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Frugal contentment

January 21st, 2008 at 10:10 pm

Snow falling, blanketing the Spruce tree the kids and I planted years ago, a fire in the antique stove, bread baking, a feeling of contentment.
I spent the morning making bread and brownies, making frugal homemade versions of rice-a-roni, and hamburger helper, six in all, for frugal meals in the weeks ahead.
I wrote out a menu for the week, using things in the freezer and well-stocked pantry.
I listened to CD's that my son made for me.
The stereo system is 15 years old, but still sounds great.
Finding contentment with the things I have, and being able to live frugally is not drudgery. Attitude makes all the difference.

5 Responses to “Frugal contentment”

  1. luxlivingfrugalis Says:

    Sounds divine!!

  2. Broken Arrow Says:

    Wonderful title! And what a wonderful state of being to find and maintain. Smile

  3. denisentexas Says:

    I think you have the right idea! I just love it. Smile

  4. scfr Says:

    Great post!

  5. Long Story Short Says:

    I'm picturing a Norman Rockwell frugal painting! I loved reading your post-

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