I haven't had much to impart to this blog lately because I've either already blogged about some frugal triumph or I am not doing much that is frugal.
My frugality used to manifest itself in the drive to get as much free or cheap as possible by using coupons and combining sales. And I was successful at that. So successful that my pantries and cabinets are aching from the tubes of toothpaste and cans of cake frosting. Obtaining, finding space for, and taking care of those extras has left me weary and I've been longing for a return to a more normal shopping habit. You know, buying what we're out of or what we need.
So, now I'm left contemplating letting my Sunday paper go. Two weeks ago my Mom and I scavenged coupons quite nicely at a nearby paper recycling bin. If I want them, I know where to get them free.
And instead of finding great kids clothes are garage sales I'm contemplating consigning tubs of their outgrown clothes to make room for the stuff that I already have set aside for them. Garage Sale Saturdays don't have much lure for me when I think about having to put more treasures in my already full house. The siren call of the thrift store has been a weak hum. The truth is that I would rather be home hanging laundry outside or working on my veggie patch.
It's still a frugal lifestyle. It's just a different lifestyle then I've been living. And it will help me do things that I haven't done before like making dish detergent from pantry items when I run out.
So, If you're wondering where I've been and what I've been up to then that's where.
I'll be clearing out kids clothes to take to the kid's store and shining my sink Flylady style because I am ready for a bit of a change.
This week I'm planting a zucchini and cantaloupe from seeds I started in my bathroom.