free shipping on Amazon. It makes her happy to get a little something. She gets really excited when she comes home and there is a little pile of things I have collected for her. I miss her.
I did find an awesome wool sweater from Ireland at a garage sale for $2 for her. She loved it. She appreciates everything a lot more these days. I never thought that we would make it to "these days."
And that brings me back to my household stash. I used it up. I never thought that I would ever say that. Wow, has the price of things gone up. I was out of toothpaste, paper towels, shampoo, conditioner, hair color and TP. It was ugly.
I replenished everything but I spent $219.54 in one week on groceries and supplies. That about killed me! I did buy some Nexxus conditioner for Anna and I. It was on sale at CVS and we never get it. EVER. Our total would have been less but my hair feels like....well....hair again.
I have my budgeting system in place so it is a no brainer when it comes to paying bills. And the nice thing is I have $100 a week for gas and $100 a week for food. If I go over in one category, I just snag a little from the other. It gives me a little leeway.
But I'm starting to think that I will have to increase our weekly budget for food/household supplies. Everything is getting a bit more expensive.
I am also slacking on our one and only bill(except the mortgage). I still have not paid off the HHGregg account. We charged $2400 for our new and much needed kitchen appliances. It is down to $1100. I have paid down $1300 in 5 months. I had hoped to have it paid off by the end of the year. It ain't gunna happen. But I will have it paid off before the finance charges kick in. I would flog myself before I paid interest on a credit card!
I'm just tattling on me left and right today. The good thing is we have the money to pay our bills and splurge once in a while. I just find it a bit upsetting when our simple standard of living costs more. I find the increases aggravating. But I guess I'm not the only one!
Have a cheap day,