Sunday, January 18, 2009

Long Weekend

Over this long weekend, I planned on going through my cabinets and taking stock of what all I have on my shelves. Go through all of that and put together meals, and leftovers to take to work (so I will hopefully quit "deciding" I want something other than what I brought, and take a short walk over to the cafeteria for more expensive unhealthy goodness). It's only 4:20 in the afternoon on Sunday, though, and I have tomorrow off as well....

What say I open up all these windows and get some nice fresh air flowing through my apartment? Move the pile of books off the stepstool in the living area and bring it in here, open the cabinet doors, and start rearranging and making a list?

Sounds good to me. And here I was, thinking I would make a nice, sizable entry in this blog. Maybe later.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Starting Now

When I began creating this blog, I had thought to use it to write about trying to live as frugally as possible, with the exception of a couple semi-splurges. (Namely SecondLife and a DVD or two a month.) Whether it continues that way or not, I'll have to see.

The economy is sucking, to put it bluntly. As tired as I am of hearing that, it's the truth. Unfortunately, I don't make all that much to begin with, so when prices rise my buying power falls drastically. A good mate of mine, Ralph, pointed me in the direction of AngelFood a few months ago. (Yes, it is a "ministry", but I have not had one instance of anyone even remotely trying to evangelize.) It's wonderful; for $30 you get over $60 worth of good quality food, including quite a bit of meat. You know, meat? That stuff that when you're poor you don't see much of other than ground beef? And you can purchase "expansion packs" as well, which have more meat, or fruits and vegetables, or full meals for one. This will be the third month I have used this service, and only for the main package so far. In my freezer I have loads of good meats and frozen vegetables, and I have been eating them almost daily, too.

This is not "charity". This is not a "giveaway". This has no income limits or any other restrictions on it at all. I seriously suggest anyone who could stand to save a few dollars on food at least go check out the website.