I know there isn't much good to say about the economic situation......but....I have found a little sun peeking throught the gray mist! Because of the recession we are spending more time at home. I love that!!!! That saves on gas and the perpetual shopping habit I had gotten into. No, I wasn't buying large purchase items like furniture, bedding or jewelry.....but....I was "nickel diming" away a lot of money on things I didn't really need. I was constantly on the hunt for new decor items....you ladies know what I am talking about:) I was always buying a new pair of pants or shoes to lift my spirits....LOL! Instead of going, I have found great joy in cleaning out.....yes, cleaning out closets, basement, studio....any place I am left alone in for more than 30 minutes. My hubby has gone to hiding things he fears may catch my eye!
I have enjoyed a new passion for cooking and reading.......that is a "good thing". I used to be running all the time and cooking was something that had to be fast. Reading was deligated to bedtime because there was never time during the day. Now, I take my book to the living room in the middle of the day and give myself an hour or two to read......WHAT A TREAT! I also spend time going through recipes online and have tried so many new delicous ways to prepare fish, chicken and veggies:) My husband is lovin that!!!! We have had some fantabulous desserts along with many new casseroles that put our taste buds on end. Insteac of driving and spending I have developed a habit of saving. WOW, that is something new to me......but I sure do like it! Don't get me wrong......I am not doing without...LOL! Oh No.....we have a new granite counter top for our kitchen island coming next Thursday and I can hardly wait. Also I just purchased an antique child's hosier cabinet (handmade) for my grandbabies room! The difference is.....I am saving for that something special....not dribbling my money away on stuff I don't need or will tire of after a month or so:) This economic crunch has hit some REALLY HARD, but in our little world it has done more to bring the entire family together and I think that is GOOD!