The "Born to Shop" bumper sticker was created for people like me. I have a gift that sometimes a store will
"call" my name and when I get there I'll get bargins galore. This week I got size 24 jeans with belts from a
mall in Syracuse for $2.97! I spent $40 and saved $300. My kind of Christmas shopping. I like clearance
racks and do most of my donation shopping from them. One year I was at a JC Pennys and had about
10' of counter covered with clearance items to be donated at Christmas to charity. I've been doing this
for around 13 years or so.
I only do serious grocery shopping once a month at Ft Drum as it's worth the drive. We usually spend all
day at it. First breakfast out, hit the highway, go to the PX, grocery shop, hit the mall if needed,
lupper (lunch & supper) at Cracker Barrel and then home at some ungodly hour.
I have most of my X-mas shopping done by July and sorted in bins by household in my closet. Now all I
have to do is wrap them all. Of course, it always requires losing about 4 or 5 rolls of scotch tape in