It’s been a long day, it’s almost bedtime & it’s -27c with the windchill. When I wake up it’ll be -41c (-41.8F) with the windchill. A temperature which is pretty rare on Cape Breton Island from what I’m understanding.
For myself, it’s WAY too cold. I won’t be stepping foot outside until Monday when the temperature reaches a mild & balmy 3c. 🌞
This weekend will consist of sewing, housework, baking, reading, etc… most of all, I’ll be staying warm.
What are your weekend plans? Anyone else getting a little arctic 🥶 blast of cold?
Like this box FULL of amazing assorted fruits I found on “Flash Food” today for $5.00! I feel like I won a mini lottery or something… lol! It is not in our budget to buy such a huge assortment of fruit in one week, so this box with some of this & some of that is just awesome I have to say! Usually we go with a couple items of whatever is on sale and that’s that.
This week, we have a lovely assortment to choose from! The girls are very happy with a drawer FULL of fresh fruit for the week! Sobeys had cauliflower ($5.99) for buy one get one free, so I went for that, even though they’re the size of a grapefruit, they’re still good. Then I grabbed a my broccoli (2 bunches for $8.00) and we are good for produce for the week along with grapes & bananas, and frozen brussel sprouts.
Then we bought the rest of our groceries, we found a few meat sales, grabbed whatever else we had on our list, and i’m done for the week. We do need to grab cat litter tomorrow but we grab that elsewhere, so that’s tomorrow. My goal is to not step foot in a grocery store until later next week.
Food prices went up by 11% in Canada in 2022, and “they’re” saying we should expect another 7-8% hike this year. I’ll be amazed if it’s ‘only’ 7-8% truth be told. It seems that every week we shop something else has went up, and often not by $.50 or something, but by a few dollars at least. In a total of two years this is an almost 20% increase in food costs.
No wonder it’s so stressful & depressing to shop every week. We often ‘pass’ on items now because of the price. We’ll simply say “nope, maybe next week” and that’s that. *sigh*
Have you been affected by the food prices? Have your shopping habits changed?