Budgets: When The Wheels Fall Off

It’s been quite the week.  We went to the grocery store EIGHT times!  The reason for the craziness has been illness.  It went something like: Kid gets a cold, Parent 1 then gets a cold; kid develops horrendous GI virus a few days later (middle of the night, of course) while Parent 1 now has painful cough.  Parent 2 then gets horrendous GI virus, but worse than Kid!

It’s been a week of buying Pedialyte, Kleenex — anywhere, any price —  and overpriced bottles of 7-Up at the check out because of fatigue.  It was too far to walk the whole store!

It’s rare for me to do laundry outside time-of-use-rates, but all bets are off this week.

noexif_IMG_4633_privateOne small victory, and I mean very small… I made rhubarb muffins from last year’s rhubarb.  I also won a really neat picnic bag and two pounds of Starbucks “limited edition” coffee during teacher appreciation week.

My other accomplishment this week was decluttering some of the English home magazines I tend to not want to let go of.  My mom is going to England soon so maybe a fresh supply will come my way.  It was a good feeling to take care of a pile while I was keeping sick people company on the couch.

I hope we are through our rough patch and next week will be easier.  I plan to come up with some mild, light dinners for the coming week to ease everyone back into eating, and our Flylady zone is the Kitchen for next week.  With a little luck, we can get our grocery shopping back to normal!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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7 thoughts on “Budgets: When The Wheels Fall Off

  1. Flo

    Yuck, but the scenario of running to the store multiple times (and to one close) sounds very familiar. Toss in a lot of take out dinners too since I was too weak to cook once we were feeling like eating. I hope everyone is back to 100% quickly!

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    1. Jen Post author

      Thanks for the good wishes. We are 2/3 healthy now, so it’s progress. Just have to remind myself it’s temporary 😃

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  2. thecfomom

    Hope you are feeling better. My husband decided to grocery shop for us on Sunday as a “Mother’s Day” gift to me. Lol the bill was way more than what I would have spent.

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