Even better: Total Saved: $12.25 (Sales and coupons combined!)
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How have you been blessed in October?
Plus the nap.
That's it. Nothing more.
I'm still feeling a bit like a slug, but I know what can happen if I over-do it too soon and don't want to end up there. So, taking it easy today still but slowly getting back into the swing of things. It's nice to be feeling the end of the tunnel up ahead. I write "feeling" because that's how I can tell. My head isn't stuffy anymore. My energy is slowly coming back. I'm tired, but not exhausted. I can actually get out of bed at 7am rather than 755am.
God willing, things will be back to normal FINALLY. I'm ready for that. We'll see what God has in mind. In the meantime, I'll rejoice in the energy I have and what I'm able to currently do. I'm so very blessed, even with the flu!
For $16 dollars! The pumpkins will actually be carved, but I will toast the seeds for snacks and that also means I can cook the 2 pumpkins the kids brought home from their school trip to the pumpkin patch!
Second, an actual trip to the grocery store. We decided after looking at the sales, to put another $10 overtime toward stockup groceries this week and kidnap $10 from next week's groceries.
All for $17 dollars.
I made up a 2-week menu plan and my plan for next week is to buy fruit, lettuce, milk and any killer deals that I can get for a total of $15.
I also took a trip to the local second-hand score and managed to score 2 name-brand winter coats for the kids for $18! My budget was $20, so that was right on target! No boots - they were all too small or too beat up and I was out of money anyway, but I'm relieved the coats are taken care of. Hats and mittens are next and then I'll worry about the boots....
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Total spent in addition to stock up money? $30 - for the additional purchases. lemonade and spices. I had $31.33 combining last week's leftovers and this week's $25. I am going to stop and buy chili powder and bananas today and that should be it for the week. If I can get something else for almost free or free I might get that too. We'll see.
I'm wrestling with being thrifty and getting those good stock-up deals that make it so much easier later. I'm going to sit down with the sale flyers next and see if I can find anything good....