So, I'm slowly getting better. But now the Chubby Hubby is ill. At least it got him after we made some progress on consulting projects in the business, and we have enough money to get thru' the the next month. I'm quite fond of being able to pay the rent and utilities and such you know. And our grocery spending will only be $100 below food stamp levels. Whoo hoo!
I even made it to the stores for the 'big monthly shopping trip' yesterday. I wasn't able to buy everything I'd have liked to (you can check my ideal monthly shopping list here) but I also hit the corned beef and beer on sale for St. Paddy's day and got wine to cook with, all for my $100. I'm really low on sugar, but, let's face it, until I'm better I'm not likely to bake. I've even been relying on store-bought cheap styrofoam bread since getting sick.
Being able to rely on the pantry while sick is of course making life easier. We rely on apple juice when sick - it's sort of a family tradition. When the Spawn started this round of illness I grabbed another bottle as insurance, even tho' we already had bottle here. We're opening that bottle today for the Chubby Hubby. The Spawn, who is working a 12-hour double shift today, won't have to drag his sorry butt to the grocery store after work to help his Dad out.