Slip Slidin’ Away

Another boot to the head from Mother Nature meant a blaring (I forgot to turn the volume down on my phone last night) call from Betsy Webb at o-dark-thirty this morning telling us there is no school today.  Which of course is good, since I don’t want my kids out on roads that look like an Olympic bobsled run.  It’s also good because the little jackals girls are still sleeping and I get to sit here with the cat and coffee watching the Today Show.  Oh hey,  Carson Daly!  Is the Miami Vice beard shadow still a thing?  Huh!  Who knew?

But the negatives of having a death-slide driveway that looks like this….

It's all fun and games until your Volvo slides into your neighbors living room.

It’s all fun and games until your Volvo shoots down the driveway, across the street and into your neighbor’s living room.

include not getting out of the house.  I had an awesome shopping trip set up for this morning at Rite Aid and Target that will now sadly, go unshopped.  There were 5 inserts in this weekend’s paper and I bought 2 papers and spent the better part of yesterday clipping and organizing.


This a great couponing week.  Some of the deals I love are as follows:

Rite Aid

Also at Rite Aid, Dove Men Care body wash.

Dove Men Care Coupon

Details – Dove Body Wash and Dove Bar Soaps are on sale at Rite Aid for $3.29. Dove Men + Care Body Wash is included in this sale.

You may use a printable $2.00/1 Dove Men + Care Coupon and a $1.50/1 Dove Men+ Care Rite Aid Coupon to get then for only $.29.

At Target (yay!) the deals are as follows:


M&M’s Snack Mix 8 oz Stand Up Bag $2.49 (Regular Price)
-$1.50/3 M&M’s candy 8-oz. or larger Target Coupon x2/1
-20% Off M&M’s (excl. football & season with the sweet) Target Cartwheel x1/31
$2/3 Snickers, Twix, M&Ms, Milky Way, Dove, bites or 3 Musketeers Bags 7-11.5 oz
= .93 each after triple stack wyb 3 or like saving over 60%
Buy 3 Holiday M&M’s Bags (on clearance for 70% Off down to .95) = $2.85
-$1.50/2 M&M’S 9.34-oz. + Target Coupon x1/11 or use $1.50/3 M&M’s 8-oz. + Target Coupon x2/1
-$2/3 Snickers, Twix, M&Ms, Milky Way, Dove, bites or 3 Musketeers Bags 7-11.5 oz
= FREE after stack & clearance

Buy 2 Go-Gurt ($2.44 – $3.19) = as low as $4.88
-$1 off two Yoplait Go-Gurt yogurt tubes 8- or 16-ct. Target Coupon (Void in LA,NJ,ND,NV & TN) x2/7
-.38 (use 10% Off Yoplait Go-Gurt 8 or 16 ct Target Cartwheel x2/8
-$2.00 (use two $1/1 Yoplait GoGurt or Trix (Void in LA,NJ,ND,NV & TN) zip 77477
= as low as $1.50 for two, or .75 cents each after triple stack depending on your price

Market Pantry® Pasta Sauces 24 oz $1.36 (Regular Price)
-$1/2 Market Pantry® pasta sauces 15-oz. or larger Target Coupon x2/1
= .86 cents each after coupon wyb 2

Ah well.  They’ll still be there tomorrow when I can get out safely.  And can I tell you they are STILL sleeping?  Hahahahahaha!  The remote is mine, all mine!  No My Little Pony!  No Zoey 101!  Mind you, there are 4 TV’s in this house, but inevitably, the kid wants to be in the same room with me so I can enjoy the show with her.  Because nothing says good time like watching the same episode of Victorious for the 12th time.  I shouldn’t complain, at least it’s not Caillou any more.  *shudder*  So it’s just me and the cat for now, enjoying the quiet and watching the rain fall, which is kind of cool because it’s uncovering lost things in the yard!  Look!

I found the sled!

I found the sled!

And here’s the Christmas tree!

Anyone know when tree pick up day happens?

Anyone know when tree pick up day happens?


If you have to be out today, be careful.  Mark says there’s a brownout in Ellsworth and lots of standing water on the roads.  The temp is rising still, it’s 46 (Break out the shorts!) now, but the ground is still frozen so all of the rain is ponding on top of ice.  One of the huge, orange city plow/sanders came down our road and darned near didn’t make it back out after spinning on ice for awhile.  If those behemoths are having trouble, I sure don’t want to be out there.  I’ll post my shopping finds tomorrow, if Mother Nature stops slapping us around.


Allyson Sorenson

About Allyson Sorenson

Bangor mom. BDN blogger. Volvo lover. Coffee drinker.