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.
***NOTE: I wrote this post before schools were out for Christmas break. A medical issue kept me from posting it until now. I’ll write another post for after this one.
I’m still working on projects of my own during my blog break. I’m not moving very fast because I keep falling down the rabbit hole of the internet when documenting family genealogy or searching for quilting item suppliers and studio ideas. A lot more organizing and getting rid of excess will be done when the schools are on holiday break. That’s when Ladybug can come for a couple days to help move things around to set up a dedicated sewing & quilting space. I’ll go into more details after my break.
I received money gifts from D.L. and K.C. last month. I was very tempted to put that toward my teeth fund or toward the heating bill. Instead I bought food. Thank you both so much! I bought packages of salmon and tuna and a few other things but mostly I bought fresh vegetables. Vegetables I rarely get from the outdoor foodbanks. Did you know broccoli and cauliflower costs about $4 a pound these days? I’m so very happy with the gift of food. I even bought brussel sprouts,
I had been craving vegetables roasted in olive oil with garlic and lemon pepper. Roasting makes them soft enough to eat so I’m eating a lot of them. Nothing fancy. Just oh so good! I have enough money left to buy more fresh vegetables for my birthday in a few days.
I’m down to the last $2,800 needed for my teeth. Yea! I sold quite a few items I no longer needed and finished some quilts that have been here almost a year waiting on me. I sure do miss being creative. I’m looking forward to having a working studio again.
I haven’t worked on next year’s budget yet because I haven’t wanted to depress myself. Every expense of mine will be higher and I still haven’t gotten a notice from SS what my income will be after Medicare is taken out. I’ll wait until I have all the information before getting to that task.
Have a great holiday! I’ll be back blogging soon. Hugs from Kentucky.