Whelp...It's pretty official....I blew October's Grocery Budget. I wish I had some *good* excuse for it but, sadly, I don't. I thought about skipping this post entirely but, since I have all my receipts and did keep track, that wouldn't change my end result now would it? Anyway, I'm human. I'm still very new at trying to keep track of all this and stay accountable. I want to "forgive" myself for another messed up month but also try to get it right for the rest of the year. I'm not going to give up! Honestly, I know the damage
I have my receipts in front of me but I'm not going to go through each and every item on them. I normally do like to post a list of items that I buy so I can go back and keep track too. But, last month fried me. All I am going to do now is total them all out so we can all see how much I went "over".
Stop and Shop Trip #1: $17.40
Stop and Shop Trip #2: 41.63
Big Y Trip: 29.20
I only had $57.23 left in my regular October grocery budget along with $73.20 in my "stock up" budget.
October Grocery Overage Amount: $31.00 (Deducted from what was supposed to be my stock up budget so I could stay "in the black")
I know I may seem to be overreacting a tad. And, truth is, I probably am. I guess I am just feeling a little bit guilty because of the Costco trip we also received in October. I feel like staying within the October budget should have been fairly easy. It wasn't.
Like I said, I am NOT going to give up! We are in a new month now and I have a whole new chance to succeed! And, I definitely am learning a LOT about my family's habits! (And most definitely my OWN!)
This isn't the end of the world by any means
I have to think about November's budget amount since we host Thanksgiving. I'll probably post about that tomorrow.
Onward and Upward!
Happy Monday all!