Welcome to Friday! How has your week been? Busy? Quiet? In between? How ever your week has been, I hope you had a good one, with some time to yourself and time to enjoy being with your family. It is hard sometimes to strike a good balance isn't? I know, with me, while I try to live a simple, quiet life, real life/fake life seems to seep into it. Is anyone else feeling the stress or pressure of this other unwanted life in your own?
I try and keep fake life from coming through my front door by limiting junk mail (I only read the grocery catalogues) and not watching TV. I know to some it sounds dreadfully boring but it is how I choose to achieve my goal of a more simple life. I would rather spend an hour getting my house in order or cooking dinner than spending an hour in a shopping centre/mall. In fact, shopping centres over whelm me, there is just too much to look at and so much "stuff" that to me seems useless and so not in context with my life. Of course I still have to go shopping sometimes, but it is with intention and a list and I will spend as little time as possible within the walls of those shopping centres as I possibly can.
As a way of trying to live a simple frugal life I write down what I feel have been my frugal achievements for the week, so this is my 5 frugal things this week.
1. Caught the warm up water from the shower, in buckets, to water the potted figs and the agave out the front. We have had these figs for 20 years and have potted them on to bigger pots about 3 times. I love them and apart from dropping some leaves sometimes are super easy to take care of.