Wednesday, April 21, 2010

"Lighting" your way to savings and celebrations!!

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I'm not sure if there's an equivalent in the US, but we Canadians have Atlantic Superstore. (It may be called by a different name in other provinces.) It's a large grocery chain that has a little bit of everything -- food, clothing, furniture, housewares, seasonal displays, etc.
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I don't shop there often. (I'm a Sobey's shopper.) But I dropped in yesterday for bananas and milk: and yeah! I had to walk down a couple of aisles to see what's new. I found some great little solar lights for the garden for cheap.
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Does one ever have enough solar lighting in the garden? I think not!
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These little guys were $2.49 + tax each; and they came in other pretty patterns in blue, yellow and orange. I got 2 each of these slightly different green patterns.

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And I got 2 of these little globe lights for $4.99 each. (They come in blue and clear colors as well as this pretty lime green.)*
Now, just in case you're worried that I'm spending money in a haphazard way, I'll let you know that I did buy these for a certain holiday. Uh huh! Uh huh!
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After all, I missed "Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day" on Jan 28th: And I was a good, sensible girl and didn't succumb to April 21st being "National Chocolate Covered Cashews" Day. So, I felt perfectly justified in gifting myself for "Administrative Professional Day"!
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(Where's my gift from any of my 3 bosses, I'd like to know?)
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Now, I think I should get off Blogspot and go back to administrating professionally!!
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Hmmmmm ................
Do you suppose I could write the lights off as a job-related expense?
If so, I'm headed back for more.

7 comments:

Terra said...

Oh you are so cute to gift yourself with beautiful solar garden lights!
I thought this was an early International Earth Day gift for yourself (April 22 in the US, don't know if Canada celebrates the same day). Then I saw it was for Administrative Assistant Day. Good for you and I hope a dozen roses appear on your desk from your bosses today :)

Eva Gallant said...

Your lights are a great find. I did not know about chocolate covered cashews day....gotta' get some!

Nezzy said...

I cannot believe what you paid for your garden solar lights! Girl, I'd be loadin' up a cart of those babies.

Bad boss..bad! You should have roses, decadent chocolate and a raise, baby!!!

Ya'll have a wonderful Wednesday!

Suburban Princess said...

Wow those are so pretty!
A few years ago I went into Home Hardware and saw dragonfly solar lights on for 5.00 - above them was a stack of coupons from the government for 5.00 of any solar lights purchase! I ended up with 10 of them for nothing!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It's always nice to reward yourself for a job well done. I hope you are appreciated there.

Vonlipi said...

I don't think Loblaw's crossed over to the U.S. Here in Québec we have Maxi & cie and Loblaw's (that are really Canada's Superstore). It might be a political thing...you know! I love the solar lights! I'll go and try to find some :)

Annie Joy said...

I celebrate Chocolate Covered Cashews Day many times during the year! :) Annie Joy