Well, I made my first $20 on a piece of jewelry, she was only suppose to send $15, but forgot the stamp so it was sent back to her, so she felt bad about all the wait.
I'm glad she did, very glad. We've been low on milk and other food 'necessities'. Off to the Market Basket we went, to spend my very first "hard earned $20" (doing the dishes for 3 or so hours straight in Utah for either $20 or $40 doesn't count, it was by an at the time family member). We went through, making a list of what we needed, and how much it would most likely cost.
So we got a milk, the one my mom was looking at was around $3.60 for a gallon, but then I pointed out one for a dollar less, only thing was, the 2% of it (my mom's idea, we usually get 1% or skin, but the 'fat is more filling' or some odd reason) wasn't there, then from the back they pushed out a full cart of it, it was pretty cool timing. We got a 99 cent thing of white rice because our rice supplies were very low. Cheap 99 cent grape jelly, because i knew we were pretty much out of strawberry preserves (my mom didn't know how much she'd used, odd o-O she thought we still had a lot..) and just some basic stuff, beans and all that. It felt good to be able to help her out like that..
That was a couple weeks ago, she got paid but I swear we're even tighter on money this time, we got even fewer things, but we did get more peanut butter, and cheap ground beef, but we already had other stuff, and this should last us till she gets paid Friday (she had to advance money)
It sucks... for $20 over here, you cant get even 7 gallons of gas anymore.
Heh, seems we're right on the border between bohemian and downright poor. I don't mind, really, I have a loving mom who I can tell most anything to, I have a friend interested in fixing up america(as of now it doesn't deserve a capital letter) as best he can, and he's cute too ;P but we're just friends, and I'm healthy, child free, and trying to get a job.
Life oculd be so much worse off, so this isn't too bad.