Sunday Spending: Distracted
All that stuff we didn’t accomplish last weekend? It’s happening Right. Now. Leaving me with a rather ludicrous to-do list this weekend. A to-do list that always and forever includes meal planning and grocery shopping, sometimes with just a little less emphasis.
As in, we don’t bother to pull the groceries out the bags for photography purposes. Or even bring it inside for that matter. Never fear. Food stuffs got stored. I just wasn’t taking the time to futz and arrange my pile of miscellany at the moment.
What is noteworthy about this particular trip? I thought grocery spending was way, way down as a result of time spent in sick beds. I was wrong. That would a false statement made by yours truly. Those words were uttered, erm written, prior to The Husband making a ginormous catch-up trip to Local Market for all things sustenance. Total Damage $85. If we include the cost of basic survival from last weekend, which also came in the form of trips to the Local Market (X2) to the tune of $12 and $13 each, giving last week a $110 total that is anything but less than and makes me a speaker of the un-truth. I’m coming clean, and seeking redemption.
Hail Mary full of grace… Moving on.
Always more food to be gotten. More so this time of year, when food preservation efforts have begun. This week more strawberries. I worked out a bit of a bulk buy deal with a local producer, for a slight discount on 30lbs of strawberries. 30lbs seems like it would be lot of berries. It’s not. As soon as I picked them up, I realized I may need more. That’s sad because the discounted 30lbs ran me $84. Between freezing, jamming for our purposes and as favors for a friends wedding many, many strawberries are required. I’m hoping to increase my discount by returning boxes and cartons to the supplier. We’ll see.
So, we kicked the sickness. Bulk Buys concluded. Now what? More groceries and distraction, by all that stuff I gotta do. We did an early morning mission in 3 stops.
Local Market (again!): $59 Coffee, aborio rice, almonds, quinoa, chops, bananas, dog veggies, tortillas, flour, cheese and whip cream. You’d think after so many stops there we’d be out of things to buy. Clearly, not the case.
Grocery Outlet: $36 Cheap wine (for cooking… primarily), bag o’ lemons (for jam making), non hydrogenated shortening stock up, pinto beans, and bread for the freezer.
Farmer’s Market: $41. Eggs, fancy mushrooms (not that many really), asparagus, spinach, chard, and carrots.
And I’m spending $20 on milk this week.
This total is going to be terrible. Are you ready?
This Week: $241 (groceries, milk, strawberries) + Last Week: $110 = $351. Add that to the June kick off of $289, you’ve got $649. Not good folks. This is not good.
Sickness, Bulk Buys, Distraction. The stars are aligning against any semblance of a budget I thought I had.