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Grocery Bill

May 25th, 2011 at 08:15 pm

Is going to go up, up, up. DD1 is home for the summer.....she is home for 3 months and now I will have to get used to shopping and cooking for 4 again. It is funny how you adjust once one is gone. Main thing I can see increasing is cereal. She and DH are big cereal eaters.....myself and dd2....not so much. I expect to go through more bread, milk, and lunch type items too. Need to get on the bandwagon and really plan meals and shopping a bit better.

I have noticed the last few months that the Sunday coupon inserts have not been that great....at least for food type items. I am finding it harder and harder to consistenly get really good deals. I notice every 3rd or 4th shopping trip I tend to do really well. That is when I seem to get a "good" insert of coupons and I use them all at once and have great savings for that particular trip.

I guess we will see what the future holds....wish me luck!

SUV loan

May 14th, 2011 at 11:40 am

Managed to send another $500 to our car loan. This brings the new balance to $11,000.

It feels good to see that balance going down, down, down!

I feel so bad! (warning...rant ahead)

May 3rd, 2011 at 06:44 pm

My oldest dd is in college about 1 to 1 1/2hrs away(depending on traffic).

She FINALLY received a phone call for an interview for a hostess position at a local steakhouse about a mile from home. She has been applying for jobs constantly for the past month or so hoping to find work for the summer. We were so excited!

Only problem? They wanted to interview her today at 3:30....ok...that works with her schedule but sucks to have to drive that far just for an interview. So home she comes....she gets to the interview and is there for about 2 minutes before the girl tells her "we don't hire only for the summer". Really? You KNEW where she was driving from (from the phone conversation), KNEW from her application that she is a current college student! And she had the stupidity to ask her if she was going to commute! She then said "oh I guess I should have asked you about that" (her location she meant)

DD called me at work in tears. I got home and she just started crying. I felt so bad. She drove all that way and had to put gas in her tank (we are now almost a $4.00/gallon). On top of that, she was going to stay for dinner so she didn't have to drive back in rush hour traffic and then ended up having to leave soon after I got home because she had to get back to school by 7:00 for somethiing to do with housing next year. She is also going to miss dinner at school because the dining hall will be closed by the time she gets there so I loaded her up with snacks.

Oh....I am just so angry....you can bet we won't be going to that place to eat....EVER!

Sorry for the rant....just had to vent! Frown