Monday, November 28, 2011
We are not so careful with our own culture.
Tired of Christmas commercials yet? Their purpose is to create desires that you didn't have before.
How I wish we could live "completely free of the world's money, economy and thrive quite well".
But then, I always feel that way - whether we are talking about Black Friday, indigenous tribes or, well, anything. ~Smile~
My sisters were together over Thanksgiving. One of the dinner guests was trying to figure out which sister my little sister was. Apparently, one distinguishing feature is that I, the absent sister, am the one who would actually make pumpkin pie out of a ...pumpkin. LOL.
Yes, I have always been the one to do things the hard way, the frugal way, the old-fashioned way. And to do so unapologetically.
Given that, I am thrilled to be able to teach a course in frugal living to the women in our local shelter (a faith based organization).
Since there is no curriculum, I'm developing my own. I have spent the last several days in the book of Proverbs. I found 99 verses on economy - they neatly break down into three categories:
How like GOD's Word to have everything we need for life and godliness. (II Peter 1:3)
These will be a great foundation for all the tips I'm eager to share with the gals. I just need to be careful not to scare them off with some of my 'black-belt' tightwad ideas. Teehee.
I'll keep you all posted on the progress. I plan to develop a notebook for each gal - something she can take with her when she leaves the shelter. My goal is to have things ready to go by the beginning of January (thanks, Linda - you inspired me!).
My niece Emilee and I had fun stitching together after Thanksgiving dinner. She designed and mostly stitched the little kitty and the label below. She accidentally left it here, so I turned it into a sachet using fabric from my scrap bag and lavendar from my garden.
I'm training Emilee too - she just thinks we are having fun.
Little does she know.