Friday, August 21, 2009

tackling a mountain

nope not the laundry from the trip.....the grocery shopping.
I've been up tonight working on my grocery lists. For some reason I'm dreaded it horribly. I think it's just overwhelming. So many choices, bright clean stores, so many choices, well lit stores, so many choices, no animals in the stores, etc etc....
I don't know what it is, but the thought of stepping foot in a grocery store overwhelms me. But I've been asked to teach another coupon class in a couple weeks, so I really need to do it. Well and then there is that little issue of my family is ready to have food in the house. Although thanks to my handy dandy stockpile we've not starved. However...I don't stockpile snack foods generally (we'd eat as much as there was on hand so I try to limit how much is onhand) and there's been very little offerings for lunch foods.
Yep...they'd like to eat, and I'd like to feed them...but I'd prefer to do it without going to the grocery store. Think it's possible to grow a garden overnight??? Oh and buy and slaughter my own meat and catch some good fish???
didn't think so....here goes nothing. The list is ready. Coupons are beside it.
Pressure is on...

That's right I on top of the overwhelmingness (wow spell check didn't catch that...who knew that was really a word!!) of it all I have all the pressure to 'SAVE BIG' - people expect it from me now...we'll see...I've let us get so bare I doubt it will be a giant save...I'll be happy if I'm upside down with my savings more than my spending but not sure if thats even possible this trip. UGH! But once I start I'll get back in the swing of things and get cranking on the coupons once again....addictions do that to you.......

1 comment:

Amber said...

Don't feel too pressured. When you go on vacation or let things get a bit bare it is expected that you are going to spend more. Avid couponer or not. It's just the facts. I have let a lot of items get way too low and now I must do the same thing as you today. But I think about the sweet reward of "saving success" no matter how small and it's like a light at the end of the tunnel. You do the same! I'll bet you save more than I do and that you spent less time getting the list together than I did. (I won't get into the list part. heh heh)