Friday, April 13, 2007

Mission Accomplished

Thanks to a $10 off coupon at the grocery, I came in at a little over $60. I needed quite a bit too since the cupboards were bare. Now today I'm off to Sam's which could totally blow the budget. We need everything-butt wrappers for Gryffin, carcas parts like ground beef, chicken and a pork loin. These are not my favorites as they require work. The ground beef has to be separated into 1lb packs, the chickens have to be parted out like and old chevy and the loin has to be sliced into chops and roasts. I will have to figure out what it actually costs me today. Never know, once I figure in the packaging costs and time spent I may be better off buying from the butcher.
Other than that Gryffin is settling back into the regular routine, sort of. Its been hard since we got back from vacation. And not just for him. I won't go into details since there are some readers that personally know how hard it is for us to leave the desert.
Oh yeah, if you have procrastinated until the last millisecond you may want to think of an exciting weekend of crunching numbers and figuring out how to steal back what the taxman stole from you. Just keep a few things in mind... you cannot deduct your pets as dependants (even though they are), you cannot consider time spent with really irritating people as charitable work (even though it is) and even if you are a stay-at-home mom you can't deduct cleaning supplies, food, crayons and diapers as work related expenses (even though they are).


Ruth said...

Rock on! I took advantage of coupon day yesterday, too. My total(after $10 off) was just under $60!! I was pretty proud of myself & I bought meat, too! ;)

cdorsey said...

Sounds like you need to lobby congress for some of those deduction ideas. They make perfect sense to me.


SAHM I am said...

Catherine, I would make a great lobbyist- I'm subject to bribes.

Ruth, feeding that crazy clan on $60 is a miracle, ever thought of sainthood?