Thursday, February 19, 2009

Simpler Living column, part three

When I submitted February's Simpler Living column to my editor on Tuesday, I realized that I'd never posted January's installment about making do with less.

"One of the reasons we moved to the country was to get away from the buzz of modern suburban life. Even though we knew the dangers of living next to the Joneses, there was always that pressure to keep up or, even worse, get ahead. But that usually meant spending money, and it had us stretched to our limits.

We wanted off the consumer merry-go-round. We wanted to spend less and live more."
(Read more here.)

Truth be told, I probably forgot because we've been pretty busy lately trying to figure out how to make more. Money, that is. While it's true that we've cut down our variable spending quite a bit since moving here, there are still nasty things like mortgage payments and property taxes.

Making a living, while living our life, remains our biggest challenge and while we've got loads of possibilities, this darned "global economic downturn" isn't helping much.

So between that and dealing with various kid infections and the inevitable fallout (turns out we've done a great job teaching our kids to share: unfortunately that means sharing nasty little microbes and viruses -- with us) I haven't been blogging much lately.

So sorry, folks. Just bear with me a bit longer.

In the meantime, click here for the previous month's installment of Simpler Living.


Mama Pea said...

Well, I'm sorry, Lovely Farm Maiden, but your excuses for not blogging more frequently just don't cut it. We feel so left out when not kept up-to-date on what's happening on the farm and with all of it's critters (human and animal). To satisfy us (your faithful readers) you may just have to skip eating and/or sleeping to keep us posted . . . with posts. :o)

Fiona said...

Thanks for the morning smile, Mama Pea -- you're awesome! I'm almost done my pity party so I'll be back at in in no time :)

Sydney Plumber said...

Its good

Anonymous said...

Fiona where are you? Are you still blogging?

Fiona said...

Hi... I'm still here. Just writing my "I'm back" post as we speak so you're timing is perfect! I'll explain more in my post but it's just been a wacky month full of uncertainty and self-reflection... Stay tuned!

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