Usually I plan and write my weekly menu on Monday but today I am stuck with some horrible flu that refuses to go away. I was really ill in bed yesterday but dragged myself into the kitchen to make chicken stock and to dry some tomatoes, both which were on their last legs. Being ill, the idea of eating or cooking is not very appealing but my frugal conscience got the best of me. The thought of having to throw them out made me feel so wasteful.
I am afraid that my frugal mindset is turning me into Susie Homemaker, a worrying idea. I am a former fashionista, I am not supposed to be a dungaree wearing house frau. This is a scary life turn around. Last week I went into Selfridges (the fab department store) and I realized I had not been there in six months. I used always be poking around looking for new and exciting finds.
Does taking up the frugal lifestyle while trying to pay off some bills change your whole outlook? While walking around Selfridges I was shocked at how busy it was. The tills were ringing, there were queues to pay. The thought of how these people can afford to splash out in this recession kept running through my mind. I started to worry about their credit card debt.
Am I taking my decision to live a more frugal life too far? I would love to hear from anyone else that has found their ideas changing radically. Living frugally is not like becoming a vegetarian, should I scorn everything fun and pretty like it is a lamb chop? Thoughts please.
Originally posted 2009-09-21 13:42:30. Republished by Blog Post Promoter