The rest, after that, I thought I could swing alright, including some flats of soup for the pantry. Well, that was before everything medical hit. The latest in the drama department is my daughter had to be run to Urgent Care last night as I picked her up in tears from school because she was so miserable and she kept saying her nose hurt really bad. I thought for sure it had to be a sinus infection. Nope. Turns out that a couple little tiny sores, one on her wrist (which we assumed to be an ingrown hair and was treating it as such) and such ended up being a staph infection. Her nose was hurting because she's also got two small sores in her nostrils. I blame the cold-like virus we had a couple of weeks ago for all of this. Whatever it was it REALLY knocked down our immunity in the family. Thank goodness we didn't mess around with any of it and got all of us to the doctor's pronto before the infections got bad. But, either way, my daughter is home until Friday to make sure she's not contagious anymore.
And my list went from 10 items down to zero today as I just had to pay my nearly 400.00 bill (after the co-pay for the doctor visit and the lab work) for my doctor visit last week on top of everything. So, we're officially "scream into pillow in moments of panic" broke again *sigh*. Oh well, I needed to get treated for the strep, so it can't really be helped. Just...ouch.
Luckily, with money being tight, I picked up a turkey early this year when they were on sale super cheap in like February, so the turkey for Thanksgiving is already in the freezer. Residual items for Thanksgiving won't be a big deal to get (a bag of cranberries, a couple of oranges, some fresh herbs, etc) and I'll just work those in with my normal grocery shopping throughout the month. The grocery budget this month is going to be as low as I can make it just to try and recoup all the financial hits we've had of late. Hopefully it'll all work out.
On top of everything I need to get whole wheat flour. I'd ordered a variety pack of flour from Amazon with a bunch of different whole grain flours in it, one of the main ones being (I thought) whole wheat flour and coarse whole wheat (graham) flour. But I get the variety pack in the mail today to find oat flour and seven grain flour instead of the whole wheat flours. Went and checked on Amazon and I missed the "variety pack contents may vary" in the fine print. I cursed. I'll admit it. So, yeah, I spent more money than I wanted to get a bunch of flours, and I still have to either find the arm power to grind my wheat or the money to buy whole wheat flour yet. Blah!!! The last two weeks have been on a real roll around here.
So, yeah, here's my grocery list for this month.
Regular Stores (if on super sale and can work into regular shopping):
- Whole Wheat Flour (if I can find somewhere that sells it decently cheap)
- Olive Oil
- Fresh Herbs
- Oranges (2)
And yeah, that's about it in the way of grocery goals for the month. How about you? What's on your list?