Today was another Yo-Yo (you are on your own) day.
We ate breakfast from the freezer again—and you know, I think I'm really beginning to like having breakfast ready-made in the freezer. Lunch and dinner was leftover chicken spaghetti and peanut butter sandwiches.
I was hoping to delay my shopping trip until Friday, but I think I'm going to have to make a run to our local grocery store for some 2% milk for Jeff tomorrow—unless he can make do without his coffee until Saturday. That's probably not going to happen, so we'll probably end up paying $4+ for a gallon of milk (ouch!). Oh well, that's cheaper than spending $4 in gas just to get milk for $3 a gallon at Wal-Mart in town.
The kids and I—well, mainly Joely, Jerah, and I, since Jaden doesn't like milk very much—are still doing pretty well on milk. We've all been limiting ourselves to only a couple glasses of milk a day so just two gallons of skim has been lasting us for a whole week (that's in addition to the one gallon of 2% that Jeff drinks). Two gallons is a big improvement (i.e. money savings) over the six or seven gallons a week we were buying!
Decreasing our milk intake (or in my case, lowering it to normal levels) has really forced all of us to drink a lot more water each day, which has been a really good thing. However, although we've been doing okay on just two gallons of milk a week, I think I am going to buy three gallons of skim for the next week since we're on track to meet our $450 budget for this month.
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