Behold, children are a gift of the LORD,

Behold, children are a gift of the LORD,

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Pregnancy catching up with me

I have had a busy past few days and last night my back hurt so bad!! Then this morning I have been trying to do laundry and the shooting pains are terrible. I think it is finally catching up with me but I was hoping it would not be this early. I am 31 weeks and 2 days. My back feels like someone punched me bunches of times. I am trying to rest a bit but still have things that HAVE to be done to keep things organized around here.
Been trying to think of ways to save on money. I have started making a menu plan and sticking with it. NO more eating out as much . I go to the grocery store less often which is a bit harder cause I have so much to get when I go but it has been worth it. CLipping coupons has helped for some stuff like diapers , cleaning products, and such. We planted a garden and it is starting to come in so hopefully that will help. WE have chickens that give us eggs and that really helps. What other cost saving things do you do??????


Jane-Jane said...

I purchase all my produce at a local stand. they have some stuff that comes from California, but most of it comes from the SE, so it is fresher, very tasty and cheaper. do you guys have a Aldi's over there? There's one on the north side of Anderson, about a mile from 85 towards Anderson....they are a GREAT deal, however I have noticed a price increase there too.

We eat out VERY little. One date night every other week, and pizza every other Monday. It's just crazy how much you pay for bad service. Can't imagine how much you guys must spend when going out!

Do you have eggs to spare to barter with another gardener that is growing something different than you have growing? Or put a sign out that you have eggs for sale...a great project for the children. Nothing beat a homegrown egg!

I'll be praying for your back and the food budget.

Tiffany said...

Thanks hun, yes I used to go to Aldi but it is a bit of a drive and with gas what it is I do not think I am saving much at all now, The menu has helped the most.
thanks for your response