Did You Notice It Was A Bit Quiet?

Oh it’s been fairly quiet on LRWC this weekend.  I’ve been away at my daughters college graduation.  Which, she actually couldn’t attend because she had to play in a softball game.  But, there was going to be a senior day today after the game to celebrate the end of her college career.  And that didn’t quite go as planned.  It went something like this:

  • Mom, Dad & Grandparents drive 6 hours
  • Plays game on Saturday, gets a ball thrown at her head from behind and suffers a mild concussion.
  • Sunday’s game gets rained out and so does the Senior Day celebration.
  • Mom, Dad & Grandparents drive 6 hours home

So, with all the eventful uneventful things that went on this weekend, my super saving shopping wound up to be, well, just super boring.  I did not buy much which could be considered super in itself since I didn’t spend  that much money.

I did get a trip in to Stop & Shop on Thursday before the cereal & milk deal ended and was able to score 6 boxes of cereal for $4.94 and got 2 catalinas for free milk.

I am in desperate need of produce so I will be heading to Aldi tomorrow for that.  But other then that, I’m done and way, way under my budget. But I’m hanging onto that money to use for the upcoming weeks where I will need to make some serious meat purchases to replenish my depleting stock in my freezer.  My pantries are still overflowing so much so that I don’t have to worry about that for a while.  Not even after this weekend after taking 2 big bags (including 8 boxes of cereal) to my daughter.  It doesn’t even look like I made a dent in it.

How did your shopping go?  How much did you save?

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  • Kelly

    I hope your daughter is ok. Sorry to hear your weekend wasn’t all you planned it to be. 🙁

  • Barbara A

    Congrats to your daughter for graduating. You should be very proud and especially playing a sport in that college division. My oldest son also graduated from Pitt, undergraduate and masters. After teaching for 2 years he has gone back to school and will graduate in three weeks from law school (Boston). The graduation at Pitt was huge and having attended graduations at several different schools, let me just repeat it was huge. I was proud anyway as I’m sure you are. I hope that your daughter is ok. I also live in NJ and was wondering if you have ever gone to Top Tomato? It is a small chain and the prices beat Aldis. Congratulations again.

    • Cindy

      @Barbara A, Hey Barbara, well congrats to your son. What a great accomplishment for him. My daughter has loved Pitt. I just can’t believe that 4 years have gone by that quickly.
      I have never heard of Top Tomato but I looked it up. Looks like a great store. They seem to be in Staten Island & central Jersey. I’ll have to check it out if I find myself in those areas.
      Thanks for the tip!!

  • kathy

    Congratulations on the graduation! How is your daughter feeling?

    • Cindy

      @kathy, She is doing better but being monitored by a great training staff at the school. I’m waiting to get a report today. Thanks for asking!

  • Beth

    Have you ever been to the Farmer’s Market out on 46 just past Willowbrook Mall? I’m in Sussex County, but whenever I’m in that area I make it a point to stop there and load up on fruits and veggies. If you’re interested, stay on 46 East and it’s probably less than a mile past the mall. Watch for the Nissan(?) dealership because that’s where you’ll turn. The market is set back from the highway, so watch for the Farmer’s Market sign.

    • Cindy

      @Beth, Hey Beth, I did not even know there was one there. Since produce is all I need today I just may make a trip over there. Thanks so much. Great tip!