Shh… don't tell anyone I'm poor. They all think I'm living frugal and green just like everyone these days. This is a blog about a senior citizen living a frugal life, on a fixed income, in a low income food desert, and passing along knowledge from lessons learned. Some she learned from her Grandma Mama many years ago and some learned only a few days ago.
Its terrible to be sick on one’s birthday like I was. The last few days have been pretty rough but the worst is over now. I’ve gone through two boxes of tissues and whole bag of cough drops. I’ve slept so much that the days are just a blur. The tissues and sugar free cough drops were given to me in a food bank box last summer. I didn’t need them at the time so they stayed in my storage. That’s one reason to have an emergency stash. I’m taking the rest of the weekend for more rest and a bit of planning.
I’ve been living off liquids the last few days so I need to eat to get some strength back. I had a very strange craving for deep fried chicken wings that simply wouldn’t go away. The craving stayed with me for two days. So at 4 am this morning I was in the kitchen cooking chicken wings. After eating enough to satisfy my craving I’ve been feeling better ever since.
I’m late talking about my 2016 goals. I don’t plan anything spectacular. Just to renew my efforts to live frugally and control my health. You might say I’ve delayed my start of 2016 by a week.
I’m actually getting less SS this year than last year due to the increase in Medicare costs. My goal for this year is to do more DIY frugal things for survival. I can’t see how I’m gonna make it if I don’t. Everything costs so much more these days. I’m suffering the same as many like me in the same situation. I hope to continue to inspire as many as possible by writing about the frugal things I do.
I sure do think some strange things when I’m feverish. A thought that kept popping up…. or a question of sorts. You know how high food prices are blamed on weather issues like the drought in California? Well, there is no drought in the ocean to blame for a shortage so why is the cost of fish so high? I told you it was a strange thought.
Here’s to a frugal new year.