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Today I axed another one. A small one, only $250, but again, it feels like a significant victory.

At least I know what I bought with this one! I bought myself three cashmere sweaters to wear through the winter. I love them and wear them all the time; in fact, I’m wearing one now, and it’s keeping me nice and toasty, as I’ve taken the energy and money conserving step of turning our heat down to sixty-six degrees during the day (from a balmy seventy)! But I find I’m kind of liking wearing my fuzzy slippers and heavy sweaters, curled up on the couch under a blanket with a cup of tea in my hand while I write or make the grocery list. It makes me feel a little more alive, more aware of my surroundings. Everything seems a little crisper, clearer. 

And this morning I got up and made a pot of soup in my slow cooker. I’m looking to conquer my bread machine again. I love cooking, but I’ve forgotten how much, as it’s been so long since I did it on a regular basis. My husband has the palate of a two year old, so I had pretty much given up on cooking for our family, but now I’ve decided to reclaim the kitchen as part of my austerity campaign. I spent $110 at the grocery store yesterday for a week’s worth of meal ingredients! That’s only $15 per day, and that will get us both dinners and leftovers for my husband’s lunch the next day. I’m so excited. Now I just need to keep up the excitement and energy levels in the face of what I’m sure is to be his negative commentary about how he doesn’t like what I’m cooking or that he wants meat in his meal.

Keeping my fingers crossed!!

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