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I agree
and its instructive to think of the various things that give us pleasure and why - spending and not spending.  I must amdit I like to buy and at one stage got a little low when I coudln;t buy what I wanted (books, music, etc), As I get older I find that the things you write about give me more pleasure. Reflective post.

posted by Greenfields on May 21, 2008 at 9:43 PM | link to this | reply

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Mmm, I haven't got rid of my cellphone yet, I lived for four years without television from 2003 to 2007. Then my children bought me a new one for Christmas last year, darling of them, but it's a tremendous waste of time, and of course I have to pay for access.

posted by shahdlou on May 19, 2008 at 11:47 PM | link to this | reply

nothing like motivation!

posted by thecryptkeeper on May 19, 2008 at 5:16 PM | link to this | reply

I believe that we are more comfortable in our own skin when we become more self sufficient. I am so stoked for you that your son is coming for a holiday! Good luck with your all you projects.  sam

posted by sam444 on May 19, 2008 at 4:35 PM | link to this | reply

I loved your post, and your life style,
Once i started living on a fixed income i started cutting back, and i agree it's not bad, now i enjoy the simple things in life.  like zen i cook at home and i am rediscovering the joys of cooking, and it is healthier.  I got rid of the cell, and guess what i still get enough with the home phone.  I cut out the cable tv and next year the tv altogether.  I get to read more and i like you love my art classes. Great post, write on.

posted by callista22001 on May 19, 2008 at 4:18 PM | link to this | reply

Lovely post. Thanks so much for your comment on 'doing nothing'. I am learning. Looking forward to your next adventure in France.

posted by vogue on May 19, 2008 at 10:25 AM | link to this | reply

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I hear you.............Just think how much you would have had in savings had you been doing that all along!   Perhaps we as a country are gong to learn that convenience vs. savings is a very important tool in surviving the coming years

posted by Corbin_Dallas on May 19, 2008 at 10:18 AM | link to this | reply

We in the States are feeling the pinch in a BIG way. I posted a while back on how much my family was spending eating out a restaurants.....it was ridiculous. Since then, I have been cooking at home (HUGE $$$$ SAVINGS). I started buying my groceries at a discount store and have cut my food bill by half. Hopefully, the economy will improve soon; maybe once IDIOT PRES BUSH is gone. That man has ruined our country.........well, that's another post/another day. Again, so nice to read your posts.

posted by ZenMom on May 19, 2008 at 10:12 AM | link to this | reply

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