On the way home, afterwards, I went to the bank and then, to the Armenian grocery store that is located next to the bank. And I realized that I haven't posted any of my December grocery shopping!
I had done some grocery shopping on December 1. The whipped topping, apple juice, eggs, etc., were meant for the almsgiving. The other items were for my personal use.
|December 1 Groceries|
Purchases included the following items from the dollar stores:
1 packet of 3 Cup Noodles soup = $1.00
1 bag mini marshmallows = $1.00
1 bag pistachios = $1.00
2 boxes instant pudding mix @$.50 = $1.00
Total = $4.00
And these items from the regular grocery store:
2 packets of hot cocoa mix, @$.99 = $1.98
18 eggs = $2.89
Frozen breaded fish fillets = $3.99
2 whipped topping, @$2.49 = $4.98
1 apple juice = $1.99
1 package of 4 ground beef patties = $1.49
1eye of round roast = $9.36
1 frozen shrimp scampi = $2.99
Total = $29.67
|Bargain Ground Beef Patties|
I also bought a box of brand name storage bags, because the bargain ones I bought from the dollar store didn't close properly! I do not include the price of that in my grocery budget, however, as I count it as household items.
|December 1 Grocery Receipt|
I got a good bargain on the frozen shrimp scampi too, I think. Originally priced at $8.99 (I wouldn't have bought it at that price!); on sale for $3.99 and another $1 off because it was a participating item in a buy 4 items and save $1 per item sale.
December 1 grocery shopping total = $4 + $29.67 = $33.67
I had intended to go grocery shopping on the Saturday after that for fresh produce, but then, I fell on Friday and plans changed.
Today, I went grocery shopping again and bought a lot of fresh produce:
|December 12 Groceries|
1 can 15 oz. of fish (mackerel) = $1.69
1 container (1 lb.) yogurt = $1.99
1 lb. unsalted butter = $2.50
1 package sesame crackers = $2.54
1.66 lb. small white potatoes, @3 lb/$1.00 = $.55
1 lb. carrots = $.45
1 Romaine lettuce = $.34
1 zucchini (.35 lb.) @ 3lb/$1 = $.12
.55 lb. broccoli @ $.49/lb = $.27
1 cucumber = $.34
.35 lb. green beans @$.99/lb. = $.35
1 container (6 oz.) blackberries = $.99
2.15 lb. apples @$.39/lb = $.84
1.52 lb. bananas @$.49/lb = $.74
.85 lb. Bosc pear, $.49/lb = $.42
1.49 lb. Satsuma tangerines @$.79/lb = $1.18
Total = $15.31
|December 12 Grocery Receipt|
I bought small quantities of a variety of fresh produce, today.
Total spent on groceries in December so far = $33.67 + $15.31 = $48.98
I had almost $41 ($40.91 to be exact) leftover from my November/almsgiving grocery budget. I will carry it forward to December.
December grocery budget = $75 + $41 = $116
Amount left in December grocery budget = $116 - 48.98 = $67.02
After I came home and put away the groceries, I had a late lunch and spent the rest of the afternoon and early evening doing office work. I also emptied the waste bins and recycling and took the trash cans to the curb for trash pick up tomorrow. Dusted the living room coffee table and piano. Did the dishes. The referral to the neurologist was approved and I received the authorization in the mail, today. So, I called and made an appointment. The earliest they had available is in mid-January.
I had made a cheese sandwich for my breakfast today and had taken it with me to the clinic, but I wasn't very hungry and so ate only half of it for breakfast. I brought the other half home with me and grilled it and had that with a bowl of tomato soup for my lunch. A banana for dessert. For dinner, I pulled out some of the roast beef I had prepared and frozen, earlier (with the eye of round I had bought on December 1), added some of the potatoes, carrots, and green beans I bought today, and made myself a sort of pot roast:
|Pot Roast Dinner|
There is enough leftover for another meal, later this week. Yogurt and gelatin for dessert (I made the gelatin yesterday).
Today, I am grateful for:
- Good MRI results
- Referral for neurologist was authorized and I have an appointment
- A safe drive to the clinic and back
- Answered prayers
Monday's To Do List:
- Hydration appointment in the morning - DONE
- Office work - DONE
- Bank - DONE
- Grocery shop? Need fresh vegetables and fruit - DONE
- Empty waste baskets and recycling - DONE
- Take trash cans to the curb - DONE
- Paperwork and filing
- Call and schedule new doctor's appointment - DONE
- Dust the living room (at least the coffee table and piano) - DONE
I didn't do the paperwork and filing; will carry it over to tomorrow.
Tuesday's To Do List:
- Office work
- Bring trash cans in
- Paperwork and filing
- Mop kitchen floor
- Clean litter box
How was your Monday?