I hope everyone’s new year is off to a great start! Ours has been quite relaxing. Drew’s mom took the boys on the 1st and we’re picking them up later this morning, so we’ve been able to get some things done around the house, as well as actually sleep past 5:30 a.m. which has been really nice 😉
Yesterday I did a big grocery shopping trip. I’ve decided to make an effort to do more shopping at Aldi. Do you have one of these stores near you? They are significantly cheaper on many items and lots of frugality bloggers around the web have written about the store. It’s good for basics like snacks, canned goods, frozen items, and cheese. Their milk is priced extremely well, but they don’t sell 1% oddly enough, and that’s what we drink. Unfortunately their produce at my local store is not always the greatest but I am picky about my fruits and veggies anyway. I walked out of there yesterday with four bags full of groceries for $32. Not too shabby! Then I just filled in at a couple other stores.
Since shopping took me forever I decided to just pick up lunch on the way home. I was really craving a tuna sub, but the last time we went by, our local Subway franchise was being remodeled and wasn’t open. I didn’t want to risk that (don’t mess with a hungry, pregnant woman!) so I picked up some chili at Wendy’s.
We also got all the Christmas decorations down, watched some movies, and just took it easy. I’m not prepared for the craziness of real life to start back up this week, but I guess I don’t have a choice! Have a great weekend, everyone!