Friday, June 19, 2009

Our June Days So Far

Since it's going to rain tomorrow, I'm about to head out and do Saturday's yard work today. It's all good. I love being out there.  It feeds my soul. Good for the body, too! I'd much rather push a mower that get on the treadmill! My favorite thing is to sip something cold and lemon-y on the porch afterward and look over a job well done. Ahhh.

Good news! We finally got the Sweet Girl scheduled in with a surgeon who is willing to take a look at her.  Bad news: he can't see her until June 30th. So, we are learning a lesson on enduring to the 'end'. (Har, har.) All kidding aside, she's in pain, and it's hard on her; but we are hopeful that we'll get some help for our girl...finally. We have some fears about insurance and future costs, but we'll cross that bridge when we get to it.

Mr. H is doing better, too. Thanks be.

I still have to tally up totals, but my first week couponing was a qualified success. I know I reduced our grocery bill by at least 50 bucks, and I didn't use any coupons on that big trip. Just having the door-buster sales all on one sheet to look at, and to take advantage of, was a huge help. I stocked up on meat with all the Father's Day sales  -- and I think I spent too much there. I'm not going to beat myself up for that, though. Mr. H's contract could end at any time, and I'm happy knowing we have something stocked away, and that I got it at REALLY good prices. I'll probably tweak my system here and there, but like Betsy commented, I'm enjoying the challenge, and I'm taking good care of my little family.

Getting ready for Father's Day -- we're going to spoil our Daddy-man. Looking forward to the weekend...

...have a great one! ♥


Mama Williams said...

I agree with you. I would rather push the mower than even look at the treadmill. Although my body could use both today. LOL!
Way to go on the grocery shopping! Don't kick yourself on the meat purchase. The good sales don't come around every week. Have a great weekend with your man!

Rebekah said...

I am always weighing the "go over budget and take advantage of sales" or "stay in budget and miss good prices" thing.

I haven't come up with a good solution. Sometimes I choose one way, sometimes the other. But how can you pass up those good meat prices?

Anonymous said...

Way to go, Wendy! Meat sales are great -- I picked up some ribeye steaks thanks to the Father's Day sales (sale plus store coupon - yeah!) and today found whole chickens for 69 cents a pound. More yeah! One will get roasted and the other will go in the crock pot eventually. Love it!

Another idea for maximizing coupons and sales: I usually grocery shop on Monday or Tuesday (you could also go on Sunday). This is to take advantage of the current sale (ours go from Wed to Tues) with the coupons that just came out in the Sunday paper. Sometimes you have to sit on coupons for a bit if the sale isn't there yet but other times they match up right away.

Betsy :)