Have you been to the grocery store lately and really taken a good look at prices? Just perusing the aisles at my local store makes me cringe. The prices on just about everything have gone up and with the price of gas on the rise – it just means more cutting corners to save where I can.
It irritates me to have to watch my spending SO much. I’m already frugal in nature and always have been. I’m much more apt to zone in on the bargain, but now I am really having to do a lot of extra work to make it matter.
I’m blessed I know, as I have a friend and even my own mother is more than 5 miles from her local grocery store. Mine? Literally behind my neighborhood completely within walking distance without breaking much of a sweat at all. And with five kids in tow, in means we can actually carry the groceries home without needing the van to haul the kids and the food back. This has helped a little bit, but the food costs I am praying will go down soon.
What are your prices like in your neck of the woods?