It was 4pm and I had only eaten two pieces of toast with strawberry jam and I decided to shop for my husband's lunches for work. Thinking about carbon footprints, thunder thighs and actually trying to get LJ into his car-seat, my chosen set of wheels was the stroller...as I pushed it along.
I got to Safeway and found what I needed, and then some of what I didnt. I'd forgotten to pack myself a bottle of water so I succumbed to a bottle of some red sweet drink from the fridge at the counter. I also purchased three tins of baby food at full price!!! What on earth was I thinking. First of all...full price! Plus LJ wont eat tinned food. I am so annoyed at myself. Then, walking past a bakery, I saw that they had date scones. I have been craving them for weeks, so I went in and got myself one, then looked at LJ and thought I should get him one too. Then I thought it would hardly be fair if I went home without getting something for my darling, so I got him a cinnamon bun. What I didn't realise is that it was full of cream, and he hates cream. If I was to put a dollar value to my money wastage, buying unnecessary items today, then it would be in the vicinity of $18. Two things could have prevented me from throwing away this money, first of all, I should have had a shopping list, and secondly I should have eaten and had a drink before I went out.