Friday, March 15, 2013

Dreaming of Spring

I'm watching the snow fall right now.  I think the weatherman who called for two inches of snow over night and this morning was wrong.  I'm pretty sure we have at least four fresh inches, and it's still coming down pretty good right now.  We've also already hit our high for today, and the temps are dropping.  It's currently 9 degrees.  I'm sure I'm not the only one around here wondering when spring will arrive.

We've had a pretty snowy winter this year, at least for here.  It's been a pretty warm winter, though, so we've had more snow melting this year than we usually do.  Even still, I would say we have at least 3 feet of snow on the ground in my area right now.  The piles of snow on the sides of the road from the plows are taller than even big pick up trucks  right now in my neighborhood.  It makes driving a challenge, since you never know whether there's going to be a car there or not when you are backing out of your drive (and you never know when a car is going to back out of a drive, when you are already out on the road).

I've lived in North Dakota for almost eight years now.  There are definitely positives to living in my area, but weather is certainly not one of them. I think today I'm going to dream about spring...and maybe even getting orders to another base! :)

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Weekly Grocery Spending March 8-14

I didn't go to the commissary again this week.  I bought $21.27 worth of produce and bread last weekend at one of the local grocery stores and Walmart.  Then Tuesday my husband went to the commissary and spent $23.23 on tortillas, eggs, cheese and even more fresh produce.

 Our weekly total this week was $44.50.

Our weekly budget is $100 per week for our family of three adults, one child, two dogs, and a cat.

Our total spent on groceries for 2013 so far is $952.94.  

We are 10.5 weeks into the year, and our budget is $100 per week, so we are currently  $97.06 under our budget for the year.

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