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First Day of the Month

August 1st, 2015 at 05:28 pm

Of course I was ready to spend! And I did, a little.

I went to a bunch of garage sales with my DIL. I spent $34 and got a large pedestal fan in great condition, a strainer, a cheese grater, a game for my grandson's birthday, three games for my toybox (which is getting sadly outdated for the growing boys), an artificial plant for the aquarium, a toy for my granddaughter, and an eight ball that answers questions. My grandmother had one of those eight balls, and I always loved to play with it. My grandsons love it, too!

I'm pleased with the aquarium plant, too. It was .50. I was looking at similar things at PetSmart for $12 and up.

The pedestal fan was $10, and they retail for at least $35. I was going to buy one anyway, so I'm glad I bought one this way! It will save me from turning on the AC so often.

After the garage sales I went out to lunch with the family, spending $13.

Then I went to Aldi. I bought 17 items, but spent only $36. My purchases were: French baguette, blueberries, raspberries, tortillas, bath tissue, vinegar, crackers, granola bars, peanut butter, sourdough bread, coffee, sliced cheddar, frozen yogurt, eggs, fresh mushrooms, almond milk and a can of tuna.

Of course, it took two trips to carry it in!

Meals on tap:

French bread pizza
Olive-nut tea sandwiches
Grilled cheese sandwiches
Chicken medallions
Tuna salad sandwiches

I'm going to go to Jewel tomorrow and get a few more things I couldn't get at Aldi. Then I think I'll be set for two weeks. The only thing I might run out of is cat food, but that involves a trip to PetSmart, not the grocery store.

I looked at my bank account today and was surprised to see a credit from Social Security for $104. At first I was dismayed, thinking there was an error in my payment. But according to the website, I won't get paid until the third Wednesday of the month. So I think it must have something to do with Medicare; they must have overcharged me on my Part B payment.

I took a nice walk last night in the cool of the evening, but today my exercise was getting in and out of cars, and shopping. Too beat to walk; I just want to put my feet up.

5 Responses to “First Day of the Month”

  1. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Your meals this week sound pretty good (4 out of 6 at least Big Grin )

  2. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Sounds like you're set up for a while!

  3. CB in the City Says:

    LOL, FT. I am a meat-eater, but kind of a light meat-eater. I have a lot of meatless meals.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I know Smile Just had to tease a little bit. Big Grin

  5. rob62521 Says:

    Wow, you did great on your bargain shopping!

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