My goodness! All weekend I was thinking of posting about my trip to the grocery store last Friday, and I never got around to doing it. Today, I logged on to see that I was a featured blogger for my friend, Danielle, at My Life in Jenga for her Sunday blog hop, Swing by Sunday. If only I had updated my blog! Well, here goes...
With the holidays fast approaching, everyone's in need of donations to help those in need. My daughter's band director e-mailed a list of needed items for Thanksgiving baskets. On Friday I needed cash to purchase tickets to the high school playoff game so I stopped by the grocery store near my house. At this particular store you can get cash back in any amount, not just increments of $20. I went down the baking aisle since I needed a cake mix anyway and noticed apple pie filling was on sale, too. I added a can to my basket since that was one of the items on the band director's list. When I went to check out, the pie filling rang up regular price instead of the sale price. It was only 20 cents difference, but 20 cents is 20 cents, right? I didn't want to hold up the line, so I completed the transaction, paid for my things, doubled back down the baking aisle to make sure I hadn't read the sign wrong, and finally skipped over to customer service where there was no line. I explained the mix-up, and the customer service rep went to check for herself. Sure enough she brought back the tag and refunded my money--not just the 20 cents, but the full amount for the pie filling. I tried to explain that I still wanted the pie filling, and she explained that if it rings up the wrong price then it's free! Woo-hoo, score one for Team Charity.
This experience reminded me of my cousin who had a minor "accident" in her new car when she skipped school one day. The only words she could remember as she tried to figure out how she was going to explain this to her parents was her father telling her, "When you do bad things, bad things happen." Well, I just want to put a different spin on that phrase, "When you do good things, good things happen."
My next trip to the grocery store I picked up a couple canned vegetables and instant mashed potatoes to go in the baskets as well. Times have been very tight this year as I finished my schooling without working. I came pretty close to needing one of those baskets myself! I think it is oh so important to give what you can when you can to help another because you just never know when you may be the one in need. God is so good-my family and I haven't gone hungry yet!
Speaking of hungry...I am so sorry about the candy corn cookie recipe I have been meaning to post. I started the post but have been having technical difficulties with my computer at home, so I haven't finished the post. In the meantime, you can check out the Land O' Lakes site where I found the recipe (click <here>). I made them for Halloween, but they'll be cute for your Thanksgiving table, too.