Thursday, October 30, 2008

Budget crunch

If you knew that you were going to lose your job in the next month...even six months, what could you do without in order to save some $$ between now and then? I'm guessing that if most took a good hard look at every expenditure, there would be plenty of room for extra savings. I'm going to look into a cheaper cell phone plan. Use an antenna with converter box already, so no savings to be found be ditching cable. Cook most meals from scratch, but I could be better about not accidentally letting food go to waste. Hmnnn...surely there are other areas where we could save. Will think on that for sure.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Constant Struggle

It's a constant struggle to stay focused on simple living, on consuming less while enjoying life's simpler pleasures more. I vow to renew my commitment to simple living beginning today. Therefore, instead of stopping on the way home to buy more groceries, I resolve to make do with what is on hand--just for today. I hope to make the same pledge for tomorrow. We need bread, so I'll have to go home and bake something...maybe the 90-minute dinner roll recipe, or a simple beer bread (3 cups self-rising flour, very scant 1/4 cup sugar, 1 can room temp beer mixed then placed in bread pan, with 3 tbs. melted butter on top and adding 4 tbs. melted butter partway through baking in 350 degree oven.) yes, that's the ticket!
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