Monday, January 12, 2009

Trying to be Thrifty

We are continuing to pray about our financial situation. We have clued the boys in on our situation. I like doing things as a family and we prayed together about it. I want the boys to help make a difference. Turn off lights when not in the room, don't let the water run full blast while rinsing dishes or brushing teeth, etc. Taking care of the little things helps.

Over the weekend I completed my new wardrobe. I scored some good deals. I got a pair of $30 pants for $10. And then I found some plain long sleeve cotton tops on sale for $3.59! Now I am all set on clothes. In addition to finding some good deals on clothing I am trying to work wonders with meals in the kitchen. I have got a big pot of beans soaking on the stove. They are always a healthy cheap meal. Have you noticed the price of laundry detergent? I cannot believe how expensive it has gotten. I mostly use vinegar for fabric softener now. Besides being cheap and helping to neutralize odors, it helps keep the drain clear.

We watched two movies over the weekend. I saw them in Christianbook.com's catalog and then went looking for them at Blockbuster. One is called the "Sin Eater" and the other one was "The Note". Both are good movies.

From the Charm of Simple Things:

Delight in Simple Things

Learn to like what does not cost much.
Learn to like reading, conversation, music.
Learn to like plain food, plain service, plain cooking.
Learn to like people, even those who may be very different from you.
Learn to shelter your family with love, comfort and peace.
Learn to keep your wants simple.
Refuse to be owned and anchored by things and the opinions of others.
Learn to like the sunrise and the sunset, the beating of rain on the roof and windows, the gentle fall of snow in winter.
Learn to hold heaven near and dear.
Learn to love God, for He surely loves you.

~Anonymous

1 comment:

Candy-Faith said...

I enjoyed this post :)