I went grocery shopping today. I'm averaging about $60 every two weeks, which isn't quite what I need to be spending to be able to make it a full 2 weeks between grocery trips. I think I'm needing an extra $40-$50 to be able to make it. Right now, I'm making 10-12 days, but the last few days before the grocery trip are painful. Which, if we could go out to dinner 3-4 days every two weeks, that'd be perfect, but alas, we cannot. And I don't even WANT to go out that often. I tell Charlie all the time- once a week is perfect. Which usually is Saturday if we go to Saturday Mass, or Friday night if we don't.
Most days I wish I could just go to my perfect pantry and pull out my ingredients that I need to make dinner. Unfortunately, I can't. I don't have a pantry, and my cabinet space leaves MUCH to be desired. I honestly hate my kitchen set up, so I have to make the best of a bad situation. But anyway....moving along- that's another blog post for another day.
I am wanting to join Costco again. I've joined in the past, and it's been useful, but I wasn't using it as I should. Now, we have a little more cash, and even if I go 1 time a month, it'll be worth it for us. I want to be able to start putting a stockpile up, not just for the future, but for those last 3-4 days every paycheck when I'm making dinner out of 2 eggs and a box of cake mix. Sometime in February is my goal to rejoin, which is really only either this Friday, or in two weeks. I think I might just go down there Friday afternoon, and just get everything set up, maybe stop at the Goodwill outlet as well. I'm not sure, I dislike getting off work at 12:30, and then having to shove all sorts of stuff into 3 hours before Luke gets home from school.