March 13, 2011

Project Grocery: The Gauntlet is Thrown Down

This week's damage was $178.76. Are you tired of hearing that we overspent on groceries yet? I'm tired of typing it, to be honest. I have some explanations for this week, and I'll get into the whole thing in more detail, but right off the top I want to say this:

In the next two weeks, I'm going to try to only spend $29.53 on groceries. If I succeed, that will bring my 16 week average right down to $120. Where it should be.

We'll see.

Back to this week. The (expensive) haul looked like this:

I'm most proud of the four giant bottles shampoo/conditioner that were $4.74 each. By themselves, they don't account for the fifty-eight dollars of grocery excess, but they make me feel slightly less unhappy about it. At least my hair will be clean and manageable.

Part of the extreme budgetary collapse can be explained by our gala to celebrate the series finale of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, only eight years later than the rest of the world.


See? Right there on Saturday. Yummy Buffy food. And that Pizza Blanca that's been on my menu three weeks in a row, but has yet to actually be made and consumed.

If only money actually worked that way.  "I spent it, but it was for this good reason, so I really didn't spend it." Riiiiiight.

If you have no idea what I'm talking about, you may want to peek over at the Project Grocery page for a little summary)
Update: Thanks to my new friends at the grocery store, we now have $34.27 to spend for the next two weeks.