I have no photo this week either - mostly because I'm feeling TERRIFIC after weeks, and weeks, and weeks (literally 6 months) of being in constant, awful pain. I'm feeling great and have spent the last few days tackling project after project of things that I've been putting off because I just haven't been feeling well enough to do them.
I'm so glad to be feeling like myself again! I'm not sure if it will last but I'm hoping that if it doesn't, the downturns are short-lived and rare. In the meantime, I am going to enjoy it as much as I can.
We redid our overall budget as of November 1, and we're budgeting $200/month for all groceries, toiletries and paper products that we need. What that means on a day-to-day (week to week?) basis is that we'll have $80 in hand every two weeks for shopping and the other $20 set aside for our CSA and any bulk purchases we decide to make. So, having spent $60.81 this week, we have $19.19 to spend next week. The first week in December we're hoping to hit Sam's Club for TP and some other things - we'll have about $60 to take with us for that.
We hit one store with our $60.81 and here's what we came home with:
Tide Laundry Detergent $5.99 - $2 coupon = $3.99
Yopliat Yogurt 10/$5 - $1 coupon = $4
Crisco Shortening Sticks 3pk 2 @ $2.99 = $5.98
2 lb Ground Pork $5 (store coupon)
1.2lb Pork Fillet $5.99 (store sale)
10lb Russet Potatoes $2.99
4.9lbs Apples @ $0.99/lb = $4.85
2.79lbs Yellow Bananas @ $0.67/lb = $1.87
2.64lbs Bartlett Pears @ $0.99/lb = $2.61
1 Gallon Skim Milk $3.79
Smart Balance Spread $2.50 (store sale)
2 Dozen Large Eggs $5.98
Mixed Dried Fruit $11.83 (7 large packages on clearance)
Tax $0.43 (on the Tide)
Total Spent: $60.81
Total Saved (according to store receipt): $4.98 (8%)
What did you buy this week?