Thursday, March 12, 2009

Who'da Thunk It?

I had never even considered how progressive my own mother was. Way back when I was young, my mom became a coupon queen. It was so embarrassing to shop with her - she had this 4 inch binder full of coupons, stapled on pieces of paper, sorted by category. She was the only mom I knew that did this. I kinda dreaded going shopping. Then, there was the job of clipping the coupons, checking the book for expireds, filing the new ones. Now here I am - 20+ years later- toting around my own big coupon notebook....heavy sigh....I think I have become my mother after all. (But I don't think I'd admit that to her).

I admit it - I have returned to the land of the coupon clippers. I had been a "member" when my son was born and I was a SAHM. I had time then, not really, but it felt like it. I was really good then. I could save money like a machine. Then, the rest of life just pushed it to the side and I abandoned all of my efforts. Now I'm back at it again. I mean - saving money is a good thing. I've been feeling convicted about being a good steward of the resources God has given me. So, here I am, lugging my trusty notebook to every store on the planet, making some pretty decent deals along the way.

I'm not a guru about this coupon world, but I will admit, it does become sort of treasure hunt to see what deals you can get. I've even gotten to be better friends with people as I am on this journey. It is nice to have someone who understands all of the coupon language and hunts for deals with you. I think it's cool....oh, my mom has returned to her coupon roots as well. Go figure!!

Gotta go get the grocery list completed. Happy Shopping!