Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Tightening Your Belt
I know Husband already posted this pic on the Facebook but it is too cute not to share with the rest of you. I love her pensive expression as she ponders the mysteries of delicious, delicious frozen custard.
The problem with tightening your belt when you were already living frugally is that the tightening measures feel much more extreme. When people tell me they are cutting out:
- The movie channels on their television package
- Starbucks in the morning
- Buying their lunches
- Going out
- Driving to work
I think, "Oh what i would give to be just cutting those out now!" Because we already don't do any of those things. We cut back on our television package last week on THE VERY DAY OF THE PROJECT RUNWAY FINALE. Which, yes, I missed. On the lowest rung of the TV ladder you get your broadcast stations, a plethora of religious programming and shopping channels and the food network. And fox news. And that's about it. I would consider getting rid of the whole damn thing except at the end of the year then you won't be able to watch anything and lord knows we can't live without TV- can we?
What are you cutting back on?