Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Tuesday Tidbits


A very quiet day here on the Canadian prairies and so a vey quiet day here on the old homestead.

Things are getting cold once again and we have had a few snow flurries. It has been a day to curl up and stay close to home. 

I got all my household tasks completed and did a bit of knitting while curled up in my chair. 

I have been asking myself a few questions over the course of the day and while I have come up with a few answers, there are still a few running through my head with no real end to them. No real conclusions.

 Someone has made me question my frugality, is it real? or is it just something I am hoping is true. Am I faking it?

These are things I will need to consider moving forward. Will it change the way I blog? Perhaps. 

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.


  1. What? Someone questioned your frugality? Don't even give that any thought. That is so silly and it just seems like people now days want to tear others down. I like and enjoy your blog, You inspire me and at times I even feel a little guilty that I am not doing more. That's on me - not you.

    Jackie just keep doing what you've been doing well for years now.

  2. In response to your “am I really frugal” comment- I think ‘frugality’ can look VERY different in each life. I have always liked the definition that frugality is cutting back on things not as important to you in order to have the money to spend in areas more valuable in your life. I hope that might help you in your pondering! Conni

  3. I would say that your bank account is a good gauge for how well you're doing with frugality. All any of us can do is our best and try to save money where and how we can. With prices rising all the time we all need to learn to do better with what we've been given.

  4. I think i must be pretty naive as I'm not sure how your frugality can even be questioned. 🤔
    Hope you don't get too much snow, a good day to enjoy indoors.

  5. There are lots of different definitions of frugality so how can anyone actually say that? I suppose it's always good to question oneself and it's a constantly moving thing depending on your own situation and current conditions but don't be taken in or overly worried by anyone else's definition.
    Your frugality is 'real' to you and that is what matters.

    That's what I think anyway. xxx

  6. I follow 1 million women, they are a great group who look at saving our planet resources and how we can reuse and stop the commercial way of life, and their quote is always, it is better for huge numbers of people to recycle and reuse imperfectly, than a few do it perfectly. They encourage you to try your best and be aware. So please keep that in mind, none of us are perfect.

  7. I don't know who has made you question your frugality, but it seems real to me. Many people need to live a lot more frugally because of their personal circumstances, but don't and resent others who seem more comfortable in their frugality, but your relative comfort is a result of the care you have taken over many years. Don't let others make you question yourself. It could of course just be a troll too. Frugality is different to everyone. To some people, not buying a coffee or lunch everyday for work is frugal, to others it means doing a whole lot more. Don't measure yourself against what others think it is, it is your of your life that matters, no one elses. You don't have to prove anything to anyone.

  8. Jackie, I'm fairly sure you're one of the most frugal and non wasteful people I know. But I have already told you that.

  9. I do not think you are faking it at all. I get lots of great ideas from you.

  10. I have always said that being frugal is being smart with what you've got. That is definitely true of you, Jackie! Mary