Thrifty

One thing that an unexpected event like a hospital stay will force you to do is to carefully watch your money and finances. Since returning home on Sunday, Hal and I have made just one trip to the grocery store and we’ve only ordered delivery once. Both of those are very out of character for us over the summer.

I plan to cook more here at home, although I always say that. Cooking for two is the worst possible situation because there is inevitably too much food and we get tired of leftovers. It is nearly impossible to downsize the recipes to account for this contingency.

I plan to empty out the freezer of all the frozen dinners I have stashed away over the next few days in addition to making spaghetti. The next trip to the grocery store will see me add more frozen dinners to the freezer for the future.

When it comes to ordering meals, the prices are getting worse every day. They are steadily creeping up to the point that ordering delivery no longer is an option for us. The delivery services are going to go broke if prices keep rising.

All these things mean we’re watching our budgets more than ever. Saving money is important at all times, but now it’s even more critical to watch what we spend. We just have to be smart and we’ll get through this without major discomfort.

Staying home is the smart choice for us right now. For me it’s more of a medical necessity since I’m recovering from pneumonia. COVID-19 remains a real threat, and there’s no reason to take chances.

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