By Annmarie Miles
I could not believe the cost of my grocery shopping last week. I don't think I have ever spent that much on a weekly shop.
Ok, so there were one or two items that were a tad surplice to requirements... Like the super-dooper salad cutter. (A knife has sufficed since the day I discovered lettuce, but how and ever.... I digress...)
This week I was determined to spend less. So I wrote my list and kept it to the essentials.
But when I got to the store I realised two things.
1. My husband was 3 hours away with the credit card
2. I'd left the list at home
So... after borrowing some money from my sister I went to work trying to remember what I needed, keeping in mind the limited amount of cash I had. For some reason, though I left the list at home, I brought the pen! So I added up all the prices as I went along; writing them on the back of my hand. (In a certain light you can still see the numbers on my hand; even though I have scrubbed!) Problem was that by the time I got all the things that sprang immediately to mind... goodies... I didn't have enough for some of the... important items... washing powder and the like.
There were great deals on stuff that I never usually buy and... oh no! I did it again.
And what’s worse, I just got back and realized that I didn’t buy any toilet paper! Hubby will have to get it when he gets back.
Til then... I suppose I’ll just have to tighten my belt!!! :)
Annmarie Miles is 40 yrs old, Irish, Christian, married, and proud to be all of those things. She loves words and music – oh and chocolate! She mostly writes about the things that life has thrown at her and how she has tried to to learn, love and laugh at it all along the way! Visit Annmarie on Twitter @auntyamo or her blog here.