Thank you for the fantastic responses on yesterdays post, it was interesting to read them. If I may quote a few here.
Mary in Perth says.......I have been very much aware this week of things I have no power over............but then what I DO have power over is how I react. I can't do anything about the cost of electricity, but I can control how much I use. No control over other road users, but I can control how I react. The list goes on. It reminds me a bit of the Serenity Prayer. It's given me the wonderful empowering feeling that you talk about.
liniecat says...... I'm about to drop to 3 days working but actually would like to stop altogether, although my income would then be very very small so I too am going to have to cut right back and live frugally and sensibly soon. I don't find that scary, it will be a challenge I'm sure and I completely understand what you mean when you say its empowering. Perhaps its knowing that the decisions we make for own selves now, is all that's left for us that is truly ours and that is empowering.Anonymous says........I am happily married and he supports me and cheers me on, but he is not responsible for my happiness, only I am capable of doing that, nor am I responsible for his or anyone else's happiness.
Natalie says.........Oh yes, going your own way. Life is much better if you step out of the rat race. I don't give a fig about what I look like.
I think we are all singing from the same sheet here. Sorry if I'm stating the bleedin obvious, it's good to know that you get it.
Right, let's move on, no point in standing still, ha ha. I didn't go a walk today, the fog was worse than ever this morning. I'm not sure if fog is the right word, it's more like clag, that heavy wet mist which hangs in the air and covers everything in a fine spray.
This meal is what I had for lunch yesterday. Salad, cucumber, watercress, lettuce, and celery, with scrambled eggs and mushrooms. Very nice it was too.
This afternoon I did a couple of hours in Helen's garden. Picking up all the cuttings from the hedge I trimmed on Tuesday, and bagging them up for the tip. Next I dug all the borders alongside the hedge to tidy it up. It looks nice. I didn't need to go to the tip, Helen managed to get all the rubbish in her car.
It was 4.30 pm when we finished, so I did my usual pilgrimage to the little Tesco. There were a few reductions to be had. I got a bag of Kale for 30p, Muller Corner yogurts for 59p, was £2.82. and two small yogurts for 16p each.
There are two other stores in the village and as I wasn't in a rush to get home I thought I would have a look for more reductions. The Co op have orange stickers and I was a bit lucky. 2 egg custards for 29p. 6 wholemeal bread rolls for 25p. Bag of spinach for 29p. 6 fromage frais for 29p.
Next was the Spar shop, worth a look as I was passing. Most of the reductions were pathetic, 20p off, hardly priced to sell as they advertise. Scouring the shelves, something caught my eye. 25p for six large free range eggs. Had to have them. Not much date left on them so I will eat them in three days. Good find.
I am all geared up to go to the Park Run in the morning, must make an effort this week.
That's all for now, have a nice weekend. Toodle pip.