Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Small victories

This is a picture of success.

This is also a picture of success.

The first is what my refrigerator looked like just before I went to the grocery store on Saturday. As you can see, it is basically bare.

And that thrills me to no end!

See, I consider it a personal challenge to use up leftovers creatively so that nothing gets wasted... nothing gets thrown away... and no one utters a single "Do we have to eat this AGAIN?"

Very rarely do I have to throw anything away, but it's not too often that I can plan out everything -- down to the last egg -- so that I can have a clean refrigerator, ready for the next week's allotment of food.

Goofy, perhaps, but I take my victories wherever I can find them! *grin*

The second picture is another CVS victory. By combining sales, coupons, and ECBs, the total for all of this was $21.95.

I got $20 back in ECBs.

In other words, my final total was basically $1.95.


(P.S. Don't tell anyone, but CVS wound up paying me $0.55 to take one of those Right Guards off the shelf!)


Emily (Laundry and Lullabies) said...

That refrigerator is no small victory! I try to do the same thing, but I don't think I've ever succeeded that well!

Ouiz said...

I was pretty darn surprised myself, actually! *grin*

Suburban Cowgirl said...

yes, but do you have ice in your freezer? *grin*

Ouiz said...

Surprisingly, yes I do! I don't have a full ice bucket full because... well... a certain friend moved and no longer comes over to fill it.

Kinda sad.

Kristen Laurence said...

Those are no small victories! I love the CVS deals you keep posting about. My husband and I used to do stuff like that all the time (with our local grocery store coupons). With kids I keep thinking we don't have time, but you've proven me wrong! Way to go, Ouiz!