Friday, June 27, 2008

Price Increases for Food

Today, my mom graciously offered to pick up some food items for me at Sam's. The closest Sam's to our home is over 60 miles away. It would cost me at least $24.00 to travel that far and back and, therefore, I rarely go!

Here's what I asked for:
spinach, green beans, romaine hearts, maple syrup, mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese, blueberries, and strawberries

A few months ago, these items would have cost me $71.56 before tax. Today they cost $81.39 before tax. Quite an increase in a short amount of time.

But this put it into perspective for me. Aren't we blessed?! I'm not hungry or doing without. I may have to get creative but is that really so bad?


Owlhaven said...

Thanks so much for the mention!! Every bit helps!


KatheeMarie said...

Agreed. I think we will be seeing a lot of changes in our lives as a result. My oldest son is having an electric motor put on his road bike. We are tending to stock up on bulk food now before prices skyrocket anymore. Something that put it in perspective for me though were these two books: Material World: A Global Family Portrait and Hungry Planet: What the World Eats by Peter Menzel. We are blessed with an abundance.

Lisa said...

We have seen a huge increase in food prices also. But, as you say, we are not hungry. I just think more about what I am going to cook now. Here is America we still have so much more than others.

Lisa Q

ohiofarmgirl said...

It is nice to be reminded that we should look for the blessings and not complain...thanks for the gentle reminder. Dianntha