In the early afternoon, I took daughter to the airport. I always hate to say goodbye to her when she has to go back, but today, I was good and didn't cry. It was the first time, I think, that I haven't teared up! I sent her off with one of the 10 lb. bags of sugar, a bag of oranges and lemons picked from the garden, and some frozen food.
After I dropped her off at the airport, I ran some errands. I went to the bank, picked up my medications from the pharmacy, and did a little bit of grocery shopping. I checked if the pharmacy had eggs on sale, but they had no eggs at all!
|March 6 Groceries|
At the grocery store, I picked up some bananas, grapes, and another pound of butter for $2.99 (just in case that is the lowest sale price!).
1.44 lb. bananas @$.59/lb. = $.85
1.68 lb. grapes @$.99/lb. = $1.66
1 lb. butter = $2.99
Total = $5.50
March grocery budget = $75
Spent to date = $5.50
Balance left in the budget = $69.50
After I came home, I did more office work, renewed my library book, cleaned out the fridge, emptied the waste baskets, and took the trash cans to the curb. Then, I called a friend to give her some information she wanted and did a load of laundry.
My daughter's flight, which was supposed to leave at 2:00 p.m. was delayed till 5:00 p.m.! It was coming from Denver and they were having bad weather. She was able to get a different flight which left at 4:30 p.m., instead, which was a little better. It arrived at Oakland airport at 5:45 p.m. By the time she took the subway from Oakland to Berkeley and walked from the station to her apartment (she says the 20-minutes walk from the station is faster than waiting for the bus!), it was 7:00 p.m. We video chatted later in the evening and she said she unpacked, did a load of laundry, made her budget for March, and had some of the frozen food I had given her for dinner.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Daughter had a safe flight and trip back to her apartment
- She reached her apartment before it got too late
- Fresh oranges and lemons from the garden
- Sunshine and pleasant weather
- A relatively productive day (I did my to do list!)
Monday's To Do List:
- Office work (work from home) - DONE
- Take daughter to the airport - DONE
- Clean out fridge - DONE
- Empty waste baskets/kitchen trash, etc. - DONE
- Take trash cans to the curb - DONE
- Clean the litter box - DONE
- Load of laundry - DONE
Tuesday's To Do List:
- Office work (work from home)
- Bring trash cans in
- Put away dried laundry
- Do another load of laundry
- Clean the bathrooms
- Water the indoor plants
10 lb. bags of potatoes are on sale for $.99, Tuesday special, at one of the grocery stores. I am tempted to buy a bag, but that's a lot of potatoes to eat before they spoil. Loose potatoes are on sale for $.25/lb.
Also, whole tilapia are on sale for $.99/lb. too (again, Tuesday special). I haven't cooked tilapia before, though. Have you?
Here's the rest of the picture I posted above - he came to see what I had bought and decided to snooze in the sunshine!
What do you think? Should I buy the 10 lb. bag of potatoes for $.99? What about the tilapia? Anyone have a favorite recipe for tilapia?