Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Looking Forward: Grocery Shopping and School Clothes

I finally began to look at stores, the boys' school (they're going to a specific private school, one of the reasons we wanted to move to the area), town and area websites, etc. in Virginia.

- Grocery store roster's pretty dismal: 1 WM Supercenter and 2 stores of the same chain supermarket: [edible thing+"King of the animals"] -- I will try to avoid those by switching from our customary, but non-existing there BJ's wholesale club to Costco -- at least the place has that!

Our staples Aldi and Trader Joe's are an hour or more away (as is Whole Foods).

- There are several farmer's market and produce places. I hope those are good. I have to check into the CSAs again.

The big surprise: it looks like the boys' school does NOT require that they were a uniform. This is **really** important to find out ASAP because if that's the case, I'll have to hit the sales racks hard in the next few weeks before the fall/winter clothes disappear for good. Sigh.

I don't think that's bad at all because I like the boys to wear varied clothes (and I like to shop for clothes ;-). In the two years that Kelvin wore uniform (solid, but several colors polo shirt + navy, black or khaki pants) I realized that I didn't need to buy him many clothes anymore because most of them remained unused. I need to plan ahead, though and I always buy everything in the season clearances.


pinkgrosgrain said...

You're obviously going to Harrisonburg (Eastern Mennonite or JMU) or Winchester (Shenandoah University.)

All of these are respectable choices. Don't worry about comparing one school to another. If the job is good and the community is right that's a win.

Aliki2006 said...

Yikes--an hour away for TJs and Whole Foods? Well, you could make going there a family excursion!