Friday, May 7, 2010

Frugal Friday

This was taken on that recent rainy day walk on Mackworth Island...the tangle of bushes and trees at the water's edge was remarkable.   Can't wait until we go back...but on a sunny day this time!

Well, I did much better this week.    I purchased three tops for $3.00 each and one lunch out for $5.99.  It seems to me that I am missing something, but for the life of me I can't remember what...

Do you read any 'frugal' blogs?   I follow several.   Some very extreme and others not so much.   I am drawn to the extreme know, the ones who spend no money (except for necessities) or the ones that limit their belongings to 100 items or less, etc.   I admire their lifestyle even while knowing that it isn't for me.   Sometimes, though, they do strike a chord and I wind up reconsidering things.

I think, though, that I fit in more with those frugal bloggers who enjoy shopping at thrift stores and garage sales both for clothing and household items.   And I am downsizing and giving away things I don't use or that don't serve any purpose.   I just gave away another large box of wooden stamps because I really do not use them.   But to clarify, I do think that things of beauty used for decoration do serve a purpose.   

I also like to get things in their smallest form.   For instance, I like to download ebooks unto my iPod to read rather than having an actual book,  and I get magazines digitally when possible...I would read them at the library, but unfortunately, no libraries in my area carry the magazines I enjoy reading.  

And I prefer small rather than large.   For instance, I really enjoy using my 13" laptop over my desktop.   I liked my little tiny 3 1/2' screen television...yes the really tiny portable one.   Of course, as it was analog it doesn't get much reception. 

I don't know what all this says about me...confused?  I guess I am still searching out my 'frugalness' and what it means for me.   What about you?  Have you taken the plunge into the frugal realm?

I wish all mothers a Happy Mother's Day.   And I hope your weekend is all that you want it to be.

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