Saturday, April 12, 2008

Hillbilly Housewife $70 Menu

What a pleasant suprise! If you follow this link to the Hillbilly Housewife website, you'll see the shopping lists, menus etc. Tonight I am back from shopping and with the exception of the condiments (already got'em) and the flour, sugar and rice (got them too) I bought everything on the list and in today's market it came to 71.00! Had I explicitely followed it to a 't' I'm guestimating 89.00 give or take.

So... tomorrow morning I will make bread. I will need to follow these changes, b/c I have dd18 graduating, and then many large credit cards to pay off etc. etc.

AND ok, I'll admit it: I miss the challenge a little. When the kids were small and I was stay at homeing, I was allowed 60 dollars to shop for food and cleaning and hygiene products, and even another 5 dollars for gas in the car (yeeehaa! I didn't have to carry the stuff home in big baskets on top of my head!) to make the shopping trip. Most weeks I stayed within a few bucks. We ate alot of chicken with rice and bean suppers and had home made cookies for dessert every night, and we watched vhs movies and laughed alot.

Today I saw a house that I think I might love, and of course, it has no off street parking, BUT it's the right size and in a good location, it has enough bathrooms and enough room all around, AND the price is more than right. Time to scrape and save for a worthwhile goal again. If I do purchase a 2 family house, I can help my grown up kids. If that's not a challenge I don't know what is.

*Ahem* I do believe "I'm back."

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During the past 46 years, I've lived in Connecticut. I've traveled up and around the U.S. and to Puerto Rico, and loved every minute. I've had 4 children who are now fantastically talented adult artists and comedians. I've been married and then divorced and then engaged and then single and finally *big sigh* content. I've grown into a darn good nurse, cook, seamstress, and Mom.

Maybe one of these days I'll get this 'writing' thing down, too.

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