It’s amazing how one little list can put some new pep in your step! All of a sudden I have purpose! (I know, I’m a little crazy, but I like to think that’s part of why you love me, yes?) I swear my life motto should be: If you want something done ask someone busy — because the more I put on my plate the more I get done. There is no lazier Holly than a Holly with nary a thing to do, trust me. I have the ability to take more than 2 naps in a day (naps, people!) I have no problem doing lazy. Now I realize this philosophy is somewhat dependent on inertia, which is sort of counter productive since one actually has to stop sometimes, but today we’re not here to talk about my flawed life logic we’re here to talk about successes and well, of course, immediate failures.
So I’ve been tackling all sorts of things around here and one of the first things I did was plan all my meals this week according to a strategy I call Operation: Fridge Cleanout. Generally when I plan meals I sit down with Garrett and we talk about what fabulous concoctions we’d like for dinner the following week and grocery shop from there. It’s not always the most efficient for the groceries we have on hand, but hey, it works. However, since I’m “attempting” to wrangle my grocery budget to under $400 this month (which I realize may sound like a ridiculous amount to some of you since there are only two of us, but hey I’ve got to start somewhere) I thought it might be smarter to actually see what meals we can make from the items we have on hand before writing my grocery list. And we did. And guess what? No need to go to the store, we have everything we need right on hand! So success this week goes to our July Week One Meal Plan:
So as you can see, each and ever purchase was a total necessity, I mean come on. Necessity. The $75 out of my $400 grocery budget on the 6th day of the month, however? Well, it remains to be seen what the consequences of that will be for that goal. You win some, you lose some.