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Month two of my Once A Month Shopping. I went to two different stores this month. Baby Christopher was with me but so was my married daughter Angel. I’m so glad that she went along. At the first store (Smith’s), I ended up having to get a second cart and after checking out we had three carts. Total spent at Smith’s was $220.01. Next stop was the store that is so hot I can barely breath (also call WalMart). Got out of there as quick as I could for $122.72. Total for the 2 stores; $342.73 for everything. I didn’t divide out food and non food this time. I did forget a few things plus I didn’t buy anything for Thanksgiving since we don’t know our plans yet. I’ll be adding to this total in a few days when our beef CSA is delivered and my cow share comes due ($77 for both) plus our co-op is planning an order so that will be another $60 or so. I’m guessing that I’ll end up somewhere north of $600 again this month.

I took a picture of some of my groceries. There was another 10 bags or so that didn’t make it in the shot before I ran out of table room.
I have a few challenges with this kind of big shopping trip. My car was stuffed to the gills and even if I wanted to buy more I don’t think I could have. Plus trying to get it all put away. I’m good on cabinet space but most of the stuff I bought is either fridge or freezer food and all I have is a side by side. Even with those challenges, I think I’ll be sticking with this. It is so satisfying to have a plan in place for the month and not have to think much more on it.

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