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As the Month Winds Down....

May 20th, 2022 at 10:30 pm

Yesterday I went to the gym -- masked up because we are in a high transmission area right now -- and then went to Aldi to stock up on a few items. Much to my surprise (and I shouldn't have been surprised) my two bags totaled $71. And I bought no meat.  I did buy fresh flowers and a cookie sheet, so the true food cost was $58.  Looking at my receipt, I see there were two expensive food items -- mixed nuts, and maple syrup.

My total so far this month for groceries is $102. I was hoping that with the free meals I'm receiving, I would be able to keep my grocery costs under $100.  Well, I think I can stay out of the grocery store for the rest of the month, and almost achieve that goal. I will have to do without popcorn, though (which I cannot get at Aldi -- not the kernels-in-a-jar variety). And I failed to get bread. But I have some carbs in the freezer. It's just 11 days. I'll be all right.

I am also hoping to stay away from the gas station for the rest of the month. I did not go to a baseball away game today -- not just because of gas prices, but also because storms are predicted.  There are two home games tomorrow, and that's it for the season.

BUT -- GS1 is going to try out for summer ball, so I may just get to keep going to ball games once the season starts up. And I suppose some of those games will involve some travel.

I never realized that retirement was going to be such a challenge. Not that I regret it a bit.

3 Responses to “As the Month Winds Down....”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    I feel your pain about grocery shopping...I was shocked when we spent over $74 this week at Aldi. We did buy the smallest package of chicken and I bought a pork loin roast, but everything else was dairy, fruits, vegetables, and I bought some flour to stash in the freezer.

    I think for those of us retirement and on a fixed income it is going to be a challenge. But, I'm happy to be retired.

  2. Wink Says:

    I am feeling the same CB. So far this month I spent $72.55 for groceries and that is with receiving the food from the senior center. Some of that was stocking up on coffee creamer because it was on sale but still! I'm trying to stay out of the store for the rest of the month.

  3. Amber Says:

    Things are super expensive. Since I’ve been back I’ve been willy-nilly with my finances and it’s time to really get back on track.
    Tonight I’ll meal plan and tomorrow I’ll pick up my groceries and prep.
    I’m hoping to get a little garden going with herbs and vegetables to offset the cost of things

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