Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Frugal February...


It is nearly half the way through the month and I haven't even discussed "Frugal February" with you yet. It was Faux Fuchsia who got me thinking about it. And also Sarah Ban Bretchnach talks about being 'frugal' alot as being creative rather than stingy.

So we decided to tag along with this thriftiness and not to spend anything that wasn't necessary. No sales, no treats, just living with the basics. No Brands Exclusive. Nothing flash or fancy. Just the basics.

Yep, we can do basics. Luckily the washing machine and the pool filter had the decency to need replacing b-e-f-o-r-e February. (I'm still waiting for the third breakdown. They come in three's you know. Ask anyone and they will agree)

Now today is the day that the Silver Fox and I met 24 years ago. Valentine's Day. Aaawww! I saw him across a crowded room and baa-boom! Well, sort of... The crowded room was a nightclub. And I was sort of out on a date with a nice guy I worked with at a Mexican Restaurant. We weren't on a date at a Mexican restaurant, we worked together AT said restaurant. So, I met up with the Silver Fox the following week. What sort of girl did you think I was to jilt my date!!! We were married some 2 years later. Aaawwww....

But, I think the Silver Fox is r-e-a-l-l-y enjoying this Frugal February business, especially on Valentine's Day. It means no gift. I mean, no bought gift. He says yes to love, a home cooked dinner and us being together. Sounds just right doesn't it? I heard on the news that Australians will spend $300 million dollars on Valentine's presents. That's a lot of money isn't it?

Look, the Silver Fox wasn't first in line for the romantic gene although he is very romantic in a non-consumer way. He likes the 'thought' rather than the hooplah. I know he has the right idea but a little part of me l-o-v-e-s 'hooplah'.

Back to Frugal February. It is rather liberating to say 'no' I must admit. To ask  yourself 'do I r-e-a-l-l-y need that?'

Anyone for Miser March. The Silver Fox thought of it!!

 Ciao for now...


1 comment:

  1. As you know, we're building a house, so we're going to HAVE to sign up for Miser March. Frugal February is not going so well! I need weekend sport to start so that I don't have any time nor energy to shop!!!

    Glad to hear you're doing better than me!


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