November 17, 2008

Cant buy me love love

I hope everyone had a great weekend!

Ours was pretty quite, but I loved it. Our income has taken a slight cut so we have cut out any unnecessary spending. Which means NO going out to eat, NO more out of the house date nights (that cost money at least), and NO more happy hour or out on the town nights with friends. Sad? A little maybe, but don't feel too sorry for me. I'm sure it will get a little old, but I really did enjoy my weekend with hub. Friday night I cooked dinner and we watched movies that we have taped on the DVR (HBO free for 3 months.. we've been taping EVERYTHING), Saturday morning hub went to the gun and knife show with his dad. Gave me some time to get stuff done around the house. When he got home it was football, football, football. Another couple that we are friends with had a little get together at their house for the Carolina and Alabama game. *Boo Carolina, Yea Alabama* At least I have one team I can count on :) Sunday we did a whole lot of nothing. Bummed around. My brother came over for a little bit.
I know everyone is having a hard time financially right now. We're just trying to be as smart as we can. Trying to save as much as we can. We haven't always been very cautious with our savings and I'm really hoping that it's not too late to start being that way now!

One bright side to all of this is that it's really forcing us to focus on our relationship. We've talked about so much over the past week. About what's making us happy, what's not making us so happy, what we want out of life, what needs to change.. etc. We're depending on each other for entertainment, companionship, whatever. Our relationship has been so closely involved with our friends since day one so this is really a bigger deal that what it may seem. But it's good.. very good actually! I'm very lucky to be married to my best friend in entire world and that's definately something I realize over and over again. Especially now!

Speaking of saving... Let me just report to you the outcome of my trips the the grocery stores today. Yes, I go to two different stores most of the time. Depending on the sales.
Bi-lo ~ My inial total was $80.63. After sale prices were deducted and coupons as well, the amount I actually paid was... $45.90!!
Publix ~ Initial total was $132.41. Actually paid.. ready?? This one is really exciting.. $60.86!!!
Can you believe it? I get so excited. It's like a game to me! Thank you for saving me big bucks on groceries especially since we won't be treating ourselves to dinners out at restaurants!!

Watch for my post tomorrow as I'll be picking the three winners for my Annie's Candles giveaway!!


Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Those are some pretty impressive savings in the grocery store!

Julie Q said...

That's good that you guys communicate so well! It really makes all the difference in the world. yay for happy young married couples :)

Heather said...

That's right...Yay Alabama!!! :)
And good for you with the grocery game! I quit after my free trial becuase I wasn't dedicated enough to go buy a Sunday paper and find the coupons. I need to try again. I HAVE to start saving some money somewhere.

Heather said...

Sorry... not "free" trial, but you know what I mean. Dollar trial.. or however much it was!

Megan said...

I tried the grocery game, but I couldn't really get into it.. I am thinking maybe I should give it a second chance.

Anonymous said...

So sweet, I love the way you said you depend on each other for entertainment and companionship - I think thats so awesome and how I feel about my boyfriend and I plus I think its a great way to find out more ways to love the other person - without outside influence or entertainment. whoo hoo for grocery savings!!