We were traveling this week to visit with new family members. I’m a Grandma Y’all!!! 🙂
It’s hard to be frugal while traveling, but I think we managed pretty good. The MMGC (March Madness Grocery Challenge) wasn’t in effect while we were traveling, but I did try to keep expenses to a minimum. Before our trip my grocery expense was $0 for the month. As of today I have spent $28 so far this month on groceries. That $28 was on the way back home after an 11 hour road trip and I’m ok with that. Since I am allowing myself $20 a week, I’m still within my allowance as I don’t anticipate any other purchases in the next 3 days. I’m also ok with it because as tired as we were we didn’t opt for dinner out or picking up something to go after an 11 hour car ride. Instead I chose to throw some salmon on the grill, fry some potatoes and onions and make a salad, and it was delicious! No picture, because I was too tired to think about it.
I will be spending $45 on Monday, as I have a friend traveling to Vermont and offered to bring me a gallon of pure maple syrup that would cost me $80 here in Virginia. Challenge or not, that’s just wise spending. That will put me at a total of $73 leaving me a balance of (4.43 x $20 = $89) $16 for the month. It’s gonna be tight, that’s for sure!
Now, on to 5 frugal things…
- washed and dried all our travel clothes yesterday taking advantage of the warm weather using the clothes line.
- brought leftovers to work with me for lunch.
- totaled receipts from our trip and will add back to the pickle jar today as it is payday. (More on the pickle jar next week)
- our dinner last night consisted of everything we had harvested on our homestead. Pork ribs, corn on the cob, deviled eggs, roasted turnips and butternut.
- working today instead of taking the last day of the week off after our trip because a day of making money is more frugal than a day of not making money.
Till Next Time,