Friday, July 23, 2010

Slipping A Little

I'm slipping which is what I was afraid would happen if I had to postpone my mortgage plan. I went to the grocery store today and bought $94 in groceries that I really didn't need. I just felt down that I had to add months on to my plan and I used grocery shopping to cheer myself up. I must say that the cheesecake did cheer me up a little.

I also finally got around to asking the people in the meat section if they had any dog bones. Before, I bought the expensive smoked dog bones from the pet aisle and was horrified that they splintered and I had to pick up sharp bits of bone off the floor for days. Well it turns out that my grocery store does not have bones in the back, only meat trimmings, but the clerk suggested that I buy the packaged soup bones. For $6.50 I got 10 one inch slices of marrow bone. That is a much better price than anything in the pet aisle. The dogs love them and they have been occupied for hours. The only thing is that I am going to have to disinfect my floor but I do that daily anyway.

8 comments:

Lizzie said...

You deserved a little cheesacakey treat because you didn't have the best week ever but when you go back to work on monday it is a new week and all spending excuses have gone. Back to being frugal for your freedom. The butchers shops here have dogs bones free or really cheap, like 50p for big bag. Do you have butchers shops in the street or is it all only in the supermarkets? Anyway I bet the dogs enjoyed their treat too.

Frugal Life UK said...

Don't beat yourself up over it, the only reason I don't slip off the frugal wagon every now and then is because I don't carry any money and I don't have any credit cards! it's easily done, just pick yourself up and start over again xxxxxxxxx

R said...

Yes that was your treat. I ended up splurging on some DVDs and went over my DVD budget for the year six months in. BTW, any new of what happened to Over the Cubicle's blog?

JoeTaxpayer said...

The dog bone story had me chuckling.
I was reminded that about 20 years ago, I had a customer who spoke highly of her dog. I once found myself making soup and had a bone that was just classic, almost cartoonishly don-bonish, if such a think is possible.
I brought her the bone on my next visit, and she was thrilled. "love me, love my dog", I suppose. That "gift" had people talking for months.

Daizy said...

Lizzie, it was good cheesecake. Mmmm. I'd better stop eating it or else I will need new clothes too. I am sure there are butcher shops in town. I only have 2 grocery stores out near me and they get all their food delivered so I guess there aren't many bones. I should find a good source and buy a big bag for the freezer. They sure did love them.

Daizy said...

Frugal Life UK, that is such a good thing not to carry money. I try to stay out of stores so I am not tempted but grocery stores are my downfall. Maybe I should pay someone to deliver my groceries then I will have to stick to a list.

Daizy said...

R, no more DVDs for you for 6 months? I hope you can still rent them. Don't know what happened to Over The Cubicle. Maybe he realised how much extra time he had when he didn't spend time online. Too bad. I liked his blog too.

Daizy said...

Joe Taaxpayer, what a great gift! Love me, love my dog is SO true.