// I really wanted a drink. And then I discovered the rum was gone.
I ended up having a margarita that was missing triple sec because apparently, we managed to run out of triple sec, too. I see a liquor store run in our future.
//The cat has decided he doesn’t like any of the food that we’ve been buying him. So, the other day, I went to the natural grocery store and bought him a whole bunch of super crunchy natural organic canned cat food. He’s still turning up his nose. My sympathies are starting to be gone, mostly because I don’t think he’s sick, I just think he’s being picky. Why must animals be so difficult sometimes?
Update: He decided Wellness cat food is acceptable. Trust my cat to pick the most expensive food Petco sells…
// The only update on the husband’s job situation is that the company that said they’d call “mid week” with either a no or a yes has not called yet. We’re thinking it’s probably a no. I mean, maybe we’ll be wrong, but it’s not looking super promising at this point. It’s…been a hard week and I feel really bad for him.
// Our minivan also died this week. Have I mentioned it’s been a hard week?
// Morale being down has also meant I’ve gotten behind on my “keep track of what we spend at the grocery store” project. So! to update…
- 8/14: Kroger for some odds and ends. $30.16
- 8/16: Aldis for a ton of food. $117.00
- 8/18: the local natural food store for allergy-free food. $76.09 I might talk more about this in another post…
- 8/23: Kroger for Saturday night alcohol. $8.47. We ended up getting tipsy and then playing old DOS games on an emulator. Do we know how to party, or what?
- 8/25: Kroger for the weekly shopping. $57.24
- 8/27: Costco for a chicken, because we were desperate for something fast for dinner. $5.29
So let’s see. The total before all those trips was $258.25. After all those trips it went up to $552.50. Not quite my $500 goal, but that’s still not bad at all. When you pull up the USDA Cost of Food chart for July 2014, that puts us under the Thrifty plan for a family of 4, and since we have 5 and two of us have food allergies, I think we’re doing okay.
// This is also with slacking off in the cooking department. We’ve been eating a lot of fruit, yogurt, sandwiches, nachos with beans, salsa and cheese…all really easy stuff. I have a few recipes bookmarked to try – I want to try Oh She Glows’s Falafel with a Twist and Iowa Girl Eat’s Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Burgers this weekend though and hopefully break the cooking rut. I’ll report back if they are any good…I am really craving falafel so I REALLY hope that recipe turns out okay.