I’m having a really hard time trying to decide what to do next year. I mean, do I want to continue trying to spend one hundred dollars a month on groceries?
The obvious answer would be yes. After all, why on earth would I want to go back to spending $400, $600 or even $800 a month on groceries if I was able to go an entire year spending only $100 a month?
But then again, if I were to cut myself a little more slack, the HH and Monkey Boy could eat Doritos and drink Coke a Cola on a whim, The Girl and I could hang out at Panera and our family could go out to eat in real a restaurant more often rather than going to the Costco food court for a weenie and soda.
We could be normal. We could throw our money away like regular people and I wouldn’t have think about it constantly.
We could eat Kentucky Fried Chicken. I could pay $4 for a box of Girl Scout cookies. I wouldn’t have neighbors bringing dead animals to my door wanting to barter their catch of the day for a few cans of free soup or Hamburger Helper. I could pay $5 for a tube of Crest 3-D white toothpaste for my crappy British teeth instead of using the free toothpaste of the month I picked up at the grocery store with double coupons.
I wouldn’t have to roll out of bed at the crack of dawn to find the best deals. I could give my fingers a vacation from clipping coupons. I could stop bringing pasta salad to potlucks and I could happily pay full price for Hidden Vally Ranch dressing.
I don’t know. I don’t know what I want to do. Do I stay on the same path or walk down a different road?
Would paying full price make me happy? Or would it make me crazy?
What do you think?
Do you think I should do it again? Do you think I could go lower? Or do you think I should start paying full price again for everything like a a normal person?