I did the rest of the grocery shopping yesterday, a little early, but I was already out looking for a cake cover, and decided to just get it done.
The groceries were $24 for sour cream, watermelon, lemons, tomatoes, guacamole, onion, and lettuce. I also got a jar of spaghetti sauce free with a MyMixx coupon.
I looked at BB&B for a cake cover, but they only had plastic sets designed for storage and transport. I just wanted a pretty topper to set over a cake. Then I went to Goodwill, to drop off my donations, and popped in to see if they had one. They didn't, but they had a plastic storage set for only $2. The plate portion was cracked, so I asked for a discount, and they gave it to me for $1.
Someday I'll find the kind of cake cover I want, and I'll toss this one, but this will do the job till then.
I also bought 4 books at GW, for $4. One for my grandson, and 3 for me to read and pass on to my sister.
I treated myself to a cone at McDonald's, since it was so hot. $1.39.
This morning I got online to order the GreenPan from Kohl's. The site would not accept my Kohl's cash, even though it states the beginning date as June 20. So I aborted the order, and looked around for where I could find it today. It turned out that Target had it, cheaper, so I still got it for $20. The only catch was that I had to drive 6 miles to go to the Target that had it, but that was okay. While I was out, I also picked up some cat food for $4.
So, between this and that, I did drive my variables spending up to 101%. But with pay day only two days away, I won't have to push it any higher. I think I did well with a pretty challenging month.
Next month will be challenging, too, but the insurance premium and property taxes I will have to pay will come out of designated savings. Other costs will be a trip to Michigan, a vet visit for Iggy (shots), and window washing. I should be able to cash-flow those.
It's really hot! I'm looking forward to cooling storms tomorrow.
Day One Hundred Nineteen