As some of you may have noticed, I've been a little scarce at posting my deal runs lately. The reason for that is...drumroll please... I am pregnant! Yay! Hubby and I are very excited. On the downside, I've been fighting morning sickness for about 5 weeks now, but I think I'm on the upswing of it. At least my budget is hoping that I am.
I logged into my drugstore rebate accounts to request checks for April and realized I didn't purchase a single rebate item at Walgreens for an entire month! And I only made one rebate purchase at Rite Aid! Holy smokes! I usually do my drugstore runs in the mornings before work, but what with the worshipping-the-porcelain-goddess every morning, I didn't feel much like drugstoring during April.
My ability to cook dinner for hubby and myself has also been lacking lately. The sight of chicken (raw OR cooked) makes me dry heave. Yuck! So we've been eating convenience food that hubby can whip up, for over a month now. About 2 weeks ago we started getting low on all sorts of food, so I dragged myself to the nearest grocery store with my husband. In my pajama pants and a sweatshirt. And this is not the confession part yet, either. (Have I ever mentioned he's useless going to the grocery store by himself? Well, he is.)
Now for the confession part. We purchased hardly anything -- basically some bread, milk, fruits and frozen snacks -- and spent $43 dollars in a single grocery trip. The only coupon I used was for (wince) chips and queso! I'm so ashamed! (...not about the chips and queso...I think that's a preggo thing...I'm ashamed about the $43 dollars!)
We haven't spent $43 in a single grocery shoppping trip since the first year we were married. With the way I usually shop now, $43 dollars should have gotten me two carts full! Wow. So that trip prettymuch blew my entire April budget right there. Ugh.
And now that I feel so much better after my confessions, I can move onto mending my ways and making preparations for May's drugstore rebates and grocery budget. :)
So I think I'm getting back into the swing of things, and hopefully I will have lots more of my grocery and drugstore runs to post in the coming days and weeks!