Yes, we are happy to report that I had a successful journey to the supermarket today. News flash! I had enough money with me to cover all that I had in my cart. That is, after I put back the can of whipping cream. And after I had told the checker (after I asked her if she spoke English) that I could only buy the little azalea flowering plant (about $4.50) if I had enough money. My little happy plant is (temporarily) healthy and living in our living room. Along with the 6 still pretty roses from the other night. This supermarket adventure only took about an hour and a half of my day. I also, if you care to know, baked chocolate chip cookies and made a salmon/spinach omelette with steamed broccoli for dinner. AND washed the dishes. Yep, You could say that this was a HIGHLY successful day.
Speaking of groceries, I thought you may be interested in the cost of a few items we have purchased this week. I am not sure if you are the one doing the shopping in your house, but I can pretty much guarantee that these items do not cost as much in your neck of the woods.
tomato sauce (12 oz): $3.20
milk (one liter): $2.05
butter (1/2 lb): $3.13
Coca Cola Light (1.5 liter): $3.45
whole chicken (~4 lb): $18.85 (probably the last whole chicken we’ll buy!)
This is just a sample of prices we have found here.