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The high cost of living

Yes, the title is a little misleading but I usually go with the first thing that comes to mind. In fact, in some instances, the exact opposite is true.

School is out. Today I was able to sleep in, for what good its worth. Today I will be cleaning my house. No husband to help. No maid either. I made the mess, after all, and I keep telling myself. "you dont need to buy more spoons! You just need to wash dishes more often!!!"

Ill get it at some point.

So here is a small list of things I got from Madinet Zayed. A large shopping mart of sorts that holds many clothing shops-mostly abayas,purse stations, makeup stations, smoke shops,food court,clothing department store,a furniture store,a gold souk, health stores (herb and gnc),fabric stores,etc. Im sure Im missing something.

the coop is also there. A lovely alternative to Lulus for some things. They tend to be cheaper on some things but not nearly as large. Here is my receipt:

high fiber bread  5.75
ketchup heinz  11.40
500ml milk   2.75
6 pack of buns-2 packs 2.75 each
baby corn (like you put in Asian food) 4.95
unsalted butter 200g   5.50
copy paper 14.90
nail polish remover 3.95
green food color  1.50
jelly perfume (kind of like lotion)  4.95
a pack of nails for hammering 3.75
coffee filters 40 pack  4.90

NO TAXES
TOTAL 69.80

divide this by 3.67 and you get. . .
19 US dollars

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