My first point for the day! I realized that something wonderful has come out of this shitty economy. I was at the grocery store the other day, using my trusty coupons and the
I also have a new saying for all of us savers. I think that it will do us well in the coming months. I do think that the worst is yet to come. I know, I'm such a downer. I just think that gas prices and taxes are going to shoot up after the election no matter who wins. Anyways, back to the saying. Endure, Adapt, Thrive. It kind of sums up the entire process over to the frugal side.
The endure part is from a saying my dad had, "You aren't sick of it yet." I HATED when he said that to me. He was right but I still hated. Whenever I had a problem and was bitching about it, he would say that. "When you have had enough, then you will fix it." He was a smart man- aggravating as hell but smart.
Adapt-It is about us finding a way to make our new plan work. Adjusting to our new frugal environment.You know the plan we come up with when we finally are sick of our situation.
Thrive-Once we figure out what works for us as individuals, then we will prosper.
This ties in to my Christmas spending. Everyone that said I was spending too much in the past was right. I didn't want to hear it but you were right. I just didn't want to give up my standard of Christmas. So I had to adapt and boy, did I! Free Christmas here we come!!!!
Our Christmases are extravagant. Well not by Rockefeller standards but by our life style, it is over the top. But is free still extravagant? Maybe once my brain is awake and a bit more organized, I will get the answer to that question.
Have a great day,