Monday, April 16, 2007

Preparing my Shopping List

This Friday and Saturday is the MACHE curriculum fair, so sometime during the week I need to finalize my master list.  I try to have a "system" when I go to the curriculum fair so that I don't get sucked into the temptation of impulse purchases and so that I know I'm getting the best prices.  I make a list of all the curricula and books that I know I will purchase and note the prices of those items at various online sources.  I also list items that I'm interested in but want to see "in person" before deciding and the online prices.  Another money-saving idea that I try to use - provided I have time - is to make my first pass through the vendors without my pocketbook.  I add info to my list of anything I see that I think I'd like to have, then I can go back home (if I attend the fair two days) or back to my vehicle and review the list and think and pray about what I will actually buy before going back in armed with a checkbook and credit card. 


I was hoping this year to attend CHAP as well, but I think I will have to let go of that dream.  Some year it will happen, but probably not this year.  DH works every Saturday during this season, and the kids will have baseball games, so I think that Saturday will see me at the local ballparks instead of at the convention hall.  I will check the kids' schedules today to make sure though.


I'm also going to make a list of things I'd like to do with my blog, while I am in list mode.  I've never used the categories feature and I think it's about time I do that.  If I ever have the time I'd like to play with the background, and I am very remiss in including photos. 


DanielleW said...

Wow sounds exciting! I have a book sale at the library later this week but nothing like what you are going to!

ReviewsbyHeidi said...

I've been making my list and checking it twice, and three times, etc. etc.!!! I have mine in a 3-ring binder, in plastic sheet covers~ I'm a bit "crazy" when it comes to my list! LOL

I'll be going to CHAP. If you decide to go, let me know!


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