...incomes would rise the same time prices did.
Now that a gallon of milk is over $4.00 and gas prices are still well over $3.00 a gallon (both of which are causing the price of everything else to go up), I'm really going to have to buckle down and be extremely careful in my spending.
As it is this week, I'm housebound and pretty much forced to use cloth diapers. (I haven't been using them due to preggy nausea and fatigue which has thankfully subsided) $20.00 per week in gas for a truck doesn't go very far. I don't have much money left to buy diapers with, though I have enough disposables for 2 diapers a day until Monday. The rest of the time, Bubby's in cloth. Thankfully, he doesn't mind at all and seems to prefer it.
It feels kind of weird to have to ration milk. Unfortunately, I can't buy the inexpensive milk at Aldi's because it does a number on Bubby and I's digestive systems. I get a local milk that's actually usually cheaper than the grocery stores, ranked top quality in my state and I get a free half gallon after buying 5 gallons.
Still, I don't mind the whole "old-fashioned, fore-mothers" feeling I get when I make do, make my own, ration and improvise.
These rising prices scare me a little in that I know I won't have much of a garden this year because of the baby's arrival in June. I simply won't have time to tend a garden and put up all that produce!
This is really a time to rely on the Lord. After all, He provided manna in the wilderness and kept the flour and oil jars of the widow from becoming empty.
Tonight's dinner: meatball subs (I got italian style ground turkey on sale this week)