Whew where has the time gone?
I have not posted a budget update in three weeks.
You might have remembered me mentioning I was pretty sick for a couple of weeks with a pretty bad sinus infection.
That was when the blur started.
Yes, the blur.
The blur is when your life just goes by in a big blur.
I not sure what I did, what I bought and where I went.
I know I manage to go to work and to my part time tutoring job. The house is not burnt down, so I am assuming I turned off the oven. If I cooked. I don’t remember cooking too much.
Anywho, I did go back through my bank account to see exactly what I did buy and try to make some sense as to where I am in my grocery budget.
So, let’s see if we can figure it out.
On March 24th I had $320.61 in my budget.
I bought two birthday cakes and some potato salad and coleslaw for Easter and birthdays.
I spent a total of $60.49
I had several purchases from Gerbes. This is a partial picture of what I bought. (I ate one box of cereal and the free gallon of milk I got free when I bought 4 boxes of cereal.) It is also missing some potato chip dip and a couple of packages of the new Crystal Light liquid water flavoring. (I used it up too while I was at school).
Here are my purchases:
Here is my shopping trip to Walmart for $10.33
Here is a little shopping trip to Gerbes. I bought these cereals for .50 cents a bag with BOGO coupons when the cereal was on sale for $1.00. I donated the 6 bags to the nurses office for snacks to very hungry students.
I bought this soda at Walgreens and got back $5.00 in register rewards. So soda ended up being around .25 cents a two liter bottle.
Yesterday, I went to Aldis to get some salad and sandwich stuff
I did not have too much time to coupon this weekend because I was working on Oldest Grand girl a costume for her Choir concert later this week. Aldi’s is a great place to pick up essentials when you do don’t have time to cut coupons.
I spent $36.33 there.
I think that is it!!!
So lets see.
I started with $320.61
I spent a total of $165.39
On March 31 and on April 7th and 14th I could add $75.00 for each week.
So when I add my weekly budget and subtract what I spent my new total is $380.22
I am very thankful that my oldest daughter who does not cook bought a bunch of veggies, fruit, hamburger, some deli meat and a couple of rotisserie chickens while I was sick. I am sure my total would be a lot less if she had not jumped in.
I think I am pretty much on the mend.
Right now, just computer screen is a blur……cause I don’t have my reading glasses on. : D Minerva if you are reading this, I am really trying to spell all my words right hehe.
How is your couponing going? Have you found any great deals out there?
Monday starts a new week of bargains!