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23 year old going on 50. I take my carry basket to the farmers markets every week and Avoid getting a tan at all costs. I also have lots of tattoos. Two beautiful children and a "Hubby". And an obsession with cooking - moving into a place that doesn't have an oven...

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Don't take hubby grocery shopping.

I'm not even joking.

It seems when he comes shopping with me, both our self control centres go out the window. Maybe they are too busy trying to decide what ice cream they are going to buy to actually do their job.

we spent $80 on crappy food. Well, It wasn't ALL crappy. There was $20 worth of chicken, because he had to have chicken for lunch. We got milk too, because to do actually really need that. And there was cream cheese, because he had to have cream cheese on the sandwich too. And Soft drink, because we don't have any and we need it. Yeah, just like my pregnant bum needs those 3 packets of tim tams we bought because they were on special and the tub of icecream purchased for the same reason.

(I did get a $2 block of apricot and almond cheese and a box of crackers that I am totally NOT regretting at all.$3.35 well spent).

It makes me cranky as soon as we get home, because he likes to stress - particularly about money. Rarely a day goes by where he doesn't make a comment about needing to save or pay off debts or somethign else along those dreary lines.

But I am convinced that if he just avoided the supermarket, we could probably put a deposit on a house with the savings we would make! (This is a slight over exhaggeration. He'd need to quit smoking too).

Of course, I'm a big girl, so I can't just dump all the blame on him. Part of me says "you should tell him no!" but the other part says "He's a big boy, he doesn't need another mother, let him live with the choices." I need to be stronger when we go to the shops together and not give in to my wants just because he's not listening to his self control - I bought the tim tams. Makes me want to kick my own pregnant bum. But then my brain tells me to just calm down and have another tim tam, getting worked up isn't good for my blood pressure. So I do.

Speaking of pregnant - here is the latest photo froma progession shoot I'm doing with Captured With Love Photography (check them out, gorgeous stuff!). Cab you believe that's my 30 week belly? See the something sticking out from under my ribs? Weird, huh. Whats even weirder is that I've only got about 8 weeks left. I'm convinced I won't go to 40 weeks. At 37 +5 with Dex I was 4cm dialated. Either way, even if I do go to full term, 2 months and I'll have my baby girl in my arms.

She'll most likely be nameless, because let's be honest, you remember a slutty girl's name heaps before you remember a douchebag boys name, so Sophie who was holding hands with boys in year one totally turns you of that name, while Patrick who once hit you with his hat and made you bruise doesn't stick in your memory as strongly. (no, the Patrick I'm referring to wasn't the Patrick I'm now currently having babies with).

Any way - The point of this blog was to show everyone that I'm definitely not perfect. There are times when I drop the ball. When it's easier to not care about budgets. But the important thing is, I don't like doing it. It doesn't feel good. I imagine it's like trying to lose weight. You can have a splurge day, but instead fo making you feel good, it just makes you feel worse and you vow to try harder next time. And that's what I'll do.

So we all learn something.


  1. I can totally sympathise with you on this one! I have a strict budget of $200 a week to feed 6 people (although this still seems like alot!) I carefully meal plan to make sure that I do not exceed this amount. On the rare occasion that I send Hubby out to do the shopping he completely blows the budget. I'm talking about by a good $100 or so! He seems to buy so much stuff we don't need...like chips and soft drink and chocolate (actually we do need that, or more to the point I need it!)
    I love your pregnant belly shots...very cute!

  2. craig is convinced we need to do the shopping together because he thinks i spend to much haha but realy i buy what we need for the week and he buys well other crap.
    well now i want tim tams i gonna buy some now hahahaha

  3. $200 a week for six sounds good, because you've got lunches and everythign to include in that. 6 people eat a lot more breakfast than three people!
    Pat does things like I'll send him in for one item and he'll come back with four, because he didn't want to look cheap only buying one thing?!?!

    Enjoy the timtams Jemima!

  4. Jonathon is way more thrifty than me. In fact, if we're on a really strict budget -- for example, when we were both unemployed and broke and living on about 150 bucks a week total -- he is always able to scrimp together enough to get the necessities and a treat for me.

    I'm thankful that I don't have your job! I don't even know the monthly budget! Hubs just tells me what I'm allowed to spend. Works for me.

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