Stay calm! Take a deep breath and try not to hunt me down. I'm sorry, I'm saying 12 frugal hail Marys. I keep telling myself that to fail is to learn but why did my budget and savings have to suffer. So my total for our month of healthy eats was $603.69. Yuck, its like bile on the tongue. So it was $150.92 a week for four weeks. And it was a meal plan that none of use were really happy with. We thought we would love having fish twice a week but it wasn't as well received as we had hoped. And because I suck in the kitchen a lot of times Den had to come home and cook. I wasn't even going to chance ruining a salmon fillet. And that made me feel really bad like I wasn't taking care of my family. Awwwww, it almost sounds like I'm trying to be a good wife and mom.
But a few good things have come out of this heart wrenching experience for me. And yes, it is heart wrenching when you are as frugal as me. Two weeks in to this mess, Den and I had a talk about how much we were spending. So we are going to divide and conquer. After work on Fridays, he is going to go to some of the ethnic stores on his was home and buy their loss leaders. I'm going to do the same around here and try not to spend too much in gas. And then once a month, I'm going to go and pick up our staples from Woodmans(30-35 minutes away but the cheapest around).
I also, went to the library and picked up a few budgeting books. Most of it is a brush up but Den is really starting to get into it. So it would be great if he would happily get involved. We will see but he seemed to like the idea of freeing up some money so we would be able to do some fun stuff.
So it looks like I will be doing more work on our monthly grocery list and our monthly budget. Oh well, its not as if I have anything else to do.;)
And of course, I will keep you posted!
Thanks for stopping by,
PS- Look what I found under the tree in the front yard! The funny thing is just a few feet away there is still snow!