Tuesday, May 14, 2013
I have been tracking our grocery expenses for 7 weeks now. Its a record for me. See getting the Iphone was a good investment. Ok fine not really but I still love it even after getting the bill! But the phone did make it easier to track my expenses and if I could ever get the grocery bill down, I could use that as justification for buying the phone. I wouldn't buy it either but I'm still looking for a reason to justify the phone.
I averaged it out and we are spending an average of $131.03 a week. Hmmmm, not so good since I have $100 budgeted. But I do have an excuse-well sort of. Our next door neighbor's daughter died. And we made at least, $100 worth of food for them. And that is on the low side.
Just so I don't start balling again, I'll only skim over what happened next door. Their only son was hit by a truck and killed a few years ago, he was about 28 when it happened. Their only daughter had cancer and fought for 2 years before she passed away. Amanda has a 3 year old daughter. I was fine until Lilly(the three year old) came up to me and said, "my mommy is dead."
Since Den and I have known them for almost half of our lives(yes, we have lived her for that long), we had to do something. So we cooked for almost an entire day. I hope it helped but at this point I don't know anything that can help those poor people.
How in Hell can I go from a food budget to death? I make myself miserable and confused just trying to sort it. But anyways, if we hadn't hadn't cooked for them our total would have been around $116 a week. I'll try and do better.
Off to eat,