I did make it to the farmers' market Saturday, bringing home some local bounty. For the freezer: blue berries, summer squash (chopped and portioned into bags for winter curries), and swiss chard. For the present moment: corn on the cob, potatoes, and carrots. I know that the market is a good deal. Fresh, local, the best value for my dollar. I'm glad I already now this, because my mad dash there and back didn't give me much time to think and make well planned purchases. And without that ingredient, frugal living is hard.
How about you? Has summer sped up your life? Are you on purchase autopilot? Do you feel like that Walmart winter holiday commercial where a man is sweeping the last of everything on the shelf into his cart, no thought required? If so, you are not alone. Remember, life has cycles. I'm in a frenzy one at the moment. It will pass, and my intention is to slow it down as fast as I can. Read more as I work to get back into a more intense frugal groove.
For now, I'll leave you with I Love Lucy!