In the afternoon, I went to the pharmacy to pick up one of my medications. I also inquired about one of my inhalers (due for a refill) but was told the manufacturer no longer made that particular inhaler! The pharmacy promised to fax a request for reauthorization to my doctor's office. I will be following up, next week.
Afterwards, I decided to go shopping for some household supplies and groceries. I went to both the dollar store and to the regular grocery store.
I didn't take a picture of the household items, but they included 3 boxes of facial tissues, a box of plastic cling wrap, a box of wax paper, a couple of boxes of aluminium foil, several boxes of food storage bags (different sizes from snack sized to gallon size), two packages of batteries, and a long handled dust pan. They were all purchased at the dollar store.
I also bought a package of 3 hair clasps.
|May 11 Groceries|
This was my first grocery shopping trip in May. I needed milk, I was out of a few things including mayonnaise, and I had a few coupons that were about to expire.
At the dollar store, I bought:
1 lb. strawberries
2 cans of mixed vegetables ($.50@)
2 boxes of cake mix
1 package of multigrain rice cakes
1 package roasted salted peanuts
2 packages of cookies
1 bottle of a blood orange drink (by a company that makes sparkling apple cider, which I like; I haven't tried the blood orange drink
Total = $10.00 (including $.10 deposit on the bottle of blood orange drink)
At the grocery store, I bought:
1 box pancake mix = $1.99-$.40 coupon = $1.59
1 can pasta sauce = $1.00
1 can chili = $1.79
2 cans condensed milk @ $1.99 = $3.98 - $1.00 coupon = $2.98
1 package cookies = $1.49
1/2 gal. milk = $1.99
1 box mac & cheese = $1.00
1 4-ct. individual fruit cups (mango) = $2.19 - $.40 coupon = $1.79
1 bottle salad dressing = $1.99
1 bottle barbecue sauce = $.99
1 jar mayonnaise = $1.99
1 12-oz bag frozen corn = $1.00
1 package boneless/skinless chicken breasts @$1.47/lb (5 pieces) = $4.90
Total = $24.50
My May grocery budget is $75 - $5 overspent in April = $70
Spent to date = $10.00 + $24.50 = $34.50
Balance left in the budget = $70 - $34.50 = $35.50
Three packages of cookies, Bless? They were to take to the temple to serve after the meditation session, as, last week, I noticed that cookies and tea were served at the end of the meditation session, but before the question and answer session began.
After I did the grocery shopping, I came home and had a late lunch. My gardener friend M came by to do the garden and we transplanted some succulents from the back garden to the front.
Later, I attended the Friday night meditation session. I went by myself, this week, as my friend R was not feeling well enough to attend. The cookies were well received as no one else had brought any refreshments, this week. I stayed for some of the question and answer session, but left just before 9:00 p.m.
After I came home, I exchanged emails with a friend and video chatted with my daughter.
On Friday, I was grateful for:
- Being able to take a day off from work, using a "floating holiday"
- Grocery bargains
- Being able to attend the meditation session
- Being able to contribute to the refreshments served at the meditation session
- Video chatting with my daughter
How was your Friday? How is your weekend coming along? Have you gone grocery shopping in May, yet?