s absolutely delicious. Sweet as candied raisins and figs. There’s also EOS Tears of Dew Moscato, that has a hint of apples and apricots in it. They’re both dessert wines and equally good. I can definitely vouch for this two, promise!