I love the grocery store. And I know I’m not alone with that love. After my therapy appointment today, I headed to the store to pick up some goods because I was fresh out of most of my food because a mouse decided to get hungry. (More on that later.) My first stop was at Grocery Outlet, a grocery store with, you guessed it, a lot of great deals on food and other necessities. I had never been there before but was always curious. And let me tell you, I hit the jackpot!
-Sunflower Seed Milk (I’ve never had this before but for $.99, I couldn’t pass up.)
-Chocolate Protein Powder (This was by far the best deal there. It was originally was $15.99 but I payed $4.99. Score!)
-EcoTools body scrub (It has exfoliating walnut shells. They had me at walnuts)
-Clif Trail Mix Mojo Bars (Originally $6.99. I got them for $3.79. I love these bars, but I just don’t like the price. But now I can buy them!)
-Applesauce (Why yes. The applesauce is in a can.)
Apparently I saved $32.40. Heck yes! I will SO be back to that store.
But they didn’t have all my essentials so I stopped at Trader Joes too.
-Hummus Salad Dressing (I’ve never had this before but, hummus + salad dressing=count me in.)
-Greek Yogurt x2
-Green Beans x2
-Split Pea Soup
-Sliced Mango (OHMYGOSH. I love mango.)
Okay now to the mouse story. We’ve had mice before (one of the perks of living on the first floor) and they have always found their way to my food. No surprise there considering I have oatmeal and dried fruits. So in the middle of the night last week, I heard a squeeky noise and some moving beside my bed. When I lifted up my bag of Luna Bars, I found holes all over the bag. The mouse ate through my Luna Bars. So I called maintenance to get a mouse trap and they brought me a rat trap instead. Well that didn’t work.
So the other day, I was going through my shelf of stuff where my food is also kept. To my surprise, I found oatmeal all over the place. Turns out, the mouse has been enjoying my oatmeal, rice cakes, crackers, and dark chocolate acai berries. I had no other choice then to throw all that food away because I didn’t want to get some sort of mouse disease.
I called maintenance once again but they weren’t able to bring traps until today. But this morning, I came face to face with the little guy. I reached back to grab a towel and I heard some movement going on. I’m pretty sure I jumped 15 feet. I wanted to get the mouse out of my stuff so I shook around my things and low and behold, the tiny little guy ran out. I should have thrown the towel on him or something but I was too scared. (Why I scared of a tiny mouse is beyond me.)
And the search for the mouse continues. I don’t have anymore food for him because I threw it all out. And the stuff I bought today is going to be kept in drawers. But hopefully the trap will get him. Then again, who knows. Maybe I’ll catch him and we could become friends.
Any good deals lately? On food, clothes, anything!
Mango: yay or nay?
Any mice stories?