Having gas in your car is a gift. It shouldn't be taken for granted. Also, you can live without running around all the time. However, it is a hard adjustment when you're used to going to friends homes a couple times a week.
** my solution so far is to barter some of my stockpile or baked goods in exchange for a couple gallons of gas **
Cooking at home because you have to gets old.
** my solution- find several meals that are easy to make and always keep those ingredients on hand. I keep pasta and mac and cheese on hand all the time. Hot dogs are a top choice among my kids. If all else fails I make pancakes and eggs.
I don't need as much as I thought --BUT I want things more than I realized.
* I love to look at decorating blogs but I am realizing how discontent it makes me. I love going to thrift stores to hunt for treasures but right now it's NOT in the budget. I'm thinking about organizing a swap meet for a group of friends. No money can change hands but we can bring our unloved items and share!!
I'm getting much more done.
* I cannot run around--there's no money for it. I'm forced to stay home and actually teach my kids, clean my house, and cook!
** This is linked to Works for Me Wednesday***