Sunday, May 20, 2012

Good Sunday morning........

So we have gone from miserable cold weather to stinking hot weather.  I swear there is no in between over here.  As I say every year Spring is gone in a blink of an eye, so we end up thinking we had no spring.

Spent Saturday morning in the garden, by lunch time it was too flipping hot out there, so we ran some errands and picked up three more saplings at our friends house, so guess what I am going to be doing this morning!!!!  Lets just pray and hope my back holds out, as its sore this morning.  Dh is going to dig over more of the veggie garden.  However I am guessing by lunch time it'll be too hot again as we are expecting temperatures up to 30 oC today with the humidity...............oh yes, the dreaded "H" word is appearing again, HUMIDITY!!!  Heat I can tolerate, Humidity though just wears you down.

Finally input my grocery totals for the week and I spent a total of $54.96 with coupon savings of $12.40 this week.  So I have $51.05 left for the month, as my monthly totals are $248.95 spent and a HUGE $338.78 in savings.

I cashed in my air miles this week so have $40 in Metro gift certificates.  There are some odd cleaning things I need, like carpet cleaner which is a one off, so I may use the certificates for that.  Regardless I am super pleased with how this month has gone grocery wise.

Have you stayed on budget with your grocery bill this month?  Do you have a monthly budget for your groceries?


Cindy@NorthofWiarton said...

No monthly budget, no budget ... go get what we need & cut back always when required. Another busy day here too; not sure when we will ever get into our veggie garden with the way my "Crabby Cabbie" has been working !

Evelyn said...

you are doing awesome with the grocery budget! my gola is to keep it down to under 250 a week. that is a shocking amount but keep in mind it is for 4 of us and two are teenage boys, one is a body builder/weight lifter. hubby is diabetic so my groceries have to be carefully selected

Debby said...

The weather this year has been so crazy it's not funny!! We are having wonderful weather this weekend after rain/floods early in the week. In the summer I have to do most of the work in the mornings, late in the day the misquitos will eat you alive. I have a weekly budget of $200.00 for groceries, gas, and whatever we need around the house. Right now all that money is being put into the yard and garden. We are eating from our frezzer and panrty other than milk and eggs

Piece by Piece said...

Good Morning.
Ther is no Spring to speak of is there? I do like the heat though.
The front of my house faces south, and I have been painting the front, and two garage doors, by 11:00 a.m. yesterday I had to quit, much too hot and with the sun reflecting off the white paint I couldn't see a thing even wih sun glasses on.
I have stayed on track with my grocery budget, however, other unexpected expenses didn't help my overall budget so far this month.
Pension cheques arrive next week, so bank account will look a bit better again.
Keep cool

Anonymous said...

You're doing great with your grocery bill this month Gill....I'm overspending mine lol!! :)

simplicityinthemaking said...

Yea got to love (hate) the "H" word and it ain't 'hockey!' I just came in from planting four tomato plants. In to cool off.Sure not use to this....but remember? We were soooooo looking forward to summer???

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hi Gill! I know I don't comment much on your blog, but I think of you often when I go into my spare room and see the lovely pictures you sent!

As far as a budget, kudos to you for doing so well!! I'm trying to save by using coupons, but am not as good at it as I should be--But you inspire me to want to be!

Hope you've had a good day and haven't worked too hard!!

Anonymous said...

Amazing savings!