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No idea what I'm even thinking

OK today is the 10th and I've got $58.62 for groceries that was supposed to be for Christmas and Birthday's. That leaves me with the money to pay both my phone bills. At the rate things are going I'm going to have approximately $25 to get three kids Christmas and one a birthday present this month. I sent my oldest a card for her birthday without money in it. I didn't have it to send. This year sucks.

I hope to start earlier this coming year by picking them each up a little something at a time. The only problem with that is by the time the end of the year gets here both will have duplicates of something because grandparents like to shop. Their grandparents don't like to ask if you had plans or something you'd prefer to buy them either.

I just realized that the most work I've done this week has been on these blogs. That's good in a way but not good in others. For instance I don't get paid each and every month to write a blog. I have to focus more on working or I'm never gonna make it through the entire month. I had this figured out at the beginning of the month. I think that I have some money in my checking account that's not earmarked for bills but I'm going to need to put gas in the truck at some point.

I figured out that a tank a week for each vehicle at the current gas prices is at least $368 a month. I can't afford that. I'm going to try and not let either of them fall below half a tank but that's going to be rather difficult with the rising gas costs. Given the limited grocery budget I think I'll just get a few things to get us by.

Grocery list
6 packs of meat - $19.96 (separate and portion out to a piece per person per meal)
1/2 gallon of milk (Theresa likes cereal in the morning)
Fruit snacks -Theresa likes to take them to school
Sugar (we drink a lot of tea)
fruit, veggies - a few for the little one she likes them and it's hard to get them in her if we don't have them.

OK I'm gone today is passing me by and I've got to run errands so that we can get back to house cleaning. It's laundry day again........actually it's always laundry day I'm tempted to take some change and go to the laundromat just to get out of the house and not have to hang them out.
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