Saturday, August 29, 2009

Frugal Thought #1

Do not take your husband to the supermarket for a"just a couple of snacks"!! Are you reading this? Yes, Suzanne I am talking to you! Do Not do it!

Last night we picked up a few DVD's and then hubby asked what snacks did we have? I told him about the fruit & nut mix, the eclairs left from last week, and the portello drink. We ended up going to the supermarket and $32.45 later we have mini donuts, pepsi, a cheesecake, salt & vinegar chips, jersey caramels and hot dogs for dinner - because it's now to late to do a nachos from scratch (his words not mine). The only thing we bought that I actually needed were large zip lock bags.

I have a headache just thinking about it! Was I there? Could I have put a stop to some of it? Yes. But I am weak - throw me in the creek.

I really need to plan Friday nights better.


  1. I feel your pain! My husband went with the kids and I to the grocery store for a quick stop to get milk and some obscure ingredient. By the time we got out of the store, my husband and kids had acquired Froot Loops, chips, salsa and cookies!!!

  2. I am so glad I am not alone!!

    I do need to prepare and do better. The money is much better off going towards other things. I am going out this Friday night so hopefully that will help - he won't go to the shops by himself!