Monday, November 21, 2005

The Holidays are upon us..

I volunteered to host Thanksgiving this year. I'm not sure what I was thinking at the time- but now I'm rethinking my state of mind. I'm feeling more ready now then I was before the weekend. It helped that I ran around like crazy on Saturday getting stuff for 'the big day'. I have a turkey thawing in my oven- which I"m not entirely sure what to do with- but that I plan to make spectacular. I also bought a ham while I was at Costco today. (Just for you Katie). I also bought a roasting oven... I admit it- it was an impulse purchase, but one that makes getting everything cooked seem possible if my oven isn't filled with turkey all day. Plus it was $30- not too bad a deal (right?)

So, Costco. We've been Sam's club shoppers for a while now. Ever since one was built behind us in our previous house. But now it's 20 minutes away, and it's always incredibly busy, and they built a Costco 10 minutes from here. So I signed up. We have a friend who's always raving about Costco, but the only one around was 25-30 minutes from our last house- so not worth it. But he whined and complained on a regular basis. Now I know why, I'm embarrassed to admit it but Costco is better then Sam's club. Here are some reasons that I noticed today:
*The customer service desk is well staffed and efficiant
*They open at 6am (Sam's didn't open until 10am)
*The samples everywhere you look- really helps to hand treats to your kids every 5 steps
*They have cheap gas- at least today it was cheaper then I've seen anywhere for a long time. Sam's had cheaper gas, but it was never more then .05 cheaper then the place just up the street.