Last year around this time, I started tallying my grocery bills and trying to be aware of the budget. Then, it tapered off and I realized that lately I have been making way too many little trips and spending too much money. Hence the spreadsheet is back out, as well as dinner planning, making a big list, coupon cutting and making one big trip per week. Last week I did very well with dinners and using what we had in the house.
Monday was Goat Cheese & Zucchini Frittata
Tuesday was Apricot Chicken
Wednesday was grilled veggies and tofu
Thursday was pepper and eggs atop Naan bread (I think Nick and I had a Dr Praegers and veggies)
Friday night was Kashi pizza
It was a good week of dinners and last night I went grocery shopping just with Kara (took 1/2 the time, I swear) and did well with my coupons (searching online via google). What money saving tips do you have for saving money at the grocery store? I feel that since the organic items are so costly and rarely on sale, it is hard to stay under $400 in a month. We'll see where we end up this month. How much do you spend on groceries in a month? Maybe I can make a conscious effort to continue being on top of this! I hope so. It's funny that it was a year ago right at the same time that I got into this. Also check out The Savvy Budget Mama blog on budgetting.
The last 3 days I have slept about 9 hours at night and napped for 1-2 hours a day. I'm hoping that this is going to help me recover from whatever my body is fighting. I will tell you that I am totally frustrated and can't stand having to take a nap and having to skip workouts. After spending the day with a toddler and baby, I have ZERO patience without a workout on the day. Gosh I hope this passes! I got out for a mid morning run with a swimming friend this morning who is fast! We ran 10 miles at 8:35 pace. By the end I wanted to die, but wow it felt great to be breathing the fresh air and moving my legs.
A hello from Kara and my old carebear (watching Nick)
|and Nick jumping in his crib with one of the Thomas engines.|
Do you know which Thomas engine it is ? : )