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The envelope had $140 and the bill came to $135 and change

January 11th, 2009 at 04:00 am

Talk about pressure. I took the hub to Walmart today to get our weekly groceries. I budgeted a little higher this week because we needed laundry soap, dog food, and he was hungry (I broke the cardinal rule by taking him hungry...but he slept in and didnt eat before we went.)

As he added extra stuff to the cart, I tried to keep tally in my head. Him, special snacks for the grandkids...Milano cookies for DD3... processed snacks for his lunches...Me, fat free yogurts, skim string cheese, a little more of each because I seem to always be feeding at least 2-3 extra mouths many nights for dinner. And the grand total was $135 and change. At least we came in under budget...but I had hoped we could do it for much less. However, we did buy the economy/family size laundry soap and fabric we wont need to buy that again for a month or two.And dog food for three full grown Labs is expensive.

So, if we now go according to plan, we should have several no spend days this week!

All meals are planned...and the meat for two nights is already cooked and ready to assemble the meals.

Tonight we are watching a couple of movies that I rented (our big splurge).

As I posted last night, my work laundry is done... so tomorrow should be a fairly peaceful day! Smile

3 Responses to “The envelope had $140 and the bill came to $135 and change”

  1. Amber Says:

    It's tough shopping when hungry but it's great that you came under your budgeted amount

  2. Ima saver Says:

    Ray, my little 6 pound poodle costs me almost $8 or more per week to feed. She only likes one type of food. I can imagine feeding 3 big dogs.

  3. gamecock43 Says:

    yup. dog food is expensive! I think 1 big giant bag lasts me 1 month!

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