|This Week's Groceries|
Daughter went grocery shopping for us on Friday afternoon. I sent her with a grocery list designed to take advantage of a "buy 10 participating items and save $5.00"; each participating item was reduced by $.50 per item. Some of the items she bought, such as the boxes of cereal bars and the loaf of bread, are for her to take back with her.
Salad dressing = $2.99
Cereal bars, 3 boxes, $1.88@ = $5.64
4 pot pies, $1.49@ = $5.96
Crackers = $1.88
Half & Half = $2.59
Bread = $1.29
Soda, 2, 6 packs @ $2.49 + $.30 CRV* = $5.58
Chocolate = $1.50
Tax (on soda) = $.50
Total = $27.93
*CRV = California Redemption Value
I still have some of the soda we bought last time, but bought more to take advantage of the sale; the soda is for me to help with the nausea. For some reason, ginger ale doesn't work for me, but cola does. The chocolate is also for the same purpose.
She also bought 6 boxes of facial tissues from the dollar store for me, and I included them in the picture, but they are not included in the grocery budget; they are included in the "household" budget.
|Receipt: Total Spent $27.93|
This shopping trip didn't include any fresh produce. Daughter is planning to go to one of the ethnic stores on Sunday to buy fruits and vegetables and she will take some of them back with her when she leaves on Monday. Since I am back to buying groceries for both of us, the April grocery budget has been increased to $150.
April Week 1 grocery total = $38.68
April Week 2 (part 1) grocery total = $27.93
April Grocery totals to date = $66.61
We had two of the pot pies for our dinner, last night.
Today, I had some flat bread with lentils and a vegetable curry for brunch. Some of the crackers for afternoon tea (along with a cup of tea). A salad (lettuce, cucumber, carrot, Bosc pear) with some sliced chicken breast for dinner. All the fresh ingredients were washed with a vinegar and water rinse.
|Salad for Dinner|
It was another drizzly day, today. Daughter woke up with a sinus pressure headache that has lasted more or less the whole day, so we had a quiet, relaxed day. She looked for cheaper apartments to move into in the Berkeley area and took an afternoon nap. I did a bit of paperwork and had a nice long chat with a friend who called. She cleaned the litter box and I took out the kitchen trash.
Today, I am grateful for:
- More rain for the garden.
- A quiet, relaxed day.
- Feeling OK for the most part, after yesterday's chemo session (had a bit of nausea early in the morning).
- A nice long chat with my friend who called.
- Having a working car, again!
How was your Saturday? How is your April grocery shopping coming along?