Day: February 22, 2011

Yet Another Reason to Embrace the Single Life

After seven days of grueling chocolate consumption, I’ve finally polished off the last of my Valentine’s Day candy.  This is not to suggest that I had any great number of suitors showering me with gifts last week (I received one and only one Valentine this year; it was from one of my preschoolers and it was not edible), but instead that my mother is a professional when it comes to scoping out half-price post-holiday sales. And in this case, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. “I bought you peanut butter M&Ms!” she announced triumphantly when I arrived home from work on Wednesday. “I bought you peanut butter M&Ms!” I replied, brandishing my own shopping bag.  In truth I planned to eat most of the M&Ms myself (it was a “family” bag, if you will) but I kept this thought private. “Where’d you get yours?” she asked. “Riteaid.  Clearance sale.  You?” “Riteaid.” And no, I’m not making this up.  My mother and I went two separate Riteaids and bought two separate bags of peanut …