Saturday, January 10, 2015

Frugal Living...

Every year I have some ideas how I want to live for the year. Every time I fail to keep to it that's why I never make any New Year Resolution. For many years, I plan to buy a piece of new clothes every weekend. Yeah, I know... I know... that sounds like overspending. But it never happen because I wasn't one who enjoy shopping. It's a very boring activity. I only get excited looking at plates... yes, plates, especially square plates or any plates which appear in the shape of quadrilaterals. Any odd shapes get me really excited as well. Hubby got excited with cooking utensils. So, both of us together has accumulated quite a fortune in terms of kitchen stuff.

This month we rewarded ourselves with an item each. I, the stingy frugal one will only go for clothes with a 70% discount hanging on the rack. The best will be 70% + 10%... it's not 80% if you calculate it properly. I still want to sew my own clothes but I really don't know how to do it perfectly. Have to be more patient but I always get really furious with the sewing machine whenever the stitches started to jump. Felt like slapping the sewing machine.

Hubby needed a new belt. The earlier new extremely expensive so-called leather belt broke into two. *sigh* So, why go for expensive stuff? Hubby got himself a Lumberjack belt while I got my one and only Jeep blouse. I used to go for shopping spree for the Chinese New Year but now I realize that I don't need any new clothes just for Chinese New Year. Life in 30's seems to tell me nothing matters much actually. I just want a quiet and peaceful life with not much happening. I'm one boring person.
This morning and early afternoon, both my classes got cancelled so hubby and I went shopping. Grocery shopping in Tesco. A whole chicken and two red tilapia cost RM60. Add everything up from the minute load of stuff came to around RM133. I used to buy a whole big load of trolley for less than RM200 and look what RM133 gave me. Not even a quarter of my usual load. I think I got really worried whether our currency would collapse next and we inched into cashless society. Then, we would have nothing to eat at all since we were not able to purchase anything. I felt so poor looking at my small load. The vegetables cost as much as the meat. Makes me think should I plant my own vegetables but it seems to be a lot of work and I'm not cut out to be a farmer.
But God is so good. When I came back from another house to another house, I saw this beautiful rainbow, bright and clear right in front of our house. I'm rest assured that the Lord will take care of everything. Cast all your burdens upon Him. I'm not much of a person who can memorize verses but there were a few that I remembered. I remembered about God's covenant with us in Genesis.

There were so many people at the field in front of the house but nobody seemed to look up into the sky. I've wanted to see a rainbow for some time. A clear one... as clear as this. Yeah, I'm happy like this. Diamonds do not attract my attention but rainbows do. It's priceless and was that a double rainbow or just the reflection in the sky? I've seen a ring-like rainbow but that time I have no interest in taking photographs.

Well, no worries now. Everything will be taken care of.... Adios... 


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