Last month, I was well under my grocery budget. This month, not so much. How did that happen?
*glances at the wine bottles in the cabinet*
Oh, that’s how.
This month, I splurged on some things for today’s inauguration celebration, just a little gathering of between 2 and 8 people, depending on who makes it, but I definitely put my money in good places. Rather than doing what I would normally do and pick up all sorts of finger foods and snacks, I went for quality over quantity and bought a few nicer snacks. It doesn’t look like much, but while people will quickly plow through chips and pretzels, fancy cheese and bread can be savored. Maybe this is a sign that I’m finally reaching adulthood and realizing that a bottle of good wine might be pricier than a case of cheap beer, but the wine is so much more enjoyable. It’s something I’ve noticed that I’m applying to a lot of parts of my life. I think this is a good maturity.
I cheaped out on the champagne, though. We’re using it for mimosas. No need to waste good champagne on that!
(Anyone else wonder what the media is going to talk about tomorrow? Okay, maybe Thursday, once they’re done talking about post-inauguration stuff.)