Well i am lol, thought i better pop in for a catch up, so whats been going on ooop North
first things first still skint but happy :D
Christmas is over and done with, there was only four of us and there was no stressing and no debt to worry about, and thats such a good feeling ..
Decorations will be down tonight and the big clean will start again..
ooh its been wet windy and dull in Lancashire lately and bloomin cold, the blankets have been out the hot water bottles are in full swing, and i have been walking around the house in layers upon layers of clothes with a dressing gown on top, the postman's face was a picture when i finally managed to waddle through the door the other morning to collect a parcel ..hells teeth i looked like a sumo that was about to attempt a mountain trek haha
At least he had a giggle
So back to work today for us both
Thought id check the bank balances
Me 0.33p lol the bills that were due on the 1st came out this morning so we have 33p until OH gets paid on Thursday (midnight Wednesday thank goodness)
We have been in this situation most months tbh, but we struggle on and scrape through
I have council tax to pay Thursday, top the gas and electric up and do a bit of grocery shopping.
I need milk and tea bags today, we are totally out checked the purse and there's about £2 in there so enough for that
The pets have their food...
Best check the cupboards, fridge and freezer I don’t think I need to panic too much I should be able to cobble up some meals... let's have a look...
Half block cheese
½ tub garlic cheese spread
1 unopened soft cheese spread
Half block butter
Small amount of
1 cooked chicken breast
Some cooked gammon
Veg basket -
½ bag Reduced sprouts
5 Reduced potatoes
2 Reduced cabbages
3 Reduced parsnips
½ bag carrots
Fruit bowl -
2 tins soup
Tin rice pudding
Tin baked beans
3 packets custard
Garlic chicken packet
Parsley sauce packet
salt & pepper
Self raising flour
Half loaf bread
4 x oven bake baguettes
2 chicken kievs
4 southern fried chicken
2 breaded turkey steaks
mini sweet corn cobs
Frozen white sauce mascarpone & spinach
So left from xmas and the treat draw -
Small bag terrys choc orange
4 mince pies
Half xmas cake
2 ½ bags
½ biscuit jar
½ packet crackers
5 Cereal bars
Half bottle squash
2 fresh orange juice cartons
When you put it all down on paper it seems a lot – plenty of bis to use up and make meals from I need to chop and freeze some cabbage for the freezer I want it to go to waste, there's half a Swede than can be frozen too for a casserole.
Ive run out of allot of basics – oil gravy stuffing pasta beans spaghetti etc think I will make another list in a couple of days with a meal plan and try to spend no more than £30 it’s the pet foods that bump our shopping bill up each week.
I need cleaning bits but I only use value bleach with boiling water, and use polish with recycled sheet , I don’t need that but do need value washing up liquid and sponges too.
My son is at the x's this week so don’t need to feed him, that helps blimey being off school they don’t stop eating lol
So off to plan a few meals and work out the shopping for the week, but first back to work … meh …
All the animals are acting like naughty kids this morning they've its back to the routine, all running around going mad cats calling for the birds outside, me for food etc .. heck even have a cuppa till I nip for tea bags, another coffee is going to send me over the edge lol
I hope you have all had a relaxed stress free xmas with loved ones and friends, and lastly happy new year to you all xxxxx