The "R" word...
What starts with an "R," can't be declared (not officially, anyway), but has lots of us considering nail-biting as a new hobby?
If you've surfed the Web, read the newspaper or watched the news lately, you're aware of the much-discussed issue of our economy woes and widespread fear of a recession. So, lots of us are feeling the need to tighten our belts. And forget about pinching pennies - the cost of gas alone makes you want to squeeze the life out of 'em. Which brings me to higher prices at the grocery stores.
I bought 5 Honeycrisp apples (if you've been following this blog for a while, you know how much I adore them) at Kroger the other day. Why did that purchase set me back $5.69?
What in thee...?!
And the fact that they were the size of an infant's head (read: neither honey-ed nor very crisp) really irked me. The price of bell peppers (even the green ones) is insane. The last time I checked, they were $2 each. Sigh...
Are you feeling the pinch? How are you making sense of your dollars when you grocery shop?