That's right. Guilty of becoming one of "them". One of those "normal" Americans. You know the kind I'm talking about. The kind that I don't want to be, but sadly, am. I'm one of those "normal" Americans who know how to fix things but instead, I go and buy it new. I'm one of those who know how to make bread, but buys the crappy, chemical laced bread from the big stores. I'm one of those people who buy their veggies from those same stores even though I know how to garden and preserve my own. I'm one of those people who go out to eat A LOT and then complain that I can make better food at home. I'm also one of those people who are living paycheck to paycheck because if I have extra money, it NEEDS to be spent on something frivolous. .
Well, no more!!!!! I'm tired of being "normal"! Me and Hubby use to live off of 1/3 of what we are living on now, we can do it again. I actually thought about going back to work so that we can have more money. More money for what? To buy things. There's something wrong with that! It's time to go back to the basics.
It's time to use my clothes line again instead of the dryer all the time. Sure it's convenient to just take them from the washer and throw them into the dryer. But, the clothes line is cheaper and I actually like the feel of the clothes that come off of the line. They feel more...well, clean.
I'm going to stop eating out all the time. We can spend some major dollars eating out. We enjoy the convenience, but we don't really enjoy the food that much. Hubby says I fix better meals at home. So, why would we want to pay for food that doesn't taste that good? And what goes along with eating out, is buying all the stuff from a big store, that I can make. Things like bread, and stuffing, and desserts. I can make all of these and they taste soooo much better! I guess I just got lazy(er).
The garden isn't that great this year, but I will have corn and tomatoes. Possibly some cucumbers to pickle if we would quit eating the ripe ones. lol. We'll see if that will happen. I'm wanting to plant some more beans. The rabbits ate all of mine that I planted this spring. Those wascally wabbits!!!! All of the goodness from the garden will help me save money. I won't have to go to the store every two weeks to buy food. Those prices are getting ridiculous! I understand why there are a lot of skinny girls in the city now. They can't afford to buy food!
Hopefully with us living like this again, we will be able to get our house done. Maybe build us a barn that we need terribly. Or, get our pond fixed so that we can fish in it without snapping our line on a lily pad. It's time to get real about all the money that we waste. I'm tired of being a "normal" American who lives paycheck to paycheck. I want to be an "abnormal" American. LOL!
So until next time,
Small Farm Girl, abnormal