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I lost $30.00

July 6th, 2011 at 11:46 am

Today I had $6.00 to put in my gas tank, that is 1/4 a tank. I have two more days until payday. My mom gave me $100 because she knows I have no money, no gas, and little food. I started out with my $100 and went to Sam's club, because I thought I could get a few items, and stock up for a few days. This is what I put into the cart:
Chicken Breasts: $14
Hamberger: $12
Two lunch meat packs: $12
One pack of (3) tortillas: $4
Cheese: $7
Broccoli: $4
Eggs: (2)pack of 18: $4
Gogurt: $7
Cereal: $9
That was almost $65.00, so I put back everything but, the eggs, Gogurt, tortillas, and cereal.
I spent $23.00.
I went to Wal-Mart and then picked up paper towels, toilet paper, lysol, napkins, cat food, dish soap, and I spent $33.00 there. Since I still needed at least $30 for gas, I couldn't get much. I managed to lose $30.00 from my stop at Sam's Club and Wal-mart.
So I got $6 in gas. I am so tired of always being out of money and necessities.
I then went home without chicken or hamberger, and made something a little creative, here's what I made:
Cooked SPAM in pan with a spicey/sweet sauce, rice in the rice cooker and added some milk, butter, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, and curry, which gave it a different good flavor. I fried a few eggs and then boiled frozen peas and carrots. I served my concoction on iceberg lettuce. The best part, my son ate it! I guess I can be creative when necessary. So this week is basically eating odds & ends from the pantry, butter, milk, flour, a piece of bratwurst. Thank God I have spices!

6 Responses to “I lost $30.00”

  1. North Georgia Gal Says:

    Sorry about losing the money. That really sucks big time, especially when you are counting on it!

  2. gingerbell Says:

    North Georgia Gal, I went back to your very first blogs and am trying to get an idea of how other's have gone through their financial problems. It seems, so many people are on track, and I'm a financial train wreck. I feel like I'm trying to do 100 things and once and not getting anything started.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Sorry about the money, too. That is not good when things are so tight. You might find out when your stores grocery ads come out. Generally, the ads are available free at the store, or at least posted there of you to look at. Here the ads arrive on Tuesday with our newspaper and start Wednesday. Make meal plans based on what is on sale. It can help save you money.

    You are obviously overwhelmed. And in that state, many of us procrastinate. It's all completely normal. One small thing at a time. Unless you work where there are lots of people, I would stick to craigslist for selling those big items, simply because it is accessed by more people. Can you list just one item today? Just one. It probably would take less than five minutes. Start there and then reward yourself with a nap or something else you might want to do.

    I'm rooting for you!

  4. Petunia 100 Says:

    I'm sorry about the $30, GingerBell. Frown
    Have you ever looked into Angel Food Ministries? Have I asked you that before?

  5. HouseHopeful Says:

    I am sorry about the lost money. I have had that happen and its very upsetting. Take care of yourself!

  6. gingerbell Says:

    It turned out that I thought my mom gave me $100, but she only gave me $60, so that was a relief to know. Ya'll are so sweet, thanks for the kind words. Petunia, i did look into the Angel Food Ministries and have signed up, but needed to wait for funds. I got really creative with SPAM, rice, and lettuce the other night. We have food. Pasta, rice, canned beans, more pasta, frozen peas, some canned veggies, odds and end stuff in the pantry. Nothing really in the freezer, one rack of ribs that I bought at Albertsons, on Memorial Day, they had buy 1 get 2 free. I have condiments, some lettuce, butter, flour, and some hamberger. So, I know I have food. The problem that gets in the way is how ingrained I am with how I think I should be cooking meals (Rachael Ray, Paula Deal, Cooking Light recipies ) I'm not a chef, but a hard-working, mom, that is tired when I get home and need to feed the kid. The story of our lives right? I was following a blog that was based on "Optimum Nutrition" and eating absolutely only the best foods, veggies, grains, fruits, and all that was expensive I could only juice (popular green juice) for one week, because all the kale, carrots, celery, ginger, apples cost about 5-10 bucks for 24 worth of the drink. There are so many ideas out there about how to eat for my optimum health, and the pantry situation at my house isn't as plentiful to have that type of lifestyle. Anyway, I'll see what I come up with in the next few weeks.

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