Thanks to everyone who commented on my last post — it took WAY longer than usual to reply, but I’ve now done that.
The reason is that I’ve been traveling for work again; just got home after a jam-packed three days. And of course I just lost the battle to fend off a full-blown cold, so I dragged myself to the grocery store this morning, but intend to spend most of the rest of the day in bed. It’s just a cold, but I’m all stuffy and feel awful. Blech.
I find this grocery list hilarious, because — what?! — but I’m only in town for a few days until I leave again on Thursday evening, and I have leftovers to eat too, so I just got a few items.
Timer (mine fell off the fridge and broke last week): $5.99
Sweet potatoes: $2.14
Cheese: $13.96 [The brand of cheddar cheese I like, Cabot, is super expensive out here, but it lasts forever if you keep it unopened in the fridge, so I keep an eye out for sales, which usually come along every couple of months, and stock up. I bought four 8-oz bars today, paying $3.49 each and saving a total of $9 off the regular price]
Total with tax: $28.00
I also bought three boxes of tissues, for $1.00 each (Kleenex were on sale, score) but those come out of our shared household budget, not the grocery money.
Overall, I’m doing ok on the month. I have a little over $50 in cash to buy groceries and food next weekend (to cover the last week of the month) and about $80 left in “slush.” The possible down side here is that next weekend’s trip is going to involve 12 hours of driving, which is a lot of gas; I’d like to cover this out of the month’s budget without having to dip into the travel fund for two months in a row, but I guess we’ll see.