Pin It "In hard times people look for different levels of luxury"
This month is the first for us to really have a bare bone budget. And as the month goes on, it keeps getting harder and harder... I'm trying not to complain. But sometimes the realization that my husband will be out of work in about two weeks gets daunting...
I want to be honest with you - I miss the little things. Pickles from the Russian store, new spray paint for a project that I planned before everything started falling apart, Lyndt chocolate...I know, none of these things are necessities but it doesn't mean, I don't miss them...
As I've been reading through the book "Money secrets of the Amish", I find that I'm a little spoiled in life. After all, their dream indulgence is salad dressing or Ritz crackers... But this new level of frugality is still not easy for me. Not at all. It's even a bit scary.
I know you could say that there are millions of people in the world who have it worse than us. After all, we have delicious food on the table and clean water every day. And we have many reasons to feel rich other than money. So it's silly for me to feel deprived but I do. Please, don't judge, I'm not perfect!
I think, the hardest thing about it is that we were always pretty frugal pinching every penny. We rarely had indulgences or treats. But now, when I have to say "no" to my children even more, I sometimes wonder if it will ever end. I don't want to be your next door millionaire but I don't want to feel guilty either when I want to buy my boys string cheese but it costs as much as two gallons of milk...
Now that's one depressing post from me, right? :) I promise, I'll be back to my smiley, bubbly, light-hearted self very soon. It's just that funky mood that I was talking about yesterday...It happens to the best of us :)
Now I'm going to read some of your blogs because, I know, it will instantly make me feel better :)
Have a wonderful day, everyone!!