Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Simple Pleasure - First Installment
As I have mentioned, dear hubbo (DH) 's job was eliminated last month. We are on a new path and it requires limiting our discretionary spending. The theme for May is SMALL LUXURIES and SIMPLE PLEASURES. I will post a Simple Pleasure (things that are free but bring joy) or a Simple Luxury (things that cost a little but make me happy) for each day. I realize this sounds corny but I am seeing my day to day activities through new eyes as I try to limit expenditures and focus not on not what is lost but can be found on this path.
For example, my ritual of random lunch hour shopping needed to go as did my every Friday ritual of going to Barnes and Noble for books and magazines (yikes, at $40.00 dollars or so a pop) to celebrate the end of the work week.
Simple Pleasure #1 - evenings in the backyard with DH, listening to the birds sing and enjoying quiet moments together.