After that, I went to the Armenian grocery store and bought:
1+ lbs. beef steak (3 pieces) @$2.99/lb = $4.62
Onions @ $.25/lb = $.55
Tomatoes @ $.69/lb = $1.75
2 Zucchini @ $.39/lb = $.28
3 Persian cucumbers @ 3lb/$1 = $.21
1 lettuce = $.50
4 apples @ $.49/lb = $.67
3 bananas @ $.49/lb = $.48
1 frozen chocolate cheesecake (!) = $6.49
Total = $15.55
I had been eyeing that cheesecake for the past several weeks, every time I went grocery shopping at this store! Today, I gave into temptation and bought it! I know I shouldn't have, but I couldn't resist it any longer!
Then, I went to the regular grocery store to take advantage of their weekly specials (strawberries and eggs), it being the last day for this week's specials. I also needed to buy cat food.
2 lb. strawberries = $1.99
1 doz. eggs = $1.49
1/2 gal. milk = $1.99
Total = $5.47
In addition, I bought two 16 lb. bags of cat food, at $10.49 each, but that is not part of my grocery budget.
Today's grocery spending came to $15.55 + $5.47 = $21.02
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|Store 2 Receipt|
My May grocery budget is $75 + $6.40 carried over from April = $81.40
Spent to date: $15.72 + $1.50 + $32.92 + $21.02 = $71.16
Balance left in the budget = $81.40 - $71.16 = $10.24
I had pancakes with fish curry for brunch, today, before I went grocery shopping. After I came home, I had a banana and a piece of the cheesecake, along with a cup of tea. The cheesecake was very delicious, but, I think I need to give a portion of it to my neighbor and freeze the rest of it! LOL.
I watched some news and a TV program (NOVA on public TV), did the dishes/ran the dishwasher, and wiped the kitchen counters. Cousin P called and, afterwards, I called friend R to check on her.
Today, I am grateful for:
- A sunny, warm day (afternoon high of 77F)
- Being able to run errands
- The car started without any problems
- Phone calls with family and friends
- Video chatting with my daughter
Tuesday's To Do List:
- Bring the trash cans in - DONE
- Do the dishes - DONE
- Pet supply store for more kitty litter and flea prevention meds - DONE
- Grocery store - DONE
- Dusting - STARTED
Wednesday's To Do List:
- Finish the dusting
- Tidy my bedroom
- Do an organizing task in the spare room
How was your Tuesday? How is your May grocery budget coming along?