Right after our walk I left for Aldi in Pekin. I had heard that inflation rate had dropped so was expecting to see that at the grocery store. What a disappointment to find almost everything we needed had gone up again and some items drastically. The news people must not shop for groceries. A head of cabbage was well over $4.00, the same box of cereal purchased a couple weeks ago had jumped from $1.69 to $1.99. My heart goes out to the elderly who are trying to make it on just social security. The new checks for that were supposed to go up by 8.5 % except when mine came they had raised our Medicare so high that I actually lost money. Thank goodness for the freezer Karin gave me. We may just have to go back to raising our own beef and pork. I wanted to make a big pan of beef barley soup today and thought I might find some cheaper beef at Aldi but they had very little beef and what they had was high priced. Nolan sent a text this evening that there are only 2 male Cavapoo puppies left. The puppy below is wearing the blue collar.